College Invitational Combine Day 3: Defense on display in final doubleheader

College Invitational Combine action shot 2 - Nov. 13, 2020

The 2020 College Invitational Combine concluded on Sunday with the final doubleheader of the three-day event at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri, featuring the country's best college soccer players divided into four teams named after Sporting Legends.

Team Hunt wrapped up an unbeaten run at Children's Mercy Victory Field with a 1-0 victory over Team Johnston on Sunday morning. Saint Louis University goalkeeper Patrick Schulte did well to deal with the windy conditions and recorded his second clean sheet in as many days.

On the opposite end of the field, California State University Northridge's Daniel Trejo struck for the game's only goal in the 28th minute. Trejo dispossessed his defender and calmly slotted past the goalkeeper with a shot inside the far post.

In the final fixture of the weekend, Team Gansler and Team Conrad played to a scoreless draw over the course of 70 minutes of action. The defensive deadlock was highlighted by shutouts from University of Denver goalkeeper Will Palmquist and Connecticut College goalkeeper AJ Marcucci.

The 2020 College Invitational Combine served as a new player identification platform for clubs in Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League ahead of the 2021 season. Technical staff members and scouts representing MLS and USL clubs across the United States and Canada traveled to Kansas City for the inaugural event.

Team Hunt 1-0 Team Johnston
Nov. 15, 2020 – Swope Soccer Village (Kansas City, MO)
College Invitational Combine – Game Five (70-minute match)

Scoring Summary:
Team Hunt – Daniel Trejo 28’

Team Hunt: Patrick Schulte; Charlie Ostrem (Thomas Williamson 54), Lamine Conte (Nabi Kibunguchy 36), Frederik Kleeman (Daniel Trejo 54), Logan Panchot (Chase Bromstedt 36); Mitchell Guitar (Rodney Michael 36), Sebastian Schacht (Mitchell Guitar 54), Daniel Trejo (Mark Winhofer 36); Kalil Elmedkhar (Ethan Bartlow 36), Luther Archimede (Lamine Conte 54), Thomas Williamson (Sofiane Djefal 36)

Team Johnston: Owen Finnerty; Rio Hope-Gund, Carlo Ritaccio (Josh Luchini 36), Jackson Ragen (Carlo Ritaccio 54), Thomas Judge (Avionne Flanagan 36); Ryan Khedoo (Josue Monge 36, Sunkyu Bin 61)), Paulo Lima (Ryan Khedoo 54), Yonatan Sorokine (Edward Kizza 36); Milo Yosef (Yonatan Sorokine 54), Derek Dodson, Sunkyu Bin (Umar Farouk Osman 12)

Team Gansler 0-0 Team Conrad
Nov. 15, 2020 – Swope Soccer Village (Kansas City, MO)
College Invitational Combine – Game Six (70-minute match)

Scoring Summary:

Team Gansler: Will Palmquist; Joshua Drack (Sondre Norheim 55), Josh Bauer (Aime Mabika 36), Jon-Talen Maples, Sondre Norheim (Patrick Wilkinson 36); Tyrone Mondi (Frank Daroma 55), Jacob Stensson (Louis Perez 55), Louis Perez (Jacob Montes 36); Jamil Roberts (Preston Judd 55), Preston Judd (Leroy Enzugusi 36), Frank Daroma (Adrian Billhardt 36)

Team Conrad: AJ Marcucci; Iwan Webster (Karsen Henderlong 53), Vukashin Latinovich (Hal Uderitz 53), CC Uche, Ben Di Rosa (Rafael Bustamante 36), Matt Di Rosa (Ben Di Rosa 53); Hal Uderitz (Justin Sukow 36), Haji Abdikadir (Praise Kabwe 36), Paul Rothrock (Eric Matzelevich 53); Eric Matzelevich (Farai Mutatu 36), Karsen Henderlong (Declan McGlynn 36)

College Invitational Combine: Match Results
All matches at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.

<strong>Time (CT)</strong>
<div>Friday, Nov. 13</div>
<div>6 p.m.<br> 7:30 p.m.</div>
<div>Team Gansler 1, Team Hunt 1<br> Team Johnston 1, Team Conrad 0</div>
<div>Saturday, Nov. 14</div>
<div>12 p.m.<br> 2 p.m.</div>
<div>Team Hunt 1, Team Conrad 0<br> Team Gansler 1,&nbsp;Team Johnston 0</div>
<div>Sunday, Nov. 15</div>
<div>9 a.m.<br> 10:30 a.m.</div>
<div>Team Hunt 1, Team Johnston 0<br> Team Gansler 0,&nbsp;Team Conrad 0</div>