Both matches on Day 1 of the adidas MLS Player Combine were blowouts, but there was a lot to talk about. The day's breakout player: Daniel Johnson, a midfielder from Louisville. For who stood
out, the latest on SuperDraft maneuvering and who was watching.
Both matches on Day 1 of the adidas MLS Player Combine were blowouts, but there was a lot to talk about.
Combine Chatter: Sam Stejskal@samstejskal: ATL's Darren
Eales tells me teams are inquiring re: No. 2 pick & that they'd be good moving it for right offer. ATL also holds 8th pick. Scott French@ScottJFrench: An assistant coach for @LAGalaxy: Ante Razov, on LA's '96 roster, joins Curt Onalfo's staff. Had been
with Sounders. @FourFourTwoUSA Ives Galarcep@SoccerByIves: Final- Control 3, Chaos 1. Daniel Johnson the
star, match to forget for Brandon Aubrey, among others. Gressel, Lewis, Moewes looked good Aaron Nielsen@ENBSports: Danladi proves why I have him my number #1 for #MLSSuperDraft. Canadians Reid, Awuah, Nanco and Wright all had good
touches #MLSCombine. A.J. Barnold@ajbarnold: Jacori Hayes earning a free kick - not unusual. Most fouls
suffered in the ACC. #MLSCombine Kyle McCarthy@kylejmccarthy: Day 1 of #MLSPlayerCombine is generally a pass.
Valuable take on player fitness, tho. Day 2 usually offers the best insight. #MLS
GAME 1. In the first game, Louisville's
Daniel Johnson helped his stock a lot as the instigator in Team Combine's first-half blitz against Team Chaos.
Johnson is a midfielder from Louisville by way of Georgia United, now
Atlanta United's youth academy, West Ham United's academy and Maryland.
adidas MLS Combine, Day 1: Team Tango 4 Team Copa
0. Goals: Goldsmith 7, 34, Lewis 83, 89. Team Tango -- Cleveland; Dunk, Nana-Sinkam, Robinson, Dekovic; Hamilton, Holland; Goldsmith, Bronico, Hansen; Danladi. Subs: Elliott, Galvao,
W.Hume, T.Hume, Vobejda, Lewis. Team Copa -- McGuire; Jones, Abubakar, Dainkeh, Mafi; Hayes, Bartman, Mfeka; Epps, Wright, Cicerone. Subs: Awuah, Dhaflaoui, Maloney, Oduro, Reid,
In the nightcap, Akron freshman Jonathan Lewis, a late addition to the 2017 Generation adidas class, scored two late goals for Team Tango.
Lewis was named Mid-American
Freshman of the Year after recording two goals and 12 assists for the Zips. The Florida native is a member of the U.S. U-20 national team camp preparing for the 2017 Concacaf U-20 Championship.
SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Jan. 10 1:15 PM Team Chaos vs. Team
Copa at StubHub Center 3:00 PM Team Control vs. Team Nemeziz at StubHub Center Thursday, Jan. 12 10:00 AM Team Copa vs. Team Control at StubHub Center 11:30 AM Team Chaos vs. Team Nemeziz at StubHub Center All Times PT.