Youth Articles

Porter's U23 squad concentrates on improving

Top Drawer Soccer - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 7:33pm

CARSON, CA - U.S. U23 head coach Caleb Porter conducted a light training session Thursday evening, as three days of two-a-day practices began to reveal some heavy legs. Porter was also considering the impending test for his group against the full national team.   On Friday, the U23s welcome the U.S. MNT to the Home Depot Center for the first of two scrimmages scheduled between the squads over the next few days.  "Tomorrow will be a good benchmark to see how we do against the full team," defender Zarek Valentin told TopDrawerSoccer.com after practice. "I know everyone is excited about it." After four days of practicing against each other, the 23 players in the U23 camp will finally face off against some new faces, but the feeling amongst the Olympic camp is that tomorrow is more about moving forward as a unit opposed to putting one over on the full team.  Zarek Valentin"We shouldn't worry about the full team or trying to show off for coach (Jurgen) Klinsmann," said Valentin. "It is a matter of focusing on our duties as a team and concentrating on being ready for qualifying." Porter said on Tuesday that he was more concerned with the advancement of the group, especially from an attacking standpoint, than anything else at this point. Valentin echoed that goal.  "We want to become a unit within our style. Part of that is to breakaway from how your club team might play or your own tendencies and really become a cohesive group." The Montreal Impact defender said Porter had not revealed his plans for the lineup in the scrimmage, but he anticipated getting that news later in the evening. The former Akron Zip has been featured at center back for much of the camp and felt comfortable with that role with this team.  "There is a certain trust factor," said Zarek about playing for Porter again. "I know what he expects from center backs and hopefully I can keep progressing there." Porter has maintained that it remains an open competition for spots on the field, but through the first four days of training the squad has been split into similar teams with Valentin, Joshua Gatt, Jorge Villafana, and Andrew Wenger looking like the choice pick for defenders.  Gatt and Villafana inhabit the spots on the right and left side of the defense, respectively. Part of Thursday's session focused on the duo whipping in crosses, as Porter has stressed the importance of having box-to-box type players in those roles.  The midfield is more of a question mark though, as Amobi Okugo looks like the only consistent among the three spots. The coach said earlier in the week that he was weighing his options with the players in the center of the field as he looks for the perfect chemistry.  "We want to have guys with different dimensions, that gives us the freedom to make adjustments personnel-wise depending on the opponent," said Porter. "We also need to figure out the right balance with how much ball-winning we get, how much creativity." Isaac Acuna, who is making his first appearance with the U.S. program at this camp, made a very good impression in the last training session before the scrimmage. The midfielder, who plays with Mexican club Merida F.C., was used as a target forward earlier in the week, but moved to a more natural position in midfield on Thursday.  During the 8v8 drill, Acuna's surprisingly nimble feet and distribution while holding possession impressed the coaches enough to move him onto the first team in the midst of the game.  The forward and winger spots have remained unchanged for much of the camp as Freddy Adu and Jack McInerney look like the top picks on the wings. Tony Taylor is a shoe-in for the striker role with not much competition currently for his position.  All three goalkeepers have done well, but Philadelphia Union's Zach MacMath entered camp as the favorite and remains the top choice.  Note: Sheanon Williams (personal), Joe Corona (club commitment), and Andrew Wenger (draft) missed Thursday's training session, but all will return to camp soon.
Categories: Youth Articles

Concorde Fire, Scorpions perfect at Showcase

Top Drawer Soccer - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:33am
 For most players, the ECNL U17 National Showcase in Florida last month was a chance to boost their team's record heading into the New Year.  For the select few though, the Showcase represented an opportunity to leave a lasting impression on scouts heading into a World Cup Qualifying year.  Especially for the U17 age group where there are only two more Showcases before CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying begins in May.  U.S. U17 women's national team regulars Savannah Jordan and Jane Campbell from Concorde Fire made strong statements to retain their places on the roster with noteworthy performances. The striker and goalie, respectively, led their team to a perfect record at the event.  Savannah JordanThe nine point Showcase pushed Concorde into the top eight nationally heading into the high school season for the Atlanta club.  "The key to our success in the Florida event was we played our soccer," said Campbell. "Every game, no matter who the opponent was, we played the way Concorde plays." In the first game at the Showcase, Concorde Fire defeated FC Delco 4-1 thanks to two goals and an assist from Allison Wetherington. The offense output did not slow down for the rest of their stay in Florida.  Concorde crushed TSC Hurricane 5-1 in the second game and cruised to a 3-1 victory in the last game over Carmel United. Jordan finished the Showcase with four goals and one assist.  "We played as a team and never shut off," said Campbell. "Our goal at the start of the event was to come out 3-0-0 and play great soccer and that is what we did, as a team." Concorde Fire was not the only team with a perfect record at the Showcase. Keith Caldwell's Scorpions U17 side also went 3-0-0 at the event.  "I was pretty happy with the performance," Caldwell told TopDrawerSoccer.com on Friday. "I thought each game built on the prior game. I thought the first game was a little shaky, the second game was better, and the third game was the best." Scorpions started the week with wins over Texas clubs Challenge SC 2-0 and Lonestar SC 2-0 before finishing up with a 2-1 win over Ohio Premier Eagles.  The perfect start to the season puts Scorpions at the top of the Flight A standings, which is used for determining the 16 teams competing for the National Championship at the end of the season.  "We set goals last week and the number one priority is to win a national championship," said Caldwell. "I think they know we have a long way to go and they know every game we play is going to be a tough one. They have to take it one game at time, but they are pretty motivated." Caldwell was pleased overall with his team's performance from the Showcase in Sanford, and he highlighted the contributions of some of his players.  "McKenzie Meehan was outstanding up top," said Caldwell. "Now, it is to the point where she is double-teamed and marked pretty tightly, but she has done a good job dealing with that and still contributed goals." The coach also said that midfielder Lauren Berman, defender Kendall Andrew, and goalkeeper Bridgett Conway were stupendous for his club in Florida.  Illinois club Eclipse Select moved up to third in the national standings after a perfect display at the Showcase. Mike Nesci's team, especially the forwards, looked comfortable in the heat with 10 goals scored and only two conceded.  The CASL Chelsea Ladies were convincing in their games from Florida too. The North Carolina side went 2-0-1 behind the stellar play of U.S. U17 midfielder Joanna Boyles, who had three goals in three games. Fellow national team member, Morgan Reid, added an assist to the offense from her normal spot along the back line.  From Flight B, FC Stars of Massachusetts strung together three wins to claim the top spot in the National Standings. In an impressive defensive performance, FC Stars only let in one goal during the Showcase.  McLean Youth Soccer also was perfect at the event among Flight B teams behind a stout defense and noteworthy play by midfielder Mario Sweatman and forward Morgan Reuther.  The players will get another shot at impressing the scouts in February when the next National Showcase is held in San Antonio, Texas.
Categories: Youth Articles

MLS Draft conjures memories of path to success

Top Drawer Soccer - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:10am

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - Thursday's MLS SuperDraft served as the realization of dreams for 38 young men chosen by professional teams. Of course, all of these players came from somewhere, and for a number of the selections, we've been able to highlight them in years gone by as part of our ongoing coverage of elite youth soccer at TopDrawerSoccer.com. We caught up with a few of those in the interview room at the Kansas City Convention Center during the draft proceedings. Special thanks to MLS Director of Communications Will Kuhns for his help in facilitating our coverage. The atomosphere was pretty electric in the Grand Ballroom just before the SuperDraft began, as our Jahmal  Corner was able to highlight in this brief video.  Back to the players, Maryland's Casey Townsend (selected by Chivas USA), started his soccer career in Traverse City, Michigan, way up in the northern part of the state. Casey's dad, who I once accompanied on a trip to Argentina to watch Casey play for U.S. Youth Soccer ODP,  told me Thursday that the draft was shown live at Casey's old school there. Listen as Casey recalls some of the long trips required to get himself to the level needed for Thursday to happen.  Creighton's Andrew Duran, who was drafted by Seattle, played for Mike Matkovich's Chicago Magic team many moons ago, and he recalled those days for us.  Louisville's Austin Berry  was selected by the Chicago Fire, and he too had some youth memories to share, involving multiple clubs in the Cincinnati area.  Matt Hedges was a key part of North Carolina's national championship run, and the towering defender had transferred to Chapel Hill from Butler, in Indianapolis. It was central Indiana club Carmel United where Hedges cut his soccer teeth, and he had a good word to share with us about his youth coach. 
These were just some of the great stories on display Thursday, but as the game in this country continues to progress, the pipeline of soccer talent should flow more and more. One thing for certain is that the things youth players are doing now WILL matter when it comes to their respective professional prospects in the future.
Categories: Youth Articles

MLS Draft conjures memories path to success

Top Drawer Soccer - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:10am

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - Thursday's MLS SuperDraft served as the realization of dreams for 38 young men chosen by professional teams. Of course, all of these players came from somewhere, and for a number of the selections, we've been able to highlight them oin years gone by as part of our ongoing coverage of elite youth soccer at TopDrawerSoccer.com. We caught up with a few of those in the interview room at the Kansas City Convention Center during the draft proceedings. Special thanks to MLS Director of Communications Will Kuhns for his help in facilitating our coverage. The atomosphere was pretty electric in the Grand Ballroom just before the SuperDraft began, as our Jahmal  Corner was able to highlight in this brief video.  Back to the players, Maryland's Casey Townsend (selected by Chivas USA), started his soccer career in Traverse City, Michigan, way up in the northern part of the state. Casey's dad, who I once accompanied on a trip to Argentina to watch Casey play for U.S. Youth Soccer ODP,  told me Thursday that the draft was shown live at Casey's old school there. Listen as Casey recalls some of the long trips required to get himself to the level needed for Thursday to happen.  Creighton's Andrew Duran, who was drafted by Seattle, played for Mike Matkovich's Chicago Magic team many moons ago, and he recalled those days for us.  Louisville's Austin Berry  was selected by the Chicago Fire, and he too had some youth memories to share, involving multiple clubs in the Cincinnati area.  Matt Hedges was a key part of North Carolina's national championship run, and the towering defender had transferred to Chapel Hill from Butler, in Indianapolis. It was central Indiana club Carmel United where Hedges cut his soccer teeth, and he had a good word to share with us about his youth coach. 
These were just some of the great stories on display Thursday, but as the game in this country continues to progress, the pipeline of soccer talent should flow more and more. One thing for certain is that the things youth players are doing now WILL matter when it comes to their respective professional prospects in the future.
Categories: Youth Articles

Outstanding issues as the DA moves forward

Top Drawer Soccer - Fri, 01/13/2012 - 3:15am
 Part 3 of a 3-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 2 The broad reform and expansion of the YNT scouting network has taken care to include soccer components outside of the USSF Development Academy. U.S. Youth Soccer ODP state coaches for instance, are routinely queried when USSF is making invite lists for the training centers that are such an important part now to the national identification process.  There are, however, some challenges both in organization and relationships that the federation is still contending with as the effort to move American soccer and particularly the National Team ID system into the 21st century. Following is a quick summary: Tony LeporeAllocating proper resources to the women's side of the game. U.S. Soccer Development Academy Scouting Director Tony Lepore explained that while the USSF scouting network previously had handled duties for both the boys and girls sides of the game, a separate network is being built under the leadership of WNT Development Director Jillian Ellis.  "It makes sense to be separate," Lepore said. "But when duties cross over we're happy to help." The nine USSF technical advisers also facilitate the training centers held on the girls' side. Making the USSF Training Centers and overall Development Academy experience available in some currently underserved areas of the country. Lepore acknowledged these gaps exist, but stressed that the process still looks to provide opportunities for everyone and continues to be a work in process. "We still look at expansion as part of the academy process," he said. "Last year we added two clubs and two more the year before that. We monitor the geographic holds in the map closely. Part of the application process, which is ongoing, is to look at clubs as to when they might be ready, not just competitively but administratively, in regard to facilities and that kind of thing. Just because we don't have clubs in a certain area doesn't mean we haven't looked at adding any. "We also may need replacement clubs for clubs that don't cut it with our development standards," he continued. "We're not talking about major markets with a strong history of developing youth national or senior national team players, but we're still looking to fill in these gaps." Among the areas Lepore identified as currently in the running for possible inclusion included Louisville, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Las Vegas, Portland, Western Virginia, Pittsburgh, Eastern New York and Central Florida. He reiterated that to be in the program a club must have high standards for administration and also funding, particularly as there is a hope that more clubs will move away from a pay-to-play model, at least for the Academy-level teams. In terms of scouting and player identification, Lepore said USSF has to be smart about using its resources in trying to provide opportunities to players in those areas. "For individual players, do we have training centers in some of those places when it makes sense, or does it make sense to bring certain kids into an (existing) camp if they are not getting the same exposure to good playing environments because of the player pool around him," Lepore said, citing the example of recent MLS signing Tyler Polak who was identified from his Lincoln, Nebraska base and eventually played in the U17 World Cup before now moving on to the professional ranks.  The issues of expansion and geographic coverage are typically a topic when the technical advisers meet on a quarterly basis with U.S. Soccer Technical Adviser Claudio Reyna and the program's administrative team. Avoiding an Us vs. Them mentality between Academy and non-Academy clubs. Lepore sees this evolving for the better as well. He noted that early training centers were sometimes boycotted by certain clubs because they felt the events were simply a glorified venue for player poaching by Academy clubs. Now he sees more and more clubs being willing to work with their Academy counterparts in a cooperative fashion, sometimes even working out a contractual relationship, so that any player movements as talent rises through the age groups, will be friendly and cooperative rather than acrimonious. He added that even in the event of clubs holding out against the Academy, the increased and improved scouting of the Academy clubs, plus the greater awareness of soccer parents that the Academy can be beneficial to their children's soccer hopes, are also helping break down these walls. "To be a good Academy club, like any great club, you have to have scouts. But you can't just have a recruiting model," Lepore said. "You have to have good player development and you have to be ethical. We don't allow recruiting at training centers. We still have a long way to go in some markets. It can still be cutthroat out there. In the past you could just be a strong recruiter and have success in terms of Cup and tournament championships, but we're seeing more clubs come together for the sake of developing the players and the game." Integrating Pro Player Development into the largely youth-club setup in this country, in the context of an advanced system of producing talent.
"Pro player development is an important part of the process and presents some challenges, but I think it is really positive," Lepore said. It's really important for MLS clubs to be a big part of youth development as we move toward being on par with the rest of the world. I think they have added to our league, and more recently we've developed a stronger working relationship with their administrative team on the technical side. We need to come together more to help each other more." Lepore added that it will continue to be a priority for a level playing ground to exist between the non-MLS and MLS, an area of frequent complaint from some clubs in MLS markets. "Some of the connections need to be strengthened, quite frankly. Competition between neighbors can be healthy," he said. "We want to move away from looking at how we do vs. our neighbors as a measure of success, and instead look at how we are doing compared to the top clubs in the world, something Claudio (Reyna) has mentioned before." Balancing player development for national and professional teams with the needs of college soccer programs. Some college coaches have complained that the rules of the Development Academy, including no re-entry, make it harder for them to identify potential college players. Lepore believes that a rising tide lifts all the boats. "Our goal is still to develop players," he said. They are better when they leave than when they come in. It prepares them for what comes next, whatever that is. I've had college coaches tell me the players they get from the Academy are better at traveling and preparing for games. It's exciting that we have more young players going pro, but we know it's not for everybody, so I don't get hung up on that. Our agenda is to make players better, and that is good for everybody." Moving to a year-round schedule and the impact it will have on scholastic soccer. Currently Texas, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest are the three Academy divisions that have gone to a 10-month schedule, meaning no high school participation. Next year this will be an Academy-wide effort, again in an effort to match what is done by top soccer nations, mainly through increasing overall training hours. The arguments against year-round club soccer are well known, but Lepore says the benefits outweigh the negatives, citing more training, fewer double-fixture weekends needed to fill out the schedule and a greater percentage of players coming from a club's local market as examples. "Going forward if we can get everyone on the same schedule, we'll not have to worry about teams from the Southeast for instance playing Texas teams who are already 10-12 games into the schedule," he said. "Without having to worry about the high school season, we'll probably be able to realign some of the divisions to help with travel. It would provide continuity, but we know it's a huge cultural shift. "We think it has gone off so smoothly in Texas and Southern California and the Northwest. In other parts of the country it will be more of a challenge," he continued. There is a private school issue in the Northeast, where some kids get free tuition or financial aid to be at a school that is not substandard. That can continue. The only issue we have is that we don't want them playing both at the same time. When it comes to personal development we can't compare to what some of these high schools have to offer a young student-athlete, but when it comes to soccer development we hope they acknowledge as well that they can't compare with us. We hope they will get their social development through some other means. We've talked about it for a long time. The time is right and we're ready. Remember, Academy is not just for the most talented, it's for the most talented AND the most committed. When it comes to professional and national team soccer, the ones who put the time in to sacrifice and have the character needed, those are the ones who make it. A big part of character is commitment and grit." A related issue is moving the competitive age group of the Academy down to U14. "We're getting close with that one, but the timeline might be a bit longer (than a year-round schedule)," Lepore said. "Everyone recognizes having this trickle down to the U14s would have value. There are some spinoff leagues such as in Southern California and some other places where the clubs are doing it themselves. We're spending time now seeing how it would look different. It can't be exactly the same league. The travel model we have for our league, for instance, does not fit for the U14s. So we're talking about how to solve those travel gaps. One question is whether it could be a bigger league. The 78 clubs we have now is close to the limit, but does expansion make more sense at U14? It could be a chance to spread the gospel, to fill in the (geographic) gaps and give younger players more opportunities to play meaningful games. We have to remember though that the U14s are an age group in crisis. It's always the most overplayed age group in the soccer population. But I think we realize starting with the U16s is too late."
Categories: Youth Articles

Development Academy U18 Southeast Division

Top Drawer Soccer - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 4:16am
 For four Academies - the 2011-12 Development Academy season is almost over.  Yes, the calendar does say January, but the reality of high school sports forces teams like South Carolina United Battery, Concorde Fire, Georgia United, and Birmingham United to squeeze 20 game schedules into five months.  In the Southeast Division of the Development Academy, and especially among the U18 teams, the presence of high school soccer has forced coaches into managing rosters with a lot of games in a short period and coming out of the gates screaming to start the season. "We came out in the first part of the season not knowing what to expect because, lets face it, our players have never faced most of the Academy teams," said Georgia United head coach Ray Tomlin. "As we went forward, the competition got progressively tougher, but after a few wins we had the confidence we could play at that level." Joe AmonGeorgia United joined the Development Academy this season after combining teams from four clubs based in the greater Atlanta area.  Tomlin's U18 team sits third in the division standings with a very respectable 9-7-7 record overall. Directly above them in second place is local rival, and perennial Development Academy playoff participant, Concorde Fire.  "We have a squad that is pretty much the same as last year's U16 team and we got through the season injury free - those were the keys to our start," said Concorde Fire U18 head coach Adrian Powell. His team is 9-6-6 heading into break.  The Concorde Fire and Georgia United U18 teams have played 21 and 23 games, respectively, in four months and will not take the field again until June.  "The high school season in Georgia is a lot of work for the kids," said Tomlin. "They play a lot of games - up to three a week - in a short two and a half month season."  The story for South Carolina United is the same according to Battery U18 head coach Clark Brisson, but he said that he is "not as down on [high school soccer] as some people." Battery does have five games in the months of January and February, but will also take a lengthy break when high soccer starts in the Gamecock state at the end of February.  Brisson's squad is top of the division with an overall record of 8-3-7 and a division record of 5-1-6.  All three coaches agreed the future for the Southeast Division is a ten-month schedule, which teams in California and Texas have already switched to, that would eliminate high school soccer for Academy players in that area.  "I think it would be the best thing for our program," said Tomlin about moving away from high school soccer. "It would also be the best thing for the Academy overall." "It is definitely the way forward," said Powell. "It is something we are taking a look at right now." "That is what U.S. Soccer wants, and that is what we are shooting for," Brisson added about eliminating the high school break. "Right now, we are having some discussions about implementing that in 2012 or 2013." On the other hand, Brisson and Powell said that their players seemed happy to play for their high schools, especially the seniors with one last chance to play in front of classmates.  For this season, the clubs are working with the schedule, and the coaches seem pleased with how their teams have played over the first four months, especially with certain players.  Brisson said that center back Garrett Blodgett, who recently joined the Battery, is having a "standout season." The coach also highlighted forwards Eli Dent and Nestor Jaramillo who have combined for 20 goals.  The South Carolina club picked up a huge bonus last month when U.S. U17 World Cup defender Joe Amon joined the roster.  "[Amon] had an ankle fracture in the World Cup game against Germany, so that took him out until the Showcase in Florida," said Brisson. "He brings a lot of experience and bite to the team so that will help out tremendously." The Battery is not the only team with a U17 World Cup player in the Southeast Division though. Jamaica's Patrick Palmer, who played in two games for the Reggae Boyz at the Youth World Cup in Mexico, joined Georgia United at the beginning of this season.  Tomlin said that Palmer's dad, who is a resident of the United States, was looking for a place for his son to play after graduating high school in Jamaica. "[Palmer] joined us a little late and picked up an injury, but once he got going he was instrumental," said Tomlin. The forward notched six goals in his first 13 games and has another year of Development Academy soccer ahead of him.  Along with Palmer, Tomlin thought the trio of Brandon Barbero, Connor Davis, and Kevin Hady were key to his team's success so far.  Georgia United rivals Concorde Fire is littered with talent as well, Brisson said it was one of the best teams his side has faced this year. Two names stood out above the rest though in defender Reed Norton and midfielder Holden Fender.   "[Norton] is a modern day left back," said Powell. "He is very attacking minded and has a great left foot."UCLA-bound Fender is the defensive midfielder for the Fire who Powell described as having a "great range of passing" and "very committed."  The competitive Southeast Division, which is highlighted by plenty of individual stars, will only be dormant for a few weeks. The Florida clubs, which have only played half their games and occupy the bottom half of the table, start back up in March as part of their seven-month schedule. 
Categories: Youth Articles

We're bringing you the 2012 NSCAA Convetion

Top Drawer Soccer - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 3:00am

We're off to Kansas City, Missouri: home to some of the country's most mouth-watering barbecue, and signature jazz and blues. Oh, yeah ... and the biggest soccer event of the year! The 2012 NSCAA Convention.
TopDrawerSoccer.com is once again bringing you a front row seat to the 2012 NSCAA Convention.
For one event-filled weekend each year, the soccer world will converge in one exciting location and we'll be dishing out all the tantalizing details beginning today through the weekend.
But this year will be grander than ever, as TopDrawerSoccer.com hosts a show at the NSCAA Convention that is set to feature the biggest names in soccer.
Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, U.S. Soccer and NCAA Division I winning coaches, and MLS faces are just some of the headliners set to grace the convention stage and offer intriguing insights about the game.
That's in addition to the more than 300 exhibitors on the convention floor, who will provide a glimpse into the newest soccer apparel and innovation.
We'll also be present at the MLS SuperDraft and Women's Professional Soccer Draft, bringing you coverage of both events.
So buckle up, and prepare yourself for a soccer trip like no other.  Safe travels.
Categories: Youth Articles

National Team Selection more sophisticated

Top Drawer Soccer - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 3:00am

Part 2 of a three-part series - Read Part 1 Once the players make it to the USSF Training Centers, the process of evaluating their potential suitability for youth national teams begins. Technical Advisors and scouts from a more than 70-strong per diem network run by USSF will be on hand to observe training.  From that point, the scouts begin a conversation about all the players within their respective areas. This is augmented by their continuing to watch those players and others in their natural club environments. The ongoing evaluation leads to decisions about inviting players back for future training sessions. USSF Technical Adviser and Development Academy Scouting Director Tony Lepore said there is regular review of players both nationally and within their regions, to determine if they should be brought in for additional training centers, put on the back burner for the time being or whether new players should be considered for the training events.  Tony LeporeLepore said the more than 70 per diem scouts nationally serve as something like adjunct faculty at a university, helping cover respective areas more accurately and intensely and ensuring that players are not simply forgotten because of a subpar performance on a given day (which was a frequent complaint about the previous means of selecting YNT players). Each Technical Adviser is responsible for knowing his territory well, to forge good relationships with coaches at both the Academy clubs (which he is charged with evaluating technically on a yearly basis), but also outside clubs in an effort to help integrate more teams and players in the national ID process.  Lepore noted that 40 matches on a recently-completed Academy weekend were scouted, and that the actual scouting was only the beginning of the effort (scouting is done as part of the technical evaluation of the Academy teams as well as for the YNT ID process). "Each team should be scouted 15-20 times over the season. The scouts have to file an online report into our national database by Tuesday morning," Lepore explained. "Every Wednesday, all scouts and national staff are together on a conference call with me, and we're looking through each birth year (99 to 93)."  The ongoing tracking process affects invitations to future training centers and possible invitations to youth national team training camps. "Now when we get on a call on Wednesdays we'll start talking about 98s and 99s. We might see a kid in one or more training centers, and with their team. We can have a discussion about each of the prospects before we recommend them to national team camps," he said. "Even if he doesn't get recommended for the next camp, the kid is in our database now and we'll keep tracking him, so that database is a really valuable tool. Lepore added that the Technical Advisers keep a national depth chart of players by position for each age group, so that if someone is looking for the top left-sided defenders in a given area, for instance, the information is readily available. This is partly why the training sessions feature 11v11matches for each age group and only include a few substitutes per side: To limit players standing around idly during the matches, but also so scouts can get an idea of their ability playing at one or more positions. Lepore said regular overlap between youth national team selection lists and those invited to the training centers is a good feature of the setup. "It helps us to have national  team kids in the training centers, because they help show everyone the gauge, where they can say 'OK, that's the standard.' It helps us make decisions on guys who are on the bubble as we keep tracking them," he said. "These centers are a place for a lot of future national team players as well as those presently on a (YNT) roster. Maybe some of the guys aren't physically there, but the ideas are there and the technique is there. So maybe they won't be part of the 15s, but they can still be part of the 20s." Better Decisions and Preparation A regular supply of training centers, at least in some markets, also helps national staff to be more circumspect in their decision-making about invitations to YNT training camps. "There are still tough decisions to make on rosters, but they are also more clear," Lepore said. "We have more information so we're less likely to take a big chance on a kid so we don't get someone in over their head and really hurt their confidence going forward.  Instead we can just ask 'When is the next training center? Let's waits a few weeks and see how he does there.' It's rare now where someone is seen once and we say 'We have to have him in.' It's a much more thorough process. There's much more discussion between camps. The pool has broadened. We start now with a bigger list earlier in the process where that used to be the case later. Now I think the core stays more the same because of so many evaluations. But it's always open." Lepore also noted that the prior experience of the training center helps ensure the players aren't overwhelmed with their national team experience. "We're all coaches so while we do a lot of administrative work, the favorite part of our job is still being on the field with these top players, and getting to know them," he said. "So when the kids have us at the training centers they really get a sense now, before they actually get to YNT camp, about what to expect. They see how we do things at the national level and what we expect from training. We picked about four or five passing exercises that really translate into the style of play we want, and that's all the way up to Claudio (Reyna, U.S. Soccer Technical Director) and Jurgen (Klinsmann, U.S. Men's National Team head coach). We do these same exercises in training centers and at YNT camp. So when they get there it's not the first time they've done it." Tomorrow: A look at future developments in the Development Academy including geographically expanding the scouting network, moving to a year-round schedule and the increased involvement of professional clubs in player development.
Categories: Youth Articles

2012 Final Alphabetical Big Board Rankings

Top Drawer Soccer - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 12:51am

 

This is the list of the players that I ranked in ALPHABETICAL order by last name. This includes my bottom line impression. Based upon feedback that I received last year, I've re-organized the display of the alphabetical list so that it is easier to read. Additionally, I've added a list of how many times that I've seen a team play by tape or live. I don't track web streams. Let me repeat, for viewing purposes, I don't track by each player, but by how many times that a team plays. If a player transfers - I track by the previous team for that year (or at least I intend to do that)! One of my biggest disappointments is that previous year stats are missing from some school web sites.

