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#277052 - 01/03/12 07:46 PM Stars combine
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The Stars are hosting a combine for all the local lads who want a shot at making the team. It is my understanding that it will be this Friday from 8-11am and then for a few hours in the afternoon.

Is anyone planning on checking it out? I think I will be there for a little bit in the AM as I have to be over that way for work.
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#277055 - 01/03/12 08:32 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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Will have the local combine line-up report before the combine takes place.

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Edited by uhclem (01/03/12 08:33 PM)

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#277117 - 01/05/12 03:12 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
uhclem Offline
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It's heeeeeeere...

This is the latest list for the local combine. Sorry about the gaps, but local low-level guys can be difficult to get info on. The rec-leagues generally don't keep track of stats, stat keeping in the NPSL is spotty, to say the least, and if you can find anymore than a roster list on about half of the NJCAA teams, you consider yourself lucky. To my way of thinking, any college that doesn't provide a page for each player in the program is doing a disservice to their student-athletes. Well, enough of my whinging...

2012 Local Combine - 2nd list

Abdifatah Ahmed - F

Bit of onfo about his latest club:
http://www.midnimofc.com/index.html

Kwaku Amoah - D

Outstanding HS gridiron player (scroll 9/10ths to bottom):
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/athletics/sports/football/story.asp?storyID=30982

(scroll to bottom)
http://www.shamasportsheadliners.com/Archives/November%2014,%202008.htm

David Cameron - M

?

*Ryan Cammarota - M

College pic and bio:
http://apps.carleton.edu/athletics/varsity_sports/mens_soccer/team_roster/?player_id=424578

College honors:
http://apps.carleton.edu/athletics/varsity_sports/mens_soccer/?story_id=800601

Video hi-lites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMYeJc9JRY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDwz-VxKe1c

Drew Carlson - GK

?

*Mohammed El Hilali - M

College roster:
http://century.athletics.project.mnscu.edu/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={C213D6A1-199A-498C-8896-4C5BF40B2F70}

Pic and latest stats:
http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_pl...thleteid=278810

Ole Froystad - M

MN Thunder Acad. Coach:
http://www.mnthunderacademy.org/Academies/East/447505.html#Ole_Froystad

Roster listing for SK Herd:
http://www.kxweb.no/portal/public/showContentCategory.do?id=7959

More on SK Herd:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SK_Herd

Julio Gonzalez - F

?

Steven Grand - D

Coaching youth:
http://www.soccertournament.com/sicTeam.aspx?sinc=Y&id=MNF95069

Played for St. Mary’s U.
http://www.carleton.edu/departments/publ/sportsinfo/msoccer/2005/car-smu1.htm

Senior stats:
http://www.nwcraiders.com/content/msoccer/MSoccer08.HTM#TEAM.IND

Twitter page:
https://twitter.com/#!/stevenisgrand

Coaches HS soccer:
http://north.isd622.org/boyssoccer.aspx

Current employment:
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steven-grand/41/5a0/789

*Emwinromwanekhoe Iyengumwena - D

College roster (click on name for pic):
http://www.riverland.edu/soccer/roster.cfm

BeRecruited profile:
http://profiles.berecruited.com/athletes/1161580

HS listing:
http://htosports.com/teams/default.asp?u...;playerID=84667

*Hendrik Hohlfeld - M

USSDA listing:
http://academy.demosphere.com/teams/27484436/27506876-27484529/34200383.html

Not impressed with American soccer:
http://www.facebook.com/events/57174963744/

*Sebastian Kramer - M

College stats:
http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_st...;collegeid=1721

Pic (page 5):
http://www.goblueknights.com/assets/pdf/media-guides/soccer_07-08.pdf

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Kramer/100000378859013

Seddar Jafer - GK

?

Mehmed Jasenac - F

Still in HS:
http://profiles.berecruited.com/athletes/1026127

Myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/529462800

Small pic:
http://www.captainu.com/Soccer/2014/MehmedJasenac

Jonathan Linke - F

?

Toni Lozancic - D

Pic (scroll 2/3rds down, click name):
http://www.goblueknights.com/soccer-mens/all-time-roster.cfm

College Stats:
http://www.goblueknights.com/assets/pdf/statistics/soccer_mens_09-10.pdf

Played NPSL last year:
http://mnkings.com/MNKINGSRoster2011.html

Facebook page with pic:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Toni-Lozancic/1280370153

Graham Lynch - D

College pic and bio:
http://www.eiupanthers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2401

EIU Career stats:
http://www.eiupanthers.com/custompages/msoc/Archives/MSOC_STATS/Career/Lynch_Graham.pdf

NIACC career highlights:
http://globegazette.com/sports/local_sports/article_046a6e2a-3ede-11df-ba9c-001cc4c03286.html

Video hi-lites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYUh_o-ojc8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1QiwwF-PqY&feature=related

Extra senior info:
http://www.dennews.com/sports/soccer/pan...19bb30f31a.html

Twitter page:
https://twitter.com/#!/glynchy6

Michael Mbu - M

?

Ben Metcalfe - GK

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Metcalfe/612132668

Was a 2002 NJCAA Div. 1 All-American Honorable Mention.

Amilcar Mijares - GK

2001 AMC Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention. Venezuelan.

Current employment:
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amilcar-mijares-mba/7/276/a40

Erick Munoz - F

?

