Team rosters unveiled for 2013 MLS Player Combine
field is set.
Major League Soccer on Thursday unveiled the four rosters featuring all 72 players that will be showcased to MLS coaching staffs during the 2013 MLS Player Combine in Lauderhill, Fla.
All four teams are led by college coaches as well as a representative from the US club soccer scene as they get ready to face three doubleheaders that will be held between Jan. 11-15 at Central Broward Regional Park.
Of the 54 players previously invited back on Dec. 11, three have withdrew from the Combine. UCLA's Ryan Hollingshead will miss the event due to previously scheduled travel, Joe Franco of Cal State Northridge is recovering from knee surgery and Louisville's Paolo DelPiccolo declined the invitation.
READ: MLS invites 54 college seniors to 2013 Player Combine (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/12/11/mls-extends-2013-combine-invite-54-college-players
In addition to the 51 seniors remaining after those changes, six Generation adidas players were added (the seventh, Walker Zimmerman, will not play due to injury) as well as four young international players and midfielder Nico Clavijo, who is currently out of contract.
The youth internationals are: Franco Donado (Colombia), Junior Padilla (Honduras), Stefano Pinho (Brazil) and Kevin Mercado (Ecuador).
The following college seniors were added to lift the player pool to a total of 72: Brian Fekete (University of Tampa), Michael Bustamante (Boston University), Charlie Rugg (Boston College), Dylan Remick (Brown University), Jack Bennett (St. John’s University), Ryan Clark (Monmouth University), Lebogang Moloto (Lindsey Wilson College), Stephen Okai (University of Mobile), Drew Beckie (University of Denver) and Barcelona-born Alex Isern (Winthrop).
Here is how the four team's line up: http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/01/10/team-rosters-are-unveiled-2013-mls-player-combine