- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 10, 2008
- 2 Comments
- 2009 MLS SuperDraft, MLS Combine, SuperDraft Watch
Ah, Christmas come early for those who love the MLS SuperDraft. Today the league released the list of players that they will be inviting to the MLS Combine Jan. 9-13 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. All 15 MLS teams will be represented at the annual event, which will end two days before the draft in St. Louis. Additional players will be added in the coming weeks.
Some guys on this list I’ve already discussed in recent Draft posts, others I will try to get into later on before the draft. The 65 players will get broken up into a couple teams and will play in a few games to try and impress the various scouts on hand. Usually it helps us know who will be stars on the next level and who won’t be.
GOALKEEPERS (7): Chris Brown (Boston College); Evan Bush (Akron); Steward Ceus (Albany); Alec Dufty (Evansville); Neal Kitson (St. John’s); Milos Kocic (Loyola, Md.); Sean Milligan (Dartmouth).
DEFENDERS (20): Lyle Adams (Wake Forest); Calum Angus (Saint Louis); Trevor Banks (Old Dominion); Darius Barnes (Duke); Rhett Bernstein (Brown); Matt Besler (Notre Dame); Evan Brown (Wake Forest); Oscar Castillo (Connecticut); Chris Clements (Tulsa); A.J. Delagarza (Maryland); Paul Gerstenberger (Boston College); David Hertel (Michigan State); Wes Knight (Charleston); Otto Loewy (Winthrop); Yohance Marshall (South Florida); Ryan Mirsky (Southern Methodist); Babjide Ogunbiyi (Santa Clara); Kyle Russell (Coastal Carolina); Seth Sinovic (Creighton); Jack Traynor (Notre Dame).
MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (38): Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe (George Mason); Quincy Amarikwa (California-Davis); Brandon Barklage (Saint Louis); Josh Boateng (Liberty); Graciano Brito (Quinnipiac); Pav Castenada (Duke); Aaron Clapham (Louisville); Raphael Cox (Washington); Sam Cronin (Wake Forest); Dylan Curtis (California-Davis); Doug DeMartin (Michigan State); Jokul Elisabetarson (UNC Greensboro); Michael Fucito (Harvard); Andrei Gotsmanov (Creighton); Mike Grella (Duke); Alex Grendi (Penn); Juan Guerra (Florida International); Jeffrey Harwell (Southern Methodist); Bryan Irwin (Portland); Richard Jata (Campbell); George John (Washington); Keum Sung Kim (Loyola, Ill.); Michael Lahoud (Wake Forest); Ryan Maduro (Providence); Patrick Murray (Furman); Kyle Patterson (Saint Louis); Nick Perra (UC Santa Barbara); Chris Pontius (UC Santa Barbara); Matt Poole (Virginia); Akeem Priestley (Connecticut); Daniel Revivo (Winthrop); Tosaint Ricketts (Wisconsin-Green Bay); Brad Ring (Indiana); Chris Salvaggionne (Charlotte); Jordan Seabrook (South Florida); Marcus Tracy (Wake Forest); Nick Zimmerman (James Madison); Graham Zusi (Maryland).