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Men's Competition Dec 14, 2018

Initial list of 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine Invitees announced

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NEW YORK (Via MLS) – Major League Soccer has 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.

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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 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 Bio
Louis Barraza Marquette University GK Santa Teresa, N.M. USA Bio
Amir Bashti Stanford University FW Cupertino, Calif. USA Bio
Jakov Basic Univ. of Massachusetts-Lowell MF Zagreb, Croatia Croatia Bio
Tucker Bone Air Force Academy MF Granite Bay, Calif. USA Bio
Marcello Borges University of Michigan DF Kearny, N.J. USA Bio
Sam Brown Harvard University MF Ann Arbor, Mich. USA Bio
Nils Bruening Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill FW Hamsburg, Germany Germany Bio
Rece Buckmaster Indiana University DF Auburn, Ind. USA Bio
Pat Bunk-Andersen Clemson University DF Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Bio
Mamadi Camara Simon Fraser University FW Montreal, Quebec Canada Bio
Dylan Castenheira Columbia University GK Landing, N.J. USA Bio
Kyle Coffee University of Washington FW Syracuse, Utah USA Bio
Alex Comsia Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill DF North Vancouver, BC Canada Bio
Emil Cuello Southern Methodist University MF Orem, Utah USA Bio
Geoffrey Dee University of Louisville MF Germantown, Tenn. USA Bio
Hugo Delhomeele Syracuse University MF Rennes, France France Bio
Hassani Dotson Oregon State University MF Federal Way, Wash. USA Bio
Brad Dunwell Wake Forest University MF Grand Rapids, Mich. USA Bio
Sebastian Elney University of Maryland FW Boca Raton, Fla. USA Bio
Simon Enstrom Boston College FW Huddinge, Sweden Sweden Bio
Prosper Figbe University of Virginia DF Ilorin, Nigeria Nigeria Bio
Chase Gasper University of Maryland DF Alexandria, Va. USA Bio
Logan Gdula Wake Forest University DF East Lyme, Conn. USA Bio
Dylan Greenberg University of Connecticut DF Dix Hills, N.Y. USA Bio
Jimmy Hague Michigan State University GK Walled Lake, Mich. USA Bio
Jacob Hauser-Ramsey University of Connecticut DF Seattle, Wash. USA Bio
Lennart Hein Saint Louis University DF Hamburg, Germany Germany Bio
DeJuan Jones Michigan State University FW Lansing, Mich. USA Bio
Shinya Kadono University of California FW Irvine, Calif. Japan/USA Bio
Kervin Kenton Fadel Coastal Carolina University DF San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica Bio
Janos Loebe Fordham University FW Kierspe, Germany Germany Bio
Ben Lundt University of Akron GK Berlin, Germany Germany Bio
Abdu Mbacke Thiam University of Connecticut FW Dakar, Senegal Senegal Bio
Tommy McCabe University of Notre Dame MF South Orange, N.J. USA Bio
Brendan McDonough Georgetown University DF Matthews, N.C. USA Bio
Robbie Mertz University of Michigan MF Pittsburgh, Pa. USA Bio
Colin Miller Providence College GK Bel Air, Md. USA Bio
Kamal Miller Syracuse University DF Pickering, Ontario Canada Bio
Abdi Mohammed University of Akron DF Westerville, Ohio USA Bio
Callum Montgomery UNC Charlotte DF Victoria, BC Canada Bio
Rashid Nuhu Fordham University GK Accra, Ghana Ghana Bio
Mitchell Osmand University of Rio Grande DF Sydney, Australia Australia Bio
Santiago Patino Florida International University FW Orlando, Fla. USA Bio
Javi Perez University of Pittsburgh MF Valencia, Spain Spain Bio
Moshe Perez University of Denver MF Shim’a, Israel Israel Bio
Joey Piatczyc West Virginia University MF Lee’s Summit, Mo. USA Bio
James Pyle Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill GK Charlotte, N.C. USA Bio
Camden Riley University of the Pacific MF Dallas, Texas USA Bio
Sergio Rivas Seattle University MF Albuquerque, N.M. USA Bio
Joel Rydstrand Creighton University MF Almunge, Sweden Sweden Bio
Andrew Samuels University of Maryland DF Tampa, Fla. USA Bio
Amar Sejdic University of Maryland MF Louisville, Ky. USA Bio
Andre Shinyashiki University of Denver FW Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil Bio
Ryan Sierakowski Michigan State University FW McHenry, Ill. USA Bio
Harry Swartz Northeastern University FW Needham, Mass. USA Bio
Don Tchilao Oregon State University FW Chandler, Ariz. Benin Bio
Thomas Ueland University of Notre Dame FW Lexington, Ky. USA Bio
Wouter Verstraaten University of the Pacific DF Heeze, Netherlands Netherlands Bio
Akeem Ward Creighton University DF Vienna, Va. USA Bio