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NEW YORK
(Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017)
– Major League Soccer today announced the initial 60 NCAA DI college players invited to participate in the 2018 adidas MLS Player Combine. Top collegiate players from across the country will showcase their talents in front of representatives from all 23 MLS clubs in Orlando, FL from Jan. 11-17, 2018. All invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2018 SuperDraft presented by adidas which will take place on Friday, Jan. 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA Division I coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Further invitees including Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players, and additional college seniors will be announced in the coming weeks. 
Seven semifinalists for the 2017 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy headline this year’s list of initial invitees.
Wake Forest University forward Jon Bakero, who has totaled 10 game-winning goals in his career, is a third-team All-ACC honoree (2015), ACC All-Tournament Team honoree (2016) and NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team honoree (2016). Bakero joins Stanford University defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce as a MAC Hermann trophy finalist. Hilliard-Arce was named the Pac-12 Defender of the Year after clinching a third straight NCAA national championship. Leading Western Michigan was midfielder Brandon Bye, who was named the MAC Player of the Year with the help of 12 goals and five assists in just 17 games. Jon Gallagher of Notre Dame University makes the MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalists list just one year after being named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year with 14 goals and seven assists, while Louisville University defender Tim Kubel is a MAC Hermann trophy semifinalist for the second straight year. Dartmouth College defender Wyatt Omsberg was included in the 2017 College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer Preseason All-America lists. Omsberg was also named the 2016 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Rounding out the group is UNC Chapel Hill forward Alan Winn, who led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Men’s College Cup with 11 goals, second in the ACC along with .69 goals per game.
A mix of collegiate soccer head coaches and MLS Academy personnel will make up the Combine coaching staff.  University of Wisconsin-Madison head coach John Trask, Indiana University head coach Todd Yeagley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach Kris Kelderman and East Tennessee State head coach Bo Oshoniyi will serve as the head coaches for the four Combine teams. The assistant coaches will be FC Dallas Academy Director Luchi Gonzalez, NYCFC Academy Director Rodrigo Marion, New England Revolution Director of Youth Development Bryan Scales and Solar Soccer Club Head of Soccer Operations, Executive Director of Coaching Elite Programs and Technical Director Adrian Solca.

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2018 adidas MLS Player Combine NCAA DI College Participants
(Alphabetical by last name)

<strong>First Name</strong>
<strong>Last Name</strong>
<strong>School</strong>
<strong>Pos.</strong>
<strong>Hometown/Citizenship</strong>
<strong>Bio</strong>
<div>Marcelo</div>
<div>Acuna</div>
<div>Virginia Tech</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>San Jose, Costa Rica; Costa Rica</div>
<a href="http://www.hokiesports.com/msoccer/players/acuna_marcelo.html">Bio</a>
<div>Pablo</div>
<div>Aguilar</div>
<div>University of Virginia</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Guatemala City, Guatemala; Guatemala/USA</div>
<a href="http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/pablo_aguilar_851953.html">Bio</a>
<div>Rafael</div>
<div>Andrade Santos</div>
<div>VCU</div>
<div>MF/FW</div>
<div>Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Brazil</div>
<a href="http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/msoc/2017-18/bios/andrade_santos_rafael_k79c">Bio</a>
<div>Will</div>
<div>Bagrou</div>
<div>Mercer University</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Dacula, GA; USA</div>
<a href="http://mercerbears.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2407">Bio</a>
<div>Jon</div>
<div>Bakero</div>
<div>Wake Forest University</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Sitges, Spain; Spain</div>
<a href="http://www.wakeforestsports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/jon_bakero_912737.html">Bio</a>
<div>Pau</div>
<div>Belana</div>
<div>The University of Akron</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Barcelona, Spain; Spain</div>
<a href="http://gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5291">Bio</a>
<div>Tristan</div>
<div>Blackmon</div>
<div>University of the Pacific</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Las Vegas, NV; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.pacifictigers.com/sports/m-soccer/2017-18/bios/blackmon_tristan_wfez">Bio</a>
<div>Arthur</div>
<div>Bosua</div>
<div>Columbia University</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Johannesburg, South Africa; South Africa</div>
<a href="http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600&amp;ATCLID=209530284">Bio</a>
<div>Cory</div>
<div>Brown</div>
<div>Xavier University</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Nelson, New Zealand; New Zealand</div>
<a href="http://goxavier.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5364">Bio</a>
<div>Brandon</div>
<div>Bye</div>
<div>Western Michigan University</div>
<div>FW/DF</div>
<div>Portage, MI; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.wmubroncos.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4622">Bio</a>
<div>Jeff</div>