 

Name College Pos Seen Play? Gemechu Abraham San Diego State Def 2011-Live: 1; In 2011: 7/1 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2010: 13/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 11/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 4/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Not a starter in college ****************************************************************************** Nicholas Abrigo William & Mary MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 2 2011 1st Team All-CAA; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 9 G, 2 A, 44 SH, .432 SOG% In 2010: 21/18 GP/GS, 7 G, 2 A, 28 SH, .643 SOG% In 2009: 18/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 11 SH, .545 SOG% In 2008: 18/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .750 SOG%Bottom line: Clinical finisher with above average acceleration. Not spectacular ****************************************************************************** Pedro Adan San Diego State MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Pac 10; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .077 SOG% In 2010: 16/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 16 SH, .188 SOG% In 2009: 16/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 15 SH, .200 SOG% In 2008: 14/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG%Bottom line: Controls the ball but content drifting through the game without being more forceful ****************************************************************************** Perez Agaba IUPUI Fwd 2008-Live: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 15/12 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 16 SH, .438 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 32 SH, .281 SOG% In 2009: 18/15 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 27 SH, .556 SOG% In 2008: 19/6 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 29 SH, . 414SOG%Bottom line: When freshman Agaba entered the game against Oakland in 2008, he helped stopped the bleeding with his speed and the ability to hold the ball up top. ****************************************************************************** Oscar Aguero Cal State Fullerton MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 18/16 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 50 SH, .420 SOG% In 2010: 19/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 31 SH, .194 SOG% In 2009: 18/12 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 38 SH, .421 SOG% In 2008: / GP/GS, G, A, SH, . SOG%Bottom line: Aguero left the American U game after 25 minutes. ****************************************************************************** Corey Albertson Tulsa MF 2010-Live:1; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-TV: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 17/15 GP/GS, 6 G, 3 A, 41 SH, .353 SOG% In 2010: 18/15 GP/GS, 3 G, 5 A, 30 SH, .273 SOG% In 2009: 20/7 GP/GS, 2 G, 5 A, 23 SH, .286 SOG% In 2008: 23/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 25 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: Competent passer that has improved each year; ****************************************************************************** RJ Allen Monmouth Def 2011-Live: 3; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-NEC; 2010 AA 3rd Team NSCAA; 2010 1st Team All-NEC; 2009 2nd Team All-Northeastern; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 6 A, 21 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 22 SH In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 2 G, 8 A, 18 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 17 SH, .471 SOG%Bottom line: Big Sturdy right back with accurate well-weighted passes. 1v1 defending against quick opponents is questionable ****************************************************************************** Malcolm Alugas St Mary's Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-WCC; 2010 2nd Team All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .273 SOG% In 2009: 18/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 14 SH, .286 SOG%Bottom line: Satisfactory college center back, little small for MLS CB; little too slow for MLS right back ****************************************************************************** Darren Amoo Liberty Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 1st team All-Big South; 2010 1st team All-Big South; 2009 1st Team All-Big South; In 2011: 18/13 GP/GS, 7 G, 1 A, 67 SH, .343 SOG% In 2010: 16/14 GP/GS, 12 G, 3 A, 49 SH In 2009: 20/18 GP/GS, 14 G, 5 A, 76 SH In 2008: 4/4 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .462 SOG%Bottom line: Gifted goal scorer but frustrating to watch wandering around; lacks tactical understanding and team-centric work rate ****************************************************************************** Francois Anderson Columbia MF 2011-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 3; In 2011: 17/12 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 18 SH, .278 SOG% In 2010: 17/11 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 30 SH, .400 SOG% In 2009: 16/10 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 19 SH In 2008: 17/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 21 SH, .238 SOG% Bottom line: quick wide midfielder with exceptional technical skills, but is inefficient in the attack and lost when he is not on the ball ****************************************************************************** Scott Angevine Coastal Carolina GK 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 2 2011 1st team All-Big South; 2010 2nd team All-Big South; 2009 1st Team All-Big South; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 1.04 GAA, 22 GA, 62 S, .738 S% In 2010: 22/19 GP/GS, 1.08 GAA, 25 GA, 76 S, .752 S% In 2009: 13/10 GP/GS, .65 GAA, 9 GA, 35 S, .795 S% In 2008 (at Northern Illinois):DNPBottom line: In a Big South tournament match against UNC Asheville, not needed to perform. In 2010, against Virginia Commonwealth, allowed a 50 yard free kick to bounce over his head. Smallish goalkeeper that hasn't done anything to impress in 3 games that I've seen. ****************************************************************************** Stefan Antonijevic Valparaiso Def No 2011 Horizon Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Horizon; 2010 2nd Team All-Horizon; 2009 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 24 SH, .458 SOG% In 2010: 16/16 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 37 SH, .405 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 16 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .250 SOG%Bottom line: Intriguing tall center back. Sleeper? ****************************************************************************** Eder Arreola UCLA MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 2; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; In 2011: 23/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 4 A, 38 SH In 2010: 22/14 GP/GS, 4 G, 7 A, 57 SH In 2009: 15/3 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 12 SH In 2008: 20/6 GP/GS, 1 G, 6 A, 23 SHBottom line: Good crosser and hits accurate set pieces, but lacks sufficient pace to create separation for his crosses. I don't understand the allure of him on the U20 team ****************************************************************************** RB Asenime Centenary Def No 2010 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 17 GP, 3 G, 0 A, 19 SH, .421 SOG% In 2010: 11 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .375 SOG% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG% In 2008: Redshirt In 2007 (at Navy): 4/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Better options ****************************************************************************** Phillip Aseweh Liberty MF 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 1st team All-Big South; 2010 1st team All-Big South; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 7 G, 8 A, 50 SH, .480 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 7 A, 15 SH In 2009: 20/18 GP/GS, 7 G, 6 A, 38 SH In 2008 (at Virginia Tech): 12/5 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 5 SHBottom line: Tends to drift around; waiting for the play to happen. Likes to have the ball at his feet. ****************************************************************************** Iyiola Awosika Radford Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 1st team All-Big South; 2010 1st team All-Big South; In 2011: 19/17 GP/GS, 9 G, 3 A, 43 SH, .674 SOG% In 2010: 19/17 GP/GS, 10 G, 3 A, 46 SH In 2009: 17/10 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 33 SH In 2008: 19/18 GP/GS, 6 G, 0 A, 25 SHBottom line: Lightning fast forward who I've seen score several goals (2 as a freshman against American; penalty kick as a senior against Virginia). His strength is an attribute, but he lacks size. Good athlete. ****************************************************************************** Matt Bahner Cincinnati MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-Big East Team; In 2011: DNP, knee injury In 2010: 19 GP, 7 G, 6 A, 43 SH, .535 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 44 SH, .341 SOG% In 2008: 19 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 17 SH, .412 SOG%Bottom line: Missed 2011 because of a knee injury; perhaps he'll return to college in 2012 after having a break-out year in 2010. Didn't distinguish against Akron in 2010. ****************************************************************************** Joe Baker Seton Hall Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; In 2011: 17/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 11 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 12 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .667 SOG% In 2008: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Very tall center back that frequently loses his mark if his opponent moves away from him. Very slow. ****************************************************************************** Michael Balogun Akron MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-TV: 4; 2010-TV: 4; In 2011: 18/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .667 SOG% In 2010: 18/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: At Cal State Fullerton? Bottom line: Head case that never put his stamp in 2 years on good Akron teams; Smallish player with technical skills that are lacking ****************************************************************************** Jason Banton   MF No Intl-Combine Bottom line: Good pace, good crosses still learning to accept defensive responsibilities. Too selfish. He could be a cancer. ****************************************************************************** Connor Barbaree Portland Fwd 2011-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2011 Honorable Mention All-WCC; 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 18/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 30 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 18/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .455 SOG% In 2009 (at Clemson): 17/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 12 SH, .250 SOG% In 2008 (at Clemson): 17/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 14 SHBottom line: Rangy player iwht adequate passing skills; While at Clemson, exciting player that was fun to watch. High hopes for him, but his productivity as a forward is underwhelming ****************************************************************************** Gerard Barbero Missouri St Def 2011-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MVC; 2010 1st Team All-MVC; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 18 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 18 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009: 18/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 11 SH, .364 SOG% In 2008: 19/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 5 SH, .400 SOG%Bottom line: Small, quick, good ball handler closes well. Doubtful that he could play centerback in the pros. ****************************************************************************** Mark Barone Michigan State Def 2011-TV: 4; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-TV: 5; 2008-TV: 4; 2011 2nd Team All-Big 10; In 2011: 17 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 17 SH, .529 SOG% In 2010: 17 GP, 1 G, 5 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG% In 2009: 19 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 18 SH, .389 SOG% In 2008: 4 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Aggressive defender willing to do anything to stop an attacker - though I've never seen him gnaw the foot of an opponent. ****************************************************************************** Christian Barreiro Penn MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 4; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Ivy; 2010 1st Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 7 G, 7 A, 64 SH, .391 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 5 G, 7 A, 51 SH, .471 SOG% In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 6 G, 3 A, 39 SH, .410 SOG% In 2008:No StatsBottom line: Exceptionally technical player with high work rate; one of the best ball handlers in this draft. Demands the ball - even from his talented PDL teammates - at times when not in a tactical superior position. He had a miserable combine - not showing anything positive that he did at Penn. Primarily detriment is his size. ****************************************************************************** Bryan Bartels UNC Asheville Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011 2nd team All-Big South; 2009 2nd Team All-Big South; In 2011: 18/15 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 40 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 18/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 32 SH In 2009: 20/12 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 36 SH In 2008: 18/7 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 23 SHBottom line: Didn't do anything in Big South tournament ****************************************************************************** Mykell Bates Santa Clara Def 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; Combine 2011 1st Team All-WCC; 2010 1st Team All-WCC; In 2011: 15 GP, 4 G,0 A, 18 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 9 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 9 SH In 2008: 12/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SHBottom line: Smallish athletic right back with very good 1v1 defensive skills with quick feet and sound timing in his tackles. Played center back well at the combine. ****************************************************************************** TJ Beaulieu Charlotte Fwd 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2007-Live: 3 In 2011: 24/4 GP/GS, 3 G, 5 A, 34 SH In 2010: 13/6 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 23 SH In 2009: 1/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH In 2008 (at ODU): 13 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 13 SH, .769 SOG% In 2008 (at ODU): 22 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 26 SH, .269 SOG% Bottom line: Talented player that has struggled with numerous injuries since transferring from Old Dominion. I am relieved to see that he stayed relatively injury free in his senior year leading to the national championship game. He has lost a step from his quickness during his freshman year. ****************************************************************************** Yoni Berhanu George Washington MF 2011-Live:1; 2010-Live:3; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 2 2011 Atlantic 10 MF POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic 10; 2008 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 11 G, 4 A, 54 SH, .537 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 37 SH In 2009: 18/16 GP/GS, 4 G, 6 A, 34 SH In 2008: 16/10 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 31 SHBottom line: Exceptional talent, but lacks the heart, desire and drive necessary to be a successful pro ****************************************************************************** Austin Berry Louisville Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-TV: 2; 2007-TV: 1; Combine 2011 AA 3rd Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-Big East; 2010 AA 2nd Team CSN; 2010 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2010 BE Defensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Big-East; 2008 2nd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 26 SH, .308 SOG% In 2010: 23/23 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 24 SH, .375 SOG% In 2009: 7/6 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 2 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2008: 21/21 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .556 SOG% In 2007: 21/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Driven defender with a solid base and keen understanding of defensive organization. Impossible to move off his spot and equally impossible to beat in the air. ****************************************************************************** Ben Berube Boston University Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 2 2011 2nd Team All America-East; 2010 1st Team All America-East; In 2011: 16/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 33 SH, .394 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 8 G, 5 A, 62 SH In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 38 SH In 2008: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 38 SHBottom line: Lacks size, talent and strength for the pros. Has done very well in college ****************************************************************************** Adam Bettencourt Sacramento St MF 2010-Live: 2; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MPSF; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 20 SH, .350 SOG% In 2010: 17/6 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 16 SH, .375 SOG% In 2008: 18/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 19 SH, .316 SOG%Bottom line: College defender lacking professional technical skills ****************************************************************************** Chris Bettencourt Sacramento St Fwd 2010-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 7 G, 4 A, 52 SH, .481 SOG% In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 11 G, 5 A, 64 SH, .484 SOG% In 2009: Red shirt In 2008: 18/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 44 SH, .432 SOG%Bottom line: Times his runs well; accurate shooter, lacks differentiating athletic ability ****************************************************************************** Chris Blais South Florida GK 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-TV: 6; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-TV: 3; Combine In 2011: 21 GP, .810 GAA, 18 GA, 69 S, .793 S% In 2010 (at Michigan): 25 GP, 1.31 GAA, 33 GA, 106 S, .763 S% In 2009 (at Michigan): 18/18 GP/GS, 1.16 GAA, 21 GA, 67 S, .761 S% In 2008 (at Michigan): 3/1 GP/GS, .650 GAA, 1 GA, 4 S, .800 S% Bottom line: Need to review tape; poor feet. Decision making questionable ****************************************************************************** Nickardo Blake Connecticut Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 3; Combine In 2011: 25/25 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 19 SH, .368 SOG% In 2010: 19/7 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 9 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: played at E Central JC Bottom line: Exceptionally quick; effective getting forward, but significant problem getting back. Lack of basic technical skills - some ball kids may be more talented. ****************************************************************************** Chase Blasé San Diego MF 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 19/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 16 SH, .375 SOG% In 2010: 19/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .417 SOG% In 2009: 18/2 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 18/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: Off the bench against Portland, not bad on the dribble, but can't pass on the run ; Wasn't noticeable in his play against Holy Cross in 2010 ****************************************************************************** Mario Vila Boa Bethel MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011 3rd Team NAIA AA; 2011 TransSouth POTY; 2011 1st Team All-TransSouth; 2010 2nd Team NAIA AA; 2010 TransSouth POTY; 2010 1st Team All-TransSouth; 2009 3rd Team NAIA AA; In 2011: 16/13 GP/GS, 10 G, 3 A, 65 SH, .523 SOG% In 2010/2009/2008: No statsBottom line: Highly technical with superior vision; His primary disadvantage is will many teams scout the NAIA (there were 4 at the national tournament) ****************************************************************************** Emilano Bonfigli   MF No Intl-Combine Bottom line: Youth international that had a few good touches but wasn't able to integrate into the team concept. He may be good, but he didn't show at the combine. I have no tape to review. ****************************************************************************** Patrick Boucher Hartford MF No 2011 2nd Team All America-East; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 22 SH, .364 SOG% In 2010:15 15/ GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 32 SH, .375 SOG% In 2009: 17/14 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 32 SH, .267 SOG% In 2008: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 27 SH, .556 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Andre Boudreaux Louisville GK 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-TV: 2; 2007-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, .80 GAA, 19 GA, 65 S, .774 S% In 2010: 24/24 GP/GS, .760 GAA, 19 GA, 63 S, .768 S% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, .670 GAA, 14 GA, 38 S, .731 S% In 2008: 21/21 GP/GS, 1.10 GAA, 24 GA, 58 S, .707 S%Bottom line: Steady shot blocker who has consistently kept the ball out of the net to less than a goal per game since his freshman year. He could become a pro - has the tools; not huge, though ****************************************************************************** Nate Bourdreau Rutgers MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 3rd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 26 SH In 2010: No Stats In 2009: 19/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 20 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008 (at BC): 19 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .600 SOG%Bottom line: Not excited - not bad, just not good enough ****************************************************************************** Tom Brandt Penn Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 4; 2011 1st Team All-Ivy; 2010 1st Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 5 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .294 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 5 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .714 SOG% In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: No StatsBottom line: While Penn really likes him, I don't see enough upside in technical skill or athletic ability ****************************************************************************** Ryan Brode Pittsburgh MF 2011-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2007-Live: 1; In 2011: 17 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 33 SH, .242 SOG% In 2010: 17/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 43 SH, .279 SOG% In 2009: 17/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 26 SH, .462 SOG% In 2008: 4/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2007: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 23 SH, .391 SOG% Bottom line: Need to review tape; composure on the ball and accurate on the set pieces. ****************************************************************************** Sam Brooks Kentucky Def 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 3; In 2011: 16/9 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 15 SH, .267 SOG% In 2010: 18/11 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 29 SH, .310 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: At University of Cumberlands Bottom line: Versatile player who can play defense, defensive midfield or forward; has not excelled and not invited to the MLS combine. I expect that he'll be satisfactory in USL/NASL. ****************************************************************************** David Buckenheimer Missouri St Def 2011-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .357 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 6 SH, .167 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 21 SH, .238 SOG% In 2008: 22/19 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 23 SH, .391 SOG%Bottom line: Leftback with good motor. Has problems defending quick players 1v1 (e.g., Dion Acoff); explodes to the ball up the line ****************************************************************************** Tim Bullock Liberty Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2009 2nd Team All-Big South; In 2011: 18/8 GP/GS, 4 G, 5 A, 15 SH, .533 SOG% In 2010: 18/13 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 16 SH In 2009: 20/15 GP/GS, 4 G, 4 A, 32 SH In 2008: 4/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Not a consistent starter in college; mostly invisible ****************************************************************************** Andrew Bulls UMBC MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 4; 2010-Live: 4; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 5; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All America-East; 2010 1st Team All America-East; 2009 3rd Team CSN All-American; 2009 1st Team All American-East; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 62 SH, .613 SOG% In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 5 G, 15 A, 68 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 15 G, 11 A, 78 SH In 2008: 17/17 GP/GS, 8 G, 2 A, 47 SHBottom line: Disappointment; His game has regressed from potential (freshman), promising (sophomore), nice (junior), ugh (senior). I don't hold high hopes for this talented player. ****************************************************************************** Ryan Burham Northeastern MF 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 3rd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 17 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .714 SOG% In 2010: 17 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 14 SH, .429 SOG% In 2009: 18 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .143 SOG% In 2008: 18 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: Very exciting performance, shutting down the conference player-of-the-year. Smart. Very hopeful that he'll get a chance. ****************************************************************************** Mike Burke George Washington Def 2011-Live:1; 2010-Live:3; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 2 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .636 SOG% In 2010: 10/10 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 5 SH In 2009: 13/6 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 7 SH In 2008: 17/14 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SHBottom line: Unimpressed; after watching him play so many times, my only note is that he was hacked by a Temple player in 2008. ****************************************************************************** Jack Burridge Fairfield Fwd 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2007-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-MAAC; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 7 G, 6 A, 40 SH, .575 SOG% In 2010: 5/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH In 2009: No Stats In 2008: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 0 A, 28 SHBottom line: Big thick forward; while injured helped the team. He seems very focused. Interesting ****************************************************************************** Kris Byrd UNCG Def 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 3; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-Southern; 2010 1st Team All-Southern; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 8 SH, .250 SOG% In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 8 SH In 2009 (at NC State): 22/21 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 32 SH% In 2008 (at NC State): 18/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 13 SHBottom line: Very quick small left back with difficulty accurately crossing the ball ****************************************************************************** Murphy Campbell Santa Clara MF 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 21/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 7 SH In 2009: 20/14 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 8 SH In 2008: 16/9 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 7 SHBottom line: May decide to spend another year in college after only playing a single game in 2011 ****************************************************************************** Brice Carr George Washington Def 2011-Live:1; 2010-Live:3; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 2 In 2011: 10/10 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH In 2009: 16/14 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH In 2008: 14/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 2 SH Bottom line: Slight center back without requisite speed, but a sharp soccer mind ****************************************************************************** Brett Carrington Hofstra Fwd 2011-Live: 5; 2010-TV: 1; 2008 3rd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 17/9 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 26 SH, .269 SOG% In 2010: 20/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 29 SH, .379 SOG% In 2009: 16/4 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 21 SH, .429 SOG% In 2008: 19/12 GP/GS, 7 G, 2 A, 29 SH, .552 SOG%Bottom line: Swift forward more adept getting behind defenses, but unable to finish successfully. ****************************************************************************** Tony Cascio Connecticut MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 3; 2008-TV: 1; Signed-Combine 2011 2nd Team All-Big East; 2010 AA 1st Team CSN; 2010 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2010 BE-Offensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Big-East; 2009 1st Team All-Big East; In 2011: 25/19 GP/GS, 5 G, 8 A, 70 SH, .300 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 10 G, 6 A, 55 SH, .455 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 7 G, 5 A, 48 SH, .375 SOG% In 2008: 22/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 6 A, 41 SH, .317 SOG%Bottom line: Enigmatic; Powerful shot, but accuracy can be problematic; Powerful dribbler with both speed and strength. Good athlete. I'd expect more scoring from him and more assists. ****************************************************************************** Nick Cashmere SJ State Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MPSF; In 2011: 20/19 GP/GS, 7 G, 3 A, 59 SH, .492 SOG% In 2010: 18/4 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 26 SH In 2009&2008: DNP In 2007: 12 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Strong and fast, technically deficit; after missing 2 years, wasn't effective last year, starting to come on in 2011. May be worth a look ****************************************************************************** Tommy Caso Bucknell GK 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 1; 2009 2nd Team All-Patriot In 2011: 15/13 GP/GS, 1.13 GAA, 16 GA, 38 S, .704 S% In 2010: 10/8 GP/GS, 1.86 GAA, 17 GA, 36 S, 679. S% In 2009: 21/21 GP/GS, 1.03 GAA, 21 GA, 92 S, .814 S% In 2008: 12/12 GP/GS, 1.31 GAA, 17 GA, 51 S, .750 S%Bottom line: Struggled last year, losing the starting goal keeper position. In 2011, played much better moving well and good shot stopping ability; Lacks size and bulk, but has limited potential ****************************************************************************** Danny Cates South Carolina Def 2011-Live: 3; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live 3; 2011 3rd Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 5 A, 10 SH, .600 SOG% In 2010: 22/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 15 SH In 2008: 14/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 12 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Need to review the tape; ****************************************************************************** Agustin Cazarez St Mary's MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-WCC; In 2011: 21/17 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 27 SH, .296 SOG% In 2010: 19/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 14 SH, .429 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: At Moorpark CollegeBottom line: Small ball controlling midfielder but doesn't score or provide service to those that can. ****************************************************************************** Nicholas Chase FIU Def 2009-Live: 2; 2010 3rd Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: At Lee UniversityBottom line: Right midfielder with ability to strike from distance, but doesn't actually convert these occasional shots into goals. ****************************************************************************** Justin Chavez Tulsa Def 2010-Live:1; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-TV: 3; Combine 2010 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2009 DOTY Conference USA; 2009 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2008 2nd Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 13/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 19 SH, .286 SOG% In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 21/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: A 4 year starter missed the beginning of 2011, but came back to play well enough to be invited to the combine; It'll be interesting to see if he's really back. I expect to see his speed and sure footed tackles and composed short passing game. He was a solid defender at the combine. I think he is going to sneak on someone's roster. ****************************************************************************** Michael Chesler High Point GK 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2010 1st team All-Big South; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 1.23 GAA, 27 GA, 79 S, .745 S% In 2010: 21/21 GP/GS, .89 GAA, 19 GA, 61 S, .762 S% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 1.30 GAA, 24 GA, 76 S, .760 S% In 2008: 20/19 GP/GS, 1.37 GAA, 28 GA, 63 S, .692 S%Bottom line: After last year's career year, 2011 has returned to his prior year's play. Watched a lot in PDL in summer of 2011, he didn't star - at best adequate. ****************************************************************************** Patrick Chin Boston College Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 2; In 2011: 21 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 5 A, 11 SH, .273 SOG% In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .182 SOG% In 2008: 7/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .346 SOG% Bottom line: Maryland Sunny Jane ate his lunch (dinner and dessert). Poor defending made this decision easy. ****************************************************************************** Kellan Christensen Denver Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 15 GP, 1 G, 4 A, 23 SH, .391 SOG% In 2010: 20 GP, 5 G, 3 A, 36 SH, .194 SOG% In 2009: DNP-On mission In 2008: DNP-On mission In 2007: 17 GP, 6 G, 3 A, 49 SH, .531 SOG% In 2006: 17 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG%Bottom line: Older senior with sturdy body lacking goal scoring confidence and patience. Could become a defender. ****************************************************************************** Jeremy Clark Michigan State GK 2011-TV: 4; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-TV: 5; 2008-TV: 4; 2007-Live: 2; In 2011: 19 GP, .940 GAA, 19 GA, 77 S, .802 S% In 2010: 4 GP, 1.30 GAA, 1 GA, 2 S, .667 S% In 2009: 4 GP, 1.80 GAA, 4 GA, 12 S, .750 S% In 2008: 6 GP, 2.10 GAA, 9 GA, 16 S, .640 S% Bottom line: Marginal goalkeeper who only became a starter in this past year. ****************************************************************************** Luigi Clendening Georgia Southern MF 2011-Live: 1; 2007-TV: 1; 2011 Southern Co-POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Southern; In 2011: 17/16 GP/GS, 13 G, 5 A, 37 SH, .486 SOG% In 2010: 14/1 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 16 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: DNP In 2008: DNP In 2007: No StatsBottom line: Tiny midfielder with tight technical skills and surprising strength for his size. Doesn't work hard enough on the defensive side of the ball. I suspect that he'll have difficulty playing against much better opponents. ****************************************************************************** Jack Cleverly Fairfield Def 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-MAAC; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: Red Shirt In 2009: No Stats In 2008: 6/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH In 2007: 18/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SHBottom line: Giant defender who dominates in the air; very mature while injured worked with the team to help them win. Concerned if he can stay healthy. ****************************************************************************** Evan Coleman Brown Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: 16/14 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 23 SH, .261 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 21 SH, .238 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% In 2008: 14/12 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .357 SOG%Bottom line: Hasn't been notable even though I've watched Brown annually. Has essentially been a 4 year starter. There may be more than I've seen. ****************************************************************************** Manuel Conde Cleveland St MF 2010-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Horizon; 2010 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 12/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 15 SH, .267 SOG% In 2010: 20/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 4 A, 24 SH, .583 SOG% In 2009&2008: played in Lakeland CCBottom line: Physical player that annoys opponents. Takes set pieces with inconsistent results. Other players have bigger upsides. ****************************************************************************** Nik Conklin Long Island Def 2011-Live: 1; In 2011: 18 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 19 SH, .158 SOG% In 2010: 15 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009: 18 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .750 SOG% Bottom line: Disappointing after demonstrating his blazing speed in the PDL, but continued to show that the ball is an impediment for success in season and PDL. ****************************************************************************** Brian Cothern Wright State MF 2010-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 20 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 31 SH, .452 SOG% In 2010: 12 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .417 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 28 SH, .429 SOG% In 2008: Redshirt In 2007: 20 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .571 SOG%Bottom line: Good leaping ability for his height; willing to come back to dispossess midfielders; not productive enough ****************************************************************************** Isaac Cowles Charlotte Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 6; 2008-Live: 2 2010 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH In 2009: 20/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 11 SH In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SHBottom line: Good year helping his team to the final match; sturdy body, lacking quickness, but reads the game well. May be at the end of a MLS bench or playing for a USL/NASL team. ****************************************************************************** Warren Creavalle UCF Def 2011-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2008-TV 1; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2010 AA 3rd Team NSCAA; 2010 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2009 2nd Team All-Southern; 2008 2nd Team All-Southern In 2011: 17/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 27 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 4 G, 4 A, 30 SH, .233 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 16 SH, .438 SOG% In 2008: 18/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 16 SH, .438 SOG%Bottom line: Quick, quick, quick. His game has progressed from his freshman year. I expect that he'll play at right back with his quick feet. At the combine, was more comfortable at midfield than at right back where he got a lot of time. He's raw at right back and he plays with passion at defensive midfield. He's good enough. ****************************************************************************** Phil Da Silva Loyola-Marymount Fwd No 2011 2nd Team All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 20/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 5 A, 42 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 20/13 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 33 SH In 2009: 21/10 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 23 SH In 2008: 20/8 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 28 SHBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** David Datilus Providence Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-TV: 1; 2007-Live: 1; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 22/21 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 12/9 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .667 SOG% In 2008: 1/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Interesting right back that can play center back in a pinch. Good on defense; has some skills going forward, but doesn't do it comfortably. ****************************************************************************** Justin Davies San Diego State MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010 Pac 10 Honorable Mention; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; In 2011: 19/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .545 SOG% In 2010: 19/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 35 SH, .486 SOG% In 2009: 16/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 17/14 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG%Bottom line: Not impressed; very fast top-end speed, but too fast for his dribbling proficiency ****************************************************************************** Diogo de Almeida SMU Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-TV 2; Combine 2011 Conference USA Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 16 SH, .667 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 13/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 18/4 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 19 SH, .556 SOG%Bottom line: Early in 2011 in 2 games, he was invisible; he wasn't impressive at combine. No idea why he was at the combine. ****************************************************************************** Gonzalo de Mujica Stetson MF 2009-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 11 G, 5 A, 55 SH, .564 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 46 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 39 SH In 2008: 17/4 GP/GS, 5 G, 7 A, 25 SHBottom line: Incisive passer and confident ball handler. In a match that I saw him in 2009, he was instrumental on 3 goals with a slick pass, a long free kick and finishing on a rebound. ****************************************************************************** Nick Deleon Louisville MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2010-TV: 2; Signed-Combine 2011 1st Team All-Big East; 2010 1st Team All-Big East Team; 2009 Honorable Mention All-MPSF; 2008 2nd Team All-MPSF In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 6 G, 6 A, 76 SH, .434 SOG% In 2010: 24/24 GP/GS, 8 G, 3 A, 71 SH, .437 SOG% In 2009: 12/9 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 19 SH, .474 SOG% In 2008: 18/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 19 SH, .316 SOG%Bottom line: Strong, smart and talented. I love his heart and he reminds me of DeRo. With the right team, he's starting by June. ****************************************************************************** Alexis Dominquez Western Illinois MF 2011-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: 21 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 33 SH, .455 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 18 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: At Garden City CCBottom line: Combines well with Leo. Slight player, very active ****************************************************************************** Roger Downes Loyola-Marymount Def No 2010 WCC Defensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 7/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH In 2009: 12/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 7 SH In 2008: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SHBottom line: After a successful college career, injured for the majority of his senior season. Potential ****************************************************************************** Matt Drake West Virginia Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 3; In 2011: 18 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .200 SOG% In 2010: 21 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009 (at Oregon St): 6/5 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .667 SOG% In 2008 (at Oregon St): 7/3 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH, 1.000 SOG% Bottom line: Interesting player who after transferring from Oregon State after the 2009 season, played defensive midfield and center back. He needs to develop his defensive tactics more, specifically at center back. He has the foundation, he just needs finishing. Low risk, high reward ****************************************************************************** Sean Dreybus Appalachian State Fwd No 2011 2nd Team All-Southern; 2010 1st Team All-Southern; In 2011: 19/17 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 36 SH, .556 SOG% In 2010: 19/17 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 52 SH, .385 SOG% In 2009: 17/12 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 39 SH, .513 SOG% In 2008: 18/15 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 25 SH, .400 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Ryan Duffy Appalachian State Def No 2011 2nd Team All-Southern; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG% In 2009: 12/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .429 SOG% In 2008: 13/1 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Nick Dundon La Salle Def 2011-Live:1; 2010-Live:1; 2008-Live: 1 2011 Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 28 SH, .393 SOG% In 2008 (at UW-Milwaukee): 17/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 18 SH, .389 SOG%Bottom line: Medium sized center back with passable passing skills and lack of quickness ****************************************************************************** Andrew Duran Creighton Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 3; 2007-TV: 2; Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 MVC Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; In 2011: 24/24 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .375 SOG% In 2010: 5/5 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2009: 14/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG% In 2008: 7/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2007: 9/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: Highly acclaimed high school player that suffered multiple injuries. Very good passer and good in the air. If he stays healthy, Duran could be a player for the next 8-10 years. If not, he could be out of the game in 2012. I.e., has the talent; health is the question. ****************************************************************************** Dom Dwyer South Florida Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; GA-Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 Big East Offensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big East; In 2011: 21 GP, 16 G, 2 A, 65 SH, .538 SOG%Bottom line: Bursting upon the D1 scene the JC transfer quickly made a name for himself scoring 16 goals in 2011; he finds gaps and times his runs well to get into goal scoring positions; continues to need to develop, but he has the fundamentals and the tools to be successful. Reminds me of Luke Rodgers - small, powerful, timing. ****************************************************************************** Brian Eddy Wofford MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; In 2011: 14/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 14 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .600 SOG% In 2009: 15 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG% In 2008: 18/5 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 16 SH, .438 SOG% Bottom line: Smart player who reads the game well but lacks athleticism (reminds me of Brian Carroll) ****************************************************************************** Chris Estridge Indiana Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 4;2010-TV: 6; 2009-Live: 5; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2008-TV: 2; Combine 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-Big 10; In 2011:22 22/ GP/GS, 3 G, 5 A, 29 SH, .310 SOG% In 2010: 20/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 21 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009 (at Wake Forest): 19/0 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .625 SOG% In 2008 (at Wake Forest): 7/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG%Bottom line: Exceptional quickness; technically outstanding with both feet; played left back for Indiana, but could play right back. With his skill, I could see him playing wide midfielder, as well. Only detriment, average size, but strong for his size. Bad combine, but I'm still confident that he'll be an accomplished professional. ****************************************************************************** Daniel Fabian Providence MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-TV: 1; 2007-Live: 1; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .700 SOG% In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 5 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG% In 2009: 20/10 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 12/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG% Bottom line: Unending motor, who will survive on his drive. Needs to sharpen his ball skills. ****************************************************************************** Alex Fait Sacred Heart GK 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-NEC; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, .71 GAA, 14 GA, 74 S, .841 S% In 2010: 15/15 GP/GS, 1.02 GAA, 16 GA, 48 S, .750 S% In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, .90 GAA, 16 GA, 95 S, .856 S% In 2008: DNPBottom line: Good shot blocker with good feet, doesn't track balls in the air well; impatient distribution. ****************************************************************************** Wes Feighner Cal Poly Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; 2010 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 14 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 8 SH, .370 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 14/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .800 SOG% In 2008: 23/23 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 38 SH, .474 SOG%Bottom line: 4 year starter with above average speed, smallish left back with a clean stroke on his passes. Had trouble marking quick players. Senior year ended prematurely with a dislocated knee cap - can he fully recover; ****************************************************************************** Mark Fetrow PSU Def 2011-TV: 9; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 6; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 4; 2008-TV: 2; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .250 SOG% In 2010: 21/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 10 SH In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 13 SH Bottom line: Need to review the tape; Starter for most of his 4 years; tall center back. ****************************************************************************** Jamie Finch Washington Def 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2007-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2010 Pac 10 Honorable Mention; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 5 A, 17 SH, .353 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 17 SH In 2008: 16 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 6 SH, .000 SOG% In 2007: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, 0 SOG% Bottom line: Left footed left back with ability to get forward and deliver accurate crosser. Has potential. ****************************************************************************** Ethan Finlay Creighton Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 3; Combine 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 MVC POTY; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2010 AA 2nd Team CSN; 2010 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2010 MVC POTY; 2010 1st Team All-MVC; 2009 1st Team All-MVC; In 2011: 24/24 GP/GS, 14 G, 6 A, 93 SH, .495 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 15 G, 4 A, 70 SH, .457 SOG% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 8 G, 3 A, 41 SH, .366 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 6 G, 4 A, 28 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: One of the best senior attackers with accurate shooting, speed and the ability to play wide. Sensational honest worker. Scored a hat trick in 30 minutes at the combine. ****************************************************************************** Colin Flynn Gonzaga Fwd No 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 17/9 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .615 SOG% In 2010: 13/10 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG% In 2009: 17/5 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 5 SH In 2008: 14/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Adrian Foncette Albany GK 2011-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All America-East; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 1.31 GAA, 22 GA, 68 S, .756 S% In 2010: 13/13 GP/GS, 1.71 GAA, 22 GA, 73 S, .768 S% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 1.66 GAA, 28 GA, 105 S, .789 S% In 2008: 4/4 GP/GS, 1.50 GAA, 6 GA, 20 S, .769 S%Bottom line: Not good enough to re-watch the tape ****************************************************************************** Andrew Fontein UC Irvine GK 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1 2011 Big West GK POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 2nd Team All-Big West; 2008 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 1.00 GAA, 24 GA, 84 S In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, .590 GAA, 12 GA, 57 S In 2009: 11/11 GP/GS, .880 GAA, 10 GA, 35 S In 2008: 20/19 GP/GS, 1.02 GAA, 21 GA, 73 SBottom line: One of better senior goalkeepers. Good hands, feet and mind. I could see him catch on a MLS roster. ****************************************************************************** Kaoru Forbess Maryland MF 2011-Live: 9; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 10; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 9; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 13; 2008-TV: 6 In 2011: 21/9 GP/GS, 0 G, 6 A, 17 SH, .353 SOG% In 2010: 20/9 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG% In 2009: 22/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 44 SH, .341 SOG% In 2008: 12/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .333 SOG% Bottom line: Good technical player, but never lived up to the expectations that he would run the Maryland offense. With his talent, may find a position as a wide midfielder. ****************************************************************************** Eric Frazier UIC Fwd 2010-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 16 GP, 8 G, 4 A, 55 SH, .490 SOG% In 2010: 18/16 GP/GS, 6 G, 4 A, 39 SH, .513 SOG% In 2009 (at UW-Milwaukee): 5/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 11 SH, .364 SOG% In 2008 (at UW-Milwaukee): 19/16 GP/GS, 6 G, 4 A, 65 SH, .431 SOG%Bottom line: In the one game that I saw UIC play, Frazier came off the bench and he was not note-worthy. ****************************************************************************** Evans Frimpong Delaware MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1 Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 CAA POTY; 2011 1st Team All-CAA; 2010 2nd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 21/20 GP/GS, 12 G, 5 A, 65 SH, .462 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 43 SH, .316 SOG% In 2009: At Texas-BrownsvilleBottom line: Highly skilled, with dribbling skills that are difficult to stop. If allowed space, he can create problems for the defense. Sharp shooting acumen. Miserable combine. ****************************************************************************** Ray Gaddis West Virginia Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-Big East; 2010 2nd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 17 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 21 GP, 0 G, 5 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 16 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .167 SOG% In 2008: 19 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .300 SOG%Bottom line: 4 year starter with outstanding speed; has improved his passing and dribbling, but needs to continue to refine. Hard working. Nice person with leadership skills (how many freshmen are named captain?). Crossing can be inconsistent. ****************************************************************************** Jason Gannon James Madison Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1 2011 3rd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 11 SH, .455 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 18 SH In 2009: 15/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 9 SH In 2008: 15/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SHBottom line: Tall defender who in previous years played wide back and was thoroughly abused by his opponents. He was better as center back, but his passing continues to be lackluster. ****************************************************************************** Gienir Garcia   Def No Intl-Combine Bottom line: youth international that is a natural left back but is big enough to play center back. His passing is fine, I'm concerned with his quickness. He's a good crosser. ****************************************************************************** Kevin Garcia Villanova Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 18 SH, .222 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 34 SH, .529 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 17 SH, .588 SOG% In 2008: 19/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% Bottom line: Flashy left back that doesn't perform the basics. ****************************************************************************** Rafael Garcia Cal State Northridge MF 2010-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 2nd Team All-Big West; 2007 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011:13/12 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 32 SH, .154 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 6 A, 49 SH, .531 SOG% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 28 SH, .464 SOG% In 2008: 1/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, 000. SOG% In 2007: 17/14 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 8 SH, .375 SOG%Bottom line: Small midfielder who didn't anything exceptional in 2010; In 2008 suffered a season ending injury (so didn't play against Creighton on TV). One of the 3 combine players that I haven't seen in 2011. He is very small; plays defensive midfield, but doesn't really get stuck in at the position. ****************************************************************************** Sam Garza UCSB MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; GA-Combine 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 Big West Offensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Big West; 2008 2nd Team All-MPSF In 2011: 23/22 GP/GS, 8 G, 4 A, 80 SH, .242 SOG% In 2010: 21/19 GP/GS, 9 G, 6 A, 77 SH, .506 SOG% In 2009 (at Denver): 1/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008 (at Denver): 19/14 GP/GS, 4 G, 4 A, 62 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Erratic player can be very good and very bad in a single game. Powerful runner with size; Surprised that he got a GA. At the combine, played his best which is fast, powerful and working well with others. ****************************************************************************** Bryan Gaul Bradley Fwd 2011-Live: 1: 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1 Combine 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2010 1st Team All-MVC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 11 G, 4 A, 90 SH, .375 SOG% In 2010: 22/21 GP/GS, 12 G, 4 A, 45 SH, .578 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 4 A, 40 SH, .375 SOG% In 2008: 20/17 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 38 SH, .368 SOG%Bottom line: 6' 5" forward with soft feet, dribbling skill and an exceptional passer; Allows smaller players to out-jump him (timing, strength, desire). I suspect that he might be destined to move back. Originally left back before moving to forward in 2010. Red card in the 2010 MVC championship game with an ugly foot to the goalkeeper's face (foot was 5 off the ground). In this game, never got a good feel of his quickness/pace. He played better as center back, he could be someone's project. ****************************************************************************** Kevan George UCF MF 2011-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 1; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2010 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2009 2nd Team All-Conference USA; 2008 1st Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 7 A, 12 SH, .417 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 22 SH, .136 SOG% In 2009: 13/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 10 SH, .600 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 23 SH, .391 SOG%Bottom line: Physical tackler with good vision and a passer. One of the best defensive midfielders. Athletic and rangy. He had a poor combine looking tentative - not like he was at UCF. ****************************************************************************** Terry Gibbs Bloomfield MF Only PDL 2011 2nd Team D2 AA; 2011 CACC POTY; 2011 1st Team All-CACC; 2010 1st Team All-CACC In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 18 G, 7 A, 96 SH, .360 SOG% In 2010: 21/20 GP/GS, 14 G, 4 A, 71 SH, .507 SOG% In 2009: 14/13 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 53 SH, .566 SOG% In 2008: At North Georgia CollegeBottom line: One of my favorite 2011 PDL players. Ranking discounted because many teams don't cover D2 players (I really don't either). All-around player with the ability to play anywhere on the field, slighter than Wenger, but in the same ballpark. If Gibbs perseveres, he'll be successful. He's that talented. ****************************************************************************** Adam Glick FGCU GK 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; 2010 Atlantic Sun Defensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; In 2011: 12/12 GP/GS, 1.12 GAA, 14 GA, 44 S, .759 S% In 2010: No stats In 2009: Red-shirt In 2008: 17/16 GP/GS, 1.36 GAA, 23 GA, 66 S, .742 S% In 2007: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.86 GAA, 35 GA, 86 S, .711 S%Bottom line: Sturdy tall goalkeeper that doesn't make enough key saves though I saw him use his face to preserve a victory against Old Dominion in 2010. ****************************************************************************** Julian Godinez St Mary's MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-WCC; In 2011: 23/22 GP/GS, 3 G, 8 A, 62 SH, .339 SOG% In 2010: DNP In 2009 (at UC Davis): 19/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 25 SH, .440 SOG% In 2008 (at UC Davis): 18/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .300 SOG% In 2007 (at UC Davis): 18/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG%Bottom line: Not inspired by his play, but helped Saint Mary's to final 8 in 2011 with his 8 assists. Just not enough upside. ****************************************************************************** Blaine Gonsalves Tulsa Def 2010-Live:1; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-TV: 3; 2011 3rd Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 14/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 2 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .167 SOG% In 2009: 22/21 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .600 SOG% In 2008: 23/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .167 SOG%Bottom line: Need to review the tape (as time permits); Adequate defender, passer, nothing special. ****************************************************************************** Yuri Gorentzvaig   Fwd No Intl-Combine Bottom line: Youth International without a work rate. Can cross and he's technical on the ball but he doesn't play defense. ****************************************************************************** Taylor Gorman Brown MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 6 A, 28 SH, .357 SOG% In 2010: 20/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 4 A, 33 SH, .303 SOG% In 2009: 16/2 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% In 2008: 12/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Tall wide midfielder. Very good crosser. Had a good game against Princeton in 2010. ****************************************************************************** Stuart Grable UWGB MF 2010-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 19 GP, 0 G, 7 A, 22 SH, .545 SOG% In 2010: 19 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 8 SH, .250 SOG% In 2009: 21 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 17 SH, .412 SOG% In 2008: 18 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: A statue might have better movement and anticipation. Perhaps, he isn't horrible, I only saw him be terrible in 1 game. ****************************************************************************** Ryan Gracia George Mason MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 2; 2011 3rd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 15/12 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 43 SH In 2010: 13/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 29 SH In 2009: 14/13 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 46 SH In 2008: 20/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 45 SHBottom line: Outstanding touch and vision with quick feet and top speed; outstanding shot. Injury bug is the worry. Just got at european passport. He might be a late DC United Homegrown - camp invitee. ****************************************************************************** Michael Green New Mexico MF 2011-Live: 2: 2011-TV: 1; Combine 2011 2nd Team All-MPSF; 2010 Honorable Mention All-MPSF; 2009 1st Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 23 SH, .522 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 45 SH In 2009: 20/17 GP/GS, 5 G, 4 A, 40 SH In 2008: 19/8 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 29 SHBottom line: Slightly smaller than average, slightly better than average athletically. Sits back deep reading the game. Runs well. Marginal. ****************************************************************************** Justin Grider St Mary's MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011 Honorable Mention All-WCC; 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 39 SH, .436 SOG% In 2010: 15/14 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .583 SOG% In 2008: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Tall, non-talented player that works hard, but lacks enough skill. Heart may not be enough. ****************************************************************************** Garrett Gunther Stanford MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2008 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 34 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 9/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 22 SH, .318 SOG% In 2009: 17/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 25 SH, .520 SOG% In 2008: 16/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .412 SOG%Bottom line: Heart and work-rate. Very small, but turns so tightly that he can elude opponents. Quick. ****************************************************************************** Brian Gwanzura Radford MF 2011-Live: 2; In 2011: 17/16 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 35 SH, .674 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 23 SH In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 20 SH Bottom line: Rangy midfielder who looks like he can play, but doesn't understand how to tactically play. Too bad, because he has enough athleticism that he could have upside. ****************************************************************************** Andy Hackbarth Yale Def 2011-TV: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; 2008 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: DNP In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 22 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 14/14 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% In 2008: No StatsBottom line: May take a red-shirt, since he didn't play in 2011. ****************************************************************************** Jarrett Hamilton Oral Roberts Fwd 2011-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Summit; 2010 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 7 G, 6 A, 33 SH, .455 SOG% In 2010: 19/17 GP/GS, 6 G, 4 A, 59 SH, .407 SOG% In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 38 SH In 2008: 12/1 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .231 SOG%Bottom line: small, left footed with a couple of slick moves, but not near good enough to be a professional forward; ****************************************************************************** Max Hamilton Monmouth MF 2011-Live: 3; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 1st Team All-NEC; 2010 2nd Team All-NEC; 2009 2nd Team All-Northeastern; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 31 SH, .258 SOG% In 2010: 20/20/ GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 20 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 16 SH, .562 SOG% In 2008: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 21 SH, .524 SOG%Bottom line: Hard tackler and hard worker. Passing can be inconsistent or negative. 4 year starter. ****************************************************************************** Nicholas Hamilton Cal State Northridge Def 2010-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 16/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: Redshirt In 2008: 14/2 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2007: 18/3 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: No impression ****************************************************************************** Austin Harms Harvard GK 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: 14/14 GP/GS, 1.69 GAA, 23 GA, 51 S, .689 S% In 2010: 13/13 GP/GS, 1.15 GAA, 16 GA, 47 S, .746 S% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, .82 GAA, 15 GA, 61 S, .810 S% In 2008:No StatsBottom line: 4 year starter. Oddly, his game has regressed each year. Made a reflex save in 2010 against Connecticut. ****************************************************************************** Carl Haworth Niagara Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-MAAC; 2010 1st Team All-MAAC; In 2011: 17 GP, 12 G, 8 A, 61 SH, .574 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 11 G, 4 A, 60 SH, .550 SOG% In 2009: 19 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 45 SH, .422 SOG% In 2008: 19/1 GP/GS, 9 G, 4 A, 27 SH, .630 SOG%Bottom line: Finds space well and has very competent skills and speed. A little small. He'll need time to adjust in professional ranks. He might be better getting time in USL. ****************************************************************************** Matt Hedges UNC Def 2011-Live: 4; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; Combine 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 Def POTY ACC; 2011 1st Team All-ACC; 2010 AA 3rd Team CSN; 2010 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2010 Def POTY Horizon; 2010 1st Team All-Horizon; 2009 Def POTY Horizon; 2009 1st Team All-Horizon; In 2011:26/26 GP/GS, 6 G, 1 A, 23 SH, .391 SOG% In 2010 (at Butler): 20/20 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 33 SH, .545 SOG% In 2009 (at Butler): 19/19 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 26 SH, .385 SOG% In 2008: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .615 SOG%Bottom line: Best college center back. Good in the air; faster than expected. Only concerns is foot quickness 1v1 (but has good instincts) and foot skills on the ball need more development. ****************************************************************************** Cyprian Hedrick Coastal Carolina Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 2 2011 Big South Defensive POTY; 2011 1st team All-Big South; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 19 SH, .368 SOG% In 2010: 21/21 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .167 SOG% In 2009: 16/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 6 SH In 2008: at San Jancito CCBottom line: Scary technical skills - the ball at his feet could be classified as a mystery (for him). Average sized. ****************************************************************************** Parnell Hegngi OSU Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-TV: 4; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 3; Rangy attacker with a nice top-speed. In 2009 while at Saint Francis (PA), came off the bench to make several long passes on target. In 2011: 18/9 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 29 SH, .379 SOG% In 2010: 10/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .200 SOG% In 2009 (at St Francis-PA): 19/12 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 14 SH, .286 SOG% In 2008 (at St Francis-PA): No statsBottom line: Rangy midfielder who looks like he can play, but doesn't understand how to tactically play. Too bad, because he has enough athleticism that he could have upside. ****************************************************************************** Colin Helmich IPFW MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 8 G, 5 A, 45 SH, .533 SOG% In 2010: 15/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 23 SH In 2009: 19/14 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 32 SH, .344 SOG% In 2008: 17/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 27 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Controlling the attack with confidence on the ball. Started wide and drifted more centrally early where he did not depart for the rest of the game. Generally good on set pieces. Not a bad player; didn't do much in 2011 pre-season. ****************************************************************************** Joel Helmick Longwood GK 2010-Live: 2; 2011 1st All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; In 2011: 20/19 GP/GS, .920 GAA, 19 GA, 72 S, .791 S% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 1.56 GAA, 29 GA, 78 S, .729 S% In 2009: 19/18 GP/GS, 1.73 GAA, 31 GA, 54 S, .635 S% In 2008: 17/16 GP/GS, 1.39 GAA, 23 GA, 69 S, .750 S%Bottom line: Dreadful goalkeeper who allowed goals off his hands (see Towson 2010). Better 2011. ****************************************************************************** Winston Henderson Oakland MF 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 3; 2010 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: 14/9 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 15 SH, .267 SOG% In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG% In 2008: 20/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Came off the bench, but doesn't make crisp runs; did get behind in 2nd half, but couldn't elude the goal keeper ; Very fast gets forward - the Oakland player that impressed me the most against Butler in 2010. ****************************************************************************** Ian Hendrie Mount St Mary's MF 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-NEC; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 7 A, 36 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH In 2009: 14/11 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 18 SH In 2008: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 7 SHBottom line: Physical tackler with some skill (but not a lot) ****************************************************************************** Aaron Henkle Evansville Def 2010-TV: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MVC; 2010 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 17 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 6 SH, .833 SOG% In 2009: 21/21 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 10 SH In 2008: At AkronBottom line: average speed goes forward and can pass of the dribble; The closest that he'll get to MLS is playing next to former Akron teammates Kofi Sarkodie and Blair Gavin. As a freshman, his only soccer skill was kicking the ball up the field, aimlessly. ****************************************************************************** Colin Henry Boston University Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 2 2010 1st Team All America-East; 2009 2nd Team All American East; In 2011: 9/8 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 4 SH In 2008: 21/21 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SHBottom line: Need to review the tape; Henry suffered a season-ending injury and didn't play against Brown in 2011. ****************************************************************************** Andrew Henshaw Massachusetts Def 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3 2009 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 18/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .111 SOG% In 2010: 16 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG% In 2008: 18 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .250 SOG%Bottom line: Physical, tall but lacking sufficient talent ****************************************************************************** Christian Hernandez UC Irvine MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1 2011 1st Team All-Big West; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 7 G, 10 A, 64 SH In 2010: 20/6 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 23 SH In 2009 & 2008: Attended Taft CollegeBottom line: Talented, but will need to continue to develop before being a viable MLS player. I think he has the ability but it may take a few years. ****************************************************************************** Doug Herrick St Mary's GK 2011-Live: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-WCC; 2010 2nd All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, .91 GAA, 22 GA, 88 S, .800 S% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 1.07 GAA, 19 GA, 81 S, .810 S% In 2009: 1/1 GP/GS, 3.00 GAA, 3 GA, 1 S, .250 S%Bottom line: Much more impressed after the second viewing, keeping Saint Mary's in the game against eventual national champion, North Carolina. Tall, good shot blocker, only concern is continued development and consistent distribution. ****************************************************************************** Payton Hickey SMU MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-TV 2; 2009 2nd Team All-Conference USA In 2011: 21/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 20/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 10 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 16/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 9 A, 18 SH, .111 SOG% In 2008: 18/5 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .250 SOG%Bottom line: Just, say no. ****************************************************************************** Mitch Hildebrandt Oakland GK 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-Summit; 2010 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: 13/13 GP/GS, 1.10 GAA, 14 GA, 56 S, .800 S% In 2010: 21/20 GP/GS, 1.24 GAA, 27 GA, 94 S, .777 S% In 2009: 17/17 GP/GS, .73 GAA, 13 GA, 94 S, .879 S% In 2008: 2/1 GP/GS, .54 GAA, 1 GA, 5 S, .833 S%Bottom line: Consistent tidy goalkeeper. Last watched him cruise through a 2011 PDL match against River City; Solid in 2010 against Butler. In the spring of 2008, Hildebrandt was lit up for 3 goals against Towson. He has a chance to be a professional though he will need to pay some dues.; In 2011 Summit semi-final, could have done better on the goal, didn't re-act quickly enough on long shot that got over his head while he sat on the 6 yard box. Didn't care for his punching in traffic. Slow to the ball. Good distribution ****************************************************************************** Brad Hilton New Hampshire MF 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All America-East; 2010 2nd Team All America-East; 2009 2nd Team All American East; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 6 A, 29 SH, .143 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 37 SH In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 15 SH In 2008: 18/10 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 15 SHBottom line: Serves beautiful free kicks; but doesn't aid in building attacks from his defensive midfield. ****************************************************************************** Walter Hines St John's MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 4; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 6 G, 1 A, 41 SH, .431 SOG% In 2010: 17/10 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 19 SH, .316 SOG% In 2009: 21/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 28 SH, .536 SOG% In 2008: 21/1 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG% Bottom line: Slight, electric player who the more that I saw him, the better that I like him. Very similar game to Evan James (Charlotte) and Stephen Knox (Boston U). ****************************************************************************** Chandler Hoffman UCLA Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; GA-Combine 2011 AA 3rd Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; In 2011: 24/24 GP/GS, 18 G, 6 A, 53 SH, .453 SOG% In 2010: 11/6 GP/GS, 6 G, 1 A, 28 SH, .571 SOG% In 2009: 19/15 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 25 SH, .520 SOG%Bottom line: Goal scorer; however, in the 2 games that I watched in 2011, he didn't do enough; occasional link-up, but nothing dangerous; Started 2010 recovering from a broken leg. I wouldn't have offered Chandler a GA. Good passer. Hides. ****************************************************************************** Luke Holmes Akron MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; Combine 2011 1st Team All-MAC; In 2011: 16/11 GP/GS, 5 G, 8 A, 40 SH, .208 SOG% In 2010: At Notre Dame College (NAIA)Bottom line: Tight dribbler and passer. While he was the NAIA player of the year in 2010, I see him more as a complementary player, but serviceable in MLS. ****************************************************************************** Brian Holt Creighton GK 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 3; 2007-TV: 2; 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 MVC GK POTY; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2010 2nd Team All-MVC; 2009 2nd Team All-MVC; 2008 Honorable Mention All-MVC In 2011: 24/24 GP/GS, .210 GAA, 5 GA, 60 S, .923 S% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1.06 GAA, 22 GA, 49 S, .690 S% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, .77 GAA, 13 GA, 37 S, .740 S% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, .51 GAA, 10 GA, 49 S, .831 S%Bottom line: Looking at his stats, he's a can't miss prospect. His worst year was surrendering just over 1 goal per game in 2010. He has lightning quick reflexes and he positions himself well to stop most shots. But, he's so small he has trouble with high balls. Before a match, I watched assistant coach Johnny Torres pick the upper part of the goal like Holt wasn't there. I wish Holt well, but I can't recommend him. ****************************************************************************** Antoine Hoppenot Princeton Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 1; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Ivy; 2010 AA 3rd Team CSN; 2010 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2010 Ivy POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Ivy; 2009 1st Team All-Ivy; 2008 2nd Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 4 G, 6 A, 35 SH, .514 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 9 G, 5 A, 52 SH, .462 SOG% In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 10 G, 2 A, 44 SH, .477 SOG% In 2008: 17/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 45 SH, .400 SOG%Bottom line: My how the mighty have fallen. I've been a Hoppenot fan since he was a freshman battling against Ryan Kinne at Monmouth. He's talented - but he has stopped working hard, almost like he's petulantly refusing to play right midfielder. He wasn't going to be a MLS forward, now unless he has an attitude adjustment, I think that he'll be out of soccer. The combine may be more important for him than just about any other player. He picked up his game for the first two games. However, he showed that he doesn't consider defense as a requiement. ****************************************************************************** Tobias Hottner Jacksonville Def 2011-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 11 SH In 2010: 19 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG% In 2009: 15 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH In 2008 (at Virginia Tech): 19/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 12 SHBottom line: I've seen him play 4 times and I've not noticed him. His forte may be invisibility. ****************************************************************************** Lassi Hurskainen UNC Asheville GK 2011-Live: 1; 2011 2nd team All-Big South; 2010 2nd team All-Big South; In 2011: 19/18 GP/GS, 1.70 GAA, 34 GA, 127 S, .789 S% In 2010: 18/15 GP/GS, 1.67 GAA, 31 GA, 96 S, .756 S% In 2009: 18/15 GP/GS, 1.61 GAA, 29 GA, 108 S, .788 S% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.20 GAA, 24 GA, 77 S, .762 S%Bottom line: One of my most memorable players at the 2011 Big South tournament. I have high hopes for him. Hopefully, he'll continue to work hard and gets a break. ****************************************************************************** Jacob Hustedt Washington MF 2011-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2010 2nd Team All-Big West; 2009 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 18/17 GP/GS, 6 G, 5 A, 59 SH, .424 SOG% In 2010: 14/12 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 18 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 26 SH, 346. SOG% In 2008: 23/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 17 SH, .294 SOG%Bottom line: Singularly, the player worth my Southern California trip. Quick feet, a nose for the goal and the skill to be a professional. Hustedt could be a solid MLS player - possibly moving back to right midfield or even right back. Superior work rate. My sleeper of the draft. ****************************************************************************** Miguel Ibarra UC Irvine MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1 Combine 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 Big West Offensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 1st Team All-Big West; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 9 G, 8 A, 62 SH In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 10 A, 38 SH In 2009 & 2008: Attended Taft CollegeBottom line: Jaw-dropping quickness with brilliant ball control and decisive passes. Reminds me of Andy Najar. He needs to attack defenders. ****************************************************************************** Waid Ibrahim UCSB Fwd 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Big West; In 2011: 7/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .667 SOG% In 2010: 6/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 2 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2009: 23/14 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 27 SH, .593 SOG% In 2008: At Santa Barbera City CollegeBottom line: Part-time player at UCSB ****************************************************************************** Patrick Innes James Madison Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1 2011 2nd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 13 G, 3 A, 61 SH, .508 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 46 SH In 2009: 16/6 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 13 SH In 2008: 8/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SHBottom line: Had a career year at James Madison, but he doesn't have MLS forward skills - or midfield, defense, etc. ****************************************************************************** Predrag Ivanovic Jacksonville MF 2011-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic Sun; In 2011: 18/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 30 SH In 2010: 19 GP, 0 G, 7 A, 30 SH, .533 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: Played for U of Charleston (D2)Bottom line: Smart ball handler with superior vision and the passing skill to complete his attempts. In PDL, was effective at midfield and at right back. Uses timing and strength to win high balls over much taller opponents. ****************************************************************************** Arthur Ivo SMU MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-TV 2; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2010 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2010 Conference USA Offensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 20/18 GP/GS, 10 G, 10 A, 79 SH, .286 SOG% In 2010: 20/6 GP/GS, 10 G, 5 A, 71 SH, .357 SOG% In 2009: 13/6 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 35 SH, .100 SOG% In 2008: 18/8 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 33 SH, .231 SOG%Bottom line: Left footed withdrawn forward with top-notch set piece service. He is a superlative passer while on the run with a solid work rate. I don't see where he's going to play in MLS. ****************************************************************************** Steve Jakubowski Long Island MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-NEC; 2010 1st Team All-NEC; In 2011: 18 GP, 4 G, 3 A, 36 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 18 GP, 4 G, 6 A, 33 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 6 G, 4 A, 38 SH, .474 SOG% In 2008: 18 GP, 6 G, 0 A, 28 SH, .750 SOG%Bottom line: Beefy wide midfielder who lacks appropriate technical skills. ****************************************************************************** Evan James Charlotte MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 6; 2008-Live: 2 Combine 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic 10; 2009 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 25/23 GP/GS, 5 G, 7 A, 41 SH In 2010: 19/10 GP/GS, 4 G, 4 A, 49 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 7 G, 5 A, 59 SH In 2008: 19/11 GP/GS, 6 G, 3 A, 29 SHBottom line: Has gotten better in the past year, but still disappears for large portions of a match. His speed and quickness is not in question, his ability to play the game and assist in the attack is questionable. Big combine - I wouldn't want him on my team. ****************************************************************************** Adam Janssen Long Island GK 2011-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-NEC; In 2011: 16 GP, 1.83 GAA, 30 GA, 85 S, .739 S% In 2010: 15 GP, 1.51 GAA, 22 GA, 73 S, .768 S% In 2009: 15 GP, 1.66 GAA, 25 GA, 71 S, .740 S% In 2008: 16 GP, 1.52 GAA, 23 GA, 53 S, .697 S%Bottom line: Not very good ****************************************************************************** Andrew Jean-Baptiste Connecticut Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 3; GA-Combine 2011 Big East Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big East;2010 All-Big East Freshman Team; In 2011: 25/25 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 20 SH, .350 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .300 SOG%Bottom line: Has the body of a MLS center back; his feet can be handicap - turnovers in the back leading to goals. Most concerning is after a mistake not showing urgency to recover. ****************************************************************************** Kooten Johnson Western Illinois Def 2011-TV: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 18 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .429 SOG% In 2010: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 15 SH, .357 SOG% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .077 SOG% In 2008: 12/8 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Tall left centerback; steps into passing lanes; panicked surrendering corner kick rathering than clearin gup the field ****************************************************************************** Shane Johnson Longwood Def 2010-Live: 2; 2011 1st All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .714 SOG% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 19/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG%Bottom line: Left back on a team that played weak defense including a play where Johnson ambivalently tracked down a ball in his defensive third - pass. ****************************************************************************** Greg Jordan Creighton MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 3; Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2010 1st Team All-MVC; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 26 SH, .346 SOG% In 2010:19 19/ GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 26 SH, .462 SOG% In 2009: 2/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 18/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Smart player; one of the best defensive midfielders. At times, he plays too negatively (relying on maintaining possession). I like his sure tackling ability. He could be a very good player in MLS. ****************************************************************************** Luke Joyner Bucknell MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Patriot; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 46 SH, .413 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 31 SH, .452 SOG% In 2009: 22/5 GP/GS, 3 G, 6 A, 19 SH, .368 SOG% In 2008: 19/11 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 24 SH, .375 SOG%Bottom line: Tall target player running out of the midfield. Too slow on addressing the ball - almost like he's studying it. ****************************************************************************** Artur Jozkowicz Loyola-Marymount Fwd No 2011 1st Team All-WCC; 2010 2nd Team All-WCC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 31 SH, .484 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 7 G, 4 A, 32 SH In 2009: 21/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 18 SH In 2008: 19/11 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 21 SHBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Hunter Jumper UVA Def 2011-Live: 6; 2011-TV: 3;2010-Live: 6; 2009-Live: 8; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 1; Combine In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 18 SH, .278 SOG% In 2009: 24/24 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 15 SH In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 16 SH, .500 SOG% Bottom line: Powerful left foot with enigmatic speed. I like him better as a defensive midfielder, anticipating the play well. Can be a nightmare marking 1v1 at left back. ****************************************************************************** Jordan Kaldec Drake GK 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MVC; 2010 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 1.35 GAA, 21 GA, 74 S, .779 S% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.32 GAA, 24 GA, 98 S, .803 S% In 2009: 7/4 GP/GS, 1.53 GAA, 8 GA, 21 S, .724 S% In 2008: 2/1 GP/GS, 1.11 GAA, 2 GA, 8 S, .800 S%Bottom line: Adequate college goalkeeper, positioned well and steady hands, but not unspectacular athlete ****************************************************************************** Ian Kalis SMU Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live 4; 2009 3rd Team All-Conference USA In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 10 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 13/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008 (at Duke): 18/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .364 SOG%Bottom line: Not note-worthy even against his former Duke team early in 2011. ****************************************************************************** Ibrahim Kamara Rutgers Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 3rd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 21/20 GP/GS, 5 G, 4 A, 55 SH In 2010: In 2010: No Stats In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 7 G, 2 A, 59 SH, .441 SOG% In 2008: 17/8 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .588 SOG%Bottom line: Quick, but lacks satisfactory ball control ****************************************************************************** Alec Kann Furman GK 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Southern; 2010 2nd Team All-Southern; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, .87 GAA, 20 GA, 65 S, .765 S% In 2010: 21 GP, .79 GAA, 17 GA, 57 S, .770 S% In 2009: 12/12 GP/GS, 1.48 GAA, 18 GA, 35 S, .660 S% In 2008: 11/9 GP/GS, 1.33 GAA, 14 GA, 41 S, .745 S%Bottom line: Big goalkeeper, but he fumbles the ball after stopping initial shots. Might be worth a look, since his stats have gotten better after a rough first 2 years. ****************************************************************************** Darko Karamatic Jacksonville MF 2011-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1 In 2011: 18/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 37 SH In 2010: 19 GP, 6 G, 6 A, 52 SH, .519 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: Played for U of Charleston (D2) Bottom line: Laser of a shot but isn't a productive goal scorer. ****************************************************************************** Ryan Kawulok Portland Def 2011-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2011 WCC Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-WCC; 2010 1st Team All-WCC; 2009 2nd Team All-WCC; 2008 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 17 SH, .412 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 19 SH, .579 SOG% In 2009: 23/23 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 15 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Tall, battler in the air. Lacks pace and tight passing skills; didn't show much in 2009 in 2 NCAA games. ****************************************************************************** Tyler Keever IUPUI GK 2008-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.25 GAA, 23 GA, 76 S, .768 S% In 2010: 14/13 GP/GS, 1.33 GAA, 17 GA, 53 S, .757 S% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 1.24 GAA, 21 GA, 91 S, .812 S% In 2008: 13/12 GP/GS, 1.26 GAA, 15 GA, 50 S, .769 S%Bottom line: As a freshman, didn't cover the near post against Oakland for the first of many goals that day. ****************************************************************************** Hunter Kennedy Drake Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011:18 18/ GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 21 SH, .524 SOG% In 2010: 18/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 16 SH, .312 SOG% In 2009: 25/15 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 20 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 19/13 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 30 SH, .385 SOG%Bottom line: Need to review the tape - 2009; In 2011, Kennedy didn't play - if I recall, he may have been attending a family emergency; in 2010, he came off the bench - no comments; In 2009 at North Carolina, no notes. Tape is going to be important. ****************************************************************************** Mike Kennedy Northeastern MF 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 3rd Team All-CAA; 2010 2nd Team All-CAA; 2009 3rd Team All-CAA; 2008 3rd Team All-CAA In 2011: 16 GP, 5 G, 3 A, 56 SH, .411 SOG% In 2010: 17 GP, 7 G, 2 A, 55 SH, .491 SOG% In 2009: 19 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 46 SH, .370 SOG% In 2008: 21 GP, 5 G, 3 A, 56 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: His work rate was disgusting to watch in 2011 against Delaware. In 2008 in the CAA final, Kennedy didn't get service, but he didn't work to get to the ball either. I'm skeptical that he has enough desire (or heart) to be successful. Talent is not going to be enough. ****************************************************************************** David Key Massachusetts Def 2010-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 23 SH, .348 SOG% In 2010: 18 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009: 16 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Right back who didn't show in the 2 games that he started in 2010. ****************************************************************************** James Kiffe UCSB Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; Combine 2011 Big West Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; In 2011: 22/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 6 A, 30 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 20/12 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 16 SH, .562 SOG% In 2009: 3/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: At Santa Barbera City CollegeBottom line: One of the best senior left backs. Has a cultured foot that can deliver accurate crosses and terrific on set pieces. Questionable 1v1 defender; tolerable combine. ****************************************************************************** Austen King Elon Def 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2010 1st Team All-Southern; In 2011: 21/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .235 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 11 SH, .450 SOG% In 2009: 13/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 5/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Center back - but didn't make any noticeable plays in the games that I've watched him ****************************************************************************** Brendan King Notre Dame MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 2; Combine In 2011: 18/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 34 SH, .471 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 3 G, 6 A, 58 SH, .328 SOG% In 2009: 22/9 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 9 SH, .417 SOG% In 2008: 21/0 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 15 SH, .200 SOG% Bottom line: No impression after watching him play countless times. Big combine showed better than I've seen. ****************************************************************************** Darnell King Florida Atlantic Fwd No 2010 2nd Team All-MAC; In 2011: 12/12 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 31 SH, .387 SOG% In 2010: 16 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 36 SH, .389 SOG% In 2009: 15 GP, 6 G, 3 A, 30 SH, .433 SOG% In 2008: 19 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 17 SH, .412 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Matt Kirby Denver MF 2011-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2010 Honorable Mention All-MPSF; In 2011: 18 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 20 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG% In 2009: 19 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 9 SH, .556 SOG% In 2008: 17 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: In 3 matches, Kirby hasn't started or played with any comments ****************************************************************************** Kevin Klasila Santa Clara GK 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 14 GP, .850 GAA, 13 GA, 29 S, .853 S% In 2010: 21/21 GP/GS, 1.18 GAA, 26 GA, 66 S, .717 S% In 2009: Redshirt In 2008: 13/12 GP/GS, 1.28 GAA, 17 GA, 36 S, .679 S% In 2007: No StatsBottom line: Poor hands, opened the game by surrendering the first goal against Saint Mary's in 2011 ****************************************************************************** Greg Klazura Notre Dame Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 3; N54 In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .583 SOG% In 2009: 6/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: DNP In 2007: DNP Bottom line: Adequate in the air and as a college defender, doubtful that he's sufficient at the next level. ****************************************************************************** Bryant Knibbs Rutgers MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 28 SH In 2010: In 2010: No Stats In 2009: 19/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 23 SH, .174 SOG% In 2008: 16/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .462 SOG% Bottom line: Satisfactory on the ball and above average finding space in the box, but incapable of consistently putting the ball in the net. Had numerous chances against Connecticut in 2011, but was not up to the task. ****************************************************************************** Stephen Knox Boston University MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 2 2011 1st Team All America-East; 2010 1st Team All America-East; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 43 SH, .581 SOG% In 2010: 16/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 6 A, 36 SH In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 22 SH In 2008: 18/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 31 SHBottom line: Fast with good crossing ability. A clone of Hines (Saint John's) and James (Charlotte). ****************************************************************************** Dan Korenyi La Salle Def 2011-Live:1; 2010-Live:1; 2008-Live: 1 2010 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 29 SH, .276 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 25 SH, .280 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .273 SOG%Bottom line: Good in the air, big left back, but lacking sufficient ball skills and quickness ****************************************************************************** Tad Kreamalmeyer Evansville MF 2010-TV: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2010 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 15 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 25 SH, .560 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 38 SH, .342 SOG% In 2009: 21/20 GP/GS, 6 G, 4 A, 33 SH In 2008: 18/10 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 20 SH, .450 SOG%Bottom line: Scrappy 2 way midfielder strong enough to hold off bigger defenders ****************************************************************************** Tyler Krumpe Loyola-Marymount Def No 2011 2nd Team All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG% In 2010: 20/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 0 SH In 2009: 21/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 13 SH In 2008: 19/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 4 SHBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Matt Kuhn Drake MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2009 2nd Team All-MVC; 2008 1st Team All-MVC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 11 G, 4 A, 44 SH, .455 SOG% In 2010: Redshirt In 2009: 25/25 GP/GS, 5 G, 7 A, 37 SH, .486 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 3 G, 6 A, 26 SH, .385 SOG% In 2007: 19/19 GP/GS, 6 G, 6 A, 24 SH, .625 SOG%Bottom line: Intriguing player with exceptional skill and quickness. A smart player who understands the game and how to play it. While the centerpiece of the Drake team, more likely to play left back (or possibly left midfielder) in the pros. My only concern is he suffered a season-ending injury in the summer of 2011 playing in the PDL and he's still not fully recovered which impacts his fitness. Kuhn could be a MLS fixture if healthy. As a supplementary pick, he'd be Low Risk; High Reward. ****************************************************************************** Oliver Kupe Northwestern Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-TV: 4; 2011 1st Team All-Big 10; 2010 2nd Team All-Big 10; In 2011: 19/12 GP/GS, 8 G, 1 A, 36 SH, .528 SOG% In 2010: 18/12 GP/GS, 10 G, 1 A, 39 SH, .513 SOG% In 2009: 19/14 GP/GS, 2 G, 7 A, 23 SH, .565 SOG% In 2008: 18/0 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 5 SH, .400 SOG%Bottom line: Fast, tall, strong and dangerous running at defenders able to hit rocket shots from top speed. While strong and tall, hasn't learned how to defend his space to win more balls in the air. Additionally, he needs to develop a stronger target position to hold the ball to be a more versatile forward. Enormous potential. ****************************************************************************** Connor Lade St. John's Def 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 4; Homegrown 2011 2nd Team All-Big East; 2010 3rd Team All-Big East Team;Bottom line: Signed Home Grown Contract ****************************************************************************** Matt Lampson OSU GK 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-TV: 4; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; Homegrown 2011 2nd Team All-Big 10; 2010 1st Team All-Big 10; 2009 2nd Team All-Big10;Bottom line: Signed Home Grown Contract ****************************************************************************** Jimmy Lannon Cornell MF No 2011 2nd Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 7 A, 15 SH, .200 SOG% In 2010: 17/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 17 SH, .235 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 4 SH In 2008: 12 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Daniel Larenius Adelphi Def 2011-TV: 1;2010-Live: 2; 2011 1st All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; 2010 1st All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; 2009 1st Team All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .778 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 18/10 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SHBottom line: Heart of Adelphi defense; calm on the ball and critical for stopping Princeton in 2010. When Larenius left the game injured, goals started flowing in - coincidence? ****************************************************************************** Alex Lee Maryland Def 2011-Live: 9; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 10; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 9; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 13; 2008-TV: 6 In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 23/23 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 11/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2008: 13/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% Bottom line: Key to the Maryland defense which became apparent with his absence late in his senior year. Small for a center back (but I said the same about De La Garza) but he's a good athlete and smart and tough. Was invited to the combine but had to decline because of a slight injury to be prepared for training camp. ****************************************************************************** Mariano Leo Western Illinois MF 2011-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Summit; 2010 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 17 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 15 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 25 SH, .200 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: At Garden City CCBottom line: Pretty good in traffic with the ball. Quick feet; brilliant strike from 27 yards in Summit semifinal - with no one stepping up to stop the shot ****************************************************************************** Jonathan Lester SJ State GK 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.26 GAA, 25 GA, 105 S, .808 S% In 2010: 15/15 GP/GS, 1.01 GAA, 16 GA, 72 S, .818 S% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.10 GAA, 20 GA, 48 S, .706 S% In 2008 (at SMU): 1 GP, 0.00 GAA, 0 GA, 0 S, .000 S%Bottom line: Mediocre college goalkeeper who didn't cleanly handle a shot that led to a goal against Bakersfield. ****************************************************************************** Jake Levin Penn Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 4; 2011 2nd Team All-Ivy; 2010 2nd Team All-Ivy; 2009 2nd Team All-Ivy; 2008 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: 15/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG% In 2010: 15/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: No StatsBottom line: Imposing center back with good defensive anticipation, strong in the air. Has potential to develop into a reliable MLS center back. ****************************************************************************** Yannick Lewis Vermont MF No 2011 1st Team All America-East; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 24 SH, .375 SOG% In 2010: 19 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 15 SH In 2009: 14 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 9 SH In 2008: 20 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 10 SHBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Felipe Libreros UVA MF 2011-Live: 6; 2011-TV: 3;2010-Live: 6; 2009-Live: 8; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 1; In 2011: 21/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 23 SH, .174 SOG% In 2010: 20/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .231 SOG% In 2009: 14 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 8 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Adequate on the ball; doesn't move appreciably well; doesn't display sufficient creativity or work-rate. ****************************************************************************** Joe Losier Vermont MF No 2011 2nd Team All America-East; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 25 SH, .560 SOG% In 2010: DNP In 2009: 10 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH In 2008: 4 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SHBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Dan Louisignau UMBC GK 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 4; 2010-Live: 4; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 5; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 3; 2011 1st Team All America-East; 2010 2nd Team All America-East; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.27 GAA, 23 GA, 89 S, .795 S% In 2010: 15/13 GP/GS, .870 GAA, 13 GA, 71 S In 2008 (at UVA): 5/5 GP/GS, 2.11 GAA, 11 GA, 17 S In 2007 (at UVA): 7/6 GP/GS, 1.03 GAA, 7 GA, 13 SBottom line: After struggling with Virginia transferred to UMBC, played well his senior year, but makes many mistakes (punching, coming out) that I worry that he won't be consistent as a pro. ****************************************************************************** Ayokunle Lumpkin Georgia State MF 2011-Live: 1; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 34 SH, .529 SOG% In 2010: 15/15 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .471 SOG% In 2009: 15/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008: 18/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 30 SH Bottom line: Lacks skills, but the small player is quite quick getting forward ****************************************************************************** Keith Mach Bradley MF 2011-Live: 1: 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1 2011 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 21/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 28 SH, .321 SOG% In 2010: 21/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 17 SH, .529 SOG% In 2009: 16/3 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .455 SOG% In 2008: 18/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: Competent ball handler, but unable to produce sufficiently; slight frame; better defender than attacker; ****************************************************************************** Greg Macnamara Davidson Def 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Southern; 2010 2nd Team All-Southern; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .600 SOG% In 2010: 19 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 16 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% In 2008: 19 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG%Bottom line: Need to review the tape; good recovery speed; ****************************************************************************** Joey Madigan Fort Lewis MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-RMAC; In 2011: 25/25 GP/GS, 7 G, 8 A, 46 SH, .413 SOG% In 2010: 19/12 GP/GS, 4 G, 5 A, 24 SH In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% In 2008: 16/10 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 20 SHBottom line: Lit up the D2 semifinals with his quickness, slick dribbling and accurate crosses. ****************************************************************************** Zach Mahon Longwood Fwd 2010-Live: 2; 2011 1st All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; In 2011: 20/19 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 30 SH, .367 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 18 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 18/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .364 SOG% In 2008: 18/9 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .583 SOG%Bottom line: Didn't do much in 2 games in 2010; ****************************************************************************** Matt Makowski American GK 2011-Live: 4; 1; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2010 2nd Team All-Patriot; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 1.46 GAA, 25 GA, 73 S, .745 S% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 1.08 GAA, 19 GA, 77 S, .802 S% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.12 GAA, 21 GA, 71 S, .772 S% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.16 GAA, 22 GA, 69 S, .758 S%Bottom line: Goalkeeper body, but doesn't play clean games. After watching and waiting and waiting and waiting, Makowski just never got good enough. He could develop, but I just can't wait any longer. ****************************************************************************** Calum Mallace Marquette MF 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; Combine 2011 Big East Midfield POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big East;2010 2nd Team All-Big East Team; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 6 A, 51 SH, .353 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 6 G, 6 A, 71 SH, .366 SOG% In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 50 SH, .480 SOG% In 2008: 17/12 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 25 SH, .240 SOG%Bottom line: Tremendous work-rate; smart player with vision and solid on the ball; quick feet on defense. Runs like Geoff Cameron. Fine in the air. Showcased at the combine. ****************************************************************************** Jherrett Maroney Hartwick Def No 2011 2nd Team All-MAC; In 2011: 15/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .636 SOG% In 2010: 11/3 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .714 SOG% In 2009: 16/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH In 2008: At Stony BrookBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Enzo Martinez UNC MF 2011-Live: 4; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2009-TV: 2; GA-Combine 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-ACC; 2010 AA 3rd Team NSCAA; 2010 2nd Team All-ACC; In 2011: 26/25 GP/GS, 9 G, 11 A, 89 SH, .237 SOG% In 2010: 24/22 GP/GS, 10 G, 5 A, 70 SH, .345 SOG% In 2009: 22/6 GP/GS, 3 G, 4 A, 40 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: A model or inconsistency. In the last game, I came away impressed after not having such prior opinions. In this match, he'd make a sensational play followed by a horrific give-away. Not every play needs to be a highlight pass. Make the simple passes, the super when needed. But Martinez needs to prize possession more dearly. Serious potential to be a good player with exceptional quickness; Concerns about his ability to get around the field. His quick feet enable him to make timely tackles in consort with his strong technical defensive ability. ****************************************************************************** Raphael Martinez IPFW Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2009 1st Team All-Summit; 2008 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: DNP-Injured In 2010: Redshirt In 2009: 19/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 40 SH, .475 SOG% In 2008: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 15 SH, .333 SOG% In 2007 (at UW-Milwaukee): 9/8 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Has not played 2 years; ****************************************************************************** Eric Masch Santa Clara Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-WCC; 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 13 GP, 4 G, 0 A, 15 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 20/0 GP/GS, 5 G, 0 A, 20 SH In 2009: 20/8 GP/GS, 5 G, 0 A, 20 SH In 2008: 12/2 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 12 SHBottom line: Did not start in 2011 and no comments; no comments in 2008 ****************************************************************************** Darren Mattocks Akron Fwd 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-TV: 4; 2010-TV: 4; GA-Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 MAC POTY; 2011 1st Team All-MAC; 2010 1st Team All-MAC; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 21 G, 4 A, 101 SH, .368 SOG% In 2010: 25/4 GP/GS, 18 G, 5 A, 93 SH, .441 SOG%Bottom line: Tenacious ball handler with electrifying speed; likes to get the ball passed through for him to run onto. Can dribble in tight spaces. Not surprised by the GA offer; either going to be first or second player selected in 2012 MLS draft. ****************************************************************************** Aaron Maund Notre Dame Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 2; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Big East; 2010 2nd Team All-Big East; 2009 3rd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .538 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% In 2008: 21/21 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: tall, strong defender 1v1 and in the air, but a disaster on the ball. He had a sensational combine, not making many mistakes. ****************************************************************************** Mike Mazzullo Columbia MF 2011-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-Ivy; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 12 SH, .250 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 22 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 13 SH In 2008: 17/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Tall, rangy defensive midfielder, better on the defensive side of the ball and less so transitioning to offensive ****************************************************************************** Jason McCabe USC Update GK No 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic Sun; In 2011: 14/14 GP/GS, 1.17 GAA, 17 GA, 84 S, .832 S% In 2010: 15/15 GP/GS, 1.83 GAA, 28 GA, 64 S, .696 S% In 2009: DNP In 2008: 1/0 GP/GS, 5.13 GAA, 3 GA, 5 S, .571 S%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Casey McCool Washington MF 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; In 2011: 18/14 GP/GS, 5 G, 0 A, 23 SH, .304 SOG% In 2010: 17/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 9/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 9 SH In 2008: 18 GP, 1 G,1 A, 18 SH, .333 SOG% Bottom line: Interesting player who is enormous. Has the speed to play defensive midfield in college, but I suspect that he'll man a center back position. He needs to be sharper on the ball ****************************************************************************** Jack McCormack Loyola-Marymount GK No 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 13/13 GP/GS, 1.54 GAA, 18 GA, 55 S, .753 S% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.01 GAA, 18 GA, 62 S In 2009: 6/6 GP/GS, 1.50 GAA, 9 GA, 23 S In 2008: 6/6 GP/GS, 2.54 GAA, 13 GA, 14 SBottom line: Have not seen; don't care for his stats ****************************************************************************** Logan McDaniel Loyola-Marymount MF No 2011 Honorable Mention All-WCC; 2010 Honorable Mention All-WCC; 2009 2nd Team All-WCC; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 5 A, 12 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 17/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 5 A, 10 SH In 2009: 21/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 5 A, 36 SH In 2008: 20/10 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 22 SHBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Drew McKinney UNC MF 2011-Live: 4; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; In 2011: 16/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000SOG% In 2010: 24/24 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: Redshirt In 2007: Redshirt Bottom line: Hard to discount a 4 year ACC player, struggled with injuries early in his career and fought them in his senior year coming off the bench for much of 2011. ****************************************************************************** Patrick McLain Cal Poly GK 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; 2010 2nd Team All-Big West; 2009 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 17 GP, .920 GAA, 16 GA, 47 S, .746 S% In 2010: 13/13 GP/GS, 1.04 GAA, 14 GA, 71 S, .835 S% In 2009: 15/14 GP/GS, 1.06 GAA, 15 GA, 73 S, .830 S% In 2008: Redshirt In 2007: 1/1 GP/GS, 1.00 GAA, 1 GA, 3 S, .750 S%Bottom line: One of the many potential professional senior goalkeepers. Sturdy-sized goal keeper with solid instincts. Defending crosses is a concern. Looked good on tape in 2009 PDL. Watched him on tape in 2010 and 2011, steady shot blocking - only 1 egregious mistake. Pro potential. ****************************************************************************** Kyle McTurk Stony Brook Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All America-East; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH In 2009: 20/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH In 2008: 11/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SHBottom line: Nothing special; moved to right back after playing center back in previous years; ****************************************************************************** Ryan Meara Fordham GK 2011-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 1; Combine 2011 Atlantic 10 Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic 10; 2009 1st Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 18 GP, .650 GAA, 12 GA, 75 S, .862 S% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, .810 GAA, 15 GA, 63 S, .808 S% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.02 GAA, 20 GA, 65 S, .765 S% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, .97 GAA, 19 GA, 67 S, .779 S%Bottom line: Best senior goal keeper in the nation; I've seen Meara play live 4 times in 2011; nothing that I've seen has changed my mind one iota on this statement. ****************************************************************************** Rob Medarios Brown MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Ivy; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .250 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .067 SOG% In 2008: 13/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Small fiery player; who was suspended for the Brown-Boston U match in 2011; smart tackle to stop an attack against Princeton in 2010 led to a free kick goal; One of the 3 primary attackers for Brown in 2010; ****************************************************************************** Neal Melchionni Lehigh MF 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-Patriot; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 34 SH, .471 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 18 SH, .444 SOG% In 2009: 17/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 21 SH, .286 SOG% In 2008: 17/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 12 SH, .417 SOG%Bottom line: 4 year starter, right back as a freshman, left midfield by his sophomore year; lacks composure/confidence on the ball when pressured ****************************************************************************** Heath Melugin Missouri St Fwd 2011-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2010 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 19/17 GP/GS, 6 G, 5 A, 39 SH, .513 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 7 G, 1 A, 48 SH, .458 SOG% In 2009: 19/18 GP/GS, 6 G, 1 A, 31 SH, .419 SOG% In 2008: 22/15 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 25 SH, .400 SOG%Bottom line: Ineffective against organized Creighton defense; ****************************************************************************** Richie Menjivar CS-Bakersfield MF 2011-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-MPSF; 2009 2nd Team All-MVC; 2008 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 4 G, 4 A, 39 SH, .359 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 28 SH, .286 SOG% In 2009 (at Evansville): 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 6 A, 25 SH In 2008 (at Evansville): 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 7 A, 23 SH, .304 SOG%Bottom line: Need to review the tape; no impression in his match against San Jose State in 2011 ****************************************************************************** Scott Meyer SIUE GK 2011-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.11 GAA, 22 GA, 79 S, .782 S% In 2010: 7 GP, .80 GAA, 5 GA, 27 S, .844 S% In 2009: 17 GP, .93 GAA, 16 GA, 70 S, .814 S% In 2008: Redshirt In 2007: 3 GP, 1.85 GAA, 1 GA, 3 S, .750 S%Bottom line: Not a noteworthy goalkeeper; ****************************************************************************** Tommy Meyer Indiana Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 4;2010-TV: 6; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 6; 2008-Live: 3; 2008-TV: 6; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Big 10; 2010 2nd Team All-Big 10; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 7 A, 9 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .143 SOG% In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 8 SH, .250 SOG% In 2008: 18/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Smart center back with accurate service on set pieces; clogs passing lanes well. Not a physical-type center back ****************************************************************************** Christian Meza Bradley MF 2011-Live: 1: N22 2011 1st Team All-MVC; In 2011: 23/20 GP/GS, 4 G, 5 A, 76 SH, .355 SOG% In 2010: 20/16 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 35 SH, .357 SOG% In 2009: 17/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 29 SH, .276 SOG% In 2008: 19/9 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 31 SH, .452 SOG%Bottom line: Big strong body; not swift; couldn't convert a cross for a goal in 2010 against Dartmouth; ****************************************************************************** Brandon Miller UNCW GK 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 3; Signed USLPro Contract 2011 1st Team All-CAA; In 2011: 18 GP, 1.61 GAA, 30 GA, 68 S, .694 S% In 2010: 5 GP, .55 GAA, 3 GA, 27 S, .900 S% In 2009: 5 GP, .67 GAA, 3 GA, 16 S, .842 S% In 2008: 5 GP, 133. GAA, 6 GA, 14 S, .700 S%Bottom line: Signed by Rochester Rhinos ****************************************************************************** Chris Miller Colgate GK 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2010 Patriot GK POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Patriot In 2011: 5/0 GP/GS, 1.80 GAA, 5 GA, 8 S, .615 S% In 2010: 17/15 GP/GS, .940 GAA, 17 GA, 55 S, .764 S% In 2009: 11/11 GP/GS, 1.08 GAA, 12 GA, 47 S, .797 S% In 2008: 3/2 GP/GS, .430 GAA, 1 GA, 9 S, .900 S%Bottom line: Positioning, hands and confidence in the box is inadequate ****************************************************************************** Steven Miller Colgate Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2007-TV: 1 2011 Patriot Offensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Patriot; 2010 2nd Team All-Patriot; 2008 2nd Team All-Patriot; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 12 G, 1 A, 58 SH, .603 SOG% In 2010: 18/16 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 28 SH, .464 SOG% In 2009: Redshirt In 2008: 21/20 GP/GS, 6 G, 3 A, 77 SH, .442 SOG% In 2007: 20/19 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 54 SH, .444 SOG%Bottom line: Slight forward who lacks strength, doesn't work hard enough, his ball control is unimpressive, but his goal scoring prowess can't be overlooked. ****************************************************************************** Nick Millington Elon MF 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 5; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2008-TV: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-Southern; In 2011: 22/21 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 21 SH, .524 SOG% In 2010: 17/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .111 SOG% In 2009 (at Wake Forest): 14 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008 (at Wake Forest): 13 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Versatile player, who has played center back, left back, central midfield. At times, confident and comfortable on the ball ****************************************************************************** Wei Ming-Wong Valparaiso Def No 2011 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .273 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 18/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .167 SOG% In 2007: at SMUBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Connor Mitchell Santa Clara Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 17 GP, 0 G, 6 A, 23 SH, .304 SOG% In 2010: 21/7 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 25 SH In 2009: 19/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 13 SH In 2008: 15/2 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 14 SHBottom line: Serving a red card suspension, missed the match that I attended in 2011 and he didn't play in 2008 that I attended ****************************************************************************** Lucky Mkosana Dartmouth Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 3; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; Combine 2011 Ivy POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Ivy; 2010 1st Team All-Ivy; 2009 1st Team All-Ivy; 2008 1st Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 17/16 GP/GS, 10 G, 1 A, 65 SH, .523 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 103 SH, .388 SOG% In 2009: 18/15 GP/GS, 8 G, 4 A, 56 SH, .518 SOG% In 2008: 18/17 GP/GS, 11 G, 2 A, 56 SH, .536 SOG%Bottom line: Strong and fast. In 2011 moved to wide midfielder and played defense raising my assessment. Doesn't create his own shot, but relies on service, particularly through balls. Interesting prospect. ****************************************************************************** Greg Monaco UVA Def 2011-Live: 6; 2011-TV: 3;2010-Live: 6; 2009-Live: 8; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 1; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G,0 A, 8 SH, .375 SOG% In 2009: 25/25 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH In 2008: 3/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Owns a national championship ring, but I have reservations about his professional chances. Tracks the ball in the air well. Raw ball skills and tough in the tackle doesn't have good foot speed. I have concerns if he can mark effectively professionally. ****************************************************************************** Kyle Montgomery Cal Poly Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; 2008 2nd Team All-Big West; 2007 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 17 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 36 SH, .250 SOG% In 2010: Red-shirt In 2009: DNP In 2008: 23/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 10 A, 36 SH, .361 SOG% In 2007: 19/19 GP/GS, 6 G, 3 A; 23 SHBottom line: above average pace, smallish; from 2011 tape - accelerated, but loses ball. Complementary player at best; nothing notable in 2011 against Akron. ****************************************************************************** Mauricio Mora Adelphi Def 2011-TV: 1;2010-Live: 2; 2011 1st All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; 2010 1st All-Atlantic Soccer Conference; 2008 2nd Team All-Atlantic Soccer Conference In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 24 SH, .375 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 19 SH, .526 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .700 SOG% In 2008: 18/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SHBottom line: Interesting player with very good ball skills and competent combining with his teammates. I expect that he'll play left/right back. Another sleeper. ****************************************************************************** Stephen Morrissey South Carolina MF 2011-Live: 3; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live 3; 2011 2nd Team All-Conference USA; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .412 SOG% In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 3 G, 5 A, 25 SH, .320 SOG% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 14 SH In 2008: 19/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .364 SOG%Bottom line: Surprised that he wasn't invited to the combine, but his mediocre athleticism may be too much. He has quick feet and superior anticipation. Honest worker with mediocre work rate ****************************************************************************** Harry Newman St Peter's MF 2010-Live: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-MAAC; 2010 2nd Team All-MAAC; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 48 SH, .417 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 8 G, 6 A, 67 SH, .463 SOG% In 2009&2008: At Barton CCBottom line: Sturdy right midfielder, strong on the ball and a delicious crosser. Not as productive in 2011 after a marvelous year, perhaps the side was so weak and he was double or tripled team. ****************************************************************************** Michael Nielsen Portland Fwd 2011-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 6 G, 1 A, 23 SH, .522 SOG% In 2010: 19/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 19 SH, .316 SOG% In 2009: 18/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 28 SH, .357 SOG% In 2008: 20/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Smallish wide midfielder with comfortable first touch, but his passing is rough; had a nice dribbling to get around the corner but didn't finish the play; lacks pace to create separation; no comments from either match in 2009 ****************************************************************************** Juan Nino Liberty MF 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 26 SH, .385 SOG% In 2010: 17/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 30 SH In 2009: 20/12 GP/GS, 1 G, 8 A, 24 SH In 2008: 17/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 18 SH, .222 SOG% Bottom line: Imaginative play maker with small quick touches. Doesn't impress his game into the equation. ****************************************************************************** John Niyonsaba Fordham MF 2011-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 19 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 37 SH, .432 SOG% In 2010: 18/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 21 SH, .381 SOG% In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 24 SH, .458 SOG% In 2008 (at UNC): 4/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: I like the way that he combines with others and his touch is soft. He runs out of gas and he doesn't protect the ball well enough. ****************************************************************************** Christian Nogueira Monmouth Def 2011-Live: 3; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .429 SOG% In 2008: 16/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: A natural left back with no touch and an unrefined passing skill ****************************************************************************** Jhojan Obando Providence GK 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-TV: 1; 2007-Live: 1; Combine In 2011: 20/19 GP/GS, 1.32 GAA, 26 GA, 65 S, .714 S% In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 1.06 GAA, 24 GA, 100 S, .806 S% In 2009: 2/1 GP/GS, 0.00 GAA, 0 GA, 2 S, 1.000 S% In 2008: DNP Bottom line: Surprised that he was invited to the combine. He wasn't challenged by the 2 teams that he faced in 2011. He was magical against Georgetown in the 2010 Big East tournament. He was absolutely awful at the combine. 10 goals in 3 games. ****************************************************************************** Andrew O'Brien Central Arkansas Def No 2011 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 15/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG% In 2008: 15/14 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen play ****************************************************************************** Darren O'Connor Delaware Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1 2011 3rd Team All-CAA; 2010 3rd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 6 SH, .167 SOG% In 2010: 16/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .429 SOG% In 2009: 13/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: At Texas-BrownsfieldBottom line: Lacks speed, but plays strong in the air ****************************************************************************** Rory O'Day Sacramento St Def 2010-Live: 2; 2010 Honorable Mention All-MPSF; In 2011: 14/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG% In 2010: 23/23 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 24 SH, .292 SOG% In 2009&2008: Played at Santa Rosa JCBottom line: Too slow ****************************************************************************** Matt Oduaran Maryland Fwd 2011-Live: 9; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 10; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 9; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 13; 2008-TV: 6 In 2011: 17/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG% In 2010: 15/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .600 SOG% In 2009: 17/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .300 SOG% In 2008: 14/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .429 SOG% Bottom line: Didn't break the starting line-up in 4 years would be an indictment. He's fast and continues to get stronger. I'd never count out a Maryland player to make a team - but it won't be MLS. ****************************************************************************** Karo Okiomah High Point Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 1; Combine 2011 2nd team All-Big South; 2010 Big South POTY; 2010 1st team All-Big South; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 7 G, 3 A, 66 SH, .424 SOG% In 2010: 16/14 GP/GS, 12 G, 2 A, 47 SH, .553 SOG% In 2009: 16/14 GP/GS, 5 G, 4 A, 21 SH, .476 SOG% In 2008: 16/11 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 23 SH, .478 SOG%Bottom line: One of the best athletes with size and speed. Best to be played at wide midfield, but the ball continues to stymie him. I'd take a pass on him, but you can't overlook his athleticism. ****************************************************************************** Peter O'Neill Northwestern Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-TV: 4; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 5 A, 14 SH, .714 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 2 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2009: 20/4 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 15 SH, .267 SOG% In 2008: 19/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .333 SOG% Bottom line: Good on set pieces; steady taking penalty kicks; satisfactory defending at his left back position; lacks sufficient athleticism ****************************************************************************** Kingsley Onwuka UMBC Fwd 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 4; 2010-Live: 4; 2010-TV: 2; In 2011: 18/11 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 18 SH, .667 SOG% In 2010: 10/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH In 2009/2008 at CCBC-Essex Bottom line: Very athletic, tall and fast, not a good soccer player ****************************************************************************** Kevin Orozco San Francisco Def No 2011 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 12/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009&2008: At CampbellBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Thomas Ostrander Drake Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2010 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 5 G, 4 A, 46 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 33 SH, .394 SOG% In 2009: 25/24 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 26 SH, .346 SOG% In 2008: 19/2 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 20 SH, .600 SOG%Bottom line: Works hard, but not good enough ****************************************************************************** Ibu Otegbeye Georgetown Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 8; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 8; 2007-Live: 5; In 2011: 17/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 12/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2007: 6/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Thin, small and fast, but lacks satisfactory skill as an attacker out of the back or stay at home defender ****************************************************************************** Francis Otira Northern Illinois Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-MAC; 2010 2nd Team All-MAC; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 0 G,1 A, 15 SH, .600 SOG% In 2010: 16/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 8 SH, .375 SOG% In 2009: 16/6 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 3 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2008: 10/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .111 SOG%Bottom line: No comments on Otira ****************************************************************************** Brian Ownby UVA Fwd 2011-Live: 6; 2011-TV: 3;2010-Live: 6; 2009-Live: 8; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 1; Combine 2011 2nd Team All-ACC; 2010 1st Team All-ACC; In 2011: 18/12 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 47 SH, .383 SOG% In 2010: 20/18 GP/GS, 7 G, 3 A, 65 SH, .415 SOG% In 2009: 15/6 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 33 SH In 2008: 19/14 GP/GS, 5 G, 4 A, 47 SH, .447 SOG%Bottom line: He could be the steal of the draft if he stays healthy. Can play forward or wide midfield. Fast while still controlling the ball. MLS quality. ****************************************************************************** Aldo Paniagua   MF No Intl-Combine Bottom line: Youth International that can hit a shot in small spaces; doesn't work hard on the defensive side; Will be reviewing U20 tape prior to the combine. ****************************************************************************** Nick Pappas Dartmouth Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 3; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2010: 13/10 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009: 16/13 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 1 SH, 1.00 SOG% In 2008: 7/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Slow beefy defender who at best is a competent college defender. No legitimate shot. ****************************************************************************** Charlie Paris Yale Fwd 2011-TV: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 17/12 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .429 SOG% In 2010: 4/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 1/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: No StatsBottom line: Need to review the tape ****************************************************************************** Lance Patterson UC Davis Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 17/15 GP/GS, 6 G, 1 A, 43 SH, .442 SOG% In 2009: 18/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2008: 14/6 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .400 SOG% In 2007: / GP/GS, G, A, SH, . SOG%Bottom line: Big defender who supposedly has good speed, but I didn't see it. Lacks agility and a good touch. ****************************************************************************** Anthony Payne Radford MF 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 23 SH, .174 SOG% In 2010: 19/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 24 SH In 2009: 13/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH In 2008: 19/1 GP/GS, 7 G, 8 A, 26 SH Bottom line: Chippy defensive midfielder but lacking composure on the ball ****************************************************************************** Christopher Peacos Georgia State Def 2011-Live: 1; 2009 3rd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 2/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 8/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 15/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2008: 15/12 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 3 SHBottom line: Has barely played since 2009; red-shirt? It would be best if he has professional aspirations. ****************************************************************************** Jack Pearson Dayton Def 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; 2010 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 10 SH, .300 SOG% In 2010: 17 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 15 SH, .467 SOG% In 2009: 18 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .615 SOG% In 2008: 21 GP, 4 G, 1 A, 16 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Big, beefy physical center back who can be relied to get 5 yellows in every season. ****************************************************************************** Juan Peralta Vermont Fwd No 2011 2nd Team All America-East; In 2011: 17/13 GP/GS, 3 G, 11 A, 32 SH, .438 SOG% In 2010: 19 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 29 SH In 2009: 5 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 15 SH In 2008: at Ulster CCBottom line: Have not seen, but had 11 assists in 2011 ****************************************************************************** Aubrey Perry South Florida Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 3; Combine 2011 3rd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 21 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 21 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .600 SOG% In 2009: 23 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG%Bottom line: Gets forward and hangs in the air, well. He's a better jumper than expected. Solid 1v1; Horrible, horrible, horrible on the first day of the combine; better as the combine progressed. ****************************************************************************** Garret Pettis Lipscomb Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; 2010 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; In 2011: 18/16 GP/GS, 9 G, 3 A, 44 SH, .477 SOG% In 2010: 19/17 GP/GS, 8 G, 3 A, 31 SH In 2009: 16/12 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 46 SH In 2008: 20/19 GP/GS, 12 G, 1 A, 46 SHBottom line: Ability to get into gaps in the attacking third. Isn't quick enough or have enough guile to be a MLS forward . He might be better suited as a right back. ****************************************************************************** Chris Phillips Liberty Def 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2007-Live: 2; 2009 2nd Team All-Big South; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 14 SH, .571 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 11 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 22 SH In 2008: 18/14 GP/GS, 2 G, 6 A, 17 SH, .353 SOG%Bottom line: Size challenged , but one of the smartest center backs that I saw play. His defensive tactical understanding is top-notch. ****************************************************************************** Tyler Picard Dayton GK 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2 2010 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; 2009 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011 out with a concussion; In 2010: 18 GP, .790 GAA, 15 GA, 69 S, .821 S% In 2009: 13 GP, 1.06 GAA, 14 GA, 54 S, .794 S% In 2008: 17 GP, .97 GAA, 17 GA, 72 S, .809 S%Bottom line: Good shot blocker, solid goal keeper; haven't seen him in a couple of years. ****************************************************************************** Mike Picinich Eastern Illinois Def 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: 17 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 24 SH, .417 SOG% In 2010: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 24 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 18 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .154 SOG%Bottom line: In 2010, nothing remarkable. From 2010 match against Evansville, stubby player lacking speed/size; left sided back with little ball control; collided with his goalkeeper knocking him out of the game ****************************************************************************** Cesar Diaz Pizzaro UC Riverside Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011 Big West Offensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Big West; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 9 G, 3 A, 46 SH, .478 SOG% In 2010: 18/15 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 30 SH, .233 SOG% In 2009: 18/11 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 26 SH, .308 SOG% In 2008: 19/8 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 34 SH, .471 SOG%Bottom line: Clunky feet, but a tall forward with a nose for goal. He's best when he only has to deflect the ball in - close to the goal. ****************************************************************************** Ryan Platt Georgia Southern GK 2011-Live: 1; In 2011: 15/15 GP/GS, 1.71 GAA, 26 GA, 83 S, .761 S% In 2010: 11/11 GP/GS, 1.55 GAA, 17 GA, 52 S, .754 S% In 2009 & 2008: played at Nazareth Bottom line: Not impressed ****************************************************************************** Nate Polak Hastings MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team NAIA AA; 2011 GPAC Offensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-GPAC; 2010 Honorable Mention NAIA AA; 2010 1st Team All-GPAC; In 2011: 26/26 GP/GS, 18 G, 17 A, 159 SH, .610 SOG% In 2010: 25GP, 19 G, 9 A, 117 SH, .385 SOG% In 2009: 22 GP, 6 G, 5 A, 17 SHBottom line: Combines well, accurate crosser with a wicked shot. I like him a lot, but I doubt how many MLS teams have seen him play. ****************************************************************************** Tyler Polak Creighton Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 2; GA-Combine 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2010 MVC ROTY; 2010 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 24/24 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 7 SH, .857 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG%Bottom line: A tenacious young defender that is adept getting forward. He was the best Chicago Fire PDL player on the pitch against MLS side Sporting KC in a USOC match; needs to be better on the tackle, but appears to be a solid left back for the immediate to near future. At the combine, started poorly and got better. He had a few bad days, but he is going to be good. ****************************************************************************** Tim Pontius UCSB Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 2; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; In 2011: 21/20 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 19/8 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG% In 2009: 12/6 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .667 SOG% In 2008: 10/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Slow, poorly timed tackles, good leader, but should be content with playing in college ****************************************************************************** TJ Popolizio Brown Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: 20/15 GP/GS, 8 G, 3 A, 25 SH, .680 SOG% In 2010: 19/1 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 16 SH, .625 SOG% In 2009: 13/2 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008: DNPBottom line: Career year - anomaly ****************************************************************************** Josey Portillo FGCU MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic Sun; 2010 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 3 G, 7 A, 39 SH, .462 SOG% In 2010: No Stats In 2009: 16/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 23 SH, .217 SOG% In 2008: 17/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 20 SH, .700 SOG%Bottom line: Tight ball control midfielder who is small but has guile and deception on the ball ****************************************************************************** Stephen Posa San Diego Fwd 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-WCC; 2010 2nd Team All-WCC; In 2011: 18/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 35 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 32 SH, .531 SOG% In 2009: 19/16 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 23 SH, .435 SOG% In 2008: 19/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 18 SH, .389 SOG%Bottom line: Hard shot, but doesn't convert enough of them. Lacks composure in the box to settle the ball in better shooting positions bails on 50/50 challenges. Great overlapping run and accompanying cross ****************************************************************************** Nick Posthuma Cal State Fullerton Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-Big West; 2010 1st Team All-Big West; In 2011: 16/9 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 17 SH, .529 SOG% In 2010: 19/17 GP/GS, 9 G, 1 A, 32 SH, .469 SOG% In 2009: 16/11 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 22 SH, .364 SOG% In 2008: 19/5 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 19 SH, .368 SOG%Bottom line: Good year in 2010, but an injury plagued 2011 showed his production drop. Checks back to get the ball and willing to defend high. ****************************************************************************** Andrew Powell Bucknell Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-Patriot; 2009 2nd Team All-Patriot In 2011: 15/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 21 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 11 SH, .455 SOG% In 2009: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .667 SOG% In 2008: DNPBottom line: Good on the ball, reads the game well, gets into the passing lanes, satisfactory in the air ****************************************************************************** Keegan Priest Clemson MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 3; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 3; 2009 2nd Team All ACC In 2011: 18 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2010: 18/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 5 SH In 2009: 15/3 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 4 SH In 2008: 15/9 GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 13 SHBottom line: Tries hard, just not good enough. Very smart. ****************************************************************************** Derek Prinz Hastings Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011 NAIA POTY; 2011 1st Team NAIA AA; 2011 GPAC Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-GPAC; 2010 1st Team NAIA AA; 2010 GPAC Defensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-GPAC; 2009 Honorable Mention NAIA AA; 2009 GPAC Defensive POTY; 2009 1st Team All-GPAC; In 2011: 24/24 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 20 SH, .300 SOG% In 2010: 25 GP, 4 G, 0 A, 22 SH, .455 SOG% In 2009: 23 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 8 SH In 2008: 22 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 2 SH, 1.000 SOG%Bottom line: Makes plays, tactically sophisticated. May have trouble on quick forwards 1v1; I'd like to see him against D1 forwards ****************************************************************************** Joe Puleo Lehigh Fwd 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-Patriot; In 2011: 18/14 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 40 SH, .575 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 36 SH, .417 SOG% In 2009: 14/9 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 19 SH, .421 SOG% In 2008: 16/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG%Bottom line: No impression ****************************************************************************** Andres Pullin Winthrop Fwd 2011-Live: 4; In 2011: 15/8 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 16/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 24 SH, .417 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: Played at UNC-Pembroke Bottom line: Sleek runner with the ability to deliver driven crosses ****************************************************************************** Pablo Punyed St John's MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 4; 2011 Big East MF POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big East; In 2011: 23/19 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 41 SH, .366 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 35 SH, .343 SOG% In 2009: 21/21 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 22/5 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Plays too methodically, accurate and visionary passer, just too slow. ****************************************************************************** Alec Purdie Indiana Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 4;2010-TV: 6; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 6; 2008-Live: 3; 2008-TV: 6; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Big 10; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 8 G, 5 A, 53 SH, .415 SOG% In 2010: 20/8 GP/GS, 3 G, 5 A, 33 SH, .394 SOG% In 2009: 18/5 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 15 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008: 3/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: In the 2011 NCAA tournament, he played the best that I've seen him play. Timing his runs, playing quick. At times, tries to be too tricky. I don't think he's overall good enough. ****************************************************************************** Lindon Qafleshi IPFW MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2009 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 28 SH, .250 SOG% In 2010: Redshirt In 2009: 17/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 28 SH, .393 SOG% In 2008: 17/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 31 SH, .387 SOG% In 2007: 8/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .800 SOG%Bottom line: Not productive enough; on tape, perhaps his parents might be able to identify him, I couldn't ****************************************************************************** John Raley Providence Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-TV: 1; 2007-Live: 1; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 17 SH, .529 SOG% In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .545 SOG% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 23 SH, .478 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .286 SOG% Bottom line: Tries hard, just not good enough. Very smart. ****************************************************************************** Cristian Raudales FGCU MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; 2010 2nd Team All-Atlantic Sun; 2009 2nd Team All Atlantic-Sun; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 7 G, 1 A, 26 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: No Stats In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 25 SH, .360 SOG% In 2008: 18/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 0 A, 15 SH, .667 SOG%Bottom line: Too weak on contact, works hard getting back, freely interchanges with Portillo to make the offensive more difficult to defend. ****************************************************************************** Mike Reese Colgate MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-Patriot; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 18/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% In 2009: 11/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: DNPBottom line: No impression ****************************************************************************** Robert Refai Milwaukee MF No 2011 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 18/9 GP/GS, 7 G, 2 A, 30 SH, .600 SOG% In 2010: 1/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 16/ 9GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 31 SH, .484 SOG% In 2008: 15/8 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 19 SH, .526 SOG% In 200716:12 / GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 17 SH, .529 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Nick Rich VCU Def 2011-Live: 4; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 4; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 4 A, 15 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .100 SOG% In 2009 and 2008: At Tusculum College (D2) Bottom line: Fiery right back, gets forward and can pass on the run. Sensational leadership and desire to win. Good speed and 1v1 defensive competitor. Not tall and an international player. I have high hopes. I think he can play. ****************************************************************************** Brent Richards Washington Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; Homegrown 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2009 2nd Team All-Pac 10; 2008 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; In 2011: 18/17 GP/GS, 10 G, 5 A, 85 SH, .388 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 8 G, 5 A, 67 SH, .463 