Ejiro Newton-Danila - M

Leadership experience:
http://www.universitychronicle.net/index.php/2011/10/09/sga-protest/

*Kingsley Nkimbeng - D

HS senior stats:
http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/xE4K1YRgvEihVvcrVhMTOQ/soccer-fall-07/stats-kingsley-nkimbeng.htm

HS honor (scroll to bottom):
http://www.mshssca.org/aa_boys_allstate2009.html

http://www.startribune.com/templates/Print_This_Story?sid=68407997

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Kingsley-Nkimbeng/1535655172

*Caleb Norman - GK

College pic and bio:
http://www.ncurams.com/athlete/796

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/caleb.norman

Twitter page:
https://twitter.com/#!/calebcrabnorman

Senior stats:
http://www.ncurams.com/content/2010-mens-soccer#TEAM.IND

Alberto Nova - D

?

Bruno Novaes - M

HS Senior stats:
http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/YhVLwaWwXk6XaVmnnRg-SQ/soccer-fall-06/stats-bruno-novaes.htm

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruno-Novaes/799030455

*Angel Riera - M

College pic and bio:
http://www.tommiesports.com/ms/roster/RieraAngel.html

Senior Stats:
http://www.tommiesports.com/ms/stats/TEAMCUME.HTM#TEAM.IND

College honors:
http://www.tommiesports.com/ms/news/All-MIAC-11.html

http://www.stthomas.edu/cathstudies/leadership/latino/meetthelatinoleaders.html

NPSL Honor:
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=118400171555535&id=185741624784

Jake Schiltz - F

Twitter page with pic:
https://twitter.com/#!/jaschiltz21

Played HS soccer in Blaine.

MRSL ad:
I am a 20 year old college student and I play soccer at the University of Northern Iowa and I'm looking for a way to stay in shape this summer and continue my playing career. I am a fast player and I like to use my speed to beat players. I also have a good strike and I do also play goalie and in college I have a record of 3-0-1 when I have started in goal. I love playing and I will play anywhere on the field that you need me. Thank you

Anderson Siqueira - D

College roster (click on name for pic):
http://www.riverland.edu/soccer/roster.cfm

Michael Werdien - D

College pic and brief bio:
http://www.goswords.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3098&path=

College stats ‘10:
http://thepacwest.com/sports/msoc/2010/stats/CUH-MS.HTM#team.ind

HS bio (scroll halfway down):
http://www.goswords.com/news/2009/7/30/MSOC_0730092605.aspx?path=msoc

Kafati Zelaya - F

?

And there it is. If you have any extra info on any of these guys, please feel free to post it.

Oh, and no combine contest for the local combine. However, there still is a Dorados de Sinaloa jersey unclaimed from last years combine (no signings, no winners) that will be up for grabs for this year's Invitee Combine in February. Look for it.

Installing a hemi on each of the search engines I'll use this year, I remain

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#277118 - 01/05/12 03:27 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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Something tells me they're going to have a hard time agreeing on a contract to draw Mr. Mijares away from his gig at Target corporate.
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#277124 - 01/05/12 08:50 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: hairygrump]
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You'd think so, but...

In 2007, the Minnesota Thunder resigned a midfielder named Jeremiah Bass who had played for them from 2001 to 2003. Funny thing was, he wasn't making a living playing soccer when they resigned him. But, hey, let's let David La Vaque, writing for the StarTribune in a May 31st, 2008 article, tell the story...

"When it comes to his professional soccer career, however, Bass -- the league's reigning player of the week and the Thunder captain -- has not always been in the right place at the right time.

From 2001-03 he trained with the Thunder, but only played in exhibition games. In 2004, he traded soccer for a job with Ameriprise Financial. Love for the game kept him playing in local men's leagues, where he was reunited with Thunder coach Amos Magee and offered a second chance to play professional soccer.

Bass, 30, not only is captain this season, but he is also the team's oldest player -- and the only one working a fulltime job during the season.

He arrives at his downtown Minneapolis office by 6:30 a.m., drives up to the National Sports Center in Blaine for training sessions beginning at 9 a.m., and then goes back to work. Bass uses his vacation hours when the team goes on the road.

"It gets hard some days but I feel pretty comfortable with everything right now," he said.

"Something tells me that if he is good enough, Target can probably be worked around" conjectures

That little old jersey collector

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Edited by uhclem (01/05/12 08:56 PM)
Edit Reason: faulty link

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#277129 - 01/06/12 06:15 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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Emwinromwanekhoe Iyengumwena!

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#277143 - 01/06/12 11:17 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: thesuperrookie]
uhclem Offline
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All to the tune of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", I'm guessing.

That little old jersey collector

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#277144 - 01/06/12 11:47 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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Metcalf was a starting goalkeeper in the first Stars Fantasy Camp, and played the full 90 (OK 80) minutes. Very important career note. Uhclem, you're slacking.
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#277151 - 01/06/12 02:50 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Tarkus]
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I attended the combine this morning. It was great to see Coach Manny, Craig and Kevin. (Kevin looked tired, but was sporting a nice sun tan.) There were 34 players who attended. One player at the combine was from Norway and had the first name of Ole, so he automatically received 20 bonus points (10 for being from Norway, and another 10 because his first name was Ole). I tried to play through my right quad strain, but my agent did not let me go out on the pitch. Rumor has it Liverpool might be call with Suarez serving his 8 match suspension. I want to be in top shape when I get my call-up.

