MLS extends 2013 Combine invite to 54 college players
It’s an East Coast-heavy MLS Combine scheduled for January, with players from the ACC and Big East dominating the 54-strong list of seniors scheduled to take part, which was unveiled by MLS on Tuesday.
NCAA College Cup runners-up Georgetown are well represented, with three players scheduled for the event which takes place Jan. 11-15. Midfielder Ian Christianson will be joined by defenders Tommy Muller and Jimmy Nealis.
Indiana University, who topped the Hoyas for the title, have just one representative in goalkeeper Luis Soffner.
The highest-profile names are the Big East trio of Dillon Powers and Ryan Finley (Notre Dame), and UConn’s Carlos Alvarez. All three are expected to be first-round picks, as is Maryland’s John Stertzer.
Below is the initial list. Generation adidas signees as well as several overseas talents will be added to the final Combine group:
|Kyle Bekker||Midfielder||Boston College|
|Ashton Bennett||Forward||Coastal Carolina|
|Greg Cochrane||Defender/ Midfielder||Louisville|
|Machael David||Midfielder||UC Santa Barbara|
|Danchrisandre Delgado||Midfielder||San Diego|
|Uwem Etuk||Midfielder/Forward||West Virginia|
|Ryan Finley||Forward||Notre Dame|
|Jordan Gafa||Defender||North Carolina|
|John Gallagher||Defender||Penn State|
|Scott Goodwin||Goalkeeper||North Carolina|
|Colin Murphy||Midfielder||Boston College|
|Tommy (T.J.) Nelson||Midfielder||SMU|
|Dillon Powers||Midfielder||Notre Dame|
|Dylan Sandoval||Forward||New Mexico|
|Eric Schoenle||Defender||West Virginia|
|Blake Smith||Midfielder/Forward||New Mexico|
|Yannik Smith||Forward||Old Dominion|
|Brad Stuver||Goalkeeper||Cleveland State|
|Emery Welshman||Forward||Oregon State|
|Danny Wenzel||Defender||Wake Forest|
|Paul Wyatt||Midfielder/Forward||James Madison|