SOG% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 68 SH In 2008: 18 GP, 8 G, 2 A, 71 SH, .423 SOG%Bottom line: Signed Home Grown Contract ****************************************************************************** Tim Richardson Fordham MF 2011-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; 2010 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; 2009 1st Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 18 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 43 SH, .581 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 4 A, 39 SH, .436 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 30 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 29 SH, .517 SOG%Bottom line: Technical player devoid of athleticism. Could play USL/NASL, but with his weak finishing, I see him wide midfielder. ****************************************************************************** Evan Richter Cal Poly MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 18 GP, 0 G, 1 A,6 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 12/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% In 2009: 18/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG% In 2008: 14/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG%Bottom line: After watching tape from the last 2 years; more active and confident as a senior; good on transition, though allowed Luis Silva to slip behind him; his touch as a junior was not as refined; didn't distinguish himself against Akron ****************************************************************************** Michael Roach SLU Fwd 2011-Live:1; 2010-Line: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 2; 2007-Live: 2 In 2011:11 10/ GP/GS, 2 G, 4 A, 16 SH, .625 SOG% In 2010: 6/1 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 3 SH In 2009: 17/17 GP/GS, 11 G, 2 A, 46 SH In 2008 (at Indian) Did not play In 2007: 18/3 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 6 SH Bottom line: Suffered many injuries through his college years. He's technically excellent. However, he holds the ball too long which leads to more contact ****************************************************************************** Jarrett Robbins Evansville Def 2010-TV: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-MVC; 2010 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 17 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009:No Stats In 2008: 18/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .154 SOG%Bottom line: Gawky defender (6'7") questionable pace and an inability to slow quick attackers; 2 year starter ****************************************************************************** Daniel Roberts UNCW MF 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 12 GP, 1 G, 5 A, 14 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 3 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 21 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 42 SH, .429 SOG% In 2008: 12 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 28 SH, .321 SOG% In 2007: 17 GP, 3 G,5 A, 32 SH, .594 SOG%Bottom line: Sensational feet. Takes driven balls, softly calms the ball before putting the ball where he wants; top-notch ball skills on the dribble; concerns about speed/quickness ****************************************************************************** Ryan Robinson Hastings MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team All-GPAC; 2010 1st Team All-GPAC; 2009 1st Team All-GPAC; 2008 1st Team All-GPAC; In 2011: 26/26 GP/GS, 6 G, 10 A, 46 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 25 GP, 9 G, 7 A, 61 SH, .459 SOG% In 2009: 23 GP, 12 G, 2 A, 51 SH In 2008: 24 GP, 7 G, 2 A, 27 SH, .630 SOG%Bottom line: Smart player reads the game and has a sensational touch and ability to combine with others. ****************************************************************************** Charles Rodriguez Charlotte Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 6; 2008-Live: 2 Combine 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic 10; 2010 1st Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 25/24 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 27 SH In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 27 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 9 SH In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SHBottom line: 4 year starter, in 2011 moved from center back to left back enabling for pro teams to see another facet of Chuck's game; spectacular air time, good timing and judgment in the air; looked better at left back in the finals than he did earlier in the year against Maryland; Question - is he big enough to play center back (barely); is he quick enough to play wide (maybe). ****************************************************************************** Colin Rolfe Louisville Fwd 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-TV: 2; Combine 2011 2nd Team All-Big East; 2010 AA 1st Team CSN; 2010 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2010 1st Team All-Big East; 2009 2nd Team CSN All-American; 2009 1st Team NSCAA All-American; 2009 1st Team All-Big East; In 2011: 23/21 GP/GS, 9 G, 10 A, 69 SH, .420 SOG% In 2010: 24/24 GP/GS, 9 G, 7 A, 68 SH, .309 SOG% In 2009: 20/19 GP/GS, 10 G, 2 A, 54 SH, .463 SOG% In 2008: 20/15 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 42 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Averaging just under 10 goals per year for the past 3 years. Calm in goal scoring areas. Tall with tight feet. Has promise, but can't create his shot. ****************************************************************************** Sean Rosa Brown Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Ivy; 2010 1st Team All-Ivy; 2009 1st Team All-Ivy; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 6 G, 4 A, 58 SH, .414 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 6 G, 5 A, 57 SH, .439 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 6 A, 37 SH, .459 SOG% In 2008: 16/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 8 SH, .625 SOG%Bottom line: Tiny forward with exceptionally quick feet; elusive and quick; needs to finish better. May be moved back from forward ****************************************************************************** Miguel Rosales Bowling Green GK 2011-TV: 1: 2010-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2007-Live: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-MAC; In 2011: 7/5 GP/GS, 1.61 GAA, 11 GA, 30 S, .732 S% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.41 GAA, 26 GA, 75 S, .743 S% In 2009: 4/4 GP/GS, .50 GAA, 2 GA, 3 S, .600 S% In 2007: 19/19 GP/GS, .810 GAA, 16 GA, 72 S, .818 S%Bottom line: Not impressed with the way that he plays goalkeeper ****************************************************************************** Andy Rose UCLA MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 2; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2010 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2008 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; In 2011: 24/24 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 15 SH In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 20 SH In 2009: 15/10 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 6 SH In 2008: 20/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 15 SHBottom line: Very tall, adequate passer (goes negative frequently) outstanding understanding of the game; long range shooting; smart; At combine at center back, kept losing his mark. ****************************************************************************** Michael Rose Notre Dame MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 2; In 2011: 8/0 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 29 SH, .345 SOG% In 2009: 13/2 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .700 SOG% In 2008: DNP Bottom line: Need to review tape; came back from an early injury to come off the bench in 2011. Reminds me of Michael Stephens. Good on the ball, athletic. Skillful; question - good enough? ****************************************************************************** Demaci Roussos Seattle Def No 2009 3rd Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 15/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 12/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .118 SOG% In 2009: 16/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 14/9 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .800 SOG%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Brian Rowe UCLA GK 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 2; Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2010 1st Team All-Pac 10; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, .75 GAA, 17 GA, 69 S In 2010: 22/22 GP/GS, 1.06 GAA, 24 GA, 91 S In 2009: 7/5 GP/GS, .85 GAA, 5 GA, 26 S In 2008: 2/0 GP/GS, 3.12 GAA, 1 GA, 0 SBottom line: Continued to improve each time that I saw him; adequate hands, positioning, distribution. Needs to be bigger on break-aways. ****************************************************************************** Kelyn Rowe UCLA MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; GA-Combine 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2011 Pac-10 POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2010 AA 3rd Team NSCAA; 2010 1st Team All-Pac 10; In 2011: 24/18 GP/GS, 6 G, 10 A, 69 SH, .377 SOG% In 2010: 22/21 GP/GS, 7 G, 10 A, 63 SH, .413 SOG%Bottom line: Creative player that has the ability to score off the dribble, pass to set up other attackers. Smart; but short. Started slow in 2011, but gained confidence as the year progressed. Oddly, he was used off the bench late in the season - a waste of talent. Will he be able to ground his emotions and play confidently fully using all of his skills. ****************************************************************************** Nick Roydhouse Syracuse MF 2011-Live: 1; 2009 2nd Team All-MAC; In 2011: 15 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 51 SH In 2010: 16 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 49 SH, In 2009 (at Hartwick): 18 GP, 2 G, 7 A, 38 SH In 2008 (at Hartwick): 18 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 17 SHBottom line: Competent college player ****************************************************************************** Lance Rozeboom New Mexico MF 2011-Live: 2: 2011-TV: 1; Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-MPSF; 2010 1st Team All-MPSF; 2009 2nd Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 26 SH, .462 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 35 SH In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 21 SH In 2008: 16/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SHBottom line: Critical for the New Mexico transition attack; but his touch can be nicely stated as brutal; tall and rangy, but not particularly good in the air. It's possible that the touch that he exhibited in the South Florida game is anomaly. He was much better with his touch at the combine. ****************************************************************************** Andy Ryan Western Illinois GK 2011-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Summit; 2010 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 20 GP, .98 GAA, 20 GA, 95 S, .826 S% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.23 GAA, 24 GA, 92 S, .793 S% In 2009: 3/2 GP/GS, 1.60 GAA, 4 GA, 19 S, .826 S% In 2008: 5/3 GP/GS, .24 GAA, 1 GA, 9 S, .900 S%Bottom line: Undersized goalkeeper, good hands in traffic; inconsistent on punts; ****************************************************************************** Cyrus Sadee Michigan State MF 2011-TV: 4; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-TV: 5; 2008-TV: 4; 2011 1st Team All-Big 10; In 2011: 19 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 28 SH, .393 SOG% In 2010: 22 GP, 4 G, 7 A, 25 SH, .400 SOG% In 2009: 21 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 18 SH, .444 SOG% In 2008: 20 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 8 SH, .375 SOG%Bottom line: Need to review the tape; Small, technically superior player; ****************************************************************************** Chip Sanders Davidson GK 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 1; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.10 GAA, 21 GA, 81 S, .794 S% In 2010: 20 GP, 1.25 GAA, 25 GA, 85 S In 2009: 17 GP, 1.47 GAA, 25 GA, 54 S In 2008: 1 GP, 1.00 GAA, 1 GA, 5 S Bottom line: Weak foot skills; ****************************************************************************** Ryan Sappington Bucknell MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 1; In 2011: 15/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 19 SH, .474 SOG% In 2010: 21/21 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 16 SH, .625 SOG% In 2009: 23/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 17 SH, .471 SOG% In 2008: 10/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .750 SOG% Bottom line: Quick dribbling feet and un-ending motor; composed on the ball ****************************************************************************** Aaron Schoenfeld ETSU Fwd 2011-Live: 5; 2011 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; 2010 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun; 2009 2nd Team All Atlantic-Sun; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 7 G, 5 A, 58 SH, .397 SOG% In 2010: 21/21 GP/GS, 7 G, 3 A, 72 SH, .347 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 51 SH, .451 SOG% In 2008: 12/8 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .462 SOG%Bottom line: Tall target forward; with a modicum of speed, but it takes awhile to get to this speed. He could become a better wide back or center back (in time). Reminds me of Marc Burch. ****************************************************************************** Matt Schuber Colgate Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2010 1st Team All-Patriot; In 2011: 23/3 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 11 SH, .455 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 33 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 16/8 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 19/11 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 16 SH, .625 SOG%Bottom line: Inability to score and he makes poor runs. ****************************************************************************** Billy Schuler UNC Fwd 2011-Live: 4; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; Signed international contract 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-ACC; 2009 1st Team All ACC In 2011: 25/23 GP/GS, 16 G, 5 A, 90 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 2/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 9 G, 5 A, 55 SH, .564 SOG% In 2008: 24/16 GP/GS, 4 G, 5 A, 44 SH, .455 SOG%Bottom line: Signed by Hammarby (Sweden) ****************************************************************************** Charles Schwartz Drake MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; 2010 Honorable Mention All-MVC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 5 G, 8 A, 45 SH, .511 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 3 A, 28 SH, .429 SOG% In 2009: 15/1 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 8 SH, .375 SOG% In 2008: Redshirt In 2007: 13/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG%Bottom line: Lacking pace, delivers penetrating crosses with his cultured left foot. Willing to drive down sidelines getting past the right back ****************************************************************************** Jack Scott American Fwd 2011-Live: 4; 1; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; In 2011: 21/17 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG% In 2010: 19/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 23 SH, .434 SOG% In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 26 SH, .461 SOG% In 2008: 17/4 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .636 SOG% Bottom line: Good athlete; but not a good soccer player; tried at right back but experiment was ineffectual ****************************************************************************** Ronnie Shaban Columbia Def 2011-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-Ivy; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy; In 2011: 17/16 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .600 SOG% In 2009: 16/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 1 SH In 2008: 17/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Good tackler, poor foot skills; too immobile ****************************************************************************** Guy Shabtay Valparaiso Fwd No 2011 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 19/10 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 41 SH, .317 SOG% In 2010: 20/10 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 27 SH, .296 SOG% In 2009&2008: Played at Praire JCBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Adam Shaw Michigan MF 2011-Live:1; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-TV: 6; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-TV: 3; In 2011: 19 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2010: 24 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 18 SH, 222. SOG% In 2009: 18/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008: 12/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Too small, but very smart and composed on the ball, but too easy to dispossess. ****************************************************************************** James Shupp Virginia Tech Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 4; 2008-Live: 1; In 2011: 18/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: Red-shirt In 2009: 18/14 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 18 SH, .111 SOG% In 2008: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH Bottom line: Disappointing; his play has regressed until he's unappealing to any team; I've written him off ****************************************************************************** Patrick Sigler Cal Poly Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 1st Team All-Big West; 2009 2nd Team All-Big West; 2008 1st Team All-Big West; In 2011: 18 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 16 SH, .430 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 19 SH, .526 SOG% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 14 SH, .286 SOG% In 2008: 23/23 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 31 SH, .355 SOG%Bottom line: lacks quick feet, defends passing lanes with anticipation and terrific in the air with his superior height. After watching 2010 and 2011 tape, similar opinion. After watching combine; similar opinion ****************************************************************************** Luis Silva UCSB MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 2; Signed-Combine 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 Big West MF POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 1st Team All-Big West; 2009 1st Team All-Big West; 2008 Honorable Mention All-Big West; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 17 G, 10 A, 79 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 22/16 GP/GS, 6 G, 4 A, 51 SH, .392 SOG% In 2009: 23/23 GP/GS, 4 G, 5 A, 43 SH, .349 SOG% In 2008: 21/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 25 SH, .320 SOG%Bottom line: Best creative attacking midfielder; ability to score, but enthusiastically provides service for goal scorers. Sturdy player. He's got MLS talent ****************************************************************************** Jimmy Simon UMKC Fwd 2010-Live: 1; 2010 1st Team All-Summit; In 2011: 17/7 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .455 SOG% In 2010: 18/14 GP/GS, 7 G, 1 A, 33 SH, .455 SOG% In 2009: 19/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 20 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008 (at Rutgers): 8/3 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .667 SOG%Bottom line: When I saw him in 2010, I liked his foot work and the way that he turns with the ball; his scoring was non-existent in 2011; no idea why. ****************************************************************************** Jimmy Simpson James Madison MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 6; 2009-Live: 8; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 1; 2007-Live: 10; 2007-TV: 1; In 2011: 14/11 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 25 SH, .360 SOG% In 2010: 20/15 GP/GS, 4 G, 1 A, 20 SH, .450 SOG% In 2009: 11/3 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 9 SH In 2008: 20/12 GP/GS, 6 G, 3 A, 23 SH, .478 SOG% In 2007: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, 1.000 Bottom line: Transferred from Virginia - where he was a competent midfielder. Doubtful on his future ****************************************************************************** Shawn Singh UCLA Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 2; Combine 2011 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; 2010 1st Team All-Pac 10; In 2011: 24/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 5 A, 4 SH In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 5 SH In 2009: 17/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 4 SH In 2008: DNPBottom line: Walk-on that earned a starting left back position. Good passing and crossing; weak 1v1 defender against quick attackers; doesn't get forward enough; tries to hide. ****************************************************************************** Ben Slingerland Georgetown Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 8; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 8; 2007-Live: 5; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 14 SH, .143 SOG% In 2010: 19/13 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .600 SOG% In 2009: 3/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 14/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG% Bottom line: Tall lumbering center back with good leadership skills, but no professional talent ****************************************************************************** Yogi Snider IUPUI Def 2008-Live: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-Summit; 2009 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 13/11 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 12 SH, .333 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 14 SH, .429 SOG% In 2009: 17/11 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 10 SH, .800 SOG% In 2008: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .250 SOG%Bottom line: One of the bright sports for IUPUI in his freshman year in 2008 against Oakland; Brawny at that time. ****************************************************************************** Babayele Sodade UAB Fwd 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; Combine 2011 1st Team All-Conference USA; 2010 2nd Team All-Conference USA; 2009 2nd Team All-Conference USA In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 13 G, 5 A, 53 SH, .448 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 9 G, 2 A, 44 SH, .391 SOG% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 7 G, 4 A, 51 SH, .280 SOG% In 2008: 16/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Interesting tall forward good in the air; but foot skills are raw; scores though. Terrific combine. Showed that he understands the game. ****************************************************************************** Ayao Sossou VMI Def 2008-Live: 1; 2009 2nd Team All-Big South; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .417 SOG% In 2010: 13/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .400 SOG% In 2009: 17/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 10 SH In 2008: 13/8 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SHBottom line: Saw once in 2008 - no comment ****************************************************************************** Steve Spangler Oregon State GK No 2009 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.81 GAA, 34 GA, 74 S, .685 S% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 2.08 GAA, 36 GA, 77 S, .681 S% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 1.27 GAA, 23 GA, 59 S, .720 S% In 2008: 8/5 GP/GS, 1.09 GAA, 8 GA, 40 S, .833 S%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** John Steele Towson GK 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 3; 2010-TV: 1; 2009-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 3; In 2011: 13/13 GP/GS, 1.47 GAA, 19 GA, 55 S, .743 S% In 2010: 6 GP, 1.93 GAA, 12 GA,18 S, .600 S% In 2009: 14 GP, 1.90 GAA, 27 GA, 47 S, .635 S% In 2008: 17 GP, .89 GAA, 16 GA, 99 S, .861 S% Bottom line: Big sturdy English goalkeeper that has poor stats ****************************************************************************** Daniel Steres San Diego State Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2010 1st Team All-Pac 10; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 5 G, 3 A, 21 SH, .381 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 11 SH, .636 SOG% In 2009: 18/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 8 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: 17/14 GP/GS, 3 G, 2 A, 23 SH, .478 SOG%Bottom line: Smart slight center back who can play right back, too. Superior jumping ability over much taller opponents. Unsure about his foot skills ****************************************************************************** Jarod Stigall Denver MF 2011-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-MPSF; 2010 1st Team All-MPSF; 2009 3rd Team All-MPSF; 2008 1st Team All-MPSF In 2011: 19 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 38 SH, .263 SOG% In 2010: 19 GP, 9 G, 8 A, 54 SH, .537 SOG% In 2009: 18 GP, 5 G, 2 A, 48 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 19 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 24 SH, .375 SOG%Bottom line: Lacks energy; good crosser with above average pace; ****************************************************************************** Adam Still SMU Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-TV 2; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 7 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG% In 2009: 14/14 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 14/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Lacks sufficient athleticism, reads game well and strong in the air but not athletically. ****************************************************************************** Kevin Stoll SIUE Fwd 2010-TV: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2007-Live: 1; 2009 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: DNP In 2010: Redshirt In 2009 (At UIC): 19/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 34 SH, .588 SOG% In 2008 (At UIC): 22/16 GP/GS, 5 G, 5 A, 29 SH, .483 SOG% In 2007 (At UIC): 19/6 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .471 SOG%Bottom line: Hasn't played in 2 years; another red-shirt in 2012? ****************************************************************************** Kevin Strunk Lehigh Def 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 Patriot Defensive POTY: 2011 1st Team All-Patriot; 2010 Patriot Defensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Patriot In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 1 A, 27 SH, .444 SOG% In 2010:18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 8/4 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Watched in PDL in 2011, strong in the air, question about foot speed; Reviewing my notes, I had the same concern in 2008&2009. Big center backs could find a home. ****************************************************************************** Daniel Summers Syracuse Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2009 2nd Team All-MAC; In 2011: 16 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 42 SH In 2010 (at Hartwick): 16 GP, 3 G, 0 A, 46 SH, In 2009 (at Hartwick): 16 GP, 6 G, 3 A, 27 SH In 2008 (at Hartwick): 18 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 20 SHBottom line: Beefy forward with soft feet and erratic shooting acumen. ****************************************************************************** Chris Sutton Notre Dame MF 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 2; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 19 SH, .211 SOG% In 2010: 19/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 20 SH, .150 SOG% In 2009: 10/7 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 3/0 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG% Bottom line: Need to review the tape; Interesting defensive midfielder who smartly shut down passes; reads the game well; ****************************************************************************** Will Swaim Maryland GK 2011-Live: 9; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 10; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 9; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 13; 2008-TV: 6; 2007-Live: 14; 2007-TV: 2 In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 1.02 GAA, 18 GA, 45 S, .714 S% In 2010: Red shirt In 2009: 2/2 GP/GS, 0.00 GAA, 0 GA, 2 S, 1.000 S% In 2008: 6/6 GP/GS, 1.51 GAA, 9 GA, 13 S, .591 S% In 2007: 13/12 GP/GS, .890 GAA, 12 GA, 34 S, .739 S% Bottom line: Adequate college goalkeeper, but I don't think highly of him in a professional atmosphere ****************************************************************************** Serigne Sylla Stony Brook Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; In 2011: 17/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 12 SH, In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH In 2009: 10/9 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH Bottom line: Ponderous defender who hasn't impressed ****************************************************************************** Collin Taylor Appalachian State GK No 2008 1st Team All-Southern In 2011: 4/4 GP/GS, .50 GAA, 2 GA, 6 S, .750 S% In 2010: 8/7 GP/GS, .99 GAA, 7 GA, 17 S, .708 S% In 2009: 13/12 GP/GS, 1.31 GAA, 17 GA, 40 S, .702 S% In 2008: 17/17 GP/GS, 98. GAA, 17 GA, 82 S, .828 S%Bottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Ken Taylor CS-Bakersfield MF 2011-Live: 1; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .133 SOG% In 2010: 18/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .267 SOG% In 2009: 11/6 GP/GS, 0 G, 3 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008: 15/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .500 SOG% Bottom line: Satisfactory on the ball, good feel of the game ****************************************************************************** Franck Tayou West Virginia Fwd 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; In 2011: 18 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 21 GP, 9 G, 1 A, 46 SH, .457 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: played at 2 CC Bottom line: Huge bulky twin who can score, but horrible 2011 production. Red carded for out of control play knocking down goal keeper. ****************************************************************************** Uzi Tayou West Virginia Def 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; In 2011: 15 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG% In 2010: 21 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .286 SOG% In 2009 & 2008: played at 2 CC Bottom line: Huge bulky twin who doesn't defend well; good in the air; stands around too much waiting for things (usually bad) to happen ****************************************************************************** Matthew Tellez Sacramento St MF 2010-Live: 2; 2009 3rd Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 18/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .100 SOG% In 2010: 23/23 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .167 SOG% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 21 SH, .762 SOG% In 2008: 19/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 22 SH, .500 SOG%Bottom line: Speedy defensive midfielder; not too remarkable ****************************************************************************** Joel Theissen Rio Grande MF 2011-Live: 2; 2007-Live: 2; 2011 1st Team NAIA AA; 2011 1st Team All-Mid-South; 2010 Honorable Mention NAIA AA; 2010 1st Team All-Mid-South; 2009 Honorable Mention All-Mid-South; In 2011: 20 GP, 12 G, 16 A, 55 SH, .507 SOG% In 2010: 21/20 GP/GS, 5 G, 6 A, 21 SH, .525 SOG% In 2009: 23/21 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 20 SH, .435 SOG% In 2008: At New MexicoBottom line: Good on set pieces; hustles; ****************************************************************************** Josh Thiermann Wisconsin Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 4; 2010-TV: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 2; 2007-Live: 3; 2007-TV: 3; In 2011: 18/8 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 11 SH, .378 SOG% In 2010: DNP In 2009 (at Notre Dame): 18/4 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .333 SOG% In 2008 (at Notre Dame): 14/0 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .182 SOG% In 2007 (at Notre Dame): 11/1 GP/GS, 1 G,0 A, 1 SH, 1.000 SOG% Bottom line: Tireless attacker with desire that exceeds his talent; can't create separation ****************************************************************************** Andy Tiedt Buffalo MF 2008-Live: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-MAC; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 5 G, 4 A, 23 SH, .417 SOG% In 2010: 18/13 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 17 SH In 2009: 19/11 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 27 SH In 2008: 21/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 33 SHBottom line: Not prolific; willing to combine while at Binghamton ****************************************************************************** David Tiemstra OSU Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-TV: 4; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 1; 2008-TV: 3; 2011 Big 10 Defensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Big 10; 2010 AA 2nd Team CSN; 2010 Big 10 Defensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-Big 10; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 19 SH, .158 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .400 SOG% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .400 SOG% In 2008: 21/21 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .400 SOG%Bottom line: Strong center back that creates a wide base; Doesn't track the ball in the air; Allows attackers to find space in front of him. Not swift ****************************************************************************** Aldo Toma St Francis (NY) Def No 2011 2nd Team All-NEC; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: No Stats In 2009: No Stats In 2008: No StatsBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Max Touloute IPFW Fwd 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2011 Summit Offensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Summit; 2010 1st Team All-Summit; 2009 2nd Team All-Summit; In 2011: 16/15 GP/GS, 13 G, 9 A, 67 SH, .552 SOG% In 2010: 17/16 GP/GS, 8 G, 1 A, 67 SH In 2009: 19/16 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 60 SH, .433 SOG% In 2008: 15/1 GP/GS, 5 G, 2 A, 24 SH, .375 SOG%Bottom line: Good pace, use change of speed to unbalance defenders, but doesn't beat many 1v1; unable to create his own shot; protects the ball while receiving it with his back to goal; calm on the ball; project, but he could develop; tactically immature ****************************************************************************** Ya Ya Toure Detroit Fwd No 2010 1st Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 13/8 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .273 SOG% In 2010: 19/15 GP/GS, 9 G, 2 A In 2009& 2008: At SchoolcraftBottom line: Have not seen ****************************************************************************** Casey Townsend Maryland Fwd 2011-Live: 9; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 10; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 9; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 13; 2008-TV: 6 Signed-Combine 2011 AA 2nd Team NSCAA; 2011 1st Team All-ACC; 2010 1st Team All-ACC; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 17 G, 2 A, 106 SH, .500 SOG% In 2010: 23/23 GP/GS, 9 G, 5 A, 83 SH, .398 SOG% In 2009: 15/15 GP/GS, 6 G, 1 A, 46 SH, .565 SOG% In 2008: 26/24 GP/GS, 11 G, 4 A, 75 SH, .440 SOG%Bottom line: Prolific goal scorer with both feet; good in the air with sensational hang time; Combines with others. Has the ability to be a player. Honest ****************************************************************************** Paul Tracy UIC MF 2010-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Horizon; In 2011: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 12 SH, .583 SOG% In 2009: DNP In 2008: 15 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 10 SH, .600 SOG% In 2007: 26 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 21 SH, .286 SOG%Bottom line: Scored a goal against Cal Northridge in 2010 with a man advantage (only 1 of 2 that year). ****************************************************************************** Jimmy Turner UC Irvine MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 27 SH In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 5 SH In 2009: 21/15 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 1 SH In 2008: 19/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SHBottom line: Hard worker, tall and strong. Uses physicality to overcome athletic deficiencies. ****************************************************************************** Christopher Tweed-Kent Duke MF 2011-Live: 6; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 5; 2010-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 4; In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 6 G, 12 A, 50 SH, .440 SOG% In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 11 A, 29 SH, .517 SOG% In 2009: 21/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 4 A, 16 SH, .250 SOG% Bottom line: Quick and small employing a cut move to beat defenders and execute left-footed crosses on the money ****************************************************************************** Jack Twellman SIUE MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 9 G, 3 A, 43 SH, .512 SOG% In 2010: 19 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 23 SH, .391 SOG% In 2009: 10 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 17 SH, .471 SOG% In 2008: 14 GP, 4 G, 1 A, 31 SH, .387 SOG%Bottom line: Undersized wide midfielder who didn't do anything memorable against Drake; In 2010 MVC championship, very active with several good looks, but lacked composure in the box. Saved a goal off the line in the second half. ****************************************************************************** Benjamin Ubierna   Def 2011-TV: 4 Intl-Combine Bottom line: Tall, lanky U20 Peruvian international that tactically is over-his-head at defensive midfield and makes tons of mistakes. Project Peru. Plays defense for his current club (CD University of San Martin of Porres) - may be looking to hide there in MLS. Too soft in the air; penchant for losing his man on set pieces in his box. Better options in USA. He has gotten better since the U20 a year ago. ****************************************************************************** Kirk Urso UNC MF 2011-Live: 4; 2011-TV: 5; 2010-Live: 2; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 2; Combine 2011 2nd Team All-ACC; 2010 2nd Team All-ACC; In 2011: 26/24 GP/GS, 3 G, 7 A, 62 SH, .258 SOG% In 2010: 24/23 GP/GS, 5 G, 5 A, 58 SH, .414 SOG% In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 4 G, 6 A, 49 SH, .551 SOG% In 2008: 19/11 GP/GS, 3 G, 6 A, 27 SH, .444 SOG%Bottom line: Physical defensive midfielder with a rocket shot. Didn't show as well at the combine that he did at North Carolina. I base my opinion on his work at school. ****************************************************************************** Chad Vandergriffe SLU Def 2011-Live:1; 2010-Line: 2; 2009-Live: 3; 2008-TV: 2 2011 Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 3 SH In 2009 (at SMU): 16/13 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH In 2008 (at SMU): 9/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SHBottom line: Tall physical center back defends with intensity; good in the air. Slow of foot ****************************************************************************** Thomas Vania Missouri St Def 2011-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-MVC; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 12 SH, .083 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 6 SH, .333 SOG% In 2009: 19/14 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 16 SH, .375 SOG% In 2008: 20/11 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Tall defender; lacks leaping ability and quickness to contain quick players (e.g., Ethan Finlay) ****************************************************************************** Anthony Vazquez Monmouth Def 2011-Live: 3; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 1st Team All-NEC; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 2 A, 17 SH In 2009: 22/22 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2008: 5/1 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Leadership in the back; slow, acceptable in the air; understands defense, but not enough upside ****************************************************************************** Kevin Venegas Cal State Fullerton Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-Big West; 2010 1st Team All-Big West; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 6 G, 6 A, 68 SH, .382 SOG% In 2010: 21/21 GP/GS, 7 G, 3 A, 47 SH, .532 SOG% In 2009: 17/12 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 35 SH, .371 SOG% In 2008: 18/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 31 SH, .387 SOG%Bottom line: Smart, quick player with ability to get forward and serve crosses; candidate to switch positions to right back; Has a good chance ****************************************************************************** Nick Viaggio Siena Def 2008-Live: 1; 2010 2nd Team All-MAAC; 2009 2nd Team All-MAAC; In 2011: 18/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 22 SH, .364 SOG% In 2010: 18/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 5 SH, .000 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 12 SH, .500 SOG% In 2008: Redshirt In 2007: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 12 SH, .417 SOG%Bottom line: Didn't start and no comments on him from 2008; ****************************************************************************** Mike Volk UVA Def 2011-Live: 6; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 6; 2009-Live: 8; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 1; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 10 SH, .100 SOG% In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% In 2009: 25/24 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 3 SH In 2007: 13/8 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 4 SH, .250 SOG% Bottom line: Competent on the ball working it forward; foot speed is major concern; can be beaten by slick/quick forwards; adequate in the air ****************************************************************************** Brad Walker Kentucky Def 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 3; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 3; 2009 3rd Team All-Conference USA In 2011: 20/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .364 SOG% In 2010: 19/18 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 13 SH, .308 SOG% In 2009: 19/19 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 13 SH, .462 SOG% In 2008: 20/16 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG%Bottom line: Huge center back; power in the air with a wide base ****************************************************************************** Kenneth Walker Louisville MF 2011-Live: 3; 2011-TV: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2010-TV: 2; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 3; 2008-TV: 2; 2007-TV: 1; Combine 2011 2nd Team All-Big East; 2010 3rd Team All-Big East; In 2011: 23/23 GP/GS, 5 G, 6 A, 63 SH, .381 SOG% In 2010: 21/19 GP/GS, 2 G, 7 A, 37 SH, .568 SOG% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 5 A, 26 SH, .385 SOG% In 2008: DNP In 2007: 22/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 25 SH, .240 SOG%Bottom line: Nifty defensive midfielder with accurate long passes; a little undersized. Smart combine. ****************************************************************************** Tony Walls UWGB MF 2010-Live: 1; Combine 2011 Horizon POTY; 2011 1st Team All-Horizon; 2010 1st Team All-Horizon; 2009 1st Team All-Horizon; 2008 2nd Team All-Horizon In 2011: 19 GP, 7 G, 5 A, 34 SH, .559 SOG% In 2010: 18 GP, 7 G, 4 A, 44 SH, .386 SOG% In 2009: 20 GP, 4 G, 1 A, 48 SH, .375 SOG% In 2008: 17 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 12 SH, .083 SOG%Bottom line: In the match that I saw him play, he earned a straight red card; solid but not quick defensive midfielder in PDL in 2011 ****************************************************************************** Will Walsh Notre Dame GK 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 3; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 4; 2008-Live: 2; 2008-TV: 2; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, .830 GAA, 16 GA, 62 S, .795 S% In 2010: 7/7 GP/GS, .540 GAA, 4 GA, 28 S, .875 S% In 2009 & 2008: DNP Bottom line: Finally got the starting position in 2011, good hands horrific organization and leadership in his box ****************************************************************************** Ryan Walter Binghamton MF 2008-Live: 2; 2010 2nd Team All America-East; 2009 2nd Team All American East; In 2011: 16/15 GP/GS, 4 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .650 SOG% In 2010: 15/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 5 A, 27 SH, .407 SOG% In 2009: 14/14 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 20 SH In 2008: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 19 SHBottom line: Nothing notable ****************************************************************************** Cameron Walters Cal Poly Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2008-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Big West; In 2011: 17 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 19 SH, .210 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .533 SOG% In 2009: 7/7 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 2 SH, 1.000 SOG% In 2008: 23 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 10 SH, .300 SOG%Bottom line: Used his speed to pressure Opoku from behind in 2011 tape in the first half, but didn't do the same on a play that resulted in the game winner goal for Luis Silva; Not too impressive in 2010, received a long pass competently but was confounded on what to do as he approached the box ****************************************************************************** Draymond Washington George Mason Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 2; In 2011: 17/17 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 9 SH In 2010: 12/10 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH In 2009: 16/12 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 27 SH In 2008: 23/8 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 29 SH Bottom line: Great athlete - poor left back ****************************************************************************** Tommy Webb Old Dominion Def 2011-Live: 3; 2010-Live: 3; 2009-Live: 3; 2008-Live: 4; 2011 2nd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 2 G, 3 A, 9 SH, .556 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 9 SH, .222 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 11 SH, .182 SOG% In 2008: 18 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .571 SOG%Bottom line: Insufficient quickness for the pros as a right back ****************************************************************************** Andrew Wenger Duke Def 2011-Live: 6; 2011-TV: 2; 2010-Live: 5; 2010-TV-3; 2009-Live: 1; GA 2011 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2011 ACC Offensive POTY; 2011 1st Team All-ACC; 2010 AA 1st Team CSN; 2010 AA 1st Team NSCAA; 2010 ACC Defensive POTY; 2010 1st Team All-ACC; 2009 1st Team All ACC In 2011: 22/22 GP/GS, 17 G, 8 A, 113 SH, .496 SOG% In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 0 G, 2 A, 27 SH, .222 SOG% In 2009: 21/21 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 30 SH, .333 SOG%Bottom line: Most complete player; tremendous ball skills doesn't have blazing speed, but has a good first step and balances his talent with a keen soccer mind; I project that he'll be a MLS all-star for a decade ****************************************************************************** Chris Wheeler Mount St Mary's Fwd 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 3; 2011 2nd Team All-NEC; 2010 1st Team All-NEC; 2009 1st Team All-Northeastern; 2008 2nd Team All-Northeastern; In 2011: 16/16 GP/GS, 3 G, 5 A, 71 SH, .423 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 13 G, 2 A, 80 SH In 2009: 14/14 GP/GS, 5 G, 1 A, 75 SH In 2008: 20/20 GP/GS, 12 G, 3 A, 68 SHBottom line: Big thick forward without blinding speed or the ability to create his own space. Best attribute is combining with others with tiny touches and flicks. ****************************************************************************** Trevor Whiddon Cal State Fullerton GK 2011-Live: 1; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Big West; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 1.35 GAA, 27 GA, 82 S, .752 S% In 2010: 20/19 GP/GS, 1.95 GAA, 40 GA, 119 S, .748 S% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 1.26 GAA, 23 GA, 71 S, .755 S% In 2008: 9/8 GP/GS, 1.89 GAA, 18 GA, 36 S, .667 S%Bottom line: Didn't have much to do against American in 2011; no comments; stats poor ****************************************************************************** Chris Widdy CS-Bakersfield Def 2011-Live: 1; 2011 Honorable Mention All-MPSF; In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, 1 G, 2 A, 9 SH, .444 SOG% In 2010: 16/2 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 11 SH, .182 SOG% In 2009: 8/2 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2008: 14/1 GP/GS, 1 G, 1 A, 6 SH, .667 SOG%Bottom line: Nothing memorable ****************************************************************************** Ryan Wilhelm SIUE Def 2011-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2011 1st Team All-MVC; In 2011: 19/19 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 SH, .000 SOG% In 2010: 19 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 3 SH, .667 SOG% In 2009: Redshirt In 2008: 14 G, 1 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .600 SOG% In 2007: 15 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 5 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Composed on the ball, but lacks sufficient size and athleticism to be a professional defender. In 2010 MVC final, impressed with his strength against Bradley's Brian Gaul. Additionally, looked smooth and smart - upgrading. ****************************************************************************** Eric Wilson Air Force Def No 2010 2nd Team All-MPSF; In 2011: 18 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 6 SH In 2010: 19 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH, .125 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 5 SH, .200 SOG% In 2008: 18 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH, .000 SOG%Bottom line: Kudos for service to the country which impacts his ability to be a professional ****************************************************************************** Krystian Witkowski Marist MF 2011-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-MAAC; 2010 1st Team All-MAAC; 2009 1st Team All-MAAC; In 2011: 20/20 GP/GS, 4 G, 2 A, 52 SH, .442 SOG% In 2010: 18 GP, 9 G, 6 A, 59 SH, .406 SOG% In 2009: 16 GP, 4 G, 3 A, 44 SH, .568 SOG% In 2008: 17 GP, 4 G, 1 A, 46 SH, .478 SOG%Bottom line: Good dribbler, but lacks bravery in the air; didn't control the game against a weak team (Fordham) ****************************************************************************** Tyler Witmer Temple Fwd 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 2; 2009-Live: 2; 2008-Live: 2; 2011 Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10; 2010 Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10; 2008 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, 4 G, 3 A, 55 SH, .455 SOG% In 2010: 19/19 GP/GS, 5 G, 4 A, 68 SH In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 6 G, 3 A, 57 SH, .386 SOG% In 2008: 19/17 GP/GS, 8 G, 1 A, 53 SH, .509 SOG%Bottom line: Smart technical player; doesn't have enough; will be a project at the next level, because I don't see him as forward. ****************************************************************************** Kyle Wittman Loyola-MD GK 2011-Live: 2; 2010-Live: 3; 2009-Live: 2; 2009-TV: 1; 2008-Live: 4; In 2011: 18/18 GP/GS, .94 GAA, 17 GA, 61 S, .782 S% In 2010: 16/16 GP/GS, 1.17 GAA, 19 GA, 65 S, .774 S% In 2009: 20/20 GP/GS, .77 GAA, 16 GA, 89 S, .848 S% In 2008: 1/0 GP/GS, 0.00 GAA, 0 GA, 1 S, 1.000 S% Bottom line: After being one of my least favorite goal keeper for the last several years, had a good senior season, stopping countless point blank shots. ****************************************************************************** Carl Woszczynski UAB GK 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2010-TV: 1; 2011 2nd Team All-Conference USA; 2010 3rd Team All-Conference USA; 2009 1st Team All-Conference USA In 2011: 21/21 GP/GS, .97 GAA, 21 GA, 91 S, .812 S% In 2010: 16/14 GP/GS, 1.21 GAA, 19 GA, 58 S, .753 S% In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, .83 GAA, 15 GA, 63 S, .808 S% In 2008: 4/4 GP/GS, 1.33 GAA, 6 GA, 19 S, .760 S% In 2007: 4/1 GP/GS, .63 GAA, 2 GA, 13 S, .867 S%Bottom line: Did not play in 2010 at the game that I attended; Interesting ****************************************************************************** Kohei Yamada   MF No Intl-Combine Bottom line: The best youth international brought into the combine. He's quick, dribbles and passes well. Slight build. Works with others. Requires a translator. ****************************************************************************** Giovanni Zammiello Seton Hall MF 2011-Live: 1; 2010-Live: 1; 2009-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; In 2011: 17/15 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 21 SH, .190 SOG% In 2010: 12 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 7 SH, .143 SOG% In 2009: 17 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 15 SH, .733 SOG% In 2008: 17 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 13 SH, .385 SOG% Bottom line: Small, technical player lacks work rate (effort) ****************************************************************************** Brandon Zimmerman Santa Clara MF 2011-Live: 1; 2008-Live: 1; 2011 1st Team All-WCC; 2010 2nd Team All-WCC; 2009 Honorable Mention All-WCC; 2008 Honorable Mention All-WCC; In 2011: 18 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 22 SH, .364 SOG% In 2010: 18/18 GP/GS, 3 G, 4 A, 23 SH In 2009: 13/13 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 19 SH In 2008: 19/15 GP/GS, 1 G, 3 A, 25 SHBottom line: Saw twice, nothing notable; hard tackler ****************************************************************************** Eric Zuehsow George Mason Def 2011-Live: 2; 2011-TV: 1; 2010-Live: 4; 2009-Live: 1; 2009-TV: 2; 2008-Live: 6; 2008-TV: 2; 2011 2nd Team All-CAA; 2010 2nd Team All-CAA; In 2011: 14/12 GP/GS, 0 G, 1 A, 2 SH In 2010: 17/17 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 8 SH In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 0 A, 7 SH In 2008: 3/3 GP/GS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 SH In 2007: 15/10 GP/GS, 1 G, 0 A, 8 SHBottom line: Battler; plays better than I expect; not bad on the ball; good defender ******************************************************************************
Categories: Youth Articles