Rumor has it that IMS will have a great article about the combine up on the WWW site soon.
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#277165 - 01/07/12 07:52 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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Did any players standout? or possibly have the talent to play at that level?

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#277171 - 01/07/12 10:57 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: chelsea2012]
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Originally Posted By: chelsea2012
Did any players standout? or possibly have the talent to play at that level?


I thought that there were 3-4 players that showed some promise. However, I really do not know much about soccer.
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#277173 - 01/07/12 02:33 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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From what I know about the game..I believe the coaches were looking for players with good first touch, smart decision making and of course quickness and any physical attributes. I really hope they consider some locals to help the growth of soccer in both Minnesota and neighboring states.

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#277819 - 02/07/12 01:24 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: chelsea2012]
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And the bell sounds for round 2...

For the first year, I have received the original list of all applicants, pre-winnowing.

139 players have sent in applications. From players with MLS experience to African and Carribean players with national team experience to players with experience in the British, French, Scottish, and Italian lower divisions, to graduating college players to rec league players to one applicant who, under the "current team" space on the application, wrote, "I think I am going to be the best player in the world". (I'll be doing especially extensive research on him! wink )

It will probably be whittled down to around 60 to 70-some players before the combine begins. Some applicants will never reply to our acceptance of their application. Some will cancel for injury or other reasons. Some will just not have enough to make the preliminary cut.

Others may very well be added at the last minute. In every combine, there are a few invitees recommended from the club's sources and soccer contacts who merit a look. I will try to keep up with the goings on through the combine, itself (Again, I will be attending this one).

So, I will begin my research tonight and hope to have some results by this weekend. If the preliminary short sampling of names I gave a quick run through the search engines are any indication, this will be a combine worth dropping by and observing. (It's open to the public, more details later.)

"And awaaaaaayy we go!" calls out

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Edited by uhclem (02/07/12 01:26 PM)
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#277820 - 02/07/12 06:12 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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Anyone from the fantasy camp apply. #totaljackassery show some promise on the back line. Jackfingc netted a few goals and Seamonster distributed the ball well in the midfield. I know Djorn and I have been locked in extensive contract negotiations. Not sure how that will tirn out.
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#277821 - 02/07/12 10:22 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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This is always one of my favorite threads of the pre season.
Uhclem puts in a lot of work to make this fun. Thanks!

I love trying to guess who might be the next hero for the Minnesota Stars FC.


*Similar but different list of league wide players under consideration
NASL League -Combine list (Florida)
http://nasl.ezitsolutions.com/userfiles/files/NASL%20Combine%202012%20Player%20List.pdf

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#277831 - 02/08/12 02:43 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: jw7]
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Who is planning on going up to the combine. I think I am going to take some PTO time from work and head over there.
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#277865 - 02/10/12 10:53 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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Just a quick update...

Have sent in the first half of the report to the club. I expect to send the second half in by this Monday AM, with posting here shortly after the first set of updates has been sent to me.

Nothing exceptionally weird so far. But there are a few rather interesting possibilities in the positions we are looking for, mainly Forwards and speedy wingers (one applicant has a video highlight reel titled something like "Faster than Theo Walcott", which just might be the case).

Anyway, time to crawl back into the hole. I hope to have the report posted here by mid-week.

Shifting the search engines back into overdrive, I remain

That little old jersey collector

Me

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#277866 - 02/11/12 06:03 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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I just hope there are some players that can score. That's what its all about, right?
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#277888 - 02/13/12 01:59 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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I have already started refreshing this page four or five times a day in prayerful hope that the report shows up early.

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#278074 - 02/17/12 05:41 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: chelsea2012]
uhclem Offline
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Well, it's here.

The club has whittled down the applications from 140 or so down to 44 invitees. This would be a record low for the Thunder/Stars, but this can probably be explained by there being three combines this year.

Between the local combine already held, the invitee combine next week and the Grande combine in Arizona later on, Manny and Co. will get to look at more than a hundred players. But by only scheduling them at about 30 to 40 at a time, they will get more of a look at each one. Less chance of one getting lost in the crowd.

Also, the contest is on again this year. I'll post the full rules again this weekend, but start picking your first six favs and your 4 reservists from this list and the local combine list (in case of cancellations). A free jersey awaits the winner.

2012 Invitee Combine Post

Mohamed Abdi - F - 6’5” 220 - 25
Was an invitee to 2007 combine. Played on Riverland C.C. soccer team

Abdifatah Ahmed - F- 5’6 - 140 - 23
Info on last team
http://www.midnimofc.com/index.html

Jose Alvarez - M - 6’0 - 170 - 25
?
Claims to have played for Cerro Reyes in Spain’s third division.

Amadou Bathily - M - __ - __ - 27
Club profile
http://www.hlmfc.com/index.php?option=co...=59&lang=fr

Played on Arizona State Intramural side (maybe)
http://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fb...115058451896907

FB page
http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000419694161&refid=52&_ft_=fbid.115058451896907%3Ainterface.m_basic%3Ac.m

Video hilites
http://vimeo.com/24927956

Maroine Ben Salah - M - 6’0 - 170 - 23
?
Claims to have played for Olympique Grande Synthe in French 4th division.

