Jan. 3, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior Josh Trott (Glen Cove, N.Y.) was one of more than 60 top prospects selected to compete and train in front of MLS Coaches and Scouts as announced today by Major League Soccer when they released the full rosters, game schedule, and coaches for the 2007 adidas MLS Player Combine.
The 2007 adidas Combine will be at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Jan. 4-8 where more than 60 top collegiate and youth prospects will be divided into four teams that will compete against each other in games coached by four prominent NCAA coaches. The players will also train and perform physical testing throughout the week.
Brown University head coach Mike Noonan will guide the adidas Teamgeist team which Trott was assigned to. Duke University head coach John Rennie will lead the adidas Azteca team; George Mason University head coach Greg Andrulis will guide the adidas Tango team; and, University of Illinois-Chicago head coach John Trask will lead the adidas Tricolore team in the 2007 adidas MLS Player Combine.
The Combine gives MLS coaches and general managers a final chance to evaluate talent in preparation for their draft day selections. SuperDraft 2007 takes place on Jan. 12, in Indianapolis, Ind. at 12 p.m. ET. (ESPN2/MLSnet.com).
Combine participation is by invitation only. A committee of NCAA Division I coaches from every conference, along with MLS representatives, chooses seniors from schools throughout the country who have completed their college eligibility. Additional players are invited to the MLS Player Combine from Generation adidas, a joint program between MLS, adidas and the U.S. Soccer Federation that identifies and develops the best underclass and youth soccer prospects in the country to be professional players. A complete list of Generation adidas players will be announced prior to the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. All Combine participants are automatically eligible for the SuperDraft.
Trott ended his career at Holy Cross with 73 points, 33 goals and seven assists and ranks third in all-time career goals and fourth in career points at Holy Cross.