Joe's Final MLS Draft Rankings Released

Top Drawer Soccer - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 12:27am

 

 

Here are all of Joe's final MLS Draft rankings update after the MLS Combine in Florida.

Overall

Forward

Midfielder

Defender

Goalkeeper


More Draft Coverage: 

Joe's 2012 Mock MLS Draft 


MLS Combine Analysis:

Day 1 Analysis: MLS SuperDraft Combine begins

Day 2 Analysis: Creighton's Finlay scores hat-trick

Day 3 Analysis: Last day to impress coaches at MLS Combine

 

Check back this weekend for updates as the draft unfolds and we analyze the picks! 

 

Categories: Youth Articles

U20s tested in prep for World Cup Qualifying

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:11pm

CHULA VISTA, California - Coach Steve Swanson has turned this U.S. U20 Women's National Team camp into an episode of "Survivor."
The U20s have holed up at the U.S. Olympic Training Center for two weeks, an extraordinarily long amount of time considering they won't be leaving the island during the stint.
But the U.S. team has good cause for its lengthy powwow. With an international trip to Spain set for February and the U20 World Cup Qualifying Tournament scheduled for March there is little time to waste. A roster must be selected then molded, and if that requires a marathon meeting then so be it.
May the strongest women survive. 
Coach Swanson"We had a camp scheduled for December but we decided it didn't make sense because some schools still had exams and these players are all coming off a full college season," Swanson explained.  "Had we had that camp this one probably wouldn't be as long. There's an urgency because qualifying is coming, so we're pushing players but not overdoing it. That's the challenge."
The U20s haven't rushed into their schedule since arriving January 5, and thus far the week has included an afternoon of lactate testing as well as a full day off.
Today, the squad will get its first bit of true competition when it takes on the Shanghai Women's Football Club of China in the first of two matches during the camp. 
The U20s are itching to play.
"The last time we played here internationally (during the summer), we played Japan twice and won once and lost once. We hope to come away with two wins this time and we're looking pretty good," said midfielder Mandy Laddish. Laddish, a Notre Dame standout, is surrounded by the nation's top college stars. Aside from club youngsters Bryane Heaberlin, Cari Roccaro, Lindsey Horan and Abby Smith, the pitch resembles an NCAA All Star Game.
"It's so competitive all the time," Laddish said. "It's great because these are the best players in college so it's great to play against this caliber for two weeks. Most camps are individually based, but because of (qualifying) this one is all about getting team chemistry. It's very team based."
Swanson will be trying to find a team over this next week - a challenge with so many great players to choose from.
"We've tried to bring in a bigger pool," Swanson said. "We've got background and have seen a lot of players. We'll try to narrow down things after this camp and take that team to Spain.
"We're playing a team in Shanghai that should give us two good games to evaluate the players  and it'll be a very beneficial workload. A lot of these players have been playing for 11 months straight and had an intense schedule; you have to allow them to get their rest coming back but we also have a lot coming up." Welcome to "Survivor."
U.S. U20 WNT Camp Roster  GOALKEEPERS (4): Bryane Heaberlin (Clearwater Chargers; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jami Kranich (Villanova; Hamden, Conn.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Abby Steele (Oregon; Santa Rosa, Calif.)  DEFENDERS (10): Olivia Brannon (Virginia; Troy, Mich.), Kori Chapic (Penn State; Russell, Ohio), Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech; Denver, Colo.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Casey Morrison (Boston College; York, Pa.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.Y.)  MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Kaysie Clark (Missouri; Liberty, Mo.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (UC Berkeley; Pleasanton, Calif.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Sam Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.)  FORWARDS (9): Micaela Capelle (Portland; Gresham, Ore.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Sophia Huerta (Santa Clara; Boise, Idaho), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston College; Winchester, Mass.), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina; Draper, Utah), Kate Schwindel (West Virginia; Livingston, N.J.), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.), Chi Ubogagu (Stanford; Coppell, Texas)
Categories: Youth Articles

Last day to impress coaches at MLS Combine

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 8:18am
  Fort Lauderdale, FL - Today was the final day of the MLS Combine, with two more matches played in South Florida.  More MLS Combine Coverage: Day 1 Analysis | Day 2 Analysis | Joe's Big Board Update
Game One adiZero (blue) won 3-1 over the winless Prime (green). Prime has surrendered 10 goals in 3 matches - it's no mystery why they can't win.  Mykell Bates (widgic.com)Day 3 is where the MLS teams ask the players to play in different positions to see how they'll react and how they might fit into their systems. Lineups Prime Green 1st HalfF: Darren Mattocks (Akron), Babayele Sodade (Alabama-Birmingham)M: Brendan King (Notre Dame), Lance Rozeboom (New Mexico), Kirk Urso (North Carolina), Antoine Hoppenot (Princeton)D: James Kiffe (UCSB), Bryan Gaul (Bradley), Tommy Meyer (Indiana), RJ Allen (Monmouth)GK: Jhojan Obando (Providence) 2nd half F: Darren Mattocks (Akron), Antoine Hoppenot (Princeton)M: Eder Arreola (UCLA), Rafael Garcia (Cal Northridge), Christian Barreiro (Penn), Aldo PaniaguaD: James Kiffe (UCSB), Tommy Meyer (Indiana), Patrick Sigler (Cal Poly), Kirk Urso (North Carolina)GK: Jhojan Obando (Providence)
adiZero Blue 1st HalfF: Evan James (Charlotte), Emiliano Bonfigli, Brian Ownby (Virginia)M: Enzo Martinez (North Carolina), Evans Frimpong (Delaware), Kenney Walker (Louisville)D: Shawn Singh (UCLA), Charles Rodriquez (Charlotte), Mykell Bates (Santa Clara), Warren Creavalle (Central Florida)GK: Ryan Meara (Fordham) 2nd HalfF: Colin Rolfe (Louisville)M: Miguel Ibarra (UC Irvine), Tony Cascio (Connecticut), Dom Dwyer (South Florida),DM: Benjamin Ubierna, Warren Creavalle (Central Florida)D: Shawn Singh (UCLA), Aaron Maund (Notre Dame), Mykell Bates (Santa Clara), Kenney Walker (Louisville)GK: Ryan Meara (Fordham)
ASSESSMENT
Who had a good game (or played better than I expected)?
  • Darren Mattocks (Akron) - didn't score, but displayed other talents including defending high. He had several crosses, but his team didn't finish. He's a talent and cemented my expectation that he'll be one of the first 2 players drafted.
  • Mykell Bates (Santa Clara) - uncharacteristically, played center back and played admirably. He was aggressive in the air and made several timely tackles.
  • Warren Creavalle (UCF) - played like his professional career was on the line, which in retrospect, it might have been. He started the first half at right back and demonstrated composure on the ball deep in his box. In the middle of the first half, he was even better playing his more familiar defensive midfield. He played with his heart on his sleeve, stopping many attacks. He is my man of the match.
  • Evan James (Charlotte) - opened the scoring with another nifty goal, moving left to right and curling the ball into the corner. Later in the half, he added an assist. In a more subtle observation, he doesn't understand where to touch the ball into space - perhaps playing too cautious. He has had a successful combine. My opinion is not going to be swayed based upon a 3 day combine after watching him play many, many more times over his career.
  • Kenney Walker (Louisville) - was successful at defensive midfield and playing right back. His game is predicated upon soccer smartness and this was fully employed at right back.
Who was adequate?
  • RJ Allen (Monmouth) - continued to be the victim of rough tackles. He had questionable tactics to go deep without ensuring proper defensive support/rotation.
  • Eder Arreola (UCLA) - hit a sensational shot that was on goal but for a nifty diving save by Ryan Meara. He also fed Darren Mattocks who hit a half-volley that was just high.
  • Rafael Garcia (Cal State Northridge) - was able to out jump Tony Cascio on a high ball. Garcia was giving up 6 inches in height. He was involved in one of the infrequent build-ups combining with Brendan King and Christian Barreiro.
  • Bryan Gaul (Bradley) - played himself into a camp invite with his accomplished defense in the first half. However, he needs to clean up his distribution especially deep in his defensive third.
  • Antoine Hoppenot (Princeton) - returned to his senior form, taking plays off, not getting back on defense and an occasional highlight. Hoppenot is a talented player that has a misguided over-evaluation of his worth.
  • James Kiffe (UCSB) - had an assist, and he was able to get forward. He was careless with the ball allowing Warren Creavalle to take the ball. At times, his defense can be spotty.
  • Tommy Meyer (Indiana) - is an accomplished passer and he had a solid stop on Colin Rolfe. 
  • Aldo Paniagua - scored the lone goal for Prime on a cross by James Kiffe. He doesn't seem interested in defending, though.
  • Lance Rozeboom (New Mexico) - was adequate in central midfield, but he didn't generate much from this position. His passing was not precise enough. As the second defender was able to dispossess the ball from Evan James.
  • Babayele Sodade (UAB) - left the first half early after suffering a leg injury. Although he was offside, he hit a shot that hit the wood work.
  • Kirk Urso (UNC) - hasn't impressed. He got a hard hit on North Carolina teammate Enzo Martinez. 
  • Tony Cascio (Connecticut) - was active early in the second half. He got brought down right outside of the box by Kirk Urso, but the foul wasn't called. He allowed smaller players to out jump him on headers. He passing was acceptable. I like him better wide than playing more centrally. It allows him to get the ball on the move.
  • Dom Dwyer (South Florida) - played right midfield, but he wound up getting centrally and converted a Colin Rolfe deflection in tight space. He isn't adept at providing service - he seems to just hope that someone will be at the end of his crosses. I think his sole role will be to be at the end of passes not necessarily creating opportunities.
  • Miguel Ibarra (UC Irvine) - irritates me. He has the quickness, but he continues to settle for not taking on defenders and getting around the corner. When he does, his crosses are exquisite. He got the ball to Charles Rodriquez who dropped it to Colin Rolfe whose shot was deflected to Dom Dwyer for the third goal.
  • Enzo Martinez (UNC) - wasn't passing as sharply as he has done over the past 2 games. He bravely challenged on a high ball against Darren Mattocks.
  • Ryan Meara (Fordham) - isn't covering the far post effectively. He made a superb diving save against Eder Arreola.
  • Charles Rodriguez (Charlotte) - was assertive at center back in the first half and he was able to get forward tallying a second assist on the third goal.
  • Shawn Singh (UCLA) - served an accurate long ball to Emiliano Bonfigli in the first half but Bonfigli was unable to convert. He foolishly chested a cross for a corner kick when he could have brought the ball down and held possession.
  • Benjamin Ubierna - is better than what I've seen in the U-20 South American qualifications. He made a defensive stop on Antoine Hoppenot, but his passing and tackling are sub-par. At best, he can pass accurately at distances from 10 yards and closer. He earned the second yellow of the combine on a nasty tackle.
Who needs to improve?
  • Christian Barreiro (Penn) - could not generate any viable attacks. His supportive positions are not helpful. He's done the same thing at Penn, as well.
  • Brendan King (Notre Dame) - could not control his passes. He squandered a potential chance by floating a free kick high over the goal.
  • Jhojan Obando (Providence) - continues to bleed goals not entirely of mistakes. He looks tiny in the goal and he isn't moving appreciably well either. He did make a diving save.
  • Patrick Sigler (Cal Poly) - succeeded in not allowing an attacker to take the ball off his foot and score a goal for the first time this week-end. He did grab Dom Dwyer to prevent him from scooting around him.
  • Emiliano Bonfigli - doesn't present himself as a target up top. He seems to have some skill, but he doesn't appear to know how best to utilize these skills.
  • Evans Frimpong (Delaware) - is an enigma. This guy has oodles of talent, but he must have left it home, because his technical skills were brutal.
  • Aaron Maund (Notre Dame) - played at the lower levels that I've come to expect after having 2 outstanding combine matches. He carelessly took the ball off his chest and Darren Mattocks took the ball away from him.
  • Brian Ownby (UVA) - was beat on the dribble early by James Kiffe. He wasn't involved in many plays, but he did give the ball away to RJ Allen but Mykell Bates won the ball right back.
  • Colin Rolfe (Louisville) - has trouble creating space to release his shot. Even the assist he got on the third goal to Dom Dwyer, his shot was blocked. He was able to get a through ball and in this instance Rolf was able to get off a shot with both RJ Allen and Tommy Meyer converging on him. Rolfe was too passive while looking for his shot or to receive the ball.
Who didn't play/missing?
  • Chris Estridge (Indiana) - didn't play because of a minor injury to his upper calf.
Game Two More MLS Combine Coverage: Day 1 Analysis | Day 2 Analysis | Joe's Big Board Update  Andrew DuranadiPower remained undefeated and won the vaunted Combine Cup with a convincing 4-1 victory over adiPure whose attack only 2 days ago looked unstoppable, but they were barely able to salvage a late goal.  Many players were missing from both teams enabling many players to re-enter the match after half time in unfamiliar positions. Lineups adiPower Red 1st HalfF: Lucky Mkosana (Dartmouth), Chandler Hoffman (UCLA)M: Jason Banton, Greg Jordan (Creighton), Luis Silva (UCSB), Yuri Gorentzvaig D: Hunter Jumper (Virginia), Gienir Garcia, Matt Hedges (North Carolina), Aubrey Perry (South Florida)GK: Brian Rowe (UCLA) 2nd half F: Lucky Mkosana (Dartmouth), Yuri GorentzvaigM: Alec Purdie (Indiana), Calum Mallace (Marquette), Tony Wells (Wisconsin Green Bay), Jason Banton,D: Hunter Jumper (Virginia), Gienir Garcia, Justin Chavez (Tulsa), Aubrey Perry (South Florida)GK: Brian Rowe (UCLA) adiPure White 1st HalfF: Luke Holmes (Akron), Ethan Finlay (Creighton), Kohei YamadaM: Kevon George (Central Florida), Arthur Ivo (Southern Methodist), Michael Green (New Mexico)D: Tyler Polak (Creighton), Andy Rose (UCLA), Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Connecticut), Nick Blake (Connecticut)GK: Chris Blais (South Florida) 2nd Half F: Luke Holmes (Akron), Ethan Finlay (Creighton)Sam Garza (UCSB)M: Kevon George (Central Florida), Kohei Yamada, Andy Rose (UCLA)D: Diogo de Almeida (Southern Methodist), Austin Berry (Louisville), Andrew Duran (Creighton), Michael Green (New Mexico)GK: Chris Blais (South Florida)
ASSESSMENT Who had a good game (or played better than I expected)?
  • Andrew Duran (Creighton) - scored the lone adiPure goal on an Ethan Finlay cross that ping-ponged in the box. He had moved to defensive midfield when Kohei Yamada departed and Andrew Jean-Baptiste entered. Duran was competent, playing more calmly on the ball. He even got Calum Mallace in the air on a fake cross. Duran interfered with Lucky Mkosana on a long Calum Mallace cross that hit the post and would have been tipped in without Duran's play.
  • Ethan Finlay (Creighton) - is an honest player who defends all over the field. He has boundless amounts of energy and he's confident on the ball. He's a player.
  • Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Connecticut) - solidified the defense in the second half after multiple goals were scored. He used his big body to make 2 consecutive blocks in the first half. In the air, he is hard to beat, out jumping Lucky Mkosana.
  • Greg Jordan (Creighton) - provides exceptional service including introducing more risky balls that have a higher upside than a safer negative ball. He is the ultimate team player - moving to right back and making several timely tackles on Creighton teammate Tyler Polak.
  • Calum Mallace (Marquette) - had the prettiest goal of the combine. He took a quick touch from Lucky Mkosana. Then, he allowed 2 defenders to over-run him before hitting a 35 yard chip that hit the underside of the cross-bar. It was beautiful. Mallace is a smart player who understands how to play the game. He needs to be more careful on the ball and not allow defenders to swipe it away from him. He nearly had an earlier goal on a long "cross" that hit the post and almost was knocked in by Luck Mkosana.
  • Lucky Mkosana (Dartmouth) - scored the first goal taking an early cross by Gienir Garcia smoothly off his chest and finished with calmness from 6 yards.
  • Tony Walls (UWGB) - started the corner kick that eventually led to a goal. He headed the ball with authority and it was not cleared. Lucky Mkosana hit the rebound and it was redirected by Alec Purdie. Walls passed the ball almost exclusively to Jason Banton, getting the ball wide successfully. He was positive in his passing and he shut down the middle of the field.
Who was adequate?
  • Austin Berry (Louisville) - didn't stop Jason Banton's dribbling run (nor did other defenders). He did exhibit a snazzy touch to get around Lucky Mkosana. Berry stopped Luis Silva on a long run. Lastly, he cleaned up a mess from a long Calum Mallace cross.
  • Chris Blais (South Florida) - made a ton of saves or the game could have been much worse.
  • Sam Garza (UCSB) - wasn't as impactful as he was on Sunday. He fed Nick Blake into the middle, but Blake squandered his numerous chances.
  • Luke Holmes (Akron) - worked with Polak advancing the ball up the left side. With Polak overlapping, he unwisely played the ball centrally. Many of his passes were negative and he never challenged Aubrey Perry on the dribble. Like a few other internationals, he took long ill-advised shots that had little chance of scoring.
  • Tyler Polak (Creighton) - was even better today, getting forward working with Holmes in the first half. In the second half, he came off the bench to play left midfield and showed some bright moments. He exerted himself in the defensive corner to force a turn-over.
  • Kohei Yamada - wasn't as impacted as he was on Sunday. He's quick and willing to take on defenders. He blew by Hunter Jumper on the dribble in the first half.
  • Jason Banton - scored a goal with a mazy run. He plays for himself lacking any quality tactical understanding. He doesn't play nicely with others. Selfish. After he scored his goal, he retired for the day.
  • Justin Chavez (Tulsa) - was only called upon to clear a corner for a quiet defensive second half for him. He is solid, but perhaps just a tad short. He has impressed me with his play at the combine.
  • Gienir Garcia - provided the assist on the first goal with a picture perfect entry ball to Lucky Mkosana. He was too ambitious firing long hopeful balls that had little chance to be a goal. He competently played both left back and center back. Versatility is very important.
  • Matt Hedges (UNC) - gets in proper defensive positions to block shots and/or clog passing lanes.
  • Chandler Hoffman (UCLA) - didn't get involved with much of the attacking activity; content to wait for something to happen.
  • Hunter Jumper (UVA) - showed that he can serve accurate long balls to his forwards. He was eaten alive by the quick Kohei Yamada on the dribble.
  • Aubrey Perry (South Florida) - recovered from his dreadful first day to play competently if not spectacularly. 
  • Alec Purdie (Indiana) - was able to beat Michael Green on the dribble but his shot was off target. Near the end of the game, he turned the ball over on a sloppy trap. He scored a goal redirecting the Lucky Mkosana rebound shot.
  • Brian Rowe (UCLA) - continues to be a competent, but nothing special goal keeper.
  • Luis Silva (UCSB) - coming off the bench instantaneously created several opportunities with pin-point passes to Lucky Mkosana. He had a shot that was blocked by Austin Berry.
Who needs to improve?
  • Nickardo Blake (Connecticut) - was competent as a right back and a failure as the center striker. He could use his speed to get in goal scoring positions, but lacked the polish to finish his opportunities.
  • Diogo de Almeida (SMU) - had a high aimless cross that was easily defended. 
  • Kevan George (UCF) - looked awkward playing his normal defensive midfield. His passing to his overlapping wingers was poor. He made a nice tackle on Luis Silva.
  • Michael Green (New Mexico) - was dreadful as a right back, his crosses were low and easy to defend. He fired a low hard shot.
  • Arthur Ivo (SMU) - left the game early in the first half after firing an open inaccurate shot. He did feed Ethan Finlay, but his shot was high.
  • Andy Rose (UCLA) - struggled as a center back including losing his mark, Lucky Mkosana for the first goal. His passing is controlled and accurate. He could develop into a center back, but he just isn't ready to be one now at any level. When he returned to defensive midfielder in the second half, he was much better.
  • Yuri Gorentzvaig - lacks any semblance of a work rate. While he's competent on the ball, he isn't interested in defending. His long range shots were ineffective.
Who didn't play/missing?
  • Kelyn Rowe (UCLA) - has left the MLS combine to start training with the U23 team in California.
  • Casey Townsend (Maryland) - didn't play.
  • Karo Okiomah (High Point) - didn't play.
  • Nick Deleon (Louisville) - continued to mend from a slight injury that he carried into the combine.
Categories: Youth Articles

