PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Former Brown men's soccer standout Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, N.Y.) was included among 50 college players who were invited to the compete in the 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine, recently announced by Major League Soccer. The annual event will be held from January 10-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, while the 2014 MLS SuperDraft will take place on January 16 in Philadelphia (noon ET).
"I am really pleased for Tommy to be selected for the MLS combine," said Brown head coach Pat Laughlin. "He has been an outstanding collegiate player who makes the players around him better. Tommy has been working hard for this opportunity and I am looking forward to following his progress."
A committee of NCAA Division I coaches and MLS representatives selected the initial list of 50 Division I players to be invited to the combine. MLS will also invite players from lower divisions as well as players from the Generation adidas program and international invitees to the combine in the upcoming weeks.
McNamara, who played for Clemson this past season as a graduate student, graduated from Brown in 2013 and was a four-year starting midfielder for the Bears. He played in just four games in 2011 before suffering a season-ending injury.
A two-time All-Ivy selection, McNamara helped lead the Bears to four NCAA Tournament appearances and a 2011 Ivy League title. McNamara, who tied for the team lead in scoring as a senior with 12 points on four goals and four assists, was named first team All-Ivy following the season. An NEISL All-Star, the midfielder was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Team in both 2010 and 2012.
NcNamara is the fourth Brown player in the last five years to be invited to the MLS Player Combine, including Nick Elenz-Martin (2010), Jon Okafor (2011) and Dylan Remick (2013).
For the entire list of participants at the 2014 MLS Combine, click here.