<div>Caldwell</div>
<div>University of Virginia</div>
<div>GK</div>
<div>Todd, NC; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/jeff_caldwell_910361.html">Bio</a>
<div>Pol</div>
<div>Calvet Planellas</div>
<div>University of Pittsburgh</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Barcelona, Spain; Spain</div>
<a href="http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8365">Bio</a>
<div>George</div>
<div>Campbell</div>
<div>University of Maryland</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Baltimore, MD; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=29700&amp;ATCLID=209606826">Bio</a>
<div>Paul</div>
<div>Christensen</div>
<div>University of Portland</div>
<div>GK</div>
<div>Woodinville, WA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.portlandpilots.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4356">Bio</a>
<div>Harry</div>
<div>Cooksley</div>
<div>St. John's University</div>
<div>MF/FW</div>
<div>London, England; United Kingdom</div>
<a href="http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/harry_cooksley_1022868.html">Bio</a>
<div>Manuel</div>
<div>Cordeiro</div>
<div>The University of Akron</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Porto, Portugal; Portugal</div>
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5292">Bio</a>
<div>Niko</div>
<div>DeVera</div>
<div>The University of Akron</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Camas, WA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5295">Bio</a>
<div>Eric</div>
<div>Dick</div>
<div>Butler University</div>
<div>GK</div>
<div>Carmel, IN; USA</div>
<a href="http://butlersports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4106">Bio</a>
<div>Justin</div>
<div>Fiddes</div>
<div>University of Washington</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>San Diego, CA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gohuskies.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5139">Bio</a>
<div>Markus</div>
<div>Fjortoft</div>
<div>Duke University</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Asker, Norway; Norway</div>
<a href="http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&amp;ATCLID=209606312">Bio</a>
<div>Sam</div>
<div>Gainford</div>
<div>The University of Akron</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Liverpool, England; United Kingdom</div>
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5297">Bio</a>
<div>Jon</div>
<div>Gallagher</div>
<div>University of Notre Dame</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Dundalk, Ireland; Ireland</div>
<a href="http://www.und.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/jon_gallagher_904790.html">Bio</a>
<div>Giovanni</div>
<div>Godoy</div>
<div>UC Irvine</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Watsonville, CA; USA</div>
<a href="https://www.ucirvinesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2649">Bio</a>
<div>Mamadou</div>
<div>Guirassy</div>
<div>New Jersey Institute of Technology</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Paris, France; France/USA</div>
<a href="http://www.njithighlanders.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4920">Bio</a>
<div>Tomas</div>
<div>Hillard-Arce</div>
<div>Stanford University</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Matthews, NC; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gostanford.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11628">Bio</a>
<div>Brian</div>
<div>Iloski</div>
<div>UCLA</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Escondido, CA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.uclabruins.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6652">Bio</a>
<div>Jordan</div>
<div>Jones</div>
<div>Oregon State University</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Pacific Grove, CA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.osubeavers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1710">Bio</a>
<div>Ken</div>
<div>Krolicki</div>
<div>Michigan State University</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Plymouth, MI; USA; USA/Japan</div>
<a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/ken_krolicki_914946.html">Bio</a>
<div>Tim</div>
<div>Kubel</div>
<div>University of Louisville</div>
<div>DF/MF</div>
<div>Stuttgart, Germany; Germany</div>
<a href="http://www.gocards.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6307">Bio</a>
<div>Chris</div>
<div>Lema</div>
<div>Georgetown University</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Ridgefield, NJ; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/christopher_lema_905639.html">Bio</a>
<div>Ricky</div>
<div>Lopez-Espin</div>
<div>Creighton University</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Miami, FL; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gocreighton.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3479">Bio</a>
<div>Ben</div>
<div>Lundgaard</div>
<div>Virginia Tech</div>
<div>GK</div>
<div>Greenville, DE; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.hokiesports.com/msoccer/players/lundgaard_ben.html">Bio</a>
<div>Carter</div>
<div>Manley</div>
<div>Duke University</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Elkridge, MD; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&amp;ATCLID=209535439">Bio</a>
<div>Paul</div>
<div>Marie</div>
<div>Florida International University</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Saint-Aubin-des-Bois, France; France/USA</div>
<a href="http://www.fiusports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6357">Bio</a>
<div>Andre</div>
<div>Morrison</div>
<div>University of Hartford</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Clarendon, Jamaica; Jamaica</div>
<a href="http://www.hartfordhawks.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3198">Bio</a>
<div>Chris</div>
<div>Mueller</div>
