NEW YORK – Sam Brown of the Harvard men's soccer team has been invited to the 2019 Adidas MLS Player Combine, scheduled for Jan. 3-9 in Orlando, Fla., as announced by Major League Soccer today (Dec. 13). Brown is one of 60 college players invited to showcase their talent in front of all 24 MLS teams in early January, leading up to the 2019 SuperDraft on Jan. 11.
"I couldn't be more proud of Sam who has been one of the finest captains and players I've ever coached" said Pieter Lehrer, The Virginia B. and James O. Welch Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer. "I believe his future is very bright for his professional career and wish him good luck at the combine."
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.
Brown appeared in 62 games for the Crimson, totaling three goals and 12 assists for 18 points. The Ann Arbor, Mich, native earned All-Ivy honors three times and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2014-15.
The MLS SuperDraft is set for Friday, Jan. 11 at 12 p.m. ET. Harvard has had eight players selected in the draft in program history, the last being Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu '17 in the third round in 2016. Will Kohler '97 and Andre Akpan '09 were each selected in the second round to lead all alumni.