The 2005 MLS Combine Players List :: DC United Edition

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  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    The list of players invited to the MLS combine has been announced.

    http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20041202&content_id=19818&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp

    Again this year I should be able to attend the combine at the Home Depot Center on January 8-11.

    Is there anyone you think I should look for in particular?

    ...

    The List of Invited Players

    Goalkeepers -- 6
    Jay Nolly -- Indiana
    Christopher Sawyer -- Notre Dame
    T.J. Tomasso -- Southern Methodist
    Noah Palmer -- Maryland
    Dan Kennedy -- Santa Barbara
    John O'Hara -- George Mason

    Midfield -- 19
    Jamal Shteiwi -- Kentucky
    Kevon Harris -- Old Dominion
    John Minagowa-Webster -- Michigan State
    Luke Kreamaimeyer -- Bradley
    Michael Enfield -- UCLA
    Marcus Storley -- North Carolina
    Nick Van Sicklen -- Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison
    Danny O'Rourke -- Indiana
    Steven Rhyne -- Clemson
    Doug Lascody -- SW Missouri St.
    Jeffrey Krause -- New Mexico
    Hans Bevers -- New Mexico
    Simone Salinno -- St. John's
    Mubarike Chisoni -- Coastal Carolina
    Thabiso Khumalo -- Coastal Carolina
    Ian Rodway -- Maryland
    Domenic Mediate -- Maryland
    Amir Lowery -- Wake Forest
    Chris Karcz -- Rutgers

    Defenders -- 23
    Guy Melamed -- Boston College
    Stephen Arias -- UConn
    Matt Kovar -- Loyola Marymount
    Dan Gargan -- Georgetown
    Aaron Pitchkolan -- West Virginia
    Aaron Lopez -- UCLA
    Tim Merritt -- North Carolina
    Matt Oliver -- Virginia
    Jack Stewart -- Notre Dame
    Kevin Goldthwaite -- Notre Dame
    Ugochukweu Ihemelu -- Southern Methodist
    Jeff Larentower -- Brown
    Nick Pollard -- SW Missouri St.
    Chris Corcoran -- St. John's
    Ryan Kelly -- St. John's
    Craig Klaas -- Washington
    Cameron Knowles -- Akron
    Gonzalo Segares -- Virginia Commonwealth
    Troy Roberts -- UC Berkley
    James Riley -- Wake Forest
    Tony Lockhead -- UC Santa Barbara
    Drew Cavanagh -- College of Charleston
    Danny Sullivan -- Bowdoin College (DIII)

    Forwards -- 18
    Alon Lubezky -- Hartford
    Mychal Turpin -- Michigan
    Knox Cameron -- Michigan
    Eugene Sepuya -- Alabama A&M
    Julian Nash -- Creighton
    Chris Lee -- Marquette
    Antouman Jallow -- Univ. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Ryan Latham -- Southern Methodist
    Jerrod Laventure -- Seton Hall
    Justin Cook -- Ohio State
    Chad Severs -- Penn State
    Chris Rolfe -- Dayton
    Abe Thompson -- Maryland
    Edwin Ruiz -- Hartwick
    Scott Selay -- Wake Forest
    Jamie Holmes -- Birmingham Southern
    Usiel Vasquez -- Southern Connecticut (DII)
    Orlando Ramirez -- Fresno Pacific University (NAIA)
     
  2. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: MLS Combine Players List :: DC United Edition

    Well, at least you'll be able to fulfill your Ivy League fetish. :p
     
  3. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Nick Van Sicklen -- Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison

    We must draft this individual. He has a cool name.
     
  4. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Better than Luke Kreamaimeyer or Aaron Pitchkolan or John Minagowa-Webster?

    Who will be the next Hayden Woodworth or Caleb Norkus?
     
  5. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Hans Bevers -- New Mexico

    This guy sounds like he's in porn movies.

    and look! It's Dr. Thabiso Khumalo -- Coastal Carolina
     
  6. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Is Thabiso Khumalo related to Doctor Khumalo?

    And I want to draft Ugochukweu Ihemelu so we can all chant "You go Chuck" for him.

    Sachin
     
  7. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Another goalie for me to be biased towards.

    ;)
     
  8. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Better yet, let one of our rivals draft him and we can come up with ruder variations on that name.
     
  9. SteveWWJ

    SteveWWJ Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Reston, VA

    Knave,
    Can you take a look at this guy, he's big and quick, 6-2, 200lbs, and a somewhat local (Fairfax, VA) guy who's played on the Irish Youth National Team in earlier years. He's also been the named to the CAA All-Conference Team for 3 straight years. He was even named to this year's despite playing on a team that finished 8th with an 7-11-1 record. Of the guy's 11 losses this year, he only allowed 1 goal in 7 of them, and 3 of those went into OT or 2OT. He was also named the PDL Keeper of the Year in 2003.

