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2011 Adidas MLS Player Combine

2011 Adidas MLS Player Combine

John Rooney at 2011 MLS Player Combine. PHOTO by Chris Reiko

John Rooney at 2011 MLS Player Combine. PHOTO by Chris Reiko

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (January 9, 2011) – Major League Soccer and adidas today announced the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine rosters and Combine coaches.  In addition to the initial list of Division I collegiate seniors and Generation adidas signings invited to play in Combine, MLS has added seven more collegiate seniors and five non-collegiate players to the list of participants. These players are among the more than 70 top pro prospects that will showcase their talents at the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine Jan. 7-11 at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (See schedule at bottom)

In December of 2010, the MLS Competition Committee approved a League initiative to sign non-collegiate players for participation in the adidas MLS Player Combine and the SuperDraft presented by adidas.  Non-collegiate players that have signed include: midfielder Paolo Cardozo (Uruguay), forward Victor Estupinan (Ecuador), midfielder Marlon Ganchozo (Ecuador), midfielder Martin Rivas (Argentina), and midfielder John Rooney (England).

Each team will be led by a collegiate head coach who will be assisted by an experienced soccer professional.  The University of Louisville’s Ken Lolla will coach AdiZero with Rick Brownell of the Michigan Wolves, the University of Tulsa’s Tom McIntosh will coach AdiPure with Dave Smith of the North Atlantic Soccer Association, Seattle Pacific University’s Mark Collings will coach team Jabulani with Brian Quinn of San Diego SC, and Old Dominion’s Alan Dawson will coach team AdiPower with Brian Doyle of Council Rock Soccer Association and FC Bucks.

General admission tickets will be available at the stadium on each game day for $10 (cash only) and will include admission to both games played that day. Proceeds will benefit MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative.

Note: University of Akron forward and Generation adidas player Darlington Nagbe will not participate in combine but is eligible for selection in the SuperDraft. Four other Generation adidas players will not participate in Combine because they are in camp with the Under-20 National Team in South Florida: Perry Kitchen, Zac MacMath, Omar Salgado, and Zarek Valentin.

The rosters and game schedules for the adidas MLS Player Combine follow:

2011 adidas MLS Player Combine Player Additions:

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
Andy Adlard Midfield Indiana 8/7/88 USA
Charlie Campbell Midfield Louisville 1/15/88 USA
Paolo  Cardozo Midfield N/A 6/9/89 Uruguay
Alex Caskey Midfield Davidson 7/22/88 USA
Victor Estupinan Forward N/A 3/5/88 Ecuador
Marlon Ganchozo Midfield N/A 2/21/91 Ecuador
Ryan Kinne Forward/Midfield Monmouth 8/31/89 USA
Matt Marcin Midfield Providence 10/19/88 USA
Martin Rivas Midfield N/A 10/1/91 Argentina
John Rooney Forward N/A 12/17/90 England
Ben Sippola Midfield Butler 7/13/89 USA
Chris Taylor Midfield Tulsa 5/12/89 USA


2011 adidas MLS Player Combine Rosters:

