Rosters released for Combine

Seven collegiate and five non-college players added to the list of participants

NEW YORK (January 4, 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:

  • 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

AdiZero

  • 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

AdiPure

  • 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

Jabulani

  • 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

AdiPower

  • 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

MLS PLAYER COMBINE GAME SCHEDULE
All times eastern and schedule is subject to change. All games will be held on the Main Event Field

Saturday, January 8
1:45 p.m. AdiPower vs AdiPure Central Broward Regional Park
3:30 p.m. Jabulani vs AdiZero Central Broward Regional Park

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