The list of 55 college athletes that will take part at the Adidas 2015 MLS Player Combine next month has been revealed.
The combine will take place between January 8-13, so it’s not far away, and it will signal the biggest trial of these players careers to date.
Coaches from all 20 MLS clubs will be at the combine to scout talent ahead of the 2015 SuperDraft on Thursday January 15.
We take a look at the three Englishmen that will be involved:
Otis Earle – Defender (Oregon State)
Otis Earle is the son of former Wimbledon star Robbie Earle who played in the Premier League, as well as at a World Cup for Jamaica. So Earle has a lot to live up to. Born and raised in Epsom, England, he now attends the University of California, Riverside, where he is an established centre-back.
MLS clubs will know of his father’s accomplishments and will be hoping that Earl can replicate it if they choose to draft the youngster.
Laurie Bell – Midfielder (Milwaukee)
Laurie Bell is the most decorated of the three Brits set to be at the combine. Bell has previously been a part of the Rochdale and Manchester City academies, and he was a first team All-American in 2013.
Born and raised in Poynton, England, he now captains the Milwaukee Panthers and has huge potential and he is definitely one to watch.
Will Seymour – Midfielder (Oregon State)
Will Seymour is originally from Colorado Springs, California, but he moved to Cambridge where he represented his county. He has also had trials with England Schoolboys U18’s.
An Oregon State senior, Seymour could be a surprise package at the combine.
Generation Adidas players, lower NCAA division seniors and international invitees will join the 55 that were selected. So there is set to be a lot of competition.
The combine results could change the course of the MLS SuperDraft, which takes place just two days after the conclusion of the MLS Player Combine in Philadelphia.