<div>University of Wisconsin - Madison</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Schaumburg, IL; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.uwbadgers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5210&amp;path=msoc">Bio</a>
<div>Danny</div>
<div>Musovski</div>
<div>UNLV</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Henderson, NV; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/danny_musovski_916719.html">Bio</a>
<div>Michael</div>
<div>Nelson</div>
<div>Southern Methodist University</div>
<div>GK</div>
<div>Katy, TX; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.smumustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2502">Bio</a>
<div>Wyatt</div>
<div>Omsberg</div>
<div>Dartmouth College</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Scarborough, ME; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209603121">Bio</a>
<div>Arthur ‘AJ’</div>
<div>Paterson</div>
<div>Wright State</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Key Largo, FL; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.wsuraiders.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3027">Bio</a>
<div>Frantzdy</div>
<div>Pierrot</div>
<div>Coastal Carolina</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Boston, MA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/frantzdy_pierrot_998382.html">Bio</a>
<div>Afonso</div>
<div>Pinheiro</div>
<div>University at Albany, SUNY</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Sao Paulo, Brazil; Brazil</div>
<a href="http://www.ualbanysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15800&amp;ATCLID=209584997">Bio</a>
<div>Matias</div>
<div>Pyysalo</div>
<div>University of Central Florida</div>
<div>FW/MF</div>
<div>Helsinki, Finland; Finland</div>
<a href="http://ucfknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5669">Bio</a>
<div>Alex</div>
<div>Roldan</div>
<div>Seattle University</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Pico Rivera, CA; USA; USA/El Salvador</div>
<a href="http://www.goseattleu.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209604445">Bio</a>
<div>Jake</div>
<div>Rozhansky</div>
<div>University of Maryland</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Germantown, MD; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211094526">Bio</a>
<div>Albert</div>
<div>Ruiz</div>
<div>Florida Gulf Coast University</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Barcelona, Spain; Spain</div>
<a href="http://www.fgcuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3114">Bio</a>
<div>Rafael</div>
<div>Sanchez</div>
<div>Saint Mary's College</div>
<div>DF/MF</div>
<div>Selah, WA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.smcgaels.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/060613aah.html">Bio</a>
<div>Leon</div>
<div>Schwarzer</div>
<div>University of San Francisco</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Munster, Germany; Germany</div>
<a href="http://www.usfdons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3152">Bio</a>
<div>Mark</div>
<div>Segbers</div>
<div>University of Wisconsin - Madison</div>
<div>DF/FW</div>
<div>St. Louis, MO; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.uwbadgers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5216&amp;path=msoc">Bio</a>
<div>Oliver</div>
<div>Shannon</div>
<div>Clemson University</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Liverpool, England; United Kingdom</div>
<a href="http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28500&amp;ATCLID=209762419">Bio</a>
<div>Nate</div>
<div>Shultz</div>
<div>The University of Akron</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Mayfield, OH; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5308">Bio</a>
<div>Drew</div>
<div>Skundrich</div>
<div>Stanford University</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Lancaster, PA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gostanford.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11636">Bio</a>
<div>Graham</div>
<div>Smith</div>
<div>University of Denver</div>
<div>MF</div>
<div>Highlands Ranch, CO; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.denverpioneers.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/graham_smith_996271.html">Bio</a>
<div>Lucas</div>
<div>Stauffer</div>
<div>Creighton University</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Owensboro, KY; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gocreighton.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3486">Bio</a>
<div>Mac</div>
<div>Steeves</div>
<div>Providence College</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Needham, MA; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.friars.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/mac_steeves_859172.html">Bio</a>
<div>Mohamed</div>
<div>Thiaw</div>
<div>University of Louisville</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Lexington, KY; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gocards.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7119">Bio</a>
<div>Brian</div>
<div>White</div>
<div>Duke University</div>
<div>MF/FW</div>
<div>Flemington, NJ; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209535542">Bio</a>
<div>Ben</div>
<div>White</div>
<div>Gonzaga University</div>
<div>DF</div>
<div>Tigard, OR; USA</div>
<a href="http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/ben_white_965412.html">Bio</a>
<div>Alan</div>
<div>Winn</div>
<div>UNC Chapel Hill</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Garland, TX; USA</div>
<a href="http://goheels.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=13609">Bio</a>
<div>Jason</div>
<div>Wright</div>
<div>Clemson University</div>
<div>FW</div>
<div>Kingston, Jamaica; Jamaica</div>
<a href="http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28500&amp;ATCLID=211652133">Bio</a>


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