Former University of South Florida men’s soccer standout Jeff Attinella has been invited to the 2011 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Jan. 7-11, 2011. Attinella is one of 54 college seniors from 36 Division I schools nationwide who were selected top participate. The invitees will be separated into four teams and feature two games per day on Jan. 8, 10 and 11.
The event provides MLS coaches an opportunity to evaluate talent before the MLS Super Draft which will be held Jan. 13 in Baltimore.
Attinella, who has played every minute over the past two years, recorded a 9-6-4 record this season with a school record 10 shutouts. He has a 0.78 goals against average and a .810 save percentage in 19 games. Along with his school record for shutouts in a season, Attinella, tied a school mark for consecutive shutouts with six, and set a new school mark with career clean sheets with 28.
MLS PLAYER COMBINE GAME SCHEDULE
All times eastern and schedule is subject to change. All games will be held on the Main Event Field
Saturday, January 8
1:45 p.m. - AdiPower vs. AdiPure - Central Broward Regional Park
3:30 p.m. - Jabulani vs. AdiZero - Central Broward Regional Park
Monday, January 10
11:15 a.m. - AdiPure vs. Jabulani - Central Broward Regional Park
1:00 p.m. - AdiPower vs. AdiZero - Central Broward Regional Park
Tuesday, January 11
11:15 a.m. - AdiPower vs. Jabulani - Central Broward Regional Park
1:00 p.m. - AdiPure vs. AdiZero - Central Broward Regional Park
2011 ADIDAS MLS PLAYER COMBINE LIST BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (5): Bryan Meredith (Monmouth); Jeff Attinella (University of South Florida); Jimmy Maurer (South Carolina); Joe Willis (University of Denver);Josh Ford (UConn);
DEFENDERS (17): A.J. Soares (California); Bilal Duckett (Notre Dame); Bobby Warshaw (Stanford); Christopher Korb (Akron); Colin Givens (Michigan State); Curtis Ushedo (UAB); Demitrius Omphroy (California); Eddie Ababio (UNC); Greg Klazura (Notre Dame); Greg King (UConn); Indy Smith (UNC Wilmington); Jalil Anibaba (UNC); JT Murray (Louisville); Juan Cruz (SMU); Michael Boxall (UCSB); Rich Balchan (Indiana); Tyler Lassiter (North Carolina State)
Midfielders (21): Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Akron); Blake Brettschneider (South Carolina); Cole Grossman (Duke); Daniel Keat (Dartmouth); Dustin McCarty(UNC); Ernesto Carranza (Sacramento State); Guillermo Cortes (Maryland); Hector Jimenez (California); Jimmy Banks (Green Bay); John (Jeb) Brovsky (Notre Dame); Jon Okafor (Brown); Josue Soto(SMU); Karl Reddick (Boston College); Konrad Warzycha (Ohio State); Lebogang Pila (St. Peter's College); Matheus Braga (Penn State); Matt Gold (Ohio State); Michael Farfan (UNC); Servando Carrasco (California); Stephen McCarthy (UNC); Tommy Drake (Clemson)
Forwards (11): Amani Walker (UCI); Ashley McInnes (Tulsa); Brayan Martinez (Seton Hall University); C.J. Sapong (James Madison); Davis Paul (California); Efrain Burgoes (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Jason Herrick (Maryland); Justin Meram (Michigan); Levi Houapev (UMBC); Philip Bannister (Loyola University Maryland); Steven Perry (Notre Dame).