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MLS Combine Day One (A quick recap)


The first day of the 2010 MLS Combine is in the books and while it was a truly ugly day, there was actually some good soccer played and some impressive performances put in.

I won't go into great detail just yet about the day's events (I'll save a more detailed breakdown for tomorrow), but I will provide you with some lists of overall performances for day one:


Tony Tchani, Ike Opara, Justin Morrow, Drew Yates, Irving Garcia, Michael Stevens, Zach Loyd, Othaniel Yanez.


Mike Seamon, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Teal Bunbury, Samuel Appiah, Collen Warner, Toni Stahl, Brian Perk, Jack McInerney, Eric Alexander, Andrew Hoxie


Martin Hedevag, Ofori Sarkodie, Dilly Duka, Brooks Haggerty, Steven Kinney, Kwaku Nyamekye, Isaac Kissi, Ross LaBauex.


Andrew Wiedeman, Tyler Barry, Sean Johnson, Ryan Peterman, Bright Dike

Day 1 All-Combine Team







If a player is not listed it doesn't mean he played poorly or didn't play well. It was a bit of a crazy day, particularly during the second match, so I wasn't able to focus as much on the second match as the first.

What do you think of thes assessments? Have an idea who you want your team to take?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. On players to watch out for at

    the combine…I know he’s not

    flashy, but Sinovic is great.

    I hear he’s doing well at

    the combine. Coaches say his

    work ethic, incredible and

    unbelievable touch. Scrappy,

    tough, strongest player I’ve seen.

    A smart team will draft this

    overlooked player.

  2. With regards on Irvin Garcia this kids makes up for his size with his great ball skills and work ethic. I had a chance to watch him play in high school and college at Yavapai and who ever gets him, they are getting a great athlete.

  3. Dont forget Justin Wyatt from Elon. Throughout his whole career he has fought the “too small” icon. He scored goals against the ACC teams he faced… sleeper for sure! He should be at the Combine…

  4. Having played with Justin Morrow for the past 3 years, he has a great first touch and unbelievable skill. He has the ability to blow by any defender he has ever faced. He has the “untangible” assets a professional soccer player needs. Amazing speed, great fitness, and a great work ethic.

  5. Great player.I really hope he does,I would love him in LA with my Galaxy,he’s not even rated high and could be the steal of the draft

  6. Really pulling for Garcia to be a impact player off the bench this year in MLS. He is just so creative, and his on the ball skills are fun to watch. His size might hurt him in the long run though.

  7. Ives, this is unrelated for this entry, but I wasn’t sure where else to ask..

    Would it be possible at some point to provide for us what national team a player would or most likely would suit up for, if any? Maybe on the Big Boards or the Mock Drafts?

  8. I’m pretty sure Garcia was going to be drafted, regardless. I know that Ives’ mock draft didn’t have him in the 1st 2 rounds. Ives might want to reconsider now. This might boost him into the 1st round.

    (SBI-He’s a good player and I’m pretty sure I’ve had him in a previous mock or Big Board ranking. I like him and I know some coaches like him. Very interesting player.)

  9. I’ve had the opportunity to watch Morrow a handful of times in PDL action the last couple of years and have always been impressed.

  10. Some might be interested to know that Justin Morrow (ND) played on the same high school team as Mark Blades (Northwestern) and Barry Rice (Kentucky). All three might end getting picked in the MLS draft.

  11. Hey Ives,

    At some point it would be interesting to compare last years combine participants performances to how they did as rookies in MLS.

  12. ives, any chance a dark horse breaks the top 10?(even though he’d be non-generation adidas) we’ve all seen mock drafts of the first round and they’re all resuffeld versions of the same 15 players

  13. I don’t think any of these guys can compare to any well-known futbol legend even if it’s Maradona they haven’t even turned pro yet.

  14. I’m starting to hope Wiedeman shows poorly so DC pick someone else. Actually have a hankering for McInerney, as Akpan won’t be available. Did Okugo even make the trip?


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