    Thanks!
    SW

    Here's some more info on him:
    http://gomason.collegesports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/ohara_john00.html
    http://www.richmondkickers.com/news/080403PDLOHaraAward.htm
     
  10. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ... and we do indeed need a third keeper.
     
  11. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I wondered what he did after Growing Pains.
     
  12. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134
    Very interested in seeing how he stacks up against other top players. Has been a 2nd team all-ACC selection for two years, but I've always thought he was overrated.

    A fast and skilled player who made his name at forward in the NCAAs a couple of years ago, but is now playing effectively as an AM/withdrawn forward. He has a knack for having his biggest impact in big games, and I have always felt like he leaves something in the tank unless the game really means something. A possible sleeper - he's not as versatile or energetic as Gros, but he might be as talented.

    Thompson is outrageously talented. He's big, fast, and highly skilled - a first-round talent...BUT he's injured so frequently that it's almost comedic. He's also very inconsistent and is either unwilling or unable to consistently dominate college matches as he has done on occasion. Much like his ex-teammate Sumed Ibrahim, he has the talent to succeed in MLS, but might not have the heart or the health.
     
  14. tmas

    tmas Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Last year I said Josh Gros when you asked (no, I'm not making that up) so, Matt Oliver and John O'Hara.
     
  15. gsterp

    gsterp Member+

    Jul 16, 2003
    College Park
    The only potential problem I could see with O'Hara is that he'll be a 24 year old international goalkeeper next season. He has the talent to stick with the team, but would they be willing to use one of the foreigner spots (not sure enough about the SI/TI rules) on what is likely the deepest American position?

    Oh, and he needs to bring back the bleached hair. That was the magic behind his 2003 PDL season.
     
  16. SteveWWJ

    SteveWWJ Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Reston, VA
    Knave,
    Can you take a look at Defender, Gonzalo Segares of Virginia Commonwealth, in addition to any other local (Mid-Atlantic/Southern) second tier talents that you feel would have normally been picked in the 5th or 6th rounds. The fact that the draft has now been cut to 4 rounds could be a boon to us considering the high concentration of qualityplayers near to us since, geographically speaking, we're the closest MLS team to the talent laden mid-Atlantic and southern schools.

    This should allow us to sign as free agents a few guys that would have been grabbed in the 5th and 6th rounds by all the other teams trying to grab and hold onto developmental talent from outside their own part of the country. Now, with a guy like O'Hara, perhaps looking to be a late rounder anyway, I'd think we have an inside track to sign him as a third keeper.
     
  17. imasyko

    imasyko Member+

    May 16, 2002
    Spring City, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Justin Cook -- Ohio State

    Every team should have a Buckeye!
     
  18. bigbearsmfl

    bigbearsmfl New Member

    Jun 15, 2004

    I second that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Diceson

    Diceson Member

    Dec 21, 1999
    It's almost a shame that he was invited to the MLS combine. It would have been nice to sneak him under the league radar, but that would be difficult for a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist. Arguably he's the best defender coming out in the draft. Obviously the one hit on him is playing at VCU. Some would say that the Colonial Athletic Assoc is second tier. However, I believe VCU ended up ranked 16th nationally and play eight top 20 teams. He is a Costa Rican having played on their U-17 team, and I think made an appearance with their most recent Olympic squad during qualifiers. He is known for his ball control skills and ability to add to the offense.

    With the new open ended discovery option, I would think that DCUnited might make a draft day trade up to the first round to get a shot at this player.
     
  20. TEConnor

    TEConnor New Member

    Feb 22, 1999
    Lowecifer beat me too it:

    Hans Bevers, the man's name is the envy of adult film.

    Tim
     
  21. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [triumph] ... yeah, to poop on ... [/triumph]
    Let CumBlowUs get the riff-raff from that sub-standard school, we have more class than that :)
    We have two Huskies, a third might be nice :) Craig Klaas impressed me the two times I saw UW play this year.
     
  22. Diceson

    Diceson Member

    Dec 21, 1999
    I wonder if defender Patrick Carroll (Sr., West Springfield High School, Springfield, Va.), recently voted NCSAA/Addidas All-American would be considered?
     
  23. Talion

    Talion New Member

    May 24, 2004
    VA
    I haven't watched NCAA soccer in two years, but when I was at UVA prior to that, three players stood out during my time there: Kyle Martino, Alecko Eskandarian, and Matt Oliver. I was relatively new to the game back then so my opinion is suspect even to me but I had the same confidence in him (at that level) as people did this past year about Ryan Nelsen. I don't think we want a rookie central defender, but if we have to have one (or, hopefully, a rookie backup CD) Oliver has about as much experience as it's possible to get in NCAA D1...one year with the team but injured, then four years where he started over 80 games.
     
  24. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And would Patrick Carroll, Sr., of West Springfield High School be any relation to one Carroll, Brian, who labors so effectively in the DCU midfield? Soccermom, any coment?
     
  25. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Yes.

    Although I thought Patrick went through his freshman year at West Virginia this year?
     

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