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2018 MLS Combine performance test results

The 2018 MLS Combine is officially underway ahead of Friday's SuperDraft in Philadelphia. One of combine's main components is physical testing, which measures each players' performance statistics. The nation's top collegiate prospects were tested on their speed, agility and power at Orlando City Stadium on Jan. 13, as the players attempted to raise their draft stock with impressive physical test results. 

In order to truly break in to Major League Soccer, players must have the ability to perform at peak conditioning levels and compete with some of the fastest, strongest and most physically fit players in the world. Each year, combine tests show who the best overall athletes are, and performance scores weigh heavily on MLS coaches and general managers as they try to decipher which player will make the most seamless transition to professional soccer. 

Here are the results from this year's performance tests.  

Speed Test (30-meter dash)

Name School Position Time (seconds)
1. Justin Fiddes Washington D 3.84
2. Carter Manley Duke D 3.90
Wyatt Omsberg Dartmouth D 3.90
4. Will Bagrou Mercer F 3.93
Mamadou Guirassy NJIT F 3.93
Brandon Bye Western Michigan D/F 3.93
7. Marc Segbers Wisconsin D/F 3.94
8. Edward Opoku Virginia M 3.95
9. Jon Gallagher Notre Dame F 3.97
10. Frandtzy Pierrot Coastal Carolina F 3.99
Chris Mueller Wisconsin  F 3.99
Ema Twumasi Wake Forest M 3.99

 

Agility Test (5-10-5 shuttle)

Name School Position Time (seconds)
1. Chris Mueller Washington F 4.03
2. Tristan Blackmon Pacific  D 4.05
3. Brandon Bye Western Michigan D/F 4.06
4. Jordan Jones Oregon State F 4.09
Oliver Shannon Clemson M 4.09
Wyatt Omsberg Dartmouth D 4.09
7. Tomas Hilliard-Arce Stanford  D 4.10
8. Danny Musovski UNLV F 4.12
9. Brian White Duke M/F 4.13
10. Niko DeVera Akron  D 4.14 

Power Test (vertical jump)

Name School Position Inches
1. Ricky Lopez-Espin Creighton M/F 33.5
2. Michael Nelson SMU GK 33
3. Tristan Blackmon Pacific  D 32.5
4. Mamadou Guirassy NJIT F 31.5
Carter Manley Duke D/F 31.5
Mac Steeves Providence F 31.5
7. Mark Segbers Wisconsin  D/F  31
8. Brandon Bye Western Michigan D/F 30.5
9. Harry Cooksley St. John's M 30
10. Will Bagrou Mercer F 29.5
Jason Wright Clemson F 29.5
Cory Brown Xavier D 29.5
Jeff Caldwell Virginia  GK 29.5
Mason Toye Indiana  F 29.5
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