Nyamekye, Akpan Invited to MLS Player Combine

Nyamekye, Akpan Invited to MLS Player Combine

Pictured: Kwaku Nyamekye, a four-time All-Ivy League choice
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

Complete Major League Soccer Player Combine Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Andre Akpan and Kwaku Nyamekye of the Harvard men’s soccer team are among 62 college seniors who have been invited to participate in the 2010 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine. The annual player combine will be held at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 8-12, 2010.

Akpan, a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, presented to the nation’s best player, led Harvard and the Ivy League with 12 goals and 30 points this season. A native of Grand Prairie, Texas, he was honored on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America team and stands as Harvard’s all-time leading scorer with 127 points on 47 goals and 33 assists. Akpan, a forward, was tabbed as the Ivy League Player of the Year and was named to the All-Ivy League team for the fourth straight year.

Nyamekye, who will be competing at the combine as a midfielder and forward, earned his third straight nod to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region team this fall. A defender with the Crimson, Nyamekye, who hails from Geneva, Switzerland, joined Akpan as the only unanimous selections to the All-Ivy League first team. A four time All-Ivy choice, Nyamekye was the leader of the Crimson defense, which surrendered only 15 goals in 19 games against opponents this season.

The coaching and management staffs of all 16 MLS teams will be in attendance to scout talent at the 2010 adidas MLS Player Combine, which concludes two days before the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The draft will be held Thursday, Jan. 14 Philadelphia.