Sporting Kansas City will welcome elite college soccer players from across the country this fall for the 2020 College Invitational Combine, a new player identification platform for clubs in Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League.
The 2020 College Invitational Combine will take place from Nov. 13-15 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri, featuring college seniors and select underclassman competing in a multi-game event over the course of three days.
“With no MLS combine on the calendar, Sporting Kansas City is excited to host its own showcase for the country’s top seniors and underclassmen,” said Brian Bliss, Sporting Kansas City Technical Director and Vice President of Player Personnel. “The College Invitational Combine will give aspiring college players a platform to be seen, as many universities and conferences are not playing their fall seasons. With Sporting’s central location and world-class facilities, we believe this is a tremendous opportunity for players and for clubs evaluating talent.”
Technical staff and scouts from nearly 40 MLS and USL clubs are slated to be in attendance for the inaugural event, which will see participating players split up into four teams for 60-to-70 minute matches on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
The 2020 College Invitational Combine in Kansas City will serve as a unique platform for rising college players and a talent identification opportunity for professional clubs ahead of the 2021 season. For more information, including registration details, travel policies and more, click here.
Implementing best practices in the current state of professional soccer, the combine will follow detailed health and safety measures and COVID-19 protocols.