The 2014 MLS Player Combine was held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from January 10-14. Over 50 players participated in the Combine. University of Louisville midfielder Marlon Hairston stood out as one of the most impressive athletes, finishing in the top 10 for all three tests.
The table below lists the top 10 performances in each of the three tests. See the all time best performances.
Speed Test (30-meter dash)
The average sprint time was 4.19 seconds. The leader Peay is ranked above Gabeljic due to a better 10-meter split time.
|Adnan Gabeljic||St. Louis||3.92|
|4||Luca Gimenez||Wake Forest||3.95|
|9||Michael Calderon||New Mexico||4.05|
|10||Tesho Akindele||Colo. School of Mines||4.07|
Agility Test (5-10-5 shuttle)
The average was 4.44 seconds.
|1||Ben Sweat||South Florida||4.16|
|Michael Calderon||New Mexico||4.27|
Power Test (vertical jump)
The group average was 16.7 inches, which is much lower than expected for a vertical jump test. The test is listed as "Vertical - Opta Jump". It is obviously a different technique or measurement system which results in lower scores, and makes comparison to other years difficult.
|1||Rafael Diaz||St. John's||21.1"|
|6||Kyle Renfro||Virginia Tech||18.8"|
|10||Adnan Gabeljic||St. Louis||18.6"|
test results sourced from: www.mlssoccer.com
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