[MLS COMBINE]Patrick Mullins, the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner and Soccer America Player of the Year and a favorite for the 2013 awards, is among the 50 college seniors, all from Division I programs, invited to the 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine Jan. 10-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Mullins is one of five players who will be at this weekend's Men's College Cup along with three from New Mexico -- Costa Rican Michael Calderon,Kyle Venterand Ghanaian Michael Karafi -- and Grant Van de Casteele of Notre Dame.
Reflecting the growing international flavor to the combine as more and more players either leave college early or bypass the draft as homegrown signings, this year's invitees include a dozen foreign players.
More players will be announced, including Generation adidas signings and youth internationals signed at January's Caribbean combine.
2014 adidas MLS Player Combine:
PLAYER SCHOOL POS. HOMETOWN
Kingsley Baiden UCSB M Ghana
Steve BirnbaumCalifornia D Irving, Calif.
Zach BoldenDenver M/F Denver, Colo.
Romena BowieVCU M/F Jamaica
Reinaldo BrenesAkron F Costa Rica
Jacob Bushue Indiana D Champaign, Ill.
Michael Calderon New Mexico M Costa Rica
Enrique CardenasUC Irvine F Coachella, Calif.
Pete CaringiUMBC F Perry Hall, Md.
Victor ChavezUCLA F Fontana, Calif.
Kevin Cope Michigan State D Canton, Mich.
AJ CorradoIndiana M Zionsville, Ind.
Kadeem DacresUMBC M Rosedale, N.Y.
Robert DerschangAkron D/M Englewood, Colo.
Rafael Diaz St. John’s GK Rockaway, N.J.
Joey Dillon Georgetown D/M Rochester Hills, Mich.
Mamadou DioufConnecticut F Dakar, Senegal
George Fochive Connecticut M Paris, France
Adnan Gabeljic Saint Louis F St. Louis, Mo.
Tyler Gibson Charlotte M Knoxville, Tenn.
Luca GimenezWake Forest M/F Brazil
Nick HagglundXavier D Cincinnati, Ohio
Kees HeemskerkCollege of Charleston GK Netherlands
Michael KafariNew Mexico M Ghana
Nikita Kotlov Indiana M Indianapolis, Ind.
JJ KovalStanford M Camarillo, Calif.
Daniel LovitzElon M Wyndmoor, Pa.
Alex MartinezN.C. State M/F Rock Hill, S.C.
Thomas McNamara Clemson M West Nyack, N.Y.
Patrick Mullins Maryland F New Orleans, La.
Victor Munoz UCLA M Madrid, Spain
Ryan NeilCalifornia M Mission Viejo, Calif.
Steve NeumannGeorgetown M/F New Hope, Pa.
Jimmy Ockford Louisville D Yardley, Pa.
Fabian OtteN.C. State GK Muenster, Germany
Taylor PeayWashington D Salt Lake City, Utah
Harrison Petts Indiana M Zionsville, Ind.
Mackenzie PridhamCal Poly F Toronto, Ont.
Aodhan QuinnAkron M San Diego, Calif.
Pedro RibeiroCoastal Carolina M/F Brazil
Spencer Richey Washington GK Seattle, Wash.
Mark SherrodMemphis F Knoxville, Tenn.
Eric StevensonAkron M Columbus, Ohio
Alec Sundly California M Capistrano Beach, Calif.
Ben SweatUSF D Palm Harbor, Fla.
Alex Sweetin Saint Louis M Overland Park, Kan.
Kristopher TyrpakHouston Baptist F Dripping Springs, Texas
Grant Van de Casteele Notre Dame D Plano, Texas
Kyle Venter New Mexico D Aurora, Colo.
Jared Watts Wake Forest M Statesville, N.C.