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National Combines

About the National Combine:
The National Combine is a 5 day player identification opportunity for players with the most potential to train under the direction of U.S. Soccer National Team coaches. U.S. Soccer will hold the first National Combine in 2013 at Nike’s World Headquarters in Portland, Ore. All expenses will be covered for the players.

Player Pool:

  • Gender: Boys
  • Ages: 15 to 17 years old

Player Recommendations:
Players are recommended by Youth National Team staff to attend the National Combine based on their performances at Youth National Team camps, Local Combines, Sessions, Academy matches or other events attended by U.S. Soccer’s network of scouts.

Player Selection:
U.S. Soccer Youth National Team Staff selected 64 players to attend the inaugural National Combine

Facilities:
Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Ore. will host the inaugural National Combine from Aug. 9-13, 2013.

Training:
The National Combine is modeled after a youth national team camp and all sessions are run by U.S. Soccer Youth National Team Staff.

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