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Soffner, Finley and Gomez get invites
December 11th, 2012 7:30PM
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[MLS COMBINE]Major League Soccer invited 54 NCAA Division I college seniors to participate in the 2013 adidas MLS Player Combine, which will be held Jan. 11-15 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The invitees include goalie Luis Soffner from NCAA Division I champion Indiana and the two senior finalists for the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy, Ryan Finley (Notre Dame) and Jose Gomez(Creighton).

Three players from NCAA Division I runner-up Georgetown -- Tommy Muller, Jimmy Nealisand Ian Christianson -- were invited to the Combine.

The top picks in the 2013 SuperDraft, which will be held Jan. 17 in Indianapolis, are expected to the yet-to-be-signed Generation adidas players.

Seniors who would go high in the draft include former U.S. U-20 midfielder Dillon Powers(Notre Dame), Jamaican forward Ashton Bennett (Coastal Carolina) and midfielder Carlos Alvarez (Connecticut).

Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players, and additional college seniors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Several college seniors are expected to sign homegrown contracts and therefore won't go through the combine/draft process.

2013 Combine Invitees:
GOALKEEPERS:James Belshaw (Duke), Scott Goodwin (North Carolina), Luis Soffner (Indiana), Daniel Withrow (Marshall), Brad Stuver (Cleveland State), David Meves (Akron), Larry Jackson (Santa Clara)

DEFENDERS:Taylor Kemp (Maryland), Danny Wenzel (Wake Forest), Jordan Gafa (North Carolina), Brenton Griffiths (USF), Jimmy Nealis (Georgetown), Tommy Muller (Georgetown), Eric Schoenle (West Virginia), John Gallagher (Penn State), Kofi Opare (Michigan), Joe Franco (CSU Northridge), Shaun Foster (Hofstra), Andrew Ribeiro (Creighton), Kory Kindle (CSU Bakersfield), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (Washington)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Bekker (Boston College), John Stertzer (Maryland), Colin Murphy (Boston College), Jonathan Mendoza (Stetson), Donald Smith (Charlotte), Paolo DelPiccolo (Louisville), Greg Cochrane (Louisville), Leston Paul (USF), Ian Christianson (Georgetown), Carlos Alvarez (Connecticut),  Dillon Powers (Notre Dame), Marc Cintron (Providence), Machael David (UC Santa Barbara), Paul Wyatt (James Madison), Tommy Nelson (SMU), Uwem Etuk (West Virginia), Jose Gomez (Creighton), Blake Smith (New Mexico), Ryan Hollingshead (UCLA), Fernando Monge (UCLA), Ben Fisk (Washington), Dan Delgado (San Diego)

FORWARDS: Will Bates (Virginia), Luke Spencer (Xavier), Ryan Finley (Notre Dame), Ashton Bennett (Coastal Carolina), Don Anding (Northeastern), Yannick Smith (Old Dominion), Devon Sandoval (New Mexico), Emery Welshman (Oregon State), Coleton Henning (Furman), Chris Thomas (Elon), Erik Hurtado (Santa Clara)



2 comments
  1. David Borts
    commented on: December 12, 2012 at 9:37 a.m.
    A huge omission from this list is two-time All-American Central Defender Marcello Castro Sacred Heart. If the MLS does not get him Europe will!
  1. Paul Bryant
    commented on: December 12, 2012 at 10:01 p.m.
    Another ommission is Ansger Otto from Iona. Just ask Schoenle of West Virginia about him. "To the victor goes the spoils."

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