Nov. 30, 2006
CLEMSON, SC–Three Clemson players have been invited to the Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine to be held January 5-8, at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
The Clemson players invited to the combine are Dane Richards, Frederico Moojen and Phil Marfuggi.
Richards led Clemson in scoring with 11 goals and nine assists for 31 points. Earlier this month, he was named first-team All-ACC.
Marfuggi finished the year with a 1.29 goals allowed average and had 67 saves on the year. For his career, he had 237 saves and that number is fourth on the Clemson career list for most saves. He was named second-team All-ACC this season.
Moojen was second on the team with 11 goals and two assists for 24 points. He was named second-team All-ACC this year.
A total of 58 NCAA Division I players were selected by a panel of Division I coaches representing all NCAA conferences. The college coaches nominated and voted for players in conjunction with their counterparts from the MLS.
The MLS Player Combine will see the players divided into four separate teams, which will play doubleheaders at Lockhart Stadium on Jan. 5, 6 and 8.
MLS coaching staffs and general managers from all 13 MLS teams will be on hand to scout players for the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, which will take place in Indianapolis on Jan. 12. The SuperDraft is held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention.
Forty-four universities are represented on the list, with Clemson, North Carolina, and Wake Forest leading the way with three players each.
Of the 48 players selected in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, 23 participated in the 2006 adidas MLS Player Combine.
“This continues the long legacy of players at Clemson having the chance to further their career and play at the next level,” said Head Clemson Men’s Soccer Coach Trevor Adair. “We are very happy and proud of these players and we wish them well. Clemson is one of three schools to have three players at the combine and we are very proud of this accomplishment.”
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