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Initial List of 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine Invitees Announced

Initial List of 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine Invitees Announced
 
Invited players to showcase their talents in front of all 24 MLS clubs in Orlando
 
NEW YORK (Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018) – Major League Soccer today announced the initial 60 college players invited to participate in the 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine. Top collegiate players from across the country will showcase their talents in front of representatives from all 24 MLS clubs in Orlando, Fla. from Jan. 3-9, 2018. All invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2019 SuperDraft presented by adidas which will take place at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 11 in Chicago’s McCormick Place in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
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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. 
 
One finalist and four additional semifinalists for the 2018 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy headline this year’s list of initial invitees. University of Denver forward Andre Shinyashiki is one of three finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy given to the top collegiate player every season. Joining Shinyashiki as semifinalists for the award are Air Force midfielder Tucker Bone, North Carolina defender Alex Comsia, Charlotte defender Callum Montgomery and Pacific midfielder Camden Riley.
 
The 2018 NCAA Champions University of Maryland send four standouts to the 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine in forward Sebastian Elney, midfielder Amar Sejdic and defenders Chase Gasper and Andrew Samuels. Defender Abdi Mohammed and goalkeeper Ben Lundt will attend Combine from NCAA Champion runner-up Akron, while semifinalist Michigan State is represented by forwards DeJuan Jones and Ryan Sierakowski, and goalkeeper Jimmy Hague. Rounding out this year’s College Cup participants, Indiana University sends defender Rece Buckmaster to the Combine. The lone representative from 2015-2017 NCAA champion Stanford University is forward Amir Bashti.
 
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2019 adidas MLS Player Combine College Participants
(Alphabetical by last name)
 
First Name
Last Name
School
Pos.
Hometown
Citizenship
Bio
Anderson
Asiedu
UCLA
MF
Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana
Ghana
Luis
Barraza
Marquette University
GK
Santa Teresa, N.M.
USA
Amir
Bashti
Stanford University
FW
Cupertino, Calif.
USA
Jakov
Basic
Univ. of Massachusetts-Lowell
MF
Zagreb, Croatia
Croatia
Tucker
Bone
Air Force Academy
MF
Granite Bay, Calif.
USA
Marcello
Borges
University of Michigan
DF
Kearny, N.J.
USA
Sam
Brown
Harvard University
MF
Ann Arbor, Mich.
USA
Nils
Bruening
Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
FW
Hamsburg, Germany
Germany
Rece
Buckmaster
Indiana University
DF
Auburn, Ind.
USA
Pat
Bunk-Andersen
Clemson University
DF
Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark
Mamadi
Camara
Simon Fraser University
FW
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Dylan
Castenheira
Columbia University
GK
Landing, N.J.
USA
Kyle
Coffee
University of Washington
FW
Syracuse, Utah
USA
Alex
Comsia
Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
DF
North Vancouver, BC
Canada
Emil
Cuello
Southern Methodist University
MF
Orem, Utah
USA
Geoffrey
Dee
University of Louisville
MF
Germantown, Tenn.
USA
Hugo
Delhomeele
Syracuse University
MF
Rennes, France
France
Hassani
Dotson
Oregon State University
MF
Federal Way, Wash.
USA
Brad
Dunwell
Wake Forest University
MF
Grand Rapids, Mich.
USA
Sebastian
Elney
University of Maryland
FW
Boca Raton, Fla.
USA
Simon
Enstrom
Boston College
FW
Huddinge, Sweden
Sweden
Prosper
Figbe
University of Virginia
DF
Ilorin, Nigeria
Nigeria
Chase
Gasper
University of Maryland
DF
Alexandria, Va.
USA
Logan
Gdula
Wake Forest University
DF
East Lyme, Conn.
USA
Dylan
Greenberg
University of Connecticut
DF
Dix Hills, N.Y.
USA
Jimmy
Hague
Michigan State University
GK
Walled Lake, Mich.
USA
Jacob
Hauser-Ramsey
University of Connecticut
DF
Seattle, Wash.
USA
Lennart
Hein
Saint Louis University
DF
Hamburg, Germany
Germany
DeJuan
Jones
Michigan State University
FW
Lansing, Mich.
USA
Shinya
Kadono
University of California
FW
Irvine, Calif.
Japan/USA
Kervin
Kenton Fadel
Coastal Carolina University
DF
San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Janos
Loebe
Fordham University
FW
Kierspe, Germany
Germany
Ben
Lundt
University of Akron
GK
Berlin, Germany
Germany
Abdu
Mbacke Thiam
University of Connecticut
FW
Dakar, Senegal
Senegal
Tommy
McCabe
University of Notre Dame
MF
South Orange, N.J.
USA
Brendan
McDonough
Georgetown University
DF
Matthews, N.C.
USA
Robbie
Mertz
University of Michigan
MF
Pittsburgh, Pa.
USA
Colin
Miller
Providence College
GK
Bel Air, Md.
USA
Kamal
Miller
Syracuse University
DF
Pickering, Ontario
Canada
Abdi
Mohammed
University of Akron
DF
Westerville, Ohio
USA
Callum
Montgomery
UNC Charlotte
DF
Victoria, BC
Canada
Rashid
Nuhu
Fordham University
GK
Accra, Ghana
Ghana
Mitchell
Osmand
University of Rio Grande
DF
Sydney, Australia
Australia
Santiago
Patino
Florida International University
FW
Orlando, Fla.
USA
Javi
Perez
University of Pittsburgh
MF
Valencia, Spain
Spain
Moshe
Perez
University of Denver
MF
Shim'a, Israel
Israel
Joey
Piatczyc
West Virginia University
MF
Lee's Summit, Mo.
USA
James
Pyle
Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
GK
Charlotte, N.C.
USA
Camden
Riley
University of the Pacific
MF
Dallas, Texas
USA
Sergio
Rivas
Seattle University
MF
Albuquerque, N.M.
USA
Joel
Rydstrand
Creighton University
MF
Almunge, Sweden
Sweden
Andrew
Samuels
University of Maryland
DF
Tampa, Fla.
USA
Amar
Sejdic
University of Maryland
MF
Louisville, Ky.
USA
Andre
Shinyashiki
University of Denver
FW
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil
Ryan
Sierakowski
Michigan State University
FW
McHenry, Ill.
USA
Harry
Swartz
Northeastern University
FW
Needham, Mass.
USA
Don
Tchilao
Oregon State University
FW
Chandler, Ariz.
Benin
Thomas
Ueland
University of Notre Dame
FW
Lexington, Ky.
USA
Wouter
Verstraaten
University of the Pacific
DF
Heeze, Netherlands
Netherlands
Akeem
Ward
Creighton University
DF
Vienna, Va.
USA

 

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