Greg Borchers - M - 5’8 - 160 - 21
2012 Infosport report
http://www.infosportinc.com/2012gregborchers.html

College pic, bio and honors
http://ummcougars.org/roster.aspx?rp_id=1144

Alen Bradaric
Pic and bio
http://www.fpfooty.com/?p=2095

http://www.fpfooty.com/?p=2374

College pic and bio
http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/roster.aspx?path=&rp_id=1140

Senior stats
http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/custompages/men_soccer/2009/09LUmsocstats.html

College career stats
http://www.dakstats.com/Websync/Pages/Te...=9116&tab=2

Current PASL stats
http://pasl_site.stats.pointstreak.com/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=347855&seasonid=8142

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnIZGuvTuJg

Myspace page
http://www.myspace.com/alenb

Danny Broughan - M - 5’8 - 165 - 28
Bio
http://www.uvm.edu/~gradcoll/?Page=News&storyID=3907

Senior stats
http://uvmathletics.com/custompages/MensSoccer/2006/2006TEAMCUME.HTM

Matt Browne - D - 6’0 - 170 - 24
Day job
http://www.bcofmn.com/staff/matt_browne

Played for MNSU Mankato Club soccer team
http://www.teampages.com/teams/5564/seasonal_roster

Also claims to have played for TC Fire 05.

John Collins - GK - 6’0 - 180 - 26
?
Claims to have played for Cruz Azul in CCSL (Californian amateur league)

Rolando Danha - F - 6’0 - 175 - 25
FB page
http://www.facebook.com/rolando.danha?sk=wall&v=wall

NPSL experience with pic
http://www.nationalpremiersoccerleague.com/teams/33985895/14199863-33985988/16222835.html

Michael Dietze - F - 5’11 - 160 - 22
College bio
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Rw155EqkOigJ:www.shupirates.com/ViewArticle.dbml%3FDB_OEM_ID%3D12600%26ATCLID%3D1568535+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Pic
http://dev5.www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer/college-player-profile/michael-dietze/cpid-332

Evroy Ellis - M - 5’8 - 150 - 21
Basic info with video hilites
http://www.soccer-talents.com/Evroy_Ellis-3_7-94659-12.html

College pic and bio
http://golimestonesaints.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1202&path=msoc

2010 college stats
http://golimestonesaints.com/custompages/msoccer/2010/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND

College honor
http://golimestonesaints.com/news/2010/11/5/MSOC_1105101807.aspx?path=msoc

Pro pic and bio
http://capitalcityfc.com/club/roster/?player_id=11

2011 CFL stats
http://capitalcityfc.com/club/teamstats/

Feature article
http://www.rednationonline.ca/HiddengemsintheCSL.aspx

Video interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Rab24XRFM

Steven Grand - M - 5’10 - 165 - 24
Coaching youth:
http://www.soccertournament.com/sicTeam.aspx?sinc=Y&id=MNF95069

Played for St. Mary�s U.
http://www.carleton.edu/departments/publ/sportsinfo/msoccer/2005/car-smu1.htm

Senior stats:
http://www.nwcraiders.com/content/msoccer/MSoccer08.HTM#TEAM.IND

Twitter page:
https://twitter.com/#!/stevenisgrand

Coaches HS soccer:
http://north.isd622.org/boyssoccer.aspx

Current employment:
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steven-grand/41/5a0/789

Joseph Hickman - M - 5’7 - 145 - 23
PDL pic
http://www.ogdenoutlaws.com/roster/?show=4

2011 PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/4069040.html#STATS

HS stats
http://www.deseretnews.com/sports/high-s...Date=2010-03-11

Vedran Ilic - M - 5’11 - 165 - 24
College pic and bio
http://www.ashfordathletics.com/roster/8/6/2286.php

Senior stats
http://www.ashfordathletics.com/stats/2010-11/mSoccer/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND

Ashford career stats
http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Te...24995&tab=2

Adam Janssen - GK - 6’1 - 185 - 21
College pic and bio
http://www.liuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1139

College career stats
http://www.liuathletics.com/custompages/msoc/2011/HISTCARR.HTM#10

Senior honor
http://www.liuathletics.com/news/2011/11/10/MSOC_1110111402.aspx?path=msoc

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PBlNtoenJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enje4AipF0c

National team duty
http://www.northeastconference.org/news/2010/12/17/msoc-janssencanadarel.aspx

Matt Johnson - M - 5’8 - 145 - 22
2012 Infosport report
http://www.infosportinc.com/2012mattjohnson.html

College pic and bio
http://ummcougars.org/roster.aspx?rp_id=1154&path=msoc

Senior stats
http://ummcougars.org/sports/2011/11/17/MSOC_1117110529.aspx?id=271

Colin MacGregor - M - 5’10 - 160 - 24
FB page
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=129263293779073&v=wall#!/profile.php?id=65502550

Organ izer
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=129263293779073&v=wall

Francesco Macheda - F - 5’10 - 175 - 26
?
Claims to have played for Salisbury Villa in Austrailia amateur league.

