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Providence’s Matt Marcin added to MLS Combine

Providence College midfielder Matt Marcin was added to the final MLS Combine roster. Marcin will take part in the combine at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. this weekend.

Marcin, along with over 70 other prospects including five players from New England colleges that were previously announced, was placed on a team for the five day combine. Players were divided into four teams of approximately 18 players each. The teams will all play each other once for a total of three games from January 8th-11th. They will then be eligible for the MLS SuperDraft, which will be held in Baltimore on Jan. 13.

In his senior year, Marcin led the Friars to a 13-6-3 overall record and to the BIG EAST Championship Final where they fell to Louisville on penalties. The Friars also advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships for the first time ever. During the season Providence had an impressive 10 game unbeaten run (8-0-2)

Marcin had a career year, leading the team with 10 goals and 4 assists for 24 points. He finished his career with 22 goals and nine assists. The Wilmington, Del. native earned All-BIG EAST First Team, BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, and All-Northeast Region First Team honors as a senior. Prior to college, Marcin played club soccer for FC Delco, the same club that helped develop former New England Revolution midfielder Jeff Larentowicz.

Other local college players joining Marcin at the combine include Boston College midfielder Karl Reddick, Dartmouth College midfielder Daniel Keat, Brown midfielder Jon Okafor, University of Connecticut goalkeeper Josh Ford and defender Greg King.

All MLS Combine games are expected to be streamed live at

Complete 2011 adidas MLS Combine rosters:

ADIZERO (head coach: Ken Lolla; assistant: Rick Brownell)

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
Andy Adlard Midfielder Indiana 8/7/88 USA
Matheus Braga Midfielder Penn St 11/24/86 Brazil
Will Bruin Forward Indiana 10/24/89 USA
Charlie Campbell Midfielder Louisville 1/15/88 USA
Ernesto Carranza Midfielder Sac. State 3/22/89 Mexico
Tommy Drake Midfielder Clemson 11/6/88 USA
Bilal Duckett Defender Notre Dame 1/9/89 USA
Michael Farfan Midfielder UNC 6/23/88 USA
Josh Ford Goalkeeper UCONN 11/6/87 USA
Cole Grossman Midfielder Duke 4/10/89 USA
Tyler Lassiter Defender NC State 4/7/89 USA
Stephen McCarthy Midfielder UNC 7/1/88 USA
J.T. Murray Defender Louisville 8/4/88 USA
Steven Perry Forward Notre Dame 9/7/88 USA
Indy Smith Defender UNC Wilmington 11/14/88 USA
Chris Taylor Midfielder Tulsa 5/12/89 USA
Amani Walker Forward UC Irvine 12/16/89 USA/Jamaica

ADIPURE (head coach: Tom McIntosh; assistant: Dave Smith)

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
Eddie Ababio Defender UNC 1/1/88 USA/Ghana
Jalil Anibaba Defender UNC 10/19/88 USA
Jeff Attinella Goalkeeper USF 9/29/88 USA
Philip Bannister Forward Loyola Maryland 10/3/88 England
Jeb Brovsky Midfielder Notre Dame 12/3/88 USA
Alex Caskey Midfielder Davidson 7/22/88 USA
Jason Herrick Forward Maryland 10/5/87 USA
Hector Jimenez Midfielder California 11/3/88 USA
Greg King Defender UCONN 8/6/87 Australia
Brayan Martinez Midfielder Seton Hall 12/17/88 Uruguay
Dustin McCarty Midfielder UNC 10/12/88 USA
Ashely McInnes Forward Tulsa 4/22/87 Scotland
Michael Nanchoff Midfielder Akron 9/24/88 USA
Demitrius Omphroy Defender California 5/30/89 USA
Lebogang Pila Midfielder St. Peters 10/22/88 South Africa
John Rooney Forward N/A 12/17/90 England
Josue Soto Midfielder SMU 1/3/89 USA/Mexico
Curtis Ushedo Defender UAB 3/21/89 Canada

JABULANI (head coach: Mark Collings; assistant: Brian Quinn)

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
Blake Brettschneider Midfielder S. Carolina 4/11/89 USA
Efrain Burgos Midfielder SL Obisbo 8/14/88 USA/El Salvador
Paolo Cardozo Midfielder N/A 6/9/89 Uruguay
Guillermo Cortes Defender Maryland 12/1/88 USA
Juan Cruz Defender SMU 6/13/87 USA/Mex
Victor Estupinan Forward N/A 3/5/88 Ecuador
Colin Givens Defender Michigan State 4/8/89 USA/Scotland
Matt Gold Midfielder Ohio State 6/14/88 USA
Levi Houapeu Forward UMBC 6/22/89 Ivory Coast
Jimmy Maurer Goalkeeper S. Carolina 10/14/88 USA
Justin Meram Forward Michigan 12/4/88 USA
Bryan Meredith Goalkeeper Monmouth 8/2/89 USA
Jon Okafor Midfielder Brown 8/25/89 USA
Martin Rivas Midfielder N/A 10/1/91 Argentina
CJ Sapong Forward James Madison 12/27/88 USA
Kofi Sarkodie Defender Akron 3/22/91 USA
Bobby Warshaw Defender Stanford 11/21/88 USA
Konrad Warzycha Midfielder Ohio State 2/14/89 USA

ADIPOWER (head coach: Alan Dawson; assistant: Brian Doyle)

First Last Postion School DOB Citizenship
Anthony Ampaipitakwong Midfielder Akron 6/14/88 USA
Rich Balchan Defender Indian 1/18/89 USA
JC Banks Midfielder Wisconsin – Green Bay 8/24/89 USA
Michael Boxall Defender UCSB 8/18/88 New Zealand
Servando Carrasco Midfielder California 8/13/88 USA
Marlon Ganchozo Midfielder N/A 2/21/91 Ecuador
Corey Hertzog Forward Penn State 8/1/90 USA
Daniel Keat Midfielder Dartmouth 9/28/87 New Zealand
Ryan Kinne Midfielder Monmouth 8/31/89 USA
Chris Korb Defender Akron 10/8/87 USA
Matt Marcin Midfielder Providence 10/19/88 USA
Davis Paul Forward California 10/12/88 USA
Karl Reddick Midfielder Boston College 8/25/88 USA
Ben Sippola Midfielder Butler 7/13/89 USA
A.J. Soares Defender California 11/28/88 USA
Joe Willis Goalkeeper Denver 8/10/88 USA

Full schedule is as follows (all times Eastern and schedule is subject to change. All games will be held on the Main Event Field at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Tickets can be purchased at the event):

Saturday, Jan. 8
1:45 p.m. — AdiPower vs AdiPure
3:30 p.m. — Jabulani vs AdiZero

Monday, Jan. 10
11:15 a.m. — AdiPure vs. Jabulani
1 p.m. — AdiPower vs. AdiZero

Tuesday, Jan. 11
11:15 a.m. — AdiPower vs. Jabulani
1 p.m. — AdiPure vs. AdiZero

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