Rosters released for MLS Combine


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The MLS Combine gets underway in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., later this afternoon, and MLS has released the rosters for the four teams that will compete in front of coaches and scouts for the next four days.

Seven foreign players were invited to participate in the combine, which is otherwise comprised of NCAA seniors and Generation adidas signings. One of those GA signings, Duke's Andrew Wenger, has backed out of competing in the combine due to U.S. U-23 commitments but is a consensus top-two pick in next Thursday's MLS SuperDraft. He's also a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, which is set to be handed out Friday in Missouri as well.

The foreign invitees to the combine are: Former England youth international Jason Banton, Glenir Garcia, Yuri Gorentzvaig, Kohei Yamada, Benjamin Ubierna, Emiliano Bonfigli and Aldo Paniagua. Last year's foreign invitees included the likes of Toronto FC's Joao Plata and the Los Angeles Galaxy's Paolo Cardozo.

SBI will be providing live commentary from today's matches, with the first of two kicking off at 2:45 p.m.

What do you think of the rosters? Which team do you think will have the most success? Who are you looking forward to see compete at the combine?

Share your thoughts below.

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12 Responses to Rosters released for MLS Combine

  1. Wendell Gee says:

    Where are each of the international invitees from? (aside from Banton)

  2. Anthony says:

    According to google It looks like:

    Banton: England
    Garcia: Mexico
    Yuri: Brazil
    Yamada: Japan
    Ubierna: Argentina
    Bonfigli: Argentina
    Paniagua: Paraguay

  3. fifawitz1313 says:

    Is it just me or does there not seem to be as much hype abou this draft class as there was for last years class?

  4. chris says:

    I wouldnt say that, there’s loads of attacking talent this year

  5. Aljarov says:

    A bit more info on the international players woul dbe nice.

  6. gigi says:

    Is garcia the same Glenir garcia that played for cruz azul? If so , Cool beans

  7. Shmenge says:

    While born in Argentina, Ubierna is Peruvian and was a member of their U-20 side.

  8. Shmenge says:

    Mostly because little Rooney isn’t here.

  9. Dinho says:

    Will be interesting to see if Ibarra and Enzo Martinez play together in the center midfield….would be some nice toca-toca.

  10. Clyde Frog says:

    Tomorrow’s NY Times front page. “”

  11. Rex says:

    How are these international players in the draft and not just claimed as discovery from MLS teams? Did MLS find them before the teams?