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Major League Soccer announced on Thursday the initial list of 60 NCAA Division I college players invited to participate at the 2018 MLS adidas Player Combine in Orlando.


The league will hold its annual combine from Jan. 11-17 at Orlando City Stadium, with representatives from all 23 MLS clubs scouting the top college prospects ahead of the Jan. 19 MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia.  


A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA D1 coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Further invitees, including Generation adidas signings and non-college players, will be announced in coming weeks.


2017 MAC Hermann Trophy finalists Wake Forest forward Jon Bakero and Stanford defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce headline the list of invitees, who will be coached at the Combine by a mix of college soccer head coaches and MLS academy personnel.


2018 MLS Combine Invitees

Player
School
POS
Hometown
Citizen
<a href="http://www.hokiesports.com/msoccer/players/acuna_marcelo.html" target="_blank">Acuna, Marcelo</a>
Virginia Tech
F
San Jose, Costa Rica
CRC
<a href="http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/pablo_aguilar_851953.html" target="_blank">Aguilar, Pablo</a>
Virginia
M
Guatemala City, Guatemala
GUA/USA
<a href="http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/msoc/2017-18/bios/andrade_santos_rafael_k79c" target="_blank">Andrade Santos, Rafael</a>
VCU
M/F
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
BRA
<a href="http://mercerbears.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2407" target="_blank">Bagrou, Will</a>
Mercer
F
Dacula, GA
USA
<a href="http://www.wakeforestsports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/jon_bakero_912737.html" target="_blank">Bakero, Jon</a>
Wake Forest
F
Sitges, Spain
SPA
<a href="http://gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5291" target="_blank">Belana, Pau</a>
Akron
M
Barcelona, Spain
SPA
<a href="http://www.pacifictigers.com/sports/m-soccer/2017-18/bios/blackmon_tristan_wfez" target="_blank">Blackmon, Tristan</a>
Pacific
D
Las Vegas, NV
USA
<a href="http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600&amp;ATCLID=209530284" target="_blank">Bosua, Arthur</a>
Columbia
F
Johannesburg, South Africa
SA
<a href="http://goxavier.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5364" target="_blank">Brown, Cory</a>
Xavier
D
Nelson, New Zealand
NZ
<a href="http://www.wmubroncos.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4622" target="_blank">Bye, Brandon</a>
Western Michigan
D/F
Portage, MI
USA
<a href="http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/jeff_caldwell_910361.html" target="_blank">Caldwell, Jeff</a>
Virginia
GK
Todd, NC
USA
<a href="http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8365" target="_blank">Calvet Planellas, Pol</a>
Pittsburgh
D
Barcelona, Spain
SPA
<a href="http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=29700&amp;ATCLID=209606826" target="_blank">Campbell, George</a>
Maryland
D
Baltimore, MD
USA
<a href="http://www.portlandpilots.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4356" target="_blank">Christensen, Paul</a>
Portland
GK
Woodinville, WA
USA
<a href="http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/harry_cooksley_1022868.html" target="_blank">Cooksley, Harry</a>
St. John's
M/F
London, England
UK
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5292" target="_blank">Cordeiro, Manuel</a>
Akron
M
Porto, Portugal
POR
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5295" target="_blank">DeVera, Niko</a>
Akron
D
Camas, WA
USA
<a href="http://butlersports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4106" target="_blank">Dick, Eric</a>
Butler
GK
Carmel, IN
USA
<a href="http://www.gohuskies.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5139" target="_blank">Fiddes, Justin</a>
Washington
D
San Diego, CA
USA
<a href="http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&amp;ATCLID=209606312" target="_blank">Fjortoft, Markus</a>
Duke
D
Asker, Norway
NOR
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5297" target="_blank">Gainford, Sam</a>
Akron
F
Liverpool, England
UK
<a href="http://www.und.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/jon_gallagher_904790.html" target="_blank">Gallagher, Jon</a>
Notre Dame
F
Dundalk, Ireland
IRL
<a href="https://www.ucirvinesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2649" target="_blank">Godoy, Giovanni</a>
UC Irvine
F
Watsonville, CA
USA
<a href="http://www.njithighlanders.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4920" target="_blank">Guirassy, Mamadou</a>
NJIT
F
Paris, France
FRA/USA
<a href="http://www.gostanford.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11628" target="_blank">Hilliard-Arce, Tomas</a>
Stanford
D
Matthews, NC
USA
<a href="http://www.uclabruins.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6652" target="_blank">Iloski, Brian</a>
UCLA
M
Escondido, CA
USA
<a href="http://www.osubeavers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1710" target="_blank">Jones, Jordan</a>
Oregon State
F