*Rosters are subject to change

Andy Adlard Midfielder Indiana 8/7/88 USA
Matheus Braga Midfielder Penn St 11/24/86 Brazil
Will Bruin Forward Indiana 10/24/89 USA
Charlie Campbell Midfielder Louisville 1/15/88 USA
Ernesto Carranza Midfielder Sac. State 3/22/89 Mexico
Tommy Drake Midfielder Clemson 11/6/88 USA
Bilal Duckett Defender Notre Dame 1/9/89 USA
Michael Farfan Midfielder UNC 6/23/88 USA
Josh Ford Goalkeeper UCONN 11/6/87 USA
Cole Grossman Midfielder Duke 4/10/89 USA
Tyler Lassiter Defender NC State 4/7/89 USA
Stephen McCarthy Midfielder UNC 7/1/88 USA
J.T. Murray Defender Louisville 8/4/88 USA
Steven Perry Forward Notre Dame 9/7/88 USA
Indy Smith Defender UNC Wilmington 11/14/88 USA
Chris Taylor Midfielder Tulsa 5/12/89 USA
Amani Walker Forward UC Irvine 12/16/89 USA/Jamaica
Head Coach Ken Lolla        
Assistant Coach Rick Brownell        
Eddie Ababio Defender UNC 1/1/88 USA/Ghana
Jalil Anibaba Defender UNC 10/19/88 USA
Jeff Attinella Goalkeeper USF 9/29/88 USA
Philip Bannister Forward Loyola Maryland 10/3/88 England
Jeb Brovsky Midfielder Notre Dame 12/3/88 USA
Alex Caskey Midfielder Davidson 7/22/88 USA
Jason Herrick Forward Maryland 10/5/87 USA
Hector Jimenez Midfielder California 11/3/88 USA
Greg King Defender UCONN 8/6/87 Australia
Brayan Martinez Midfielder Seton Hall 12/17/88 Uruguay
Dustin McCarty Midfielder UNC 10/12/88 USA
Ashely McInnes Forward Tulsa 4/22/87 Scotland
Michael Nanchoff Midfielder Akron 9/24/88 USA
Demitrius Omphroy Defender California 5/30/89 USA
Lebogang Pila Midfielder St. Peters 10/22/88 South Africa
John Rooney Forward N/A 12/17/90 England
Josue Soto Midfielder SMU 1/3/89 USA/Mexico
Curtis Ushedo Defender UAB 3/21/89 Canada
Head Coach Tom McIntosh        
Assistant Coach Dave Smith        
Blake Brettschneider Midfielder S. Carolina 4/11/89 USA
Efrain Burgos Midfielder SL Obisbo 8/14/88 USA/El Salvador
Paolo  Cardozo Midfielder N/A 6/9/89 Uruguay
Guillermo Cortes Defender Maryland 12/1/88 USA
Juan Cruz Defender SMU 6/13/87 USA/Mex
Victor Estupinan Forward N/A 3/5/88 Ecuador
Colin Givens Defender Michigan State 4/8/89 USA/Scotland
Matt Gold Midfielder Ohio State 6/14/88 USA
Levi Houapeu Forward UMBC 6/22/89 Ivory Coast
Jimmy Maurer Goalkeeper S. Carolina 10/14/88 USA
Justin Meram Forward Michigan 12/4/88 USA
Bryan Meredith Goalkeeper Monmouth 8/2/89 USA
Jon Okafor Midfielder Brown 8/25/89 USA
Martin Rivas Midfielder N/A 10/1/91 Argentina
CJ Sapong Forward James Madison 12/27/88 USA
Kofi Sarkodie Defender Akron 3/22/91 USA
Bobby Warshaw Defender Stanford 11/21/88 USA
Konrad Warzycha Midfielder Ohio State 2/14/89 USA
Head Coach Mark Collings        
Assistant Coach Brian Quinn        
Anthony Ampaipitakwong Midfielder Akron 6/14/88 USA
Rich Balchan Defender Indian 1/18/89 USA
JC Banks Midfielder Wisconsin – Green Bay 8/24/89 USA
Michael Boxall Defender UCSB 8/18/88 New Zealand
Servando Carrasco Midfielder California 8/13/88 USA
Marlon Ganchozo Midfielder N/A 2/21/91 Ecuador
Corey Hertzog Forward Penn State 8/1/90 USA
Daniel Keat Midfielder Dartmouth 9/28/87 New Zealand
Ryan Kinne Midfielder Monmouth 8/31/89 USA
Chris Korb Defender Akron 10/8/87 USA
Matt Marcin Midfielder Providence 10/19/88 USA
Davis Paul Forward California 10/12/88 USA
Karl Reddick Midfielder Boston College 8/25/88 USA
Ben Sippola Midfielder Butler 7/13/89 USA
A.J. Soares Defender California 11/28/88 USA
Joe Willis Goalkeeper Denver 8/10/88 USA
Head Coach Alan Dawson        
Assistant Coach Brian Doyle        



All times eastern and schedule is subject to change. All games will be held on the Main Event Field

Saturday, January 8                

AdiPower vs AdiPure     0-0

AdiPower: Joe Willis, Chris Korb (Michael Tetteh, 45), Michael Boxall, A.J. Soares, Rich Balchan (Karl Reddick, 45), Ryan Kinne (Marlon Ganchozo, 45), Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Ben Sippola, 45), Servando Carrasco (Matt Marcin, 45), Daniel Keat (JC Banks, 45), Steven Beattie (Ashley McInnes, 45), Corey Hertzog (Dan Keat)

AdiPure: Jeff Attinella, (Maurer, 45), Eddie Ababio (Demetrius Omphroy, 45), Curtis Ushedo, Jalil Anibaba, Greg King, Hector Jimenez, Lebogang Pila (Dustin McCarty, 45), Jeb Brovsky (John Rooney, 60), Brayan Martinez, Davis Paul (Herrick re-enters 77), Jason Herrick (Matt Eliason, 60)

Jabulani vs AdiZero   2-1

Goals:  Konrad Warzycha (37), Cardozo (83) and Joao Plata (11)

AdiZero: Josh Ford; Bilal Duckett, Tyler Lassiter, Indy Smith, J.T. Murray; Tommy Drake, Michael Farfan, Stephen McCarthy, Joao Plata; Amani Walker, Steven Perry.

Jabulani: Bryan Meredith; Chris Taylor, Colin Givens, Bobby Warshaw, Kofi Sarkodie; Levi Houapeu, Konrad Warzycha, Alex Caskey, Jon Okafor; Justin Meram, C.J. Sapong.

Monday, January 10                

11:15 a.m.         AdiPure vs. Jabulani      Central Broward Regional Park

1:00 p.m.          AdiPower vs. AdiZero    Central Broward Regional Park

Tuesday, January 11               

11:15 a.m.         AdiPower vs. Jabulani   Central Broward Regional Park

1:00 p.m.          AdiPure vs. AdiZero      Central Broward Regional Park

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