Menesky Magloire - D - 5’9 - 175 - 23
College pic and bio
http://www.brooklyncollegeathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=250&path=msoc

Senior stats
http://www.brooklyncollegeathletics.com/custompages/msoc/2009/HTML/TEAMCUME.HTM#TEAM.IND

Praise from college coaches
http://www.brooklynitalians.org/home/157015.html

http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/spotlite/mondaypaper/10_06_08/Sports.php

Abderrahman Makloufi - F - 5’10 - 165 - 23
Confirms club (scroll halfway down)
http://www.123people.fr/s/alexis+legent

Max Malmquist - M - 5’9 - 160 - 23
2012 Infosport report
http://www.infosportinc.com/2012maxmalmquist.html

College pic
https://gustavus.edu/athletics/msc/roster/2010/1860

Senior stats
https://gustavus.edu/athletics/msc/archives/2010/stats/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND

2011 PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/4069040.html#STATS

Miles Marmo - F - 6’1 - 175 - 24
1st college pic and bio
http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=1152726

2nd college pic and bio
http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/marmo_miles00.html

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Miles-Marmo/1272120079

Twitter page
https://twitter.com/#!/@DigitalMarmo

Coaching
http://onside-coaching.com/staff.html

Nana-Yaw Mensah - F - 5’9 - 170 - 22
FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Nana-Yaw-Mensah/100001004038806

2011 PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/22302.html#STATS

Andres Morales - D - 5’8 - 155 - 19
Club team
http://www.soccerincollege.com/sicteam.aspx?id=GAM93026

Derek Oelmann - F - 6’0 - 165 - 21
College pic and bio
http://www.upperiowaathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1114

Senior Stats
http://www.upperiowaathletics.com/custom...me.htm#TEAM.IND

2012 Infosport report (evaluator: Manny)
http://www.infosportinc.com/2012derekoelmann.html

Coach at N Iowa U
http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/schoo...st-kicks/fc-1-7

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/derek.oelmann#!/derek.oelmann?sk=info

Twitter page
https://twitter.com/#!/derekoelmann2

Played HS gridiron
http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/ueajFD3CfUW8FnXrCsI-jg/football-fall-06/profile-derek-oelmann.htm

Senior honor
http://www.nscaa.com/news/2011/12/2011-ncaa-division-ii-men-all-central-region

Rates movies on Flixster
http://community.flixster.com/user/sportalien2

Jason Olsgard - D - 5’10 - 170 - 22
College pic and bio
http://www.upperiowaathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1115

Senior stats
http://www.upperiowaathletics.com/custom...me.htm#TEAM.IND

2012 Infosport report
http://www.infosportinc.com/2012jasonolsgard.html

Adrian Ortiz - M - 5’10 - 160 - 22
College pic, bio and stats
http://www.valpoathletics.com/prospects/staff/5515/adrian-ortiz/

Article
http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/college/v...a3464e5f4f.html

Made first cut at 2011 Fire open tryouts
http://www.chicago-fire.com/news/2011/01/2011-open-tryouts

Participated at 2011 Pro Pace Combine
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pro-Pace-Soccer-Combine/188661508507

Member of Railhawks U-23 team
http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=874

Twitter page
https://twitter.com/#!/AOrtiz_3

Troy Osborne - GK - 6’0 - 185 - 24
College pic and bio
http://www.iwctigers.com/roster/9/7/1252.php

Senior stats
http://www.iwctigers.com/stats/2011-12/MSOC/TEAMCUME.HTM#TEAM.IND

NPSL honor
http://www.midwestcollegiateconference.com/article/980.php

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktUK8wp0Xsg

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Troy-Osborne/506140804

Twitter page
https://twitter.com/#!/troy_osborne87

Article
http://www.leadertelegram.com/sports/community/article_9ec5ce54-9e1b-11e0-848a-001cc4c002e0.html

Ji-Sung Park - M - 5’10 - 170 - 27
?
Claims to have played for Seoul FC Martyrs in Korean 3rd division.

Josef Ndjatha Petrus - F - 5’10 - 180 - 29
FB page
http://www.facebook.com/ndjatha

Twitter page
https://twitter.com/#!/Ndjatha

Very short resume (scroll to bottom)
http://minneapolis.sportsvite.com/bullet...c-blue-panthers

Yoann Promonet - M - 5’11 - 175 - 22
College pic, brief bio and senior stats
http://www.godinos.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1703

French 4th Div. experience
http://uk.soccerway.com/players/yoann-promonet/160608/

http://www.zamante.com/us/profile/soccer-player/yoannpromonet

Did the LA Blues combine in Jan.
http://www.labluesprosoccer.com/docs/SessionShuttleInfo.pdf

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=Promonetito+Del+Toro&init=public#!/yoann.promonet

Elliot Purdom - GK - 6’2 - 190 - 22
College pic and bio with stats
http://www.goargos.com/profile.asp?playerID=1271

Played for the Rochester Thunder
http://www.midwestcollegiateconference.com/article/713.php

Brad Rose - F - 5’9 - 160 - 22
College pic, bio and stats
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-soccer/2010-11/bios/rose_brad00.html

Senior stats
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-soccer/2011-12/teams/yale?view=lineup

Feature article (scroll halfway down)
http://firstsemester.nhregister.com/full_story.html

Print interview
http://beta.yaleherald.com/archives/3212

Video interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A327KHPdjAQ

Video on one of his injuries
http://www.onenewspage.us/video/20110827/564723/Brad-Rose-excited-to-return-to-Yale-soccer.htm

Got a knock in PDL, too (scroll down to FC London - Toronto Lynx match, 1/5th down)
http://www.mlive.com/soccer/index.ssf/2010/05/pdl_great_lakes_division_recap_4.html

Article about most recent injury
http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/sep/07/rose-12-looking-for-one-last-shot/

Well ranked by Top Drawer Soccer (jump to Ivy League)
http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer/college-conference-top-20/men

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfUw5O6kufI

Just finished with USL combine
http://the11.ca/2012/01/26/12-canadians-head-to-florida-hoping-for-usl-deals/

