There was some predictable first-day rustiness, and nobody is going to be archiving the video of Friday’s matches for any how-to seminars, but there was still plenty for MLS scouts to chew on as they evaluate the talent pool. What should be noted about the first day of any combine is that while you don’t want to be starting off with a poor first day, it isn’t the end of the world if you have one. Plenty of top MLS players have endured first-day struggles in the combine. From Nick DeLeon, to Darren Mattocks to Steve Zakuani to Omar Gonzalez. Those are just some of the players who had forgettable first days.
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