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November 11, 2010 at 11:37 AM

MLS releases details of player combine and 2011 SuperDraft

This just in from the league:

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MLS Announces Details for the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine and 2011 MLS SuperDraft Presented By adidas

NEW YORK (November 11, 2010) – Major League Soccer today announced that the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine will be held from January 8-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., concluding two days prior to the 2011 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. For the eighth consecutive year, the SuperDraft will be held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention, on January 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET, in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Coaching and technical staffs from all 18 MLS clubs will be in attendance to scout the top talent at the annual Player Combine. The list of participating players will be announced in December.

The 2011 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas will include four rounds and 72 overall selections. Vancouver Whitecaps FC will have the first overall selection in the 2011 SuperDraft while the Portland Timbers will select second. The next eight selections are from teams that did not qualify for the 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs beginning with the team with fewest 2010 regular season points (3 points per win, one point per tie). The remaining eight positions are ranked by fewest regular season points among the teams that were eliminated in the same round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, January 7

All Day — Player Arrivals and Physicals

Saturday, January 8

2:00 PM Game 1 — Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

3:45 PM Game 2 — Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Sunday, January 9

OFF

Monday, January 10

12:00 PM Game 1 — Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

1:45 PM Game 2 — Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Tuesday, January 11

12:00 PM Game 1 — Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

1:45 AM Game 2 — Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Wednesday, January 12

OFF

Thursday, January 13

12:00 PM — 2011 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas (Baltimore Convention Center – Baltimore, Maryland)

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