NEW YORK – 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.
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 adidas MLS Player Combine College Participants
(Alphabetical by last name)