Pacific Grove, CA
USA
<a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/ken_krolicki_914946.html" target="_blank">Krolicki, Ken</a>
Michigan State
M
Plymouth, MI
USA/JPN
<a href="http://www.gocards.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6307" target="_blank">Kubel, Tim</a>
Louisville
D/M
Stuttgart, Germany
GER
<a href="http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/christopher_lema_905639.html" target="_blank">Lema, Chris</a>
Georgetown
M
Ridgefield, NJ
USA
<a href="http://www.gocreighton.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3479" target="_blank">Lopez-Espin, Ricky</a>
Creighton
F
Miami, FL
USA
<a href="http://www.hokiesports.com/msoccer/players/lundgaard_ben.html" target="_blank">Lundgaard, Ben</a>
Virginia Tech
GK
Greenville, DE
USA
<a href="http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&amp;ATCLID=209535439" target="_blank">Manley, Carter</a>
Duke
D
Elkridge, MD
USA
<a href="http://www.fiusports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6357" target="_blank">Marie, Paul</a>
FIU
D
Saint-Aubin-des-Bois, France
FRA/USA
<a href="http://www.hartfordhawks.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3198" target="_blank">Morrison, Andre</a>
Hartford
D
Clarendon, Jamaica
JAM
<a href="http://www.uwbadgers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5210&amp;path=msoc" target="_blank">Mueller, Chris</a>
Wisconsin
F
Schaumburg, IL
USA
<a href="http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/danny_musovski_916719.html" target="_blank">Musovski, Danny</a>
UNLV
F
Henderson, NV
USA
<a href="http://www.smumustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2502">Nelson, Michael</a>
SMU
GK
Katy, TX
USA
<a href="http://www.dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209603121" target="_blank">Omsberg, Wyatt</a>
Dartmouth
D
Scarborough, ME
USA
<a href="http://www.wsuraiders.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3027" target="_blank">Paterson, AJ</a>
Wright State
M
Key Largo, FL
USA
<a href="http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/frantzdy_pierrot_998382.html" target="_blank">Pierrot, Frantzdy</a>
Coastal Carolina
F
Boston, MA
USA
<a href="http://www.ualbanysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15800&amp;ATCLID=209584997" target="_blank">Pinheiro, Afonso</a>
Albany
F
Sao Paulo, Brazil
BRA
<a href="http://ucfknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5669" target="_blank">Pyysalo, Matias</a>
UCF
M/F
Helsinki, Finland
FIN
<a href="http://www.goseattleu.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209604445" target="_blank">Roldan, Alex</a>
Seattle
M
Pico Rivera, CA
USA/ES
<a href="http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=211094526" target="_blank">Rozhansky, Jake</a>
Maryland
M
Germantown, MD
USA
<a href="http://www.fgcuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3114" target="_blank">Ruiz, Albert</a>
FGCU
F
Barcelona, Spain
SPA
<a href="http://www.smcgaels.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/060613aah.html" target="_blank">Sanchez, Rafael</a>
Saint Mary's
D/M
Selah, WA
USA
<a href="http://www.usfdons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3152" target="_blank">Schwarzer, Leon</a>
San Francisco
M
Munster, Germany
GER
<a href="http://www.uwbadgers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5216&amp;path=msoc" target="_blank">Segbers, Mark</a>
Wisconsin
D/F
St. Louis, MO
USA
<a href="http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28500&amp;ATCLID=209762419" target="_blank">Shannon, Oliver</a>
Clemson
M
Liverpool, England
UK
<a href="http://www.gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5308" target="_blank">Shultz, Nate</a>
Akron
D
Mayfield, OH
USA
<a href="http://www.gostanford.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11636" target="_blank">Skundrich, Drew</a>
Stanford
M
Lancaster, PA
USA
<a href="http://www.denverpioneers.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/graham_smith_996271.html" target="_blank">Smith, Graham</a>
Denver
M
Highlands Ranch, CO
USA
<a href="http://www.gocreighton.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3486" target="_blank">Stauffer, Lucas</a>
Creighton
D
Owensboro, KY
USA
<a href="http://www.friars.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/mac_steeves_859172.html" target="_blank">Steeves, Mac</a>
Providence
F
Needham, MA
USA
<a href="http://www.gocards.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7119" target="_blank">Thiaw, Mohamed</a>
Louisville
F
Lexington, KY
USA
<a href="http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209535542" target="_blank">White, Brian</a>
Duke
M/F
Flemington, NJ
USA
<a href="http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/ben_white_965412.html" target="_blank">White, Ben</a>
Gonzaga
D
Tigard, OR
USA
<a href="http://goheels.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=13609" target="_blank">Winn, Alan</a>
UNC
F
Garland, TX
USA
<a href="http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28500&amp;ATCLID=211652133" target="_blank">Wright, Jason</a>
Clemson
F
Kingston, Jamaica
JAM

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