How is USSF identifying & developing the best

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 8:09am
 Following is Part 1 of a three-part series How do you get on the national team? It's probably the question I've had asked of me more than any other in the 10 years I've been writing about elite youth soccer in America. While simple desire to make it big is one genesis of such an oft-asked question, its popularity as a query has also been rooted in the fact that information about the process of selection has often been hard to come by. Add to that the tendency of soccer parents to automatically question such selections in relation to their own area of knowledge, whether warranted or not, and you have a nation of doubters when it comes to youth national team selection.  YNT player discovery has become less mysterious.It has to be said however that the U.S. Soccer Federation has done yeoman work over the past few years in truly improving the process of selection.  The implementation of the Development Academy and the broad expansion of a national youth scouting network have made the final versions of teams selected considerably less vulnerable to credible criticism from the vast youth soccer marketplace. A major piece of this scouting component is the set of nine Technical Advisors in the organization, covering key market areas across the U.S. The current roster of TAs is as follows:
  1. Tony Lepore, Northeast (also Director of Scouting for USSF Youth National Teams ages U14 - U20).
  2. Hugo Perez, Northwest
  3. Rob Becerra, Southern California  ( including Arizona & Las Vegas)
  4. Anthony Latronica, Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico
  5. Tim Regan, Fronter Division and Chicago
  6. Eric Imler, Great Lakes and Colorado
  7. Juan Carlos Mecia, Southeast
  8. Chris Brewer, Mid and South Atlantic
  9. Richie Williams, New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia
The three primary responsibilities for each Technical Advisor include assisting with the coaching of youth national teams, overseeing and evaluating Developmental Academy clubs and conducting U.S. Soccer Training Centers on a regional basis. Perez will be the head coach of the U14 BNT going forward, with Lepore having already assumed these duties for the U15 BNT. Williams is now leading the U18 squad, while Latronica is the goalkeeper coach for the U14 and U18 teams. Brewer is an assistant with the U14s, with Imler serving the same role for the U18s, and Mecia with the U17s. Becerra is the goalkeeper coach for the U15 BNT and also the U17 Women's National Team. The technical advisers still play a role in facilitating the training centers on the girls' side, but a separate scouting network for the girls' teams is being built under the leadership of WNT Development Director Jillian Ellis. It is possible that some of the technical advisers could take an increased role with the U17 MNT setup following the departure of previous head coach Wilmer Cabrera, but nothing has been announced on this yet. USSF Training Centers a central component to YNT talent identification The training centers have been an important step by USSF to take more ownership of the youth national team identification process, which previously was farmed out almost entirely to the Olympic Development Program run by U.S. Youth Soccer. This led to a certain amount of confusion in the marketplace, but also a widespread feeling that national team coaches were getting a very incomplete view of the national playing pool by the time the process reached them for team selection. Now USSF brings the top recommended players from every major market in the country to one-day events of varying frequency, where players are watched by coaches in a competitive format. Parents are kept at arm's length and the players, largely in the 1998 and 1999 birth years for this season, get a taste of a national team training session and competition. The sessions typically have 50-60 players per market. The frequency of the training centers differs based on market, with Southern California for instance having more than one per month, while other markets with less history in advancing players to national team level conducting an event every four to six months. The TAs are also responsible for sifting through the many player recommendations from coaches in the given area.  Lepore said the process of getting coaches on the same page as to what constitutes a potential national team player is coming along nicely, and that this has been another goal of having the training centers in individual markets. "When we first started it was kind of all over the map," Lepore said. "You could see why a coach liked and recommended a certain player, but they didn't necessarily have a good gauge on what we were looking for, for the national team level. It has been good to have coaches come and watch the training centers in their own area and then have discussions with us afterward. In that follow-up they want to hear what we thought about their player of course, but we find most of the people care about the process being good and are careful to recommend players who should legitimately be considered. The process has taken some time to evolve in that way." In fact, the letters technical advisers send to area coaches announcing the formation of a training center, remind coaches that if they are felt to make ill-founded recommendations, it could affect how seriously future suggestions are taken. Tomorrow: More on the U.S. Soccer Training Centers
Categories: Youth Articles

Fierce competition for Olympic team spots

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 7:58am
 CARSON, CA - "Want to be a possession team? It is all about spacing."  Caleb Porter's voice carried over the field like a police siren. The players duly noted Porter's instructions during a series of drills dealing with retaining possession on the second day of training camp at the Home Depot Center practice fields.  "We are going to be an attacking team, so we need to focus on the attack," Porter told TopDrawerSoccer.com after practice. "You need to take time to work on that side of the ball and all the little details that go on: spacing, movement, angles of support, rhythm, all those little things that go into attacking soccer." Caleb Porter addresses the U23 MNT in Carson.The coach spent much of the morning session trying to convey these details to the players in camp and was encouraged by what he saw during the scrimmage that lasted approximately 20 minutes at the end of the morning session.  "We need to make sure we get those little details right in training, and we are making good progress in that regard," Porter added.  Porter and his coaching staff split the camp of 23 players up into two teams of 11 plus one extra goalkeeper. The unspoken message: competition for a spot on the Olympic qualifying roster has already started.  "Everyone is fighting for spots," said Philadelphia Union player Amobi Okugo. "There is a lot of depth amongst a lot of positions." Okugo slotted into the defensive midfield role for one team during the scrimmage, one of the most important positions for Porter's playing style.  The coach said that he decided to bring in nine midfielders because he believed there is a heavy dependence on those roles in creating an attacking style.  "There is a lot of competition and I think it is very even," said Porter about the pool of midfielders. "We need to figure out which guys fit together, which guys bring different dimensions." Okugo paired with Sebastian Lletget and Dilly Duka for the triangle of players in the middle of the field in Porter's 4-3-3 formation for one of the teams during the scrimmage.  The Akron head coach also emphasized the role of the outside back and winger in his formation and how those players need to create space for the attack to be successful.  One of the players from the wing that Porter is going to lean on to create those goal scoring opportunities is Joshua Gatt, who played right back in the 11-a-side game.  "[Gatt] is a player with a lot of good qualities," said Porter. "He is a dynamic player who can change the game." The Michigan-native, who starts on the first team for Norwegian club Molde, was just thrilled to be out on the field again. He was held out of the last camp due to injury.  "I feel great," said Gatt about recovering from injury. "Also, I'm feeling lovely because of the weather. I never see sun, so this is great for me." The 20-year-old was also upbeat about this group of players and his role on the team.  "The only thing we need to work on is our team shape, but that can be worked out in days," said Gatt. "I think we're going to be great." Okugo was also enthusiastic about this group, but said there is unfinished business after the core of this team failed to qualify for the U20 World Cup last summer.  "After we lost that game (to Guatemala), everyone was saying, 'we have to make the Olympics to redeem ourselves'."Despite the limited time with the players so far, Porter is confident the team will make the Olympics.  "I was confident to begin with, and I am confident now," said Porter about meeting the goal he gave himself of qualifying for the Olympics when he signed on for the job. "It is a short window, but I like where we are at and I am pleased with the progress we are making." The camp continues from the Home Depot Center over the next seven days before the group departs for Costa Rica where they will play two friendlies.  World Cup qualifying begins in March from Nashville, Tennessee.  Notes:
  • Despite the positive play by Gatt and Okugo, their Yellow team lost 2-1 to the Blue team in the scrimmage at the end of training. Tony Taylor scored the opening goal of the game for Yellow off of a nice combination play with Jack McInerney, who was excellent on the day. Blue responded with goals from Jared Jeffrey and Kelyn Rowe. 
  • Porter added three players to the training camp on Tuesday: goalkeepers Brian Perk and Matt Lampson, and defender Royal-Dominique Fennell. Gale Agbossoumonde and David Bingham withdrew from camp due to injury. 
 Lineups: Yellow: Zachary MacMath, Joshua Gatt, Andrew Wenger, Zarek Valentin, Jorge Villafana; Amobi Okugo, Dilly Duka, Sebastian Lletget; Freddy Adu, Tony Taylor, Jack McInerney  Blue: Matt Lampson/Brian Perk; Kofi Sarkodie, Sebastian Ibeagha, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Sheanon Williams; Mikkel Diskerud, Joe Corona, Jared Jeffrey; Mike Stephens, Issac Acuna, Kelyn Rowe
Categories: Youth Articles

2012 MLS Draft Defender Rankings UPDATE

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 3:00am


**Please note that this is the opinion of Joe Mauceri. More opinions from other TopDrawerSoccer.com writers will be released as the draft nears. **

After watching 120 live college soccer games this year, supplemented by another 63 games on tape, composed of 151 different college teams, here is my Final 2012 MLS Draft Ranking.

This version includes Generation Adidas players that have signed, international players that have been reported to be attending the combine, and all seniors.

Joe's 2012 Mock Draft 

Joe's 2012 Draft Rankings: Goalkeepers | Midfielders Forwards

Players that I haven't seen are generally ranked lower than players that I have seen. I'm from the East coast - so it's easier for me to see teams in the East. However, I've seen UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Creighton, SMU, Bradley, UCSB (3 times), Denver, New Mexico (twice), California, Bakersfield, San Jose State, Stanford, San Diego State, Washington (twice), UCLA (twice) and Drake live. I was unable to see some teams live, I've only seen on tape (e.g., Michigan State, Ohio State, UAB, Hofstra, Iona). I've reviewed a lot of tape (including the South American U20 qualification tournament. The combine will supplement my prior observations and fill the gaps where needed. I've seen every domestic combine college play live with the vast majority in 2011 and a handful in 2010.

My rankings take into account the values of Generation Adidas, international status and general assessment of the skill and how each player might fit into a MLS team. Given the 3 expansion teams in the past 2 years and the roster increase, I've made slight grade inflation and I'm considering the players with a grade of C+ have increased chances of making a roster and some of the players with higher C rankings may be able to stick, as well.

In addition to ranking each player sequentially, I'm assigning a letter grade using the following scale:

A=Can't miss prospect. Should easily make the roster and may get time with the first team in 2012. By the end of the year, could be an impact player.

B=Likely to make the team. Could make roster, may take a year or more to get to the first team.

C=Probably not going to make the team. Has significant barriers to overcome. A very select few may eventually make it, but it would need to be a perfect storm (multiple injuries, playing out of their heads, fortuitous bounces, etc.).

D=Extremely unlikely to make a team.

F=No shot.

Within each grade, I've ranked each player. #PosGradeNameCollegeCombine?  Def Connor LadeSt. John'sHomegrown 1DefAAndrew WengerDukeGA 2DefB+Matt HedgesUNCCombine 3DefBAustin BerryLouisvilleCombine 4DefB-Chris EstridgeIndianaCombine 5DefB-Tyler PolakCreightonGA-Combine 6DefB-Tommy MeyerIndianaCombine 7DefC+Andrew DuranCreightonCombine 8DefC+Andrew Jean-BaptisteConnecticutGA-Combine 9DefC+Warren CreavalleUCFCombine 10DefC+Gienir Garcia Intl-Combine 11DefCJake LevinPenn  12DefCCharles RodriguezCharlotteCombine 13DefCMykell BatesSanta ClaraCombine 14DefCJames KiffeUCSBCombine 15DefCRJ AllenMonmouthCombine 16DefCRay GaddisWest Virginia  17DefCAlex LeeMaryland  18DefCHunter JumperUVACombine 19DefC-Justin ChavezTulsaCombine 20DefC-Jamie FinchWashington  21DefC-Chris PhillipsLiberty  22DefC-Derek PrinzHastings  23DefC-Nick RichVCU  24DefC-Aaron MaundNotre DameCombine 25DefC-David TiemstraOSU  26DefC-Roger DownesLoyola-Marymount  27DefC-Mauricio MoraAdelphi  28DefC-Benjamin Ubierna Intl-Combine 29DefD+Lance PattersonUC Davis  30DefD+David DatilusProvidence  31DefD+Draymond WashingtonGeorge Mason  32DefD+Stefan AntonijevicValparaiso  33DefD+Isaac CowlesCharlotte  34DefD+Aubrey PerrySouth FloridaCombine 35DefD+Kevin VenegasCal State Fullerton  36DefD+Matt DrakeWest Virginia  37DefD+Nickardo BlakeConnecticutCombine 38DefD+Colin HenryBoston University  39DefD+Mike VolkUVA  40DefD+Kevin StrunkLehigh  41DefD+Kris ByrdUNCG  42DefD+Greg MonacoUVA  43DefD+Eric ZuehsowGeorge Mason  44DefD+Jack CleverlyFairfield  45DefD+Jack PearsonDayton  46DefD+Mark BaroneMichigan State  47DefDShawn SinghUCLACombine 48DefDChad VandergriffeSLU  49DefDPatrick SiglerCal PolyCombine 50DefDDiogo de AlmeidaSMUCombine 51DefDDaniel SteresSan Diego State  52DefDRyan KawulokPortland  53DefDCyprian HedrickCoastal Carolina  54DefDAndrew PowellBucknell  55DefDGerard BarberoMissouri St  56DefDFrancis OtiraNorthern Illinois  57DefD-Anthony VazquezMonmouth  58DefD-Tom BrandtPenn  59DefD-Wes FeighnerCal Poly  60DefD-Sam BrooksKentucky  61DefD-Tobias HottnerJacksonville  62DefD-Peter O'NeillNorthwestern  63DefD-Ryan WilhelmSIUE  64DefD-Andrew HenshawMassachusetts  65DefD-Ronnie ShabanColumbia  66DefD-Ben SlingerlandGeorgetown  67DefD-Greg MacnamaraDavidson  68DefD-Evan ColemanBrown  69DefDMark FetrowPSU  70DefD-Kyle McTurkStony Brook  71DefD-Daniel LareniusAdelphi  72DefD-Tim PontiusUCSB  73DefD-Brice CarrGeorge Washington  74DefD-Yogi SniderIUPUI  75DefD-Blaine GonsalvesTulsa  76DefD-Jarrett RobbinsEvansville  77DefF+Darren O'ConnorDelaware  78DefF+Brad WalkerKentucky  79DefF+Cameron WaltersCal Poly  80DefF+Kevin GarciaVillanova  81DefF+Rory O'DaySacramento St  82DefF+Shane JohnsonLongwood  83DefF+Nicholas HamiltonCal State Northridge  84DefF+Nick PappasDartmouth  85DefF+John RaleyProvidence  86DefF+Greg KlazuraNotre Dame  87DefF+Patrick ChinBoston College  88DefF+Tyler KrumpeLoyola-Marymount  89DefF+Aaron HenkleEvansville  90DefF+Dan KorenyiLa Salle  91DefF+Uzi TayouWest Virginia  92DefF+Tommy WebbOld Dominion  93DefF+Mike BurkeGeorge Washington  94DefF+Jason GannonJames Madison  95DefF+Danny CatesSouth Carolina  96DefF+Joe BakerSeton Hall  97DefF+Jherrett MaroneyHartwick  98DefF+Nick ViaggioSiena  99DefF+Wei Ming-WongValparaiso  100DefF+Ian KalisSMU  101DefFChristian NogueiraMonmouth  102DefFIbu OtegbeyeGeorgetown  103DefFAusten KingElon  104DefFSerigne SyllaStony Brook  105DefFThomas VaniaMissouri St  106DefFJames ShuppVirginia Tech  107DefFAndrew O'BrienCentral Arkansas  108DefFNik ConklinLong Island  109DefFNick DundonLa Salle  110DefFDavid KeyMassachusetts  111DefFAdam StillSMU  112DefFRyan DuffyAppalachian State  113DefFKevin OrozcoSan Francisco  114DefFMike PicinichEastern Illinois  115DefFDavid BuckenheimerMissouri St  116DefFAldo TomaSt Francis (NY)  117DefFAndy HackbarthYale  118DefFChris WiddyCS-Bakersfield  119DefFChristopher PeacosGeorgia State  120DefFKooten JohnsonWestern Illinois  121DefFEric WilsonAir Force  122DefFAyao SossouVMI  123DefFGemechu AbrahamSan Diego State  124DefFRaphael MartinezIPFW  125DefFNicholas ChaseFIU  126DefFRB AsenimeCentenary  127DefFDemaci RoussosSeattle 

Categories: Youth Articles

2012 MLS Draft Midfielder Rankings UPDATE

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 3:00am


**Please note that this is the opinion of Joe Mauceri. More opinions from other TopDrawerSoccer.com writers will be released as the draft nears. **

After watching 120 live college soccer games this year, supplemented by another 63 games on tape, composed of 151 different college teams, here is my Final 2012 MLS Draft Ranking.

This version includes Generation Adidas players that have signed, international players that have been reported to be attending the combine, and all seniors.

Joe's 2012 Mock Draft 

Joe's 2012 Draft Rankings: Goalkeepers Forwards Defenders 

Players that I haven't seen are generally ranked lower than players that I have seen. I'm from the East coast - so it's easier for me to see teams in the East. However, I've seen UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Creighton, SMU, Bradley, UCSB (3 times), Denver, New Mexico (twice), California, Bakersfield, San Jose State, Stanford, San Diego State, Washington (twice), UCLA (twice) and Drake live. I was unable to see some teams live, I've only seen on tape (e.g., Michigan State, Ohio State, UAB, Hofstra, Iona). I've reviewed a lot of tape (including the South American U20 qualification tournament. The combine will supplement my prior observations and fill the gaps where needed. I've seen every domestic combine college play live with the vast majority in 2011 and a handful in 2010.

My rankings take into account the values of Generation Adidas, international status and general assessment of the skill and how each player might fit into a MLS team.  Given the 3 expansion teams in the past 2 years and the roster increase, I've made slight grade inflation and I'm considering the players with a grade of C+ have increased chances of making a roster and some of the players with higher C rankings may be able to stick, as well.

In addition to ranking each player sequentially, I'm assigning a letter grade using the following scale:

A=Can't miss prospect. Should easily make the roster and may get time with the first team in 2012. By the end of the year, could be an impact player.

B=Likely to make the team. Could make roster, may take a year or more to get to the first team.

C=Probably not going to make the team. Has significant barriers to overcome. A very select few may eventually make it, but it would need to be a perfect storm (multiple injuries, playing out of their heads, fortuitous bounces, etc.).

D=Extremely unlikely to make a team.

F=No shot.

Within each grade, I've ranked each player. #PosGradeNameCollegeCombine? 1MFA-Nick DeleonLouisvilleSigned-Combine 2MFB+Luis SilvaUCSBSigned-Combine 3MFB+Kelyn RoweUCLAGA-Combine 4MFBEnzo MartinezUNCGA-Combine 5MFBCalum MallaceMarquetteCombine 6MFBAndy RoseUCLACombine 7MFBKohei Yamada Intl-Combine 8MFB-Tony CascioConnecticutSigned-Combine 9MFB-Sam GarzaUCSBGA-Combine 10MFB-Kirk UrsoUNCCombine 11MFC+Miguel IbarraUC IrvineCombine 12MFC+Greg JordanCreightonCombine 13MFC+Kenneth WalkerLouisvilleCombine 14MFC+Luke HolmesAkronCombine 15MFCAldo Paniagua Intl-Combine 16MFCJacob HustedtWashington  17MFCJason Banton Intl-Combine 18MFCKevan GeorgeUCFCombine 19MFCMatt KuhnDrake  20MFC-Arthur IvoSMUCombine 21MFC-Terry GibbsBloomfield  22MFC-Michael RoseNotre Dame  23MFC-Rafael GarciaCal State NorthridgeCombine 24MFC-Christian BarreiroPennCombine 25MFC-Evans FrimpongDelawareCombine 26MFC-Mario Vila BoaBethel  27MFC-Ryan BurhamNortheastern  28MFC-Jimmy TurnerUC Irvine  29MFC-Ryan GraciaGeorge Mason  30MFC-Ryan RobinsonHastings  31MFC-Evan JamesCharlotteCombine 32MFC-Casey McCoolWashington  33MFC-Brendan KingNotre DameCombine 34MFC-Lance RozeboomNew MexicoCombine 35MFC-Michael GreenNew MexicoCombine 36MFC-Emilano Bonfigli Intl-Combine 37MFD+Pablo PunyedSt John's  38MFD+Tony WallsUWGBCombine 39MFD+Kaoru ForbessMaryland  40MFD+Jarod StigallDenver  41MFD+Nate PolakHastings  42MFD+Garrett GuntherStanford  43MFD+Daniel FabianProvidence  44MFD+Eder ArreolaUCLACombine 45MFD+Rob MedariosBrown  46MFD+Christian HernandezUC Irvine  47MFD+Michael BalogunAkron  48MFD+Luke JoynerBucknell  49MFD+Justin GriderSt Mary's  50MFD+Nicholas AbrigoWilliam & Mary  51MFD+Gonzalo de MujicaStetson  52MFD+Ryan SappingtonBucknell  53MFDWalter HinesSt John's  54MFDStephen KnoxBoston University  55MFDPhillip AsewehLiberty  56MFDChristopher Tweed-KentDuke  57MFDJoey MadiganFort Lewis  58MFDBrandon ZimmermanSanta Clara  59MFDStephen MorrisseySouth Carolina  60MFDLogan McDanielLoyola-Marymount  61MFDCharles SchwartzDrake  62MFDCristian RaudalesFGCU  63MFDChris SuttonNotre Dame  64MFDLuigi ClendeningGeorgia Southern  65MFDCyrus SadeeMichigan State  66MFDDrew McKinneyUNC  67MFDPredrag IvanovicJacksonville  68MFDDaniel RobertsUNCW  69MFDGiovanni ZammielloSeton Hall  70MFDFrancois AndersonColumbia  71MFDHarry NewmanSt Peter's  72MFDWinston HendersonOakland  73MFDJustin DaviesSan Diego State  74MFDJimmy SimpsonJames Madison  75MFDYannick LewisVermont  76MFDBrian GwanzuraRadford  77MFD-Krystian WitkowskiMarist  78MFD-Joel TheissenRio Grande  79MFD-Max HamiltonMonmouth  80MFD-Mike MazzulloColumbia  81MFD-John NiyonsabaFordham  82MFD-Nick MillingtonElon  83MFD-Mariano LeoWestern Illinois  84MFD-Felipe LibrerosUVA  85MFD-Bryant KnibbsRutgers  86MFD-Josey PortilloFGCU  87MFD-Richie MenjivarCS-Bakersfield  88MFD-Oscar AgueroCal State Fullerton  89MFD-Andrew BullsUMBC  90MFD-Julian GodinezSt Mary's  91MFD-Juan NinoLiberty  92MFD-Evan RichterCal Poly  93MFD-Colin HelmichIPFW  94MFD-Brian EddyWofford  95MFD-Yoni BerhanuGeorge Washington  96MFD-Neal MelchionniLehigh  97MFD-Brad HiltonNew Hampshire  98MFD-Ryan BrodePittsburgh  99MFF+Mike KennedyNortheastern  100MFF+Adam BettencourtSacramento St  101MFF+Nick RoydhouseSyracuse  102MFF+Tim RichardsonFordham  103MFF+Jack TwellmanSIUE  104MFF+Christian MezaBradley  105MFF+Agustin CazarezSt Mary's  106MFF+Nate BourdreauRutgers  107MFF+Andy TiedtBuffalo  108MFF+Adam ShawMichigan  109MFF+Ian HendrieMount St Mary's  110MFF+Alexis DominquezWestern Illinois  111MFF+Manuel CondeCleveland St  112MFF+Ayokunle LumpkinGeorgia State  113MFF+Mike ReeseColgate  114MFF+Keegan PriestClemson  115MFF+Brian CothernWright State  116MFF+Corey AlbertsonTulsa  117MFF+Patrick BoucherHartford  118MFF+Matthew TellezSacramento St  119MFF+Taylor GormanBrown  120MFF+Ken TaylorCS-Bakersfield  121MFFPedro AdanSan Diego State  122MFFJimmy LannonCornell  123MFFSteve JakubowskiLong Island  124MFFPaul TracyUIC  125MFFStuart GrableUWGB  126MFFPayton HickeySMU  127MFFKeith MachBradley  128MFFMurphy CampbellSanta Clara  129MFFRyan WalterBinghamton  130MFFTad KreamalmeyerEvansville  131MFFDarko KaramaticJacksonville  132MFFMatt BahnerCincinnati  133MFFChase BlaséSan Diego  134MFFJoe LosierVermont  135MFFAnthony PayneRadford  136MFFLindon QafleshiIPFW  137MFFRobert RefaiMilwaukee  138MFFMatt KirbyDenver 

Categories: Youth Articles

2012 MLS Draft Forward Rankings UPDATE

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 3:00am


**Please note that this is the opinion of Joe Mauceri. More opinions from other TopDrawerSoccer.com writers will be released as the draft nears. ** 

After watching 120 live college soccer games this year, supplemented by another 63 games on tape, composed of 151 different college teams, here is my PRE-COMBINE 2012 MLS Draft Ranking.

