Adidas MLS Combine rosters, schedule announced

Additional invitees added to initial list; int'l players included

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:

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
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

Complete 2011 adidas MLS Combine rosters:

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

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
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

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

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
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

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

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
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

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

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
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

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