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Six collegians and five youth internationals added to MLS Combine

Sounders Academy product Jordan Schweitzer among the players who previously dropped out.

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Leading up to Friday's MLS Player Combine, Major League Soccer announced that six college players and five youth internationals would be added to rosters for the pre-draft event in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The news comes on the heels of the announcement that five players were opting out of the Combine for various reasons.

The college players added to the roster are: Tony Alfaro (Cal State-Dominguez Hills), Connor Klekota (Notre Dame), Alex Morrell (North Florida), Norberto Ochoa (UC-Riverside), Miguel Salazar (Elon) and Taylor Washington (George Mason).

The five youth international players invited are: Kevaughn Frater (Jamaica), Elias Jose Gomez (Argentina), Thomas Libiih (Cameroon), Jesus Alfredo Fared (Argentina), and Jorginho James (Jamaica).

After Seattle Sounders Homegrown Player prospect Jordan Schweitzer dropped out of the Combine, the Sounders have one academy graduate left in the event, goalkeeper Ryan Herman (Washington). Sounders academy U-14 coach Junior Gonzalez will also be participating, as an assistant coach for one of the Combine teams.

The Combine kicks off on Friday with a few rounds of physical tests (30 meter speed test, vertical jump and 5-10-5 agility test), and the first two matches. The event finishes on January 12 in preparation for the MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore on January 14.

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