This version includes Generation Adidas players that have signed, international players that have been reported to be attending the combine, and all seniors.

Joe's 2012 Mock Draft 

Joe's 2012 Rankings: Goalkeepers Midfielders Defenders 

Players that I haven't seen are generally ranked lower than players that I have seen. I'm from the East coast - so it's easier for me to see teams in the East. However, I've seen UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Creighton, SMU, Bradley, UCSB (3 times), Denver, New Mexico (twice), California, Bakersfield, San Jose State, Stanford, San Diego State, Washington (twice), UCLA (twice) and Drake live. I was unable to see some teams live, I've only seen on tape (e.g., Michigan State, Ohio State, UAB, Hofstra, Iona). I've reviewed a lot of tape (including the South American U20 qualification tournament. The combine will supplement my prior observations and fill the gaps where needed. I've seen every domestic combine college play live with the vast majority in 2011 and a handful in 2010.

My rankings take into account the values of Generation Adidas, international status and general assessment of the skill and how each player might fit into a MLS team. Given the 3 expansion teams in the past 2 years and the roster increase, I've made slight grade inflation and I'm considering the players with a grade of C+ have increased chances of making a roster and some of the players with higher C rankings may be able to stick, as well.

In addition to ranking each player sequentially, I'm assigning a letter grade using the following scale:

A=Can't miss prospect. Should easily make the roster and may get time with the first team in 2012. By the end of the year, could be an impact player.

B=Likely to make the team. Could make roster, may take a year or more to get to the first team.

C=Probably not going to make the team. Has significant barriers to overcome. A very select few may eventually make it, but it would need to be a perfect storm (multiple injuries, playing out of their heads, fortuitous bounces, etc.).

D=Extremely unlikely to make a team.

F=No shot.

Within each grade, I've ranked each player. #PosGradeNameCollegeCombine?  Fwd Brent RichardsWashingtonHomegrown  Fwd Billy SchulerUNCSigned international contract 1FwdADarren MattocksAkronGA-Combine 2FwdB+Ethan FinlayCreightonCombine 3FwdBCasey TownsendMarylandSigned-Combine 4FwdB-Chandler HoffmanUCLAGA-Combine 5FwdB-Dom DwyerSouth FloridaGA-Combine 6FwdC+Babayele SodadeUABCombine 7FwdC+Brian OwnbyUVACombine 8FwdCOliver KupeNorthwestern  9FwdCLucky MkosanaDartmouthCombine 10FwdCColin RolfeLouisvilleCombine 11FwdCAntoine HoppenotPrincetonCombine 12FwdC-Bryan GaulBradleyCombine 13FwdC-Karo OkiomahHigh PointCombine 14FwdD+Yuri Gorentzvaig Intl-Combine 15FwdD+Alec PurdieIndianaCombine 16FwdD+Nick PosthumaCal State Fullerton  17FwdD+Matt OduaranMaryland  18FwdD+Jack BurridgeFairfield  19FwdD+Artur JozkowiczLoyola-Marymount  20FwdD+Carl HaworthNiagara  21FwdD+Aaron SchoenfeldETSU  22FwdD+Tyler WitmerTemple  23FwdDMax ToulouteIPFW  24FwdDSean RosaBrown  25FwdDChris WheelerMount St Mary's  26FwdDIbrahim KamaraRutgers  27FwdDMichael RoachSLU  28FwdDIyiola AwosikaRadford  29FwdDCesar Diaz PizzaroUC Riverside  30FwdDTJ BeaulieuCharlotte  31FwdDAndres PullinWinthrop  32FwdDMalcolm AlugasSt Mary's  33FwdDGarret PettisLipscomb  34FwdD-Chris BettencourtSacramento St  35FwdD-Ya Ya ToureDetroit  36FwdD-Michael NielsenPortland  37FwdD-Jarrett HamiltonOral Roberts  38FwdD-Kyle MontgomeryCal Poly  39FwdD-Josh ThiermannWisconsin  40FwdD-Connor BarbareePortland  41FwdD-Zach MahonLongwood  42FwdD-Kingsley Onwuka UMBC  43FwdF+Darren AmooLiberty  44FwdF+Patrick InnesJames Madison  45FwdF+Parnell HegngiOSU  46FwdF+Waid IbrahimUCSB  47FwdF+Ben BerubeBoston University  48FwdF+Steven MillerColgate  49FwdF+Kellan ChristensenDenver  50FwdF+Eric FrazierUIC  51FwdF+Brett CarringtonHofstra  52FwdF+Stephen PosaSan Diego  53FwdF+Franck TayouWest Virginia  54FwdF+Daniel SummersSyracuse  55FwdF+Phil Da SilvaLoyola-Marymount  56FwdF+TJ PopolizioBrown  57FwdF+Thomas OstranderDrake  58FwdF+Jack ScottAmerican  59FwdF+Nick CashmereSJ State  60FwdF+Heath MeluginMissouri St  61FwdFPerez AgabaIUPUI  62FwdFEric MaschSanta Clara  63FwdFHunter KennedyDrake  64FwdFSean DreybusAppalachian State  65FwdFTim BullockLiberty  66FwdFBryan BartelsUNC Asheville  67FwdFJoe PuleoLehigh  68FwdFConnor MitchellSanta Clara  69FwdFMatt SchuberColgate  70FwdFJimmy SimonUMKC  71FwdFGuy ShabtayValparaiso  72FwdFKevin StollSIUE  73FwdFCharlie ParisYale  74FwdFDarnell KingFlorida Atlantic  75FwdFColin FlynnGonzaga  76FwdFJuan PeraltaVermont 

Categories: Youth Articles

Joe's Big Board Gets Update for MLS Combine

Top Drawer Soccer - Wed, 01/11/2012 - 3:00am

 

 

**Please note that this is the opinion of Joe Mauceri. More opinions from other TopDrawerSoccer.com writers will be released as the draft nears. **

After watching 120 live college soccer games this year, supplemented by another 63 games on tape, composed of 151 different college teams, here is my Final 2012 MLS Draft Ranking.

This version includes all the signed Generation Adidas players, international players at the combine and all seniors.

Players that I haven't seen are generally ranked lower than players that I have seen. I'm from the East coast - so it's easier for me to see teams in the East. However, I've seen UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Creighton, SMU, Bradley, UCSB (3 times), Denver, New Mexico (twice), California, Bakersfield, San Jose State, Stanford, San Diego State, Washington (twice), UCLA (twice) and Drake live. I was unable to see some teams live, I've only seen on tape (e.g., Michigan State, Ohio State, UAB, Hofstra, Iona). I've reviewed a lot of tape (including the South American U20 qualification tournament. The combine will supplement my prior observations and fill the gaps where needed. I've seen every domestic combine college play live with the vast majority in 2011 and a handful in 2010.

My rankings take into account the values of Generation Adidas, international status and general assessment of the skill and how each player might fit into a MLS team.  Given the 3 expansion teams in the past 2 years and the roster increase, I've made slight grade inflation and I'm considering the players with a grade of C+ have increased chances of making a roster and some of the players with higher C rankings may be able to stick, as well.

Click here to see his previous comments about these players.


Full MLS Draft Coverage:

Joe's MLS Combine Analysis: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Joe's 2012 Mock Draft

Joe's 2012 Draft Rankings: Goalkeepers | Defenders | Midfielders | Forwards


This version includes Generation Adidas players that have signed, international players that have been reported to be attending the combine, and all seniors.

In addition to ranking each player sequentially, Joe is assigning a letter grade using the following scale:

A = Can't miss prospect. Should easily make the roster and may get time with the first team in 2012. By the end of the year, could be an impact player.

= Likely to make the team. Could make roster, may take a year or more to get to the first team.

C = Probably not going to make the team. Has significant barriers to overcome. A very select few may eventually make it, but it would need to be a perfect storm (multiple injuries, playing out of their heads, fortuitous bounces, etc.).

D = Extremely unlikely to make a team.

F = No shot. 

Within each grade, I've ranked each player.

#PosGradeNameCollegeCombine?  Def Connor LadeSt. John'sHomegrown  GK Matt LampsonOSUHomegrown  GK Brandon MillerUNCWSigned USLPro Contract  Fwd Brent RichardsWashingtonHomegrown  Fwd Billy SchulerUNCSigned international contract 1DefAAndrew WengerDukeGA 2FwdADarren MattocksAkronGA-Combine 3MFA-Nick DeleonLouisvilleSigned-Combine 4FwdB+Ethan FinlayCreightonCombine 5DefB+Matt HedgesUNCCombine 6MFB+Luis SilvaUCSBSigned-Combine 7MFB+Kelyn RoweUCLAGA-Combine 8DefBAustin BerryLouisvilleCombine 9FwdBCasey TownsendMarylandSigned-Combine 10MFBEnzo MartinezUNCGA-Combine 11MFBCalum MallaceMarquetteCombine 12MFBAndy RoseUCLACombine 13MFBKohei Yamada Intl-Combine 14GKBRyan MearaFordhamCombine 15MFB-Tony CascioConnecticutSigned-Combine 16FwdB-Chandler HoffmanUCLAGA-Combine 17DefB-Chris EstridgeIndianaCombine 18DefB-Tyler PolakCreightonGA-Combine 19FwdB-Dom DwyerSouth FloridaGA-Combine 20MFB-Sam GarzaUCSBGA-Combine 21DefB-Tommy MeyerIndianaCombine 22MFB-Kirk UrsoUNCCombine 23DefC+Andrew DuranCreightonCombine 24MFC+Miguel IbarraUC IrvineCombine 25MFC+Greg JordanCreightonCombine 26FwdC+Babayele SodadeUABCombine 27MFC+Kenneth WalkerLouisvilleCombine 28FwdC+Brian OwnbyUVACombine 29DefC+Andrew Jean-BaptisteConnecticutGA-Combine 30DefC+Warren CreavalleUCFCombine 31DefC+Gienir Garcia Intl-Combine 32MFC+Luke HolmesAkronCombine 33FwdCOliver KupeNorthwestern  34FwdCLucky MkosanaDartmouthCombine 35FwdCColin RolfeLouisvilleCombine 36DefCJake LevinPenn  37DefCCharles RodriguezCharlotteCombine 38DefCMykell BatesSanta ClaraCombine 39MFCAldo Paniagua Intl-Combine 40DefCJames KiffeUCSBCombine 41DefCRJ AllenMonmouthCombine 42MFCJacob HustedtWashington  43MFCJason Banton Intl-Combine 44DefCRay GaddisWest Virginia  45DefCAlex LeeMaryland  46DefCHunter JumperUVACombine 47MFCKevan GeorgeUCFCombine 48MFCMatt KuhnDrake  49GKCBrian HoltCreighton  50FwdCAntoine HoppenotPrincetonCombine 51GKCChris BlaisSouth FloridaCombine 52DefC-Justin ChavezTulsaCombine 53MFC-Arthur IvoSMUCombine 54DefC-Jamie FinchWashington  55MFC-Terry GibbsBloomfield  56MFC-Michael RoseNotre Dame  57MFC-Rafael GarciaCal State NorthridgeCombine 58FwdC-Bryan GaulBradleyCombine 59MFC-Christian BarreiroPennCombine 60MFC-Evans FrimpongDelawareCombine 61MFC-Mario Vila BoaBethel  62MFC-Ryan BurhamNortheastern  63MFC-Jimmy TurnerUC Irvine  64DefC-Chris PhillipsLiberty  65DefC-Derek PrinzHastings  66DefC-Nick RichVCU  67MFC-Ryan GraciaGeorge Mason  68GKC-Lassi HurskainenUNC Asheville  69DefC-Aaron MaundNotre DameCombine 70DefC-David TiemstraOSU  71GKC-Brian RoweUCLACombine 72MFC-Ryan RobinsonHastings  73GKC-Andrew FonteinUC Irvine  74MFC-Evan JamesCharlotteCombine 75MFC-Casey McCoolWashington  76DefC-Roger DownesLoyola-Marymount  77DefC-Mauricio MoraAdelphi  78FwdC-Karo OkiomahHigh PointCombine 79GKC-Andre BoudreauxLouisville  80MFC-Brendan KingNotre DameCombine 81GKC-Doug HerrickSt Mary's  82MFC-Lance RozeboomNew MexicoCombine 83MFC-Michael GreenNew MexicoCombine 84MFC-Emilano Bonfigli Intl-Combine 85GKC-Patrick McLainCal Poly  86DefC-Benjamin Ubierna Intl-Combine 87DefD+Lance PattersonUC Davis  88MFD+Pablo PunyedSt John's  89MFD+Tony WallsUWGBCombine 90DefD+David DatilusProvidence  91DefD+Draymond WashingtonGeorge Mason  92DefD+Stefan AntonijevicValparaiso  93MFD+Kaoru ForbessMaryland  94FwdD+Yuri Gorentzvaig Intl-Combine 95DefD+Isaac CowlesCharlotte  96MFD+Jarod StigallDenver  97FwdD+Alec PurdieIndianaCombine 98DefD+Aubrey PerrySouth FloridaCombine 99DefD+Kevin VenegasCal State Fullerton  100MFD+Nate PolakHastings  101MFD+Garrett GuntherStanford  102DefD+Matt DrakeWest Virginia  103DefD+Nickardo BlakeConnecticutCombine 104MFD+Daniel FabianProvidence  105MFD+Eder ArreolaUCLACombine 106DefD+Colin HenryBoston University  107MFD+Rob MedariosBrown  108FwdD+Nick PosthumaCal State Fullerton  109DefD+Mike VolkUVA  110DefD+Kevin StrunkLehigh  111GKD+Adam GlickFGCU  112MFD+Christian HernandezUC Irvine  113GKD+Mitch HildebrandtOakland  114FwdD+Matt OduaranMaryland  115MFD+Michael BalogunAkron  116GKD+Scott AngevineCoastal Carolina  117FwdD+Jack BurridgeFairfield  118MFD+Luke JoynerBucknell  119FwdD+Artur JozkowiczLoyola-Marymount  120MFD+Justin GriderSt Mary's  121MFD+Nicholas AbrigoWilliam & Mary  122DefD+Kris ByrdUNCG  123MFD+Gonzalo de MujicaStetson  124MFD+Ryan SappingtonBucknell  125DefD+Greg MonacoUVA  126DefD+Eric ZuehsowGeorge Mason  127FwdD+Carl HaworthNiagara  128DefD+Jack CleverlyFairfield  129DefD+Jack PearsonDayton  130DefD+Mark BaroneMichigan State  131GKD+Carl WoszczynskiUAB  132FwdD+Aaron SchoenfeldETSU  133GKD+Michael CheslerHigh Point  134FwdD+Tyler WitmerTemple  135FwdDMax ToulouteIPFW  136MFDWalter HinesSt John's  137MFDStephen KnoxBoston University  138FwdDSean RosaBrown  139FwdDChris WheelerMount St Mary's  140MFDPhillip AsewehLiberty  141GKDWill SwaimMaryland  142DefDShawn SinghUCLACombine 143GKDAlec KannFurman  144MFDChristopher Tweed-KentDuke  145MFDJoey MadiganFort Lewis  146DefDChad VandergriffeSLU  147GKDJordan KaldecDrake  148FwdDIbrahim KamaraRutgers  149MFDBrandon ZimmermanSanta Clara  150DefDPatrick SiglerCal PolyCombine 151MFDStephen MorrisseySouth Carolina  152MFDLogan McDanielLoyola-Marymount  153GKDMatt MakowskiAmerican  154MFDCharles SchwartzDrake  155FwdDMichael RoachSLU  156DefDDiogo de AlmeidaSMUCombine 157FwdDIyiola AwosikaRadford  158MFDCristian RaudalesFGCU  159MFDChris SuttonNotre Dame  160FwdDCesar Diaz PizzaroUC Riverside  161DefDDaniel SteresSan Diego State  162GKDJeremy ClarkMichigan State  163MFDLuigi ClendeningGeorgia Southern  164DefDRyan KawulokPortland  165DefDCyprian HedrickCoastal Carolina  166FwdDTJ BeaulieuCharlotte  167GKDTyler PicardDayton  168DefDAndrew PowellBucknell  169GKDAndy RyanWestern Illinois  170MFDCyrus SadeeMichigan State  171DefDGerard BarberoMissouri St  172FwdDAndres PullinWinthrop  173MFDDrew McKinneyUNC  174MFDPredrag IvanovicJacksonville  175DefDFrancis OtiraNorthern Illinois  176MFDDaniel RobertsUNCW  177FwdDMalcolm AlugasSt Mary's  178MFDGiovanni ZammielloSeton Hall  179MFDFrancois AndersonColumbia  180MFDHarry NewmanSt Peter's  181MFDWinston HendersonOakland  182FwdDGarret PettisLipscomb  183GKDJonathan LesterSJ State  184MFDJustin DaviesSan Diego State  185MFDJimmy SimpsonJames Madison  186MFDYannick LewisVermont  187MFDBrian GwanzuraRadford  188FwdD-Chris BettencourtSacramento St  189MFD-Krystian WitkowskiMarist  190DefD-Anthony VazquezMonmouth  191MFD-Joel TheissenRio Grande  192DefD-Tom BrandtPenn  193DefD-Wes FeighnerCal Poly  194DefD-Sam BrooksKentucky  195MFD-Max HamiltonMonmouth  196MFD-Mike MazzulloColumbia  197DefD-Tobias HottnerJacksonville  198DefD-Peter O'NeillNorthwestern  199DefD-Ryan WilhelmSIUE  200DefD-Andrew HenshawMassachusetts  201MFD-John NiyonsabaFordham  202DefD-Ronnie ShabanColumbia  203MFD-Nick MillingtonElon  204MFD-Mariano LeoWestern Illinois  205GKD-John SteeleTowson  206MFD-Felipe LibrerosUVA  207MFD-Bryant KnibbsRutgers  208MFD-Josey PortilloFGCU  209FwdD-Ya Ya ToureDetroit  210DefD-Ben SlingerlandGeorgetown  211GKD-Dan LouisignauUMBC  212MFD-Richie MenjivarCS-Bakersfield  213GKD-Tommy CasoBucknell  214MFD-Oscar AgueroCal State Fullerton  215MFD-Andrew BullsUMBC  216DefD-Greg MacnamaraDavidson  217FwdD-Michael NielsenPortland  218MFD-Julian GodinezSt Mary's  219MFD-Juan NinoLiberty  220GKD-Will WalshNotre Dame  221MFD-Evan RichterCal Poly  222DefD-Evan ColemanBrown  223DefDMark FetrowPSU  224MFD-Colin HelmichIPFW  225FwdD-Jarrett HamiltonOral Roberts  226MFD-Brian EddyWofford  227DefD-Kyle McTurkStony Brook  228DefD-Daniel LareniusAdelphi  229FwdD-Kyle MontgomeryCal Poly  230MFD-Yoni BerhanuGeorge Washington  231DefD-Tim PontiusUCSB  232FwdD-Josh ThiermannWisconsin  233DefD-Brice CarrGeorge Washington  234FwdD-Connor BarbareePortland  235MFD-Neal MelchionniLehigh  236MFD-Brad HiltonNew Hampshire  237DefD-Yogi SniderIUPUI  238DefD-Blaine GonsalvesTulsa  239FwdD-Zach MahonLongwood  240MFD-Ryan BrodePittsburgh  241DefD-Jarrett RobbinsEvansville  242FwdD-Kingsley Onwuka UMBC  243GKD-Steve SpanglerOregon State  244DefF+Darren O'ConnorDelaware  245FwdF+Darren AmooLiberty  246FwdF+Patrick InnesJames Madison  247MFF+Mike KennedyNortheastern  248FwdF+Parnell HegngiOSU  249MFF+Adam BettencourtSacramento St  250MFF+Nick RoydhouseSyracuse  251MFF+Tim RichardsonFordham  252DefF+Brad WalkerKentucky  253GKF+Jhojan ObandoProvidenceCombine 254FwdF+Waid IbrahimUCSB  255FwdF+Ben BerubeBoston University  256FwdF+Steven MillerColgate  257DefF+Cameron WaltersCal Poly  258DefF+Kevin GarciaVillanova  259GKF+Miguel RosalesBowling Green  260FwdF+Kellan ChristensenDenver  261DefF+Rory O'DaySacramento St  262FwdF+Eric FrazierUIC  263DefF+Shane JohnsonLongwood  264MFF+Jack TwellmanSIUE  265FwdF+Brett CarringtonHofstra  266FwdF+Stephen PosaSan Diego  267FwdF+Franck TayouWest Virginia  268MFF+Christian MezaBradley  269FwdF+Daniel SummersSyracuse  270DefF+Nicholas HamiltonCal State Northridge  271MFF+Agustin CazarezSt Mary's  272FwdF+Phil Da SilvaLoyola-Marymount  273MFF+Nate BourdreauRutgers  274DefF+Nick PappasDartmouth  275FwdF+TJ PopolizioBrown  276FwdF+Thomas OstranderDrake  277MFF+Andy TiedtBuffalo  278DefF+John RaleyProvidence  279DefF+Greg KlazuraNotre Dame  280MFF+Adam ShawMichigan  281MFF+Ian HendrieMount St Mary's  282MFF+Alexis DominquezWestern Illinois  283FwdF+Jack ScottAmerican  284FwdF+Nick CashmereSJ State  285MFF+Manuel CondeCleveland St  286MFF+Ayokunle LumpkinGeorgia State  287MFF+Mike ReeseColgate  288DefF+Patrick ChinBoston College  289MFF+Keegan PriestClemson  290GKF+Chris MillerColgate  291GKF+Kevin KlasilaSanta Clara  292DefF+Tyler KrumpeLoyola-Marymount  293MFF+Brian CothernWright State  294DefF+Aaron HenkleEvansville  295DefF+Dan KorenyiLa Salle  296DefF+Uzi TayouWest Virginia  297MFF+Corey AlbertsonTulsa  298FwdF+Heath MeluginMissouri St  299DefF+Tommy WebbOld Dominion  300MFF+Patrick BoucherHartford  301MFF+Matthew TellezSacramento St  302DefF+Mike BurkeGeorge Washington  303DefF+Jason GannonJames Madison  304DefF+Danny CatesSouth Carolina  305GKF+Alex FaitSacred Heart  306DefF+Joe BakerSeton Hall  307DefF+Jherrett MaroneyHartwick  308DefF+Nick ViaggioSiena  309MFF+Taylor GormanBrown  310DefF+Wei Ming-WongValparaiso  311GKF+Scott MeyerSIUE  312MFF+Ken TaylorCS-Bakersfield  313DefF+Ian KalisSMU  314GKF+Jack McCormackLoyola-Marymount  315GKF+Adrian FoncetteAlbany  316GKF+Tyler KeeverIUPUI  317GKF+Joel HelmickLongwood  318MFFPedro AdanSan Diego State  319DefFChristian NogueiraMonmouth  320DefFIbu OtegbeyeGeorgetown  321FwdFPerez AgabaIUPUI  322GKFCollin TaylorAppalachian State  323FwdFEric MaschSanta Clara  324FwdFHunter KennedyDrake  325DefFAusten KingElon  326FwdFSean DreybusAppalachian State  327MFFJimmy LannonCornell  328FwdFTim BullockLiberty  329MFFSteve JakubowskiLong Island  330DefFSerigne SyllaStony Brook  331MFFPaul TracyUIC  332DefFThomas VaniaMissouri St  333DefFJames ShuppVirginia Tech  334MFFStuart GrableUWGB  335MFFPayton HickeySMU  336MFFKeith MachBradley  337GKFKyle WittmanLoyola-MD  338DefFAndrew O'BrienCentral Arkansas  339DefFNik ConklinLong Island  340MFFMurphy CampbellSanta Clara  341DefFNick DundonLa Salle  342MFFRyan WalterBinghamton  343DefFDavid KeyMassachusetts  344DefFAdam StillSMU  345MFFTad KreamalmeyerEvansville  346DefFRyan DuffyAppalachian State  347DefFKevin OrozcoSan Francisco  348FwdFBryan BartelsUNC Asheville  349MFFDarko KaramaticJacksonville  350GKFJason McCabeUSC Update  351DefFMike PicinichEastern Illinois  352MFFMatt BahnerCincinnati  353MFFChase BlaséSan Diego  354DefFDavid BuckenheimerMissouri St  355FwdFJoe PuleoLehigh  356MFFJoe LosierVermont  357MFFAnthony PayneRadford  358MFFLindon QafleshiIPFW  359MFFRobert RefaiMilwaukee  360FwdFConnor MitchellSanta Clara  361DefFAldo TomaSt Francis (NY)  362FwdFMatt SchuberColgate  363FwdFJimmy SimonUMKC  364DefFAndy HackbarthYale  365FwdFGuy ShabtayValparaiso  366GKFTrevor WhiddonCal State Fullerton  367FwdFKevin StollSIUE  368FwdFCharlie ParisYale  369DefFChris WiddyCS-Bakersfield  370FwdFDarnell KingFlorida Atlantic  371MFFMatt KirbyDenver  372DefFChristopher PeacosGeorgia State  373FwdFColin FlynnGonzaga  374FwdFJuan PeraltaVermont  375DefFKooten JohnsonWestern Illinois  376DefFEric WilsonAir Force  377DefFAyao SossouVMI  378GKFAdam JanssenLong Island  379DefFGemechu AbrahamSan Diego State  380DefFRaphael MartinezIPFW  381GKFAustin HarmsHarvard  382GKFChip SandersDavidson  383DefFNicholas ChaseFIU  384DefFRB AsenimeCentenary  385GKFRyan PlattGeorgia Southern  386DefFDemaci RoussosSeattle 
Categories: Youth Articles

Waldrum named to coach U23 WNT

Top Drawer Soccer - Tue, 01/10/2012 - 10:15am

CHICAGO - Randy Waldrum has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team, the oldest age group of the USA's five youth women's national teams.

Waldrum takes over the program from Bill Irwin who had guided the team for the previous five years. Waldrum, who is currently the head women's soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame, is one of the most successful college coaches in history. His vast experience with college-aged players gives him a unique insight into this vitally important age group of players, many of whom have trained with the full Women's National Team or are still in the running for potential call-ups.

"I'm truly honored to be named the new Under-23 Women's National Team coach, and to wear the colors of our nation is a great source of pride for me and something I've aspired to for many years," said Waldrum. "I can't wait to get started coaching this age group, which is very important for the ongoing success and future of our Women's National Team. I sincerely appreciate U.S. Soccer extending this wonderful opportunity to me.

"In 13 seasons at Notre Dame, Waldrum has guided the Fighting Irish to a 263-44-14 overall record while making it to eight NCAA College Cups and five national championship matches. He advanced to the NCAA College Cup in 2000, 2007 and 2009, had runner-up finishes in 1999, 2006 and 2008 and won NCAA titles in 2004 and 2010. His teams have won 11 Big East regular season titles and seven Big East tournament titles.

Waldrum has coached for 30 seasons in college soccer, including stints as the women's and men's coach at Tulsa and the women's coach at Baylor, a program he started from scratch in 1995.

Waldrum's career winning percentage is third all-time among women's soccer coaches with 10-plus seasons on the Division I level and second among active coaches. He has coached players who have received 26 All-America honors, including numerous players who have appeared for the USA's youth national teams and in the professional ranks and several who have earned full national team caps.

As a player, Waldrum earned all-district honors all four years of his playing career at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, graduating in 1981 as a physical education major and political science minor. He then played professionally for the Los Angeles Skyhawks and the Indianapolis Daredevils of the American Soccer League.

Players eligible to play for the U-23s in 2012 must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1989.

The role of the U-23s in the overall development of U.S. WNT players underwent some changes in 2009 with the start of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). Many of the players who were being kept active and in the mix for the full team by competing with the U-23s now had the opportunity to play in the league. Therefore, the U-23s generally focus on calling up a mix of professionals and college players in the early part of the year before turning attention to college-based players for the remainder of the spring and into the summer, as that time period falls during the heart of the WPS season.

Working along with WPS, the U-23s serve a vitally important role in helping bridge the large gap between college soccer and the national team.

Categories: Youth Articles

U.S. U18s earn stripes against Shanghai

Top Drawer Soccer - Tue, 01/10/2012 - 9:20am

CHULA VISTA, California - Well, they warmed 'em up for you U20s; now it's your turn.
The U.S. U18 Women's National Team sharpened its cleats against the Shanghai Women's Football Club of China on Monday in what was the equivalent of little sister getting the first crack at the neighborhood's new competition. 
The Chinese visitors made the trip across the Pacific to play a pair against the 18s as well the elder U20s, and in the opening action baby sis faired quite well, earning a 0-0 tie against their veteran opponent at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.  
And if Shanghai thought it had its hands full on Monday, just wait until they see the 20s in a few days. Stephanie Amack"The bar has been set a little bit for the 20s to get after them," said Women's Technical Director April Heinrichs who brought the U18s together this week. "The concept of this camp was to set something up for our U20s. China wanted to play three or four games so we figured we'd give them a go."
And despite facing a team of women that featured Chinese National players and a couple members in their 30s, the U18s rose to the occasion. 
Having only arrived two days ago, early rust was evident as the team was thrown into the fire. The distribution was far from sharp in the early going, particularly from the backline.
Stephanie Amack, Katie Naughton, Alexis Shaffer and Ryan Walker got starts in the defense and they managed to turn things around.
Superior in their possession play, Shanghai found space in the middle of the field but was turned back when they played long balls through the air. 
Walker was effective in this department. With her athleticism she was able to win the 50-50s and keep things moving in the U.S. direction. 
Courtney Raetzman - who started alongside fellow attackers, Janine Beckle, Anna McClung, Makenzy Doniak, Ashley Meier and Allison Wetherington - flashed her 1v1 ability up top. 
Raetzman and the U.S. looked best at the end of each half where scoring chances flowed, and that probably speaks to the squad needing time to find a rhythm.  "We've only been here two days and this is our first match so as the game progressed we became better and more of a unit," McClung, a Florida State recruit from Gate City, Va., said. "We attacked and had some pretty good chances but we didn't find the goal." 
The second half saw Shanghai nearly find it instead.
About 10 minutes in, Heinrichs sent in the reinforcements which featured the likes of Maya Theuer, Rachel Blauner, Laura Liedle, Kodi Lavrusky and Kelli Hubly.  
With Amack (the only player who stayed on for the full 90) moving to the midfield for the backside of the final half, it was a different group to be sure. 
Liedle worked tirelessly for possessions to set the tone for the scrappy second-half unit but they often lacked the speed to track back on defense and Shanghai got its share of looks at a goal.
The Americans dodged a few bullets and then flurried in the end by sending some shots back. Hubly, a lanky striker, got her head on more than one service that nearly changed the contest.
Lavrusky also played well and attacked willingly in the final third.  
"We created enough chances to win the game," Heinrichs said. "We're real excited to have the Chinese team here. It's not often we get the chance to play against women that are older and in some cases superior tactically. Given the advantages we were giving up, I'm extremely pleased with our performance." Now the 18s exit the stage for the U20s, but they'll have their say again against Shanghai this weekend. And when they do they're looking to change the conversation. 
"Come Sunday," McClung said. "We're looking for goals." 
U.S. U18 WNT Camp Roster  GOALKEEPERS (3): Laura Glew (SC Del Sol; Chandler, Ariz.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Andi Tostanoski (Pride Predator; Colorado Springs, Co.)  DEFENDERS (9): Stephanie Amack (Mustang Blast; Pleasanton, Calif.), Rachel Blauner (South Shore Select FC; East Bridgewater, Mass.), Laura Liedle (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Alexis Shaffer (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Maya Theuer (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Brittany Von Rueden (FC Milwaukee Nationals; Mequon, Wis.), Ryan Walker (Mustang Blast; Oakland, Calif.), Christen Westphal (Cleveland Internationals SC; Brecksville, Ohio)  MIDFIELDERS (6): Rachel Conners (Real So Cal; Moorpark, Calif.), Isabelle Farrell (Crossfire Premier, Bellevue, Wash.), Ashley Meier (Cleveland Whitecaps; Strongsville, Ohio), Reilly Parker (Mustang Blast; Danville, Calif.), Gabrielle Seiler (Concorde Fire SC; Peachtree, Ga.), Allison Wetherington (Concorde Fire SC; Acworth, Ga.)  FORWARDS (6): Janine Beckie (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Makenzy Doniak (Slammers FC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Kelli Hubly (Sockers FC; Elk Grove, Ill.), Kodi Lavrusky (Legends FC; Yucaipa, Calif.), Anna McClung (GSA Phoenix; Gate City, Va.), Courtney Raetzman (Sockers FC; Elk Grove, Ill.)
Categories: Youth Articles
Syndicate content