Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Players head to pro talent shows
January 9th, 2013 4:44AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

TAGS:  nasl, usl


[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
player roster

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.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Playoffs: Youngster Boateng takes charge for Galaxy    
Emmanuel Boateng made up for a penalty whistled on him that negated the LA Galaxy's early ...
Report: Barrett out of running for Dynamo head coach    
Wade Barrett, who served as the Houston Dynamo interim coach for the last five months, won't ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"For tonight, every player, every person who is a part of this club, every fan, every ...
What They're Saying: Harvard dean Rakesh Khurana    
"As a human being, and a member of the Harvard College community, I am always profoundly ...
MLS Moves: Robinson stays with 'Caps, but changes coming    
Three days after a 4-1 win over Portland ended a disappointing MLS season for Vancouver, the ...
MLS Playoffs: Toronto FC stars come to play    
Ten years. That's the time it took Toronto FC to finally win its first playoff game. ...
MLS: SKC takes win streak into first playoff meeting    
The Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City have been playoff mainstays -- eight straight appearances for ...
MLS Playoffs: Teams at familiar stage    
MLS's Knockout Round concludes Thursday with two games: D.C. United-Montreal and Seattle-Sporting KC. All four teams ...
Video Pick: Sublime scissor kick by Nacho    
Real Madrid's 26-year-old Nacho scored the goal of the week, a 17-yard scissor kick, on Wednesday ...
U.S. Abroad: Julian Green nets first Bayern goal    
Julian Green scored his first goal for Bayern Munich in his first start of the season, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives