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Initial list of 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine invitees announced

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.

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.

2019 MLS Combine Invitees

Player School POS Hometown Citizen
Asiedu, Anderson UCLA M Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana Ghana
Barraza, Louis Marquette GK Santa Teresa, NM USA
Bashti, Amir Stanford F Cupertino, CA USA
Basic, Jakov UMass-Lowell M Zagreb, Croatia Croatia
Bone, Tucker Air Force Academy M Granite Bay, CA USA
Borges, Marcello Michigan D Kearny, NJ USA
Brown, Sam Harvard M Ann Arbor, MI USA
Bruening, Nils UNC F Hamsburg, Germany Germany
Buckmaster, Rece Indiana D Auburn, IN USA
Bunk-Andersen, Pat Clemson D Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark
Camara, Mamadi Simon Fraser F Montreal, Quebec Canada
Castenheira, Dylan Columbia GK Landing, NJ USA
Coffee, Kyle Washington F Syracuse, UT USA
Comsia, Alex UNC D North Vancouver, BC Canada
Cuello, Emil SMU M Orem, UT USA
Dee, Geoffrey Louisville M Germantown, TN USA
Delhomeele, Hugo Syracuse M Rennes, France France
Dotson, Hassani Oregon State M Federal Way, WA USA
Dunwell, Brad Wake Forest M Grand Rapids, MI USA
Elney, Sebastian Maryland F Boca Raton, FL USA
Enstrom, Simon Boston College F Huddinge, Sweden Sweden
Figbe, Prosper Virginia D Ilorin, Nigeria Nigeria
Gasper, Chase Maryland D Alexandria, VA USA
Gdula, Logan Wake Forest D East Lyme, CT USA
Greenberg, Dylan Connecticut D Dix Hills, NY USA
Hague, Jimmy Michigan State GK Walled Lake, MI USA
Hauser-Ramsey, Jacob Connecticut D Seattle, WA USA
Hein, Lennart Saint Louis D Hamburg, Germany Germany
Jones, DeJuan Michigan State F Lansing, MI USA
Kadono, Shinya California - Berkeley F Irvine, CA Japan/USA
Kenton Fadel, Kervin Coastal Carolina D San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica
Loebe, Janos Fordham F Kierspe, Germany Germany
Lundt, Ben Akron GK Berlin, Germany Germany
Mbacke Thiam, Abdu Connecticut F Dakar, Senegal Senegal
McCabe, Tommy Notre Dame M South Orange, NJ USA
McDonough, Brendan Georgetown D Matthews, NC USA
Mertz, Robbie Michigan M Pittsburgh, PA USA
Miller, Colin Providence College GK Bel Air, MD USA
Miller, Kamal Syracuse D Pickering, Ontario Canada
Mohammed, Abdi Akron D Westerville, OH USA
Montgomery, Callum UNC Charlotte D Victoria, BC Canada
Nuhu, Rashid Fordham GK Accra, Ghana Ghana
Osmand, Mitchell Rio Grande D Sydney, Australia Australia
Patino, Santiago FIU F Orlando, FL USA
Perez, Moshe Denver M Shim'a, Israel Israel
Perez Burgos, Javi Pittsburgh M Valencia, Spain Spain
Piatczyc, Joey West Virginia M Lee's Summit, MO USA
Pyle, James UNC GK Charlotte, NC USA
Riley, Camden Pacific M Dallas, TX USA
Rivas, Sergio Seattle M Albuquerque, NM USA
Rydstrand, Joel Creighton M Almunge, Sweden Sweden
Samuels, Andrew Maryland D Tampa, FL USA
Sejdic, Amar Maryland M Louisville, KY USA
Shinyashiki, Andre Denver F Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Sierakowski, Ryan Michigan State F McHenry, IL USA
Swartz, Harry Northeastern F Needham, MA USA
Tchilao, Don Oregon State F Chandler, AZ Benin
Ueland, Thomas Notre Dame F Lexington, KY USA
Verstraaten, Wouter Pacific D Heeze, Netherlands Netherlands
Ward, Akeem Creighton D Vienna, VA USA
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