SPECIAL FEATURES

UCLA Ghanaian midfielder Anderson Asiedu among first invited players for 2019 MLS Player Combine


The adidas MLS Player Combine is here again! And as usual, some young Ghanaian soccer players will come close to realizing their dreams of playing professional soccer in North America.

This is the time that young and prospective professional soccer players get the chance to exhibit their talents in front of the Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs.

Among the first 60 young invited players is Ghana and The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) senior midfielder Anderson Asiedu. The young Ghanaian is one of the initial college players invited to participate in the 2019 MLS Player Combine when the lists was revealed.

Young Asiedu and many top collegiate players from across the country will showcase their talents in front of representatives from all 24 MLS clubs in Orlando, Florida from January 3-9, 2019.

All invited players for this special exercise will be eligible for selection in the 2019 SuperDraft which will take place on Friday, January 11 in Chicago's McCormick Place in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA Division I coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Further invitees including Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players, and additional college seniors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Asiedu was named All-Pac-12 Second Team in both of his seasons at UCLA. In two years with the Bruins, he appeared in 34 games (33 starts), scoring three goals and adding four assists for 10 points. He matched a career-high with two goals as a senior in 2018, chipping in a pair of assists for six points.

Asiedu who resides in Hoboken, New Jersey, spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Monmouth before transferring to UCLA where he closed his career with five goals and nine assists.
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