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January 9th, 2013 4:44AM
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[FLORIDA COMBINES] The adidas MLS player combine begins with its first doubleheader Friday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., but it is not the only combine for players seeking to show off their talents to pro scouts. Almost 300 players are at InfoSport's three-day Pro Soccer Combine that began Tuesday at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The 2013 USL PRO Combine will be held Jan. 24-27 of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and the NASL will hold its combine Feb. 1-3 in Ft. Lauderdale. For the 2013 Pro Soccer and USL PRO combine rosters ...

The Pro Combine, now in its 13th year, attracts players from all around the world hoping to latch on with an American club, though college players overlooked by MLS form the core of invitees. They include Mike Reidy, the 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year at Colgate, as well as small-college conference players of the year like Sebastiaan Jansen (Union), Ryan Jones (Marywood), Kit North (Ohio Wesleyan) and Ari Sinanis (Lesley).

The USL PRO combine sign-ups include former Los Angeles Galaxy player Dustin McCarty, the younger brother of New York Red Bull starter Dax McCarty. Like many of the participants, Dustin McCarty spent time in the PDL with the Carolina Dynamo.

Pro Soccer Combine player roster
USL PRO Combine
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1 comment
  1. Gak Foodsource
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 12:02 a.m.
    The combine makes more sense on paper than it does in real life. Lets bring all the best players together, throw them against the best competition, and see who rises to the top. Fine. But how do we know we have the best players there? Why do we only let them apply for an MLS job once a year through the combine? Why do we depend so heavily on division one players when we know our talent prediction system has huge cracks in it? What, exactly, do we expect that player to do in the week that we haven't already seen? How does a week of games prove how well a player will fit into our system? What do we as coaches do to avoid too heavily emphasizing things seen at the combine that might not be that indicative? We aren't producing soccer players in this country and I think every part of our development system, even the easiest to argue in favor of, deserves some genuine criticism.

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