2018_combine

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