Andrulis to Coach at Major League Soccer Combine
Posted: January 9, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
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George Mason’s head men’s soccer coach Greg Andrulis was selected to coach one of the four teams that will compete against each other at the 2007 Adidas Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine Jan. 4 to 8 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Andrulis will guide the Adidas Tango team; Duke University head coach John Rennie will lead the Adidas Azteca team; Brown University head coach Mike Noonan will guide the Adidas Teamgeist team; and University of Illinois-Chicago head coach John Trask will lead the Adidas Tricolore team.
Combine participation is by invitation only. A committee of NCAA Division I coaches from every conference, along with MLS representatives, chooses seniors from schools throughout the country who have completed their college eligibility. Additional players are invited to the MLS Player Combine from Generation Adidas, a joint program between MLS, Adidas and the U.S. Soccer Federation that identifies and develops the best underclass and youth soccer prospects in the country to be professional players.
All combine participants are automatically eligible for the SuperDraft.
In 2006, Andrulis guided the Patriots to a fourth-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and an overall record of 12-6-3 (7-3-1 CAA). The Patriots played in the CAA Championship game for the first time since 2003, but Hofstra University claimed the title with a 3-2 advantage on penalty kicks after the game was tied, 1-1. Then, for the first time in 10 years, Mason received an invitation to participate in the 2006 NCAA Championship and hosted Bucknell University, but fell by an overtime score of 1-0.