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MLS announces initial list invitees for the 2018 adidas MLS Players Combine

CARSON, Calif. – The 2018 MLS SuperDraft is fast approaching and on Thursday, the league announced the initial list of players scheduled to participate in the 2018 adidas MLS Player Combine.

Sigi Schmid and the LA Galaxy hold the second overall selection for next month’s draft which is scheduled to take place in Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 19.  The draft choice is the Galaxy’s highest since they took central defender Omar Gonzalez from the University of Maryland with the third selection back in 2009.

On Thursday, the league announced their initial list of 60 NCAA DI college players who will participate in the combine in Orlando, FL from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17.  A committee of coaches from MLS and NCAA Division I universities from every conference selected the invitees, who have all completed their college eligibility.

Additional invitees will be announced ahead of the combine.

2018 adidas MLS Player Combine NCAA DI College Participants
(Alphabetical by last name)
 
First Name Last Name School Pos. Hometown/Citizenship Bio
Marcelo Acuna Virginia Tech FW San Jose, Costa Rica; Costa Rica Bio
Pablo Aguilar University of Virginia MF Guatemala City, Guatemala; Guatemala/USA Bio
Rafael Andrade Santos VCU MF/FW Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Brazil Bio
Will Bagrou Mercer University FW Dacula, GA; USA Bio
Jon Bakero Wake Forest University FW Sitges, Spain; Spain Bio
Pau Belana The University of Akron MF Barcelona, Spain; Spain Bio
Tristan Blackmon University of the Pacific DF Las Vegas, NV; USA Bio
Arthur Bosua Columbia University FW Johannesburg, South Africa; South Africa Bio
Cory Brown Xavier University DF Nelson, New Zealand; New Zealand Bio
Brandon Bye Western Michigan University FW/DF Portage, MI; USA Bio
Jeff Caldwell University of Virginia GK Todd, NC; USA Bio
Pol Calvet Planellas University of Pittsburgh DF Barcelona, Spain; Spain Bio
George Campbell University of Maryland DF Baltimore, MD; USA Bio
Paul Christensen University of Portland GK Woodinville, WA; USA Bio
Harry Cooksley St. John's University MF/FW London, England; United Kingdom Bio
Manuel Cordeiro The University of Akron MF Porto, Portugal; Portugal Bio
Niko DeVera The University of Akron DF Camas, WA; USA Bio
Eric Dick Butler University GK Carmel, IN; USA Bio
Justin Fiddes University of Washington DF San Diego, CA; USA Bio
Markus Fjortoft Duke University DF Asker, Norway; Norway Bio
Sam Gainford The University of Akron FW Liverpool, England; United Kingdom Bio
Jon Gallagher University of Notre Dame FW Dundalk, Ireland; Ireland Bio
Giovanni Godoy UC Irvine FW Watsonville, CA; USA Bio
Mamadou Guirassy New Jersey Institute of Technology FW Paris, France; France/USA Bio
Tomas Hillard-Arce Stanford University DF Matthews, NC; USA Bio
Brian Iloski UCLA MF Escondido, CA; USA Bio
Jordan Jones Oregon State University FW Pacific Grove, CA; USA Bio
Ken Krolicki Michigan State University MF Plymouth, MI; USA; USA/Japan Bio
Tim Kubel University of Louisville DF/MF Stuttgart, Germany; Germany Bio
Chris Lema Georgetown University MF Ridgefield, NJ; USA Bio
Ricky Lopez-Espin Creighton University FW Miami, FL; USA Bio
Ben Lundgaard Virginia Tech GK Greenville, DE; USA Bio
Carter Manley Duke University DF Elkridge, MD; USA Bio
Paul Marie Florida International University DF Saint-Aubin-des-Bois, France; France/USA Bio
Andre Morrison University of Hartford DF Clarendon, Jamaica; Jamaica Bio
Chris Mueller University of Wisconsin - Madison FW Schaumburg, IL; USA Bio
Danny Musovski UNLV FW Henderson, NV; USA Bio
Michael Nelson Southern Methodist University GK Katy, TX; USA Bio
Wyatt Omsberg Dartmouth College DF Scarborough, ME; USA Bio
Arthur ‘AJ’ Paterson Wright State MF Key Largo, FL; USA Bio
Frantzdy Pierrot Coastal Carolina FW Boston, MA; USA Bio
Afonso Pinheiro University at Albany, SUNY FW Sao Paulo, Brazil; Brazil Bio
Matias Pyysalo University of Central Florida FW/MF Helsinki, Finland; Finland Bio
Alex Roldan Seattle University MF Pico Rivera, CA; USA; USA/El Salvador Bio
Jake Rozhansky University of Maryland MF Germantown, MD; USA Bio
Albert Ruiz Florida Gulf Coast University FW Barcelona, Spain; Spain Bio
Rafael Sanchez Saint Mary's College DF/MF Selah, WA; USA Bio
Leon Schwarzer University of San Francisco MF Munster, Germany; Germany Bio
Mark Segbers University of Wisconsin - Madison DF/FW St. Louis, MO; USA Bio
Oliver Shannon Clemson University MF Liverpool, England; United Kingdom Bio
Nate Shultz The University of Akron DF Mayfield, OH; USA Bio
Drew Skundrich Stanford University MF Lancaster, PA; USA Bio
Graham Smith University of Denver MF Highlands Ranch, CO; USA Bio
Lucas Stauffer Creighton University DF Owensboro, KY; USA Bio
Mac Steeves Providence College FW Needham, MA; USA Bio
Mohamed Thiaw University of Louisville FW Lexington, KY; USA Bio
Brian White Duke University MF/FW Flemington, NJ; USA Bio
Ben White Gonzaga University DF Tigard, OR; USA Bio
Alan Winn UNC Chapel Hill FW Garland, TX; USA Bio
Jason Wright Clemson University FW Kingston, Jamaica; Jamaica Bio

 

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