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January 30, 2013

FEBRUARY COMBINE
NASL teams will look at prospects

 

MIAMI, Fla. - Former Barclays Premier League defender and French international Pascal Chimbonda will join the group of more than 60 players aiming to impress coaches at the NASL Combine in Florida next month.

The third annual NASL Combine is attracting players from around the world and will be held from February 1-3 at Lockhart Stadium, home of the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Last season, nine players from the combine were signed by NASL teams, including Fort Lauderdale’s Mark Anderson, who finished third in goals scored (11) and was the league-leader in shots attempted during the 2012 season. Anderson went from the NASL Combine to the Strikers to being named to the NASL Best XI team at the end of the 2012 season.
A total of 68 players from Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, New Zealand, Panama, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela and the United States will be put through their paces under the watchful eyes of NASL coaches.
Among the players attending the Combine are midfielder Laurent Merlin, formerly of Chivas USA in MLS, who has been capped by France at youth level; forward David Santamaria, who played two years in the NASL with Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta; and midfielder Yoximar Granado another former member of the Strikers from Colombia.

Chimbonda, 33, has more than 150 appearances in the top flight of English football with Wigan Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, and Blackburn Rovers. He was named to the PFA Barclays Premier League Best XI after the 2005-06 season.

This will be the third consecutive year the NASL has held a February combine, which will be attended by coaches from every NASL team as they look to add to their playing squad ahead of the 2013 Spring Season Opening Kick on April 6.
Full Player List Below:
Adrian LeRoy
Anthony Hobbs
Charles Rodriguez
Chris Dillon
Cristian Morales
Daniel Horst
James Farenhorst
Jeff DeGroot
Marc Tonkel
Matt Griffin
Nick Bibbs
Patrick McMahon
Ryan Bennett
Uzi Tayou
Selim Kaabi
Joseph Dawkins
Pascal Chimbonda
Josh Danza
Fernando Garza
Justin Chavez
Travis Campbell
Ronald Flores
Kamali Webson
Brendon Boucaud
Jordan Gafa
David Santamaria
David Cornwell
Edgar Alberto Gomez Puello
Jesus Toscanini
Karim Khir
Steven Miller
Tamba Samba
Wiston Giron
Mickael Oliveira Barroso
Tom Jackson
Andres Vargas
George Tor
Alejandro Botero
Alex Blackburn
Corey Whisenhunt
Daniel Santiago Ramirez Acevedo
Grant Schonberg
Wail Mohammed
Cody DeGrood
David Hincapie Roman
Dawyne Smith
Dominic Adams
James Mack
John Daniele
Josh Mulvany
Joshua Bennett
Juan Gonzalez
Juan Jose Pena Bedoya
Karou Forbess
Kendall Sealy
Kraesher Mooke
Laurent Merlin
Michael Dietze
Murphy Campbell
Richard Nyarko
Robbie Tice
Sami Khir
Serisay Barthelemy
Sean Arters
Yoximar Granado
Ferrety Sousa
Hector Robison Lara
Jose Juan Peña Murillo
Dustin McCarty
Craig Wilson
Älvaro Castiella





 
 
 
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