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=Brad+Rose&init=public#!/profile.php?id=1658550281
Facebook friend of Jay Alberts

Jacob Schmoker - D - 5’8 - 150 - 25
2010 PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2010/22322.html#STATS

Coaching youth
http://www.durangosoccer.com/Coaching-Staff

2007 College stats
http://www.orugoldeneagles.com/fls/17000/stats/msoccer/2007/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND

Senior stats
http://www.goskyhawks.com/custompages/msoc/2008ms/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND

College pic and bio
http://www.orugoldeneagles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17000&ATCLID=1137449

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJuDlKCtQkM

Brandon Stemwedel - M - 5’7 - 135 - 21
College pic, bio and stats
http://www.csssaints.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2257

Senior honor
http://umacathletics.com/sports/2011/11/8/MSOC_1108113955.aspx?id=4388

Interview video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OELAOwyRxH4

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Stemwedel/501342928

Mac Stringer - F - 6’3 - 185 - 18
College pic, bio and stats
http://www.saintmaryssports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5181

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91rWO2wOvh4

Evans Tackie-Yarboi - M - 5’9 - 160 - 22
College pic, brief bio and stats
http://www.blcvikings.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=44&path=msoc

Senior honor
http://www.blcvikings.com/news/2010/11/9/MSOC_1109105607.aspx?path=msoc

2011 PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/4069040.html#STATS

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/evans.tackieyarboi

Kyamran Tairov - F - 5’10 - 175 - 22
PDL pic and bit of info
http://www.roverssoccer.com/teamroster/517929.html

2011 PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/33862330.html#STATS

Feature article
http://www.rrstar.com/sports/x1302704998

PASL bio
http://www.louisvillelightning.com/Team/TAIROVKYAMRAN/index_E.html

2011 PDL stats
http://pasl_site.stats.pointstreak.com/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=347853&seasonid=8142

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyamran-Tairov/100000748014747

John Tardy - M - 5’6 - 160 - 22
College pic and bio
http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/tardy_john00.html

Senior stats
http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/stats/2010-2011/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND

First two years at Clemson
http://www.clemsontigers.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/tardy_john00.html

More bio
https://sites.google.com/a/sielitehssoccercamp.com/main/home/bios/john-tardy

Coaching HS
http://highschoolsports.silive.com/news/...island-academy/

NPSL experience
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Red_Bulls_NPSL

And USL Y-League
http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com/red-bull-ny-wins-the-usl-super-20-championship-5399

Was part of the USMNT U-18 player pool
http://www.ussoccer.com/teams/u-18-mnt/t/john-tardy.aspx

Was in NYRB training camp last month
http://www.empireofsoccer.com/thirteen-trailists-competing-for-a-spot-with-new-york-red-bulls/

Video interview
http://cstv.collegesports.com/mt/mt-search.cgi?blog_id=57&tag=STJ%20men's%20soccer&limit=20

Mark Thompson - M - 5’5 - 135 - 19
College pic, info and stats
http://www.saintmaryssports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5180

Josac Villamizar - M - 5’6 - 145 - 19
?
Claims to have played for the Hopkins Dynamo.

Behind each name is position, height, weight and age, in that order. "Claims to" means that I could not find confirmation on the web. This is fairly common in the lower leagues.

"Keep you eye on this thread for last minute additions" advises

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#278076 - 02/17/12 07:02 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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Keep in mind there have been guys trialing at the unofficial trainings. I've only watched a couple of practices, and I've seen a lot of unfamiliar faces, not counting the local guys that Manny has invited in to train. (Melvin Tarley, the guy who works for the Sanneh Foundation who I've met a couple of times but whose name I've forgotten again. Which is a shame, because he's a very nice guy.)
Anywhoooo, Manny is a smart guy. I have faith in him.

Edit: I can't wait to pick my players, especially when I pick the one guy based on his movie ratings...


Edited by GumbyGrrl (02/17/12 07:35 PM)
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#278080 - 02/17/12 07:42 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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Do we have enough players on this list under 5' 10" ?

whistle


Edited by jw7 (02/17/12 07:56 PM)

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#278083 - 02/18/12 04:06 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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Originally Posted By: GumbyGrrl
Keep in mind there have been guys trialing at the unofficial trainings. (the guy who works for the Sanneh Foundation who I've met a couple of times but whose name I've forgotten again. Which is a shame, because he's a very nice guy.)


Zac Brown?
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#278085 - 02/18/12 07:34 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: bq]
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probably, bq. I know he's in charge of one of the programs, but for some reason I'm drawing a complete blank on his name.
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#278086 - 02/18/12 10:00 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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I bumped into Wasson the other day when I was out and about. He is really optomistic about the season. He said that he had a great result with his knee surgery last year and that he is looking forward to making an impact on the pitch. It also sounded like he and a bunch of other players are training, albiet informally.

Who all is going to some part of the combine? I plan on being up there for the first day.
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#278089 - 02/18/12 11:44 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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"I'll be at all sessions" confirms

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#278092 - 02/18/12 01:11 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: uhclem]
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1 Derek Oelmann F
2 Kyamran Tairov F
3 Vedran Ilic M
4 Adam Janssen GK
5 Menesky Magloire D
6 Jason Olsgard D
Reserves
1 Alen Bradaric
2 Miles Marmo F
3 Adrian Ortiz D
4 Max Malmquist M
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#278097 - 02/19/12 11:00 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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Did someone say Melvin Tarley is around?
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#278102 - 02/19/12 12:41 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: thesuperrookie]
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Originally Posted By: thesuperrookie
Did someone say Melvin Tarley is around?


