Combine

MLS announces rosters and schedule for 2018 MLS Combine

CARSON, Calif. – Major League Soccer announced the match schedule and roster for the 2018 MLS Combine on Thursday.

The more than 60 players participating in the combine will be divided into four teams (Nemeziz, Predator, X and Tango) with each playing three games. The games will begin on Saturday with matches taking place every other day until Wednesday. All matches will be held at Orlando City Stadium and be broadcast on MLSsoccer.com.

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In addition to announcing the schedule and rosters for the combine, the league announced the signing of Edward Opoku to the Generation Adidas class. The Ghanaian forward starred at the University of Virginia scoring 16 goals and nine assists in three years with the Cavaliers.

The league also signed Notre Dame forward Jon Gallagher to a league contract. The forward notched 39 goals and 15 assists in his four years with the Fighting Irish. 

The complete MLS Combine schedule and roster for all four teams is below:

Match Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 13

12:30 pm ET: Nemeziz vs. Predator 
2:30 pm ET: X vs. Tango 

Monday, Jan. 15

12:30 pm ET: Nemeziz vs. X
2:30 pm ET: Predator vs. Tango

Wednesday, Jan. 17

10 am ET: X vs. Predator
12 pm ET: Tango vs. Nemeziz

Team Tango (Blue)

#18: GK - Eric Dick (Butler)
#46: D - Tristan Blackmon (Pacific)
#48: D - Brandon Bye (Western Michigan)
#44: D - Niko de Vera (Akron)
#50: D - Tomas Hilliard-Arce (Stanford) - Signed senior
#51: D - Joao Moutinho (Akron) - Generation adidas
#53: D/M - AJ Paterson (Wright St.)
#40: M - Pablo Aguilar (Virginia)
#41: M - Pau Belana (Akron)
#45: M - Jose Carrera-Garcia (California)
#49: M - Harry Cooksley (St. John's)
#52: M - Edward Opoku (Viriginia) - Generation adidas
#43: M - Oliver Shannon (Clemson)
#42: M/F - Chris Mueller (Wisconsin) - Signed senior
#47: F - Arthur Bosua (Columbia)
#54: F - Afonso Pinheiro (Albany)
#58: F - Mac Steeves (Providenc)
#55: F - Alan Winn (North Carolina)

Team Predator (Red)

#12: GK - Jeff Caldwell (Virginia)
#67: D - Cory Brown (Xavier)
#62: D - Alex Bumpus (Kentucky)
#64: D - Justin Fiddes (Washington)
#68: D - Markus Fjortoft (Duke)
#72: D/F - Mark Segbers (Wisconsin)
#73: D - Nate Shultz (Akron)
#74: M/D - Thomas Vancaeyezeele (Charleston)
#60: M - Mo Adams (Syracuse) - Generation adidas
#61: M - Rafael Andrade Santos (VCU)
#63: M - Manuel Cordeiro (Akron)
#70: M - Xavier Gomez (Omaha)
#66: F - Jon Bakero (Wake Forest) - Signed senior
#65: F - Sam Gainford (Akron)
#69: F - Giovanni Godoy (UC-Irvine)
#71: F - Jordan Jones (Oregon St.)
#75: F - Albert Ruiz (Florida Gulf Coast)
#76: F - Leon Schwarzer (San Francisco)

Team X (White)

#11: GK - Paul Christensen (Xavier)
#17: GK - Ben Lundgaard (Virginia Tech)
#22: D - George Campbell (Maryland)
#29: D - Carter Manley (Duke)
#30: D - Andre Morrison (Hartford)
#31: D - Josh Morton (California)
#32: D - Ben White (Gonzaga)
#26: M - Will Bagrou (Mercer)
#21: M - Pol Calvet Planellas (Pittsburgh)
#23: M - Brian Iloski (UCLA)
#28: M - Chris Lema (Georgetown)
#25: M/D - Paul Marie (Florida International)
#20: F - Francis Atuahene (Michigan) - Generation adidas
#24: F - Diego Campos (Clemson)
#27: F - Mamadou Guirassy (NJIT)
#38: F - Frandtzy Pierrot (Coastal Carolina)
#33: F - Gordon Wild (Maryland) - Generation adidas
#34: F - Jason Wright (Clemson)

Team Nemeziz (Black)

#14: GK - Michael Nelson (SMU)
#87: D - Tim Kubel (Louisville)
#90: D - Wyatt Omsberg (Dartmouth)
#98: D - Graham Smith (Denver)
#84: D - Lucas Stauffer (Creighton)
#91: M - Luis Argudo (Wake Forest)
#81: M - Ken Krolicki (Michigan St.)
#88: M/F - Ricky Lopez-Espin (Creighton)
#82: M/F - Matias Pyysalo (Central Florida)
#83: M - Alex Roldan (Seattle)
#85: M - Ema Twumasi (Wake Forest) - Generation adidas
#94: M/F - Brian White (Duke)
#86: F - Marcelo Acuna (Virginia Tech)
#80: F - Jon Gallagher (Notre Dame) - Signed senior
#89: F - Danny Musovski (UNLV)
#96: F - Issaka Nyemewero (Youth International)
#92: F - Mohamed Thiaw (Louisville)
#93: F - Mason Toye (Indiana) - Generation adidas

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