Chabala Selected To Participate In 2006 MLS Player Combine

Nov. 30, 2005

NEW YORK - Washington midfielder Mike Chabala is one of 54 college seniors from 36 Division I schools selected to participate in the 2006 adidas MLS Player Combine, Major League Soccer announced Wednesday.

The annual player combine will be held for the third consecutive year at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from Jan. 12-15, 2006.

Chabala, a native of Fresno, Calif., is one of six Pac-10 players to be selected including Cal's Calen Carr (F), Eric Kronberg (GK) and Tyson Wahl (D), UCLA's Jordan Harvey (D) and Oregon State's Ryan Johnson (F).

Chabala finished his career at Washington this season with 26 career points on five goals and 16 assists. He was a two-time second-team All-Pac-10 selection and a two-year team captain for the Huskies. Chabala helped Washington make its longest postseason run in school history, as UW advanced as far as the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2003.

The coaching staffs and general managers from all 12 MLS teams will be in attendance to scout talent at the combine, which concludes five days before the 2006 MLS Superdraft. The draft will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pa. in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention.

The initial list of players for the 2006 adidas Player Combine was determined by a select panel of Division I college coaches representing all conferences, who nominated and voted for players in conjunction with MLS coaches. Youth players from the Generation adidas program will join additional collegiate players from NCAA Division II and II schools, NAIA schools and Division I alternates to finalize the 2006 adidas Player Combine. These players will be announced in the near future.

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