He has been around all winter training up the NSC. Where have you been. This is old news...
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#278104 - 02/19/12 02:20 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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Not happy with that list they did not even attract any of the best players from the NASL combine??

1 NA
2 NA
3 NA
4 NA
5 NA
6 NA
Reserves
1 Manny's son
2 NA
3 NA
4 NA

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#278106 - 02/19/12 04:14 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: jw7]
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1 Lightning Striker
2 Seamonster
3 JW7
4 Tarkus
5 Demko
6 Soccer Boy
Reserves
1 Manny's son
2 Melvin Tarley
3 Jonny Steele
4 SuperRookie
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#278109 - 02/19/12 08:08 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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#278110 - 02/19/12 08:28 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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Ok I'll play video example with ya.




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#278111 - 02/19/12 10:06 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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Originally Posted By: GumbyGrrl


I've always preferred this version.
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#278126 - 02/20/12 08:54 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: kj]
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First 6

Miles Marmo - F - 6’1 - 175 – 24
Adrian Ortiz - M - 5’10 - 160 – 22
Yoann Promonet - M - 5’11 - 175 – 22
Alen Bradaric
Adam Janssen - GK - 6’1 - 185 – 21
Francesco Macheda - F - 5’10 - 175 – 26

Alternates

John Tardy - M - 5’6 - 160 - 22
Mohamed Abdi - F - 6’5” 220 - 25
Steven Grand - M - 5’10 - 165 – 24
Maroine Ben Salah - M - 6’0 - 170 - 23
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#278157 - 02/21/12 10:09 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: nordmann]
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#278162 - 02/21/12 11:13 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: bq]
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This, combined with the personnel changes last week, is not a good sign.
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#278163 - 02/21/12 11:37 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: kj]
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I think I missed the personnel change news.

I did get a call from a new staffer yesterday asking if I renewed my season tickets. Thought that was slightly strange as I would hope they were privy to that information.

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#278164 - 02/21/12 11:59 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: seamonster]
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What personnel changes?
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#278166 - 02/21/12 12:04 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: thesuperrookie]
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Joe and James are gone

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#278168 - 02/21/12 12:10 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: jimcrist]
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KJ's mention was the first I had heard of this as well.
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#278169 - 02/21/12 12:23 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: jimcrist]
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Sucks to have that tattoo, I suppose.

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#278173 - 02/21/12 02:20 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: thesuperrookie]
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Both guys have said on Twitter and Facebook that they're still fans and plan on coming to the games and hang out with us. Doesn't seem like there are hard feelings on their part.

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#278174 - 02/21/12 02:53 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: bq]
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Originally Posted By: bq
KJ's mention was the first I had heard of this as well.
Uh-oh, time to register OMS now... smile

I would be shocked to hear contraction would even be considered, but I haven't been through the ups-and-downs the long time supporters have.
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#278177 - 02/21/12 03:19 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: c0ldfuse]
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Contraction is a threat, however The Stars needs the NASL as much as the NASL needs The Stars. Add more teams like Ottawa and the threat becomes even more real. Throw in the ups and downs of Traffic Sports and every off-season is an adventure.

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#278179 - 02/21/12 03:30 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: seamonster]
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Contraction in what sense, sorry. Layman here.

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#278180 - 02/21/12 03:40 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: pfutz]
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Originally Posted By: pfutz
Contraction in what sense, sorry. Layman here.


This is contraction in the soccer world:

MLS eliminates Fusion, Mutiny

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#278184 - 02/21/12 07:21 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: seamonster]
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Can someone summarize for those of us not in the know?

Joe and James are gone - this refers to the 2 gentlemen who worked in the front office/ticket sales area. Something along those lines anyway. Is this a cost cutting move by the league, wanting to spend less money on our bastard stepchild of a team? Is that the gist of it?
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#278185 - 02/21/12 07:23 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Leprechaun]
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This sucks. I liked Joe and James. Change is hard for me to accept.
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#278186 - 02/21/12 08:10 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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Joe and James were the ticket sales guys. The only two ticket sales people. I haven't heard any 'why' or how they are being replaced. I'll ask tomorrow when I stop by to watch the combine for a bit and let you know if I find out anything.
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#278187 - 02/21/12 08:23 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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Final update.

Dean Lovegrove - M - 5’10 - 180 -
College pic and bio
http://msumustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1277

Senior stats
http://msumustangs.com/custompages/Stats/MSOC/2011/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND

Twitter page
https://twitter.com/#!/DeanLovegrove

PDL experience
http://www.fpfooty.com/?p=2091

PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/4069049.html#STATS

Jamie Lovegrove - M -
English Conference experience
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/player/_/id/84842/jamie-lovegrove?cc=5901

http://www.basingstoketown.net/stats/player.php?id=326

College pic and bio
http://msumustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1308

Michael Nielsen - M - 5’9 -
College pic and bio
http://portlandpilots.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2478&path=msoc

Career stats
http://www.portlandpilots.com/custompages/Soccer-M/2011/Histcarr.htm#21

Interview video
http://www.portlandpilots.com/news/2011/9/1/MSOC_0901110638.aspx

2010 PDL stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2010/13598694.html#STATS

Dane Saintus - M/F - 6’0 - - 24
USL Pic and bio
http://www.losangelessoccernews.com/sections/usl2.php?article_id=6589

Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dane_Saintus

College pic, bio and stats
http://smumustangs.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/saintus_dane00.html

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXOrC90V2JI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvWt02M1ptY

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Dane-Saintus/18812849

Mark Thompson - M/F - 5’4 - 135 - 20
College pic, bio and stats
http://www.saintmaryssports.com/roster.aspx?path=&rp_id=5180

Ben Wexler - F - 5’11 - 155 - 22
College pic and bio
http://athletics.augsburg.edu/roster.aspx?rp_id=8761

Senior stats - http://athletics.augsburg.edu/custompages/statistics/msoccer/2010/TEAMCUME.HTM#TEAM.IND

College honor and bio
http://www.miac-online.org/news/2010/9/14/MSOC_0914101532.aspx

Another honor
http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2011/8/29/msoc082911.aspx

Mattson Towley - M
College pic and honor
http://www.morris.umn.edu/ummcougars/archive/view.php?itemID=9345

College records
http://ummcougars.org/sports/2011/5/20/MSOC_0520111222.aspx?path=msoc

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Mattson-Towley/681857665

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#278190 - 02/22/12 05:50 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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Originally Posted By: GumbyGrrl
Joe and James were the ticket sales guys. The only two ticket sales people. I haven't heard any 'why' or how they are being replaced. I'll ask tomorrow when I stop by to watch the combine for a bit and let you know if I find out anything.


I was up there yesterday afternoon and they have hired a new person, Kelsey Kroll, whom some of you may remember from her internship with the Thunder, I think back in 08. She has spent some time employed with the Green Bay Packers doing similar duties. From what I understand she is manager of ticket sales. As you also know they have secured Andy Lorei to do some marketing stuff as well and he may have a ticket sales component tied into his job descriptions. Lorei will still be a player so he will wear numerous hats like Kevin Friedland.

I know Joe and James read this board and care about the team. I also know that many of us liked both of them as they are great guys. I also understand that we all care about the team and become somewhat engrained in it. But one needs to be careful about forming opinions or even speculating too much into what happened. It's a front office decision and I would suspect for lots of reasons, including being respectful to Joe and James, they are not going to be able to share much in regard to details.

I'm looking forward to seeing those two at the Stars games and buying them a beer. I also wish them both luck in finding employment and quickly.


Edited by bq (02/22/12 06:53 AM)
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#278192 - 02/22/12 07:56 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: bq]
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thanks, bq. I didn't realize Andy Lorei was doing ticket stuff, but I guess I should have, because I had heard he was going to head up/organize a street team.

I hope I didn't sound confrontational; I was just curious, and the best way to avoid rumors and rampant speculation is to go to the source. laugh

Joe and James are great - I have a feeling they won't need to buy beers for at least the first game or two. smile
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#278193 - 02/22/12 08:09 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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I am kind of amazed at the size of speculation that is attached to a couple of ticket sales people being replaced.

Contraction?? Cuz someone new is selling tickets? Wow. That is extreme.

Sports teams change ticket sales people like most of us change socks. Semi-regularly.

Nice guys for sure. Wish them all the best.


Edited by bruce (02/22/12 08:14 AM)
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#278199 - 02/22/12 09:23 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: bruce]
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This also reminds me of my "2012 season negativity promise". A free kick to the swimsuit area for anyone that speaks ill about the team.

It's not a threat, it's a promise.

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#278201 - 02/22/12 10:03 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: jimcrist]
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Originally Posted By: jimcrist
A free kick to the swimsuit area for anyone that speaks ill about the team.

It's not a threat, it's a promise.


With a futsal ball.

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#278226 - 02/23/12 10:00 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: pfutz]
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I was up at the combine this AM. I thought that this clip was worthy of a post on the Boards. Enjoy!



Edited by Soccer Boy (02/23/12 10:00 AM)
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#278228 - 02/23/12 10:19 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: Soccer Boy]
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nice clip! great action from players and keeper. thanks.
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#278268 - 02/25/12 08:44 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: chelsea2012]
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Edited by jw7 (02/27/12 07:20 AM)

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#278559 - 03/07/12 01:01 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: jw7]
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has anyone compiled a list of who has made it thus far?
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#278565 - 03/07/12 04:10 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: nordmann]
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Originally Posted By: nordmann
has anyone compiled a list of who has made it thus far?




Manny is working on that today.

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#278566 - 03/07/12 04:16 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: jw7]
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#278591 - 03/08/12 11:28 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: jw7]
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15/-3,+1

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#279425 - 04/04/12 10:03 PM Re: Stars combine [Re: jw7]
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Did they pick anyone from the combine? (i suppose I could look... but I'm assuming someone else is already keeping tabs on this)
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#279426 - 04/05/12 01:14 AM Re: Stars combine [Re: nordmann]
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Hey, I can take a hint...

Not this year, but we had a couple of close ones.

Adam Janssen, GK, got a long look after the combine, but I think his upcoming duty as a member of the Canadian Olympic squad made the signing difficult, as he would not be available for much of the season.

Also, Evan Sassano sent in an application for the combine (he was one of the initial list of 136 players I looked up for the team), but his schedule prevented him from attending, so Manny brought him in later for a look.

So, summing it up and taking this opportunity to announce the results of the combine contest, no one from the combine was signed this year, so no one will win the jersey again this year.

"Oh, well, there's always next year." shrugs

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