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Adidas MLS Combine Rosters, Schedule Announced

The future of MLS talent will be on full display this coming weekend as the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine gets underway.

On Tuesday the league announced the full rosters and coaching assignments for the showcase, scheduled for Jan. 7-11 at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and it also added seven more college seniors and five non-college players to the list of players initially invited to the annual Combine.

The group of more than 70 prospects will be split into four squads, with each roster led by a top national coach.

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.

Four Generation adidas players eligible for this year's SuperDraft — Perry Kitchen, Zac MacMath, Omar Salgado and Zarek Valentin — will not participate in the Combine as they are currently in camp with the US U-20 national team. Another, Akron forward Darlington Nagbe, will not be at the Combine though is still eligible for the MLS SuperDraft, which will be held in Baltimore on Jan. 13.

Following an initiative approved in December by the MLS Competition Committee, this year's Combine will also feature some non-collegiate players and international talent, including Uruguayan midfielder Paolo Cardozo, Ecuadoran forward Victor Estupinan and midfielder Marlon Ganchozo, Argentine midfielder Martin Rivas and English midfielder John Rooney.

2011 adidas MLS Player Combine player additions:

FirstLastPostionSchoolDOBCitizenship
AndyAdlardMidfieldIndiana8/7/88USA
CharlieCampbellMidfieldLouisville1/15/88USA
PaoloCardozoMidfieldN/A6/9/89Uruguay
AlexCaskeyMidfieldDavidson7/22/88USA
VictorEstupinanForwardN/A3/5/88Ecuador
MarlonGanchozoMidfieldN/A2/21/91Ecuador
RyanKinneForward/MidfieldMonmouth8/31/89USA
MattMarcinMidfieldProvidence10/19/88USA
MartinRivasMidfieldN/A10/1/91Argentina
JohnRooneyForwardN/A12/17/90England
BenSippolaMidfieldButler7/13/89USA
ChrisTaylorMidfieldTulsa5/12/89USA

Complete 2011 adidas MLS Combine rosters:

ADIZERO (head coach: Ken Lolla; assistant: Rick Brownell)

FirstLastPostionSchoolDOBCitizenship
AndyAdlardMidfielderIndiana8/7/88USA
MatheusBragaMidfielderPenn St11/24/86Brazil
WillBruinForwardIndiana10/24/89USA
CharlieCampbellMidfielderLouisville1/15/88USA
ErnestoCarranzaMidfielderSac. State3/22/89Mexico
TommyDrakeMidfielderClemson11/6/88USA
BilalDuckettDefenderNotre Dame1/9/89USA
MichaelFarfanMidfielderUNC6/23/88USA
JoshFordGoalkeeperUCONN11/6/87USA
ColeGrossmanMidfielderDuke4/10/89USA
TylerLassiterDefenderNC State4/7/89USA
StephenMcCarthyMidfielderUNC7/1/88USA
J.T.MurrayDefenderLouisville8/4/88USA
StevenPerryForwardNotre Dame9/7/88USA
IndySmithDefenderUNC Wilmington11/14/88USA
ChrisTaylorMidfielderTulsa5/12/89USA
AmaniWalkerForwardUC Irvine12/16/89USA/Jamaica

ADIPURE (head coach: Tom McIntosh; assistant: Dave Smith)

FirstLastPostionSchoolDOBCitizenship
EddieAbabioDefenderUNC1/1/88USA/Ghana
JalilAnibabaDefenderUNC10/19/88USA
JeffAttinellaGoalkeeperUSF9/29/88USA
PhilipBannisterForwardLoyola Maryland10/3/88England
JebBrovskyMidfielderNotre Dame12/3/88USA
AlexCaskeyMidfielderDavidson7/22/88USA
JasonHerrickForwardMaryland10/5/87USA
HectorJimenezMidfielderCalifornia11/3/88USA
GregKingDefenderUCONN8/6/87Australia
BrayanMartinezMidfielderSeton Hall12/17/88Uruguay
DustinMcCartyMidfielderUNC10/12/88USA
AshelyMcInnesForwardTulsa4/22/87Scotland
MichaelNanchoffMidfielderAkron9/24/88USA
DemitriusOmphroyDefenderCalifornia5/30/89USA
LebogangPilaMidfielderSt. Peters10/22/88South Africa
JohnRooneyForwardN/A12/17/90England
JosueSotoMidfielderSMU1/3/89USA/Mexico
CurtisUshedoDefenderUAB3/21/89Canada

JABULANI (head coach: Mark Collings; assistant: Brian Quinn)

FirstLastPostionSchoolDOBCitizenship
BlakeBrettschneiderMidfielderS. Carolina4/11/89USA
EfrainBurgosMidfielderSL Obisbo8/14/88USA/El Salvador
PaoloCardozoMidfielderN/A6/9/89Uruguay
GuillermoCortesDefenderMaryland12/1/88USA
JuanCruzDefenderSMU6/13/87USA/Mex
VictorEstupinanForwardN/A3/5/88Ecuador
ColinGivensDefenderMichigan State4/8/89USA/Scotland
MattGoldMidfielderOhio State6/14/88USA
LeviHouapeuForwardUMBC6/22/89Ivory Coast
JimmyMaurerGoalkeeperS. Carolina10/14/88USA
JustinMeramForwardMichigan12/4/88USA
BryanMeredithGoalkeeperMonmouth8/2/89USA
JonOkaforMidfielderBrown8/25/89USA
MartinRivasMidfielderN/A10/1/91Argentina
CJSapongForwardJames Madison12/27/88USA
KofiSarkodieDefenderAkron3/22/91USA
BobbyWarshawDefenderStanford11/21/88USA
KonradWarzychaMidfielderOhio State2/14/89USA

ADIPOWER (head coach: Alan Dawson; assistant: Brian Doyle)

FirstLastPostionSchoolDOBCitizenship
AnthonyAmpaipitakwongMidfielderAkron6/14/88USA
RichBalchanDefenderIndian1/18/89USA
JCBanksMidfielderWisconsin - Green Bay8/24/89USA
MichaelBoxallDefenderUCSB8/18/88New Zealand
ServandoCarrascoMidfielderCalifornia8/13/88USA
MarlonGanchozoMidfielderN/A2/21/91Ecuador
CoreyHertzogForwardPenn State8/1/90USA
DanielKeatMidfielderDartmouth9/28/87New Zealand
RyanKinneMidfielderMonmouth8/31/89USA
ChrisKorbDefenderAkron10/8/87USA
MattMarcinMidfielderProvidence10/19/88USA
DavisPaulForwardCalifornia10/12/88USA
KarlReddickMidfielderBoston College8/25/88USA
BenSippolaMidfielderButler7/13/89USA
A.J.SoaresDefenderCalifornia11/28/88USA
JoeWillisGoalkeeperDenver8/10/88USA

Full schedule is as follows (all times Eastern and schedule is subject to change. All games will be held on the Main Event Field at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Tickets can be purchased at the event):

Saturday, Jan. 8

1:45 p.m. — AdiPower vs AdiPure

3:30 p.m. — Jabulani vs AdiZero

Monday, Jan. 10

11:15 a.m. — AdiPure vs. Jabulani

1 p.m. — AdiPower vs. AdiZero

Tuesday, Jan. 11

11:15 a.m. — AdiPower vs. Jabulani

1 p.m. — AdiPure vs. AdiZero

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