MLS Combine 2012

MLS Draft 2012

SBI 2013 MLS Mock Draft (Version 1.0)

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With the flurry of trades going on around Major League Soccer in the two weeks since the 2012 season ended, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the 2013 MLS Draft is just five weeks away.

Teams have already commenced improving their rosters via trades, signings and the recent Re-Entry Draft.

SBI 2013 MLS Draft Big Board (Version 3.0)

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By IVES GALARCEP

The 2013 MLS Combine is now just a month away, and as we draw closer to that important event, we are seeing plenty of shifting and maneuvering on the SBI MLS Draft Big Board.

Today features our third edition of the Big Board, and we have some new additions to the board after some players previously considered Homegrown Players for MLS teams were made available in the draft.

BREAKING-Timbers set to trade first-round pick to TFC for Johnson, Kocic

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The Portland Timbers continue to re-shape their roster under new head coach Caleb Porter as they are ready to make another major deal to add some quality veterans to a squad with its share of young talent.

The Timbers and Toronto FC are set to complete a trade that will send Jamaican forward Ryan Johnson and Milos Kocic to Portland for the No.

Bocanegra helping next generation of pros with MLS Combine prep camp

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Thirteen years ago, Carlos Bocanegra was a 20-year-old college kid who had chosen to leave school early to pursue his dream of being a professional soccer player. He signed a contract with MLS and headed to Florida to play in the MLS Combine.

Powers, Alvarez and Bennett among seniors invited to MLS Combine

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Notre Dame midfielder Dillon Powers, UConn playmaker Carlos Alvarez and Coastal Carolina forward Ashton Bennett were among the top players invited to the MLS Combine.

Indiana University goalkeeper Luis Soffner is fresh off winning an NCAA title with the Hoosiers and will be the lone representative from Indiana at the Combine, while Georgetown, the team Indiana defeated, will send Tommy Muller, Jimmy Nealis and Ian Christianson to the Combine.

MLS Combine 2012's good and bad performers

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The 2012 MLS Combine has come to a close, but not before several players used the event to help their stock while others did not.

In a class dominated by attacking talent, several forwards and creative midfielders enjoyed strong combines, showcasing their goal-scoring and playmaking abilities.

Silva heads into SuperDraft as one of best combine performers

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If you were to ask MLS coaches which players at this year's combine helped their cause the most, David Silva would surely be among the more common names mentioned.

The Mexican-born attacking midfielder from UCSB was one of the brightest spots at the combine, showing the playmaking ability that his him considered a top prospect.

USF forward Dwyer enjoys his strongest performance on MLS Combine's final day

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Dom Dwyer did not know he was heading to the 2012 MLS Combine until a day before the event kicked off, but that did not stop him from having a decent showing at the event that he capped off with a goal.

Dwyer helped adiZero (blue) to a 3-1 win over Prime (green) on Tuesday morning, scoring an insurance goal in the 52nd minute of the game when he pounced on a rebound and knocked the ball into the back of the net.

Charlotte's James wraps up combine with strong third-day showing

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Historically, players typically improve with each passing day at the MLS Combine, and that was certainly the case for Charlotte forward Evan James this year.

MLS Combine Spotlights: Sam Garza, Nick DeLeon and Tony Cascio

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Skillful wingers in the player pool are at a premium ahead of Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, but three of the top players available at the position are some of the more sought-after attackers eligible for selection.

Sam Garza, a Generation adidas signing out of UCSB who can play up top or on the wing, helped his stock considerably with his showing while playing for the adiPure team at the Combine and had a big hand in helping set up Ethan Finlay as part of the Creighton forward's hat trick.

MLS Combine: Day Three Commentary

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The final match day of the 2012 MLS Combine has kicked off as MLS coaches and scouts make their final observations and preparations ahead of Thursday's MLS Combine.

The day's first match features the Blue and Green teams, and while there are some interesting prospects in this game, the main event features the talent-laden and undefeated red team against the equally impressive white team.

MLS Combine Breakdown: Sigi Schmid

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MLS Combine Spotlights: Ryan Meara, Callum Mallace and Ethan Finlay

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The big names at the 2012 MLS Combine have for the most part lived up to expectations through two Combine match-days, but there have also been some lesser-known players who have also boosted their stock in Fort Lauderdale.

Three of the players to help boost their draft stock are Fordham goalkeeper Ryan Meara, Marquette midfielder Calum Mallace and Creighton forward Ethan Finlay.

Finlay dazzles with hat-trick on Day 2 of MLS Combine

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The second day of the MLS Combine was the first day for Ethan Finlay, who had arrived to the Sunshine State on Saturday. He had missed the first day of the event on Friday to attend the Hermann Trophy Award ceremony in St.

MLS Combine Breakdown: Dom Kinnear

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MLS Combine Breakdown: Peter Vermes

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MLS Combine: Day 2 Commentary

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The MLS Combine resumes action today as MLS Draft prospects look to give scouts and coaches more to think about as we draw closer to the MLS Draft on Thursday.

Day One saw several players boost their stock, while some others struggled to make an impact. UCSB playmaker Luis Silva, UCLA striker Chandler Hoffman, Marquette midfielder Calum Mallace, Louisville's Austin Berry and Indiana's Tommy Meyer were just some of the players who enjoyed strong first days.

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MLS Combine Spotlights: Chandler Hoffman, Dom Dwyer and Casey Townsend

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The forward class in the 2012 MLS Combine is an intriguing one, as teams try to figure out who the top strikers will be on the board once Akron star Darren Mattocks is taken, as expected, with the first or second pick in the draft.

Three of the most likely candidates to go early from the forward pool are UCLA product Chandler Hoffman (pictured), Maryland standout Casey Townsend and South Florida star Dom Dwyer.

MLS Combine Spotlight: Robert Warzycha

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