Major League Soccer announces list of 50 players invited to 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine

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Courtesy of University of Maryland Athletics

MLS on Wednesday unveiled the list of 50 NCAA Division I college seniors invited to showcase their talents at the 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine from January 10-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

They will hope to do enough to impress the 19 MLS coaching staffs on hand to get selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft that will take place on January 16 in Philadelphia (noon ET).

The list is highlighted by Maryland senior forward Patrick Mullins (pictured above), who won the 2012 Hermann Trophy award as the top player in college soccer. He will be battling for an NCAA championship at PPL Park this weekend as the No. 5 Terrapins battle Virginia in one of the College Cup semifinals on Friday (7:30 pm ET, ESPNU). The other Friday semi will see New Mexico taking on Notre Dame (5 pm ET. ESPNU), in a game featuring four players invited to the Combine.

The 50 seniors were selected be a committee consisting of NCAA Division I coaches and MLS representatives. They will be joined at the adidas MLS Player Combine by other seniors, including from lower NCAA divisions, underclassmen who sign Generation adidas contracts and other international invitees.

 

First Name Last Name School Pos. Hometown BIO
Kingsley Baiden UC Santa Barbara M Ajumako, Ghana BIO
Steve Birnbaum California D Irving, Calif. BIO
Zach Bolden University of Denver M/F Denver, Colo. BIO
Romena Bowie Virginia Commonwealth M/F Saint Mary, Jamaica BIO
Reinaldo Brenes Akron F San José, Costa Rica BIO
Jacob Bushue Indiana D Champaign, Ill. BIO
Michael Calderon New Mexico M San José, Costa Rica BIO
Enrique Cardenas UC Irvine F Coachella, Calif. BIO
Pete Caringi UMBC F Perry Hall, Md. BIO
Victor Chavez UCLA F Fontana, Calif. BIO
Kevin Cope Michigan State D Canton, Mich. BIO
AJ Corrado Indiana M Zionsville, Ind. BIO
Kadeem Dacres UMBC M Rosedale, N.Y. BIO
Robert Derschang Akron D/M Englewood, Colo. BIO
Rafael Diaz St. John’s GK Rockaway, N.J. BIO
Joey Dillon Georgetown D/M Rochester Hills, Mich. BIO
Mamadou Diouf Connecticut F Dakar, Senegal BIO
George Fochive Connecticut M Paris, France BIO
Adnan Gabeljic Saint Louis F St. Louis, Mo. BIO
Tyler Gibson UNC-Charlotte M Knoxville, Tenn. BIO
Luca Gimenez Wake Forest M/F São Paulo, Brazil BIO
Nick Hagglund Xavier D Cincinnati, Ohio BIO
Kees Heemskerk College of Charleston GK Zaandam, Netherlands BIO
Michael Kafari New Mexico M Accra, Ghana BIO
Nikita Kotlov Indiana M Indianapolis, Ind. BIO
JJ Koval Stanford M Camarillo, Calif. BIO
Daniel Lovitz Elon M Wyndmoor, Pa. BIO
Alex Martinez NC State M/F Rock Hill, S.C. BIO
Thomas McNamara Clemson M West Nyack, N.Y. BIO
Patrick Mullins Maryland F New Orleans, La. BIO
Victor Munoz UCLA M Madrid, Spain BIO
Ryan Neil California M Mission Viejo, Calif. BIO
Steve Neumann Georgetown M/F New Hope, Pa. BIO
Jimmy Ockford Louisville D Yardley, Pa. BIO
Fabian Otte NC State GK Münster, Germany BIO
Taylor Peay Washington D Salt Lake City, Utah BIO
Harrison Petts Indiana M Zionsville, Ind. BIO
Mackenzie Pridham Cal Poly F Toronto, Ontario BIO
Aodhan Quinn Akron M San Diego, Calif. BIO
Pedro Ribeiro Coastal Carolina M/F Belo Horizonte, Brazil BIO
Spencer Richey Washington GK Seattle, Wash. BIO
Mark Sherrod Memphis F Knoxville, Tenn. BIO
Eric Stevenson Akron M Columbus, Ohio BIO
Alec Sundly California M Capistrano Beach, Calif. BIO
Ben Sweat USF D Palm Harbor, Fla. BIO
Alex Sweetin Saint Louis M Overland Park, Kan. BIO
Kristopher Tyrpak Houston Baptist F Dripping Springs, Texas BIO
Grant Van de Casteele Notre Dame D Plano, Texas BIO
Kyle Venter New Mexico D Aurora, Colo. BIO
Jared Watts Wake Forest M Statesville, N.C. BIO