NEW YORK — Oregon State men’s soccer forward Jordan Jones was one of 60 NCAA Division I college players invited to participate in the 2018 MLS adidas Player Combine in Orlando, Florida, in a release Thursday from Major League Soccer.
“I’m thrilled that Jordan will get the opportunity to showcase his abilities and represent Oregon State at the MLS combine,” said interim head coach Ben Stoddard, “His invitation, along with the news of Khiry (Shelton), Matt (Bersano), Will (Seymore) and David (Norman Jr.), makes this an exciting month for Oregon State and the men’s soccer team.”
Jones, a senior, will take part in the annual combine Jan. 11-17 at Orlando City Stadium, with representatives from all 23 MLS clubs scouting the top college prospects ahead of the Jan. 19 MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia.
A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA DI coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season.
Jones completed his senior season with a handful of accolades, including a spot on the All-Pac-12 second team, as he closed his Oregon State career with 29 goals and six assists for 64 points in 75 career appearances.
The Pacific Grove, California, native will have the opportunity to join several former Beavers in the pros who have made moves.
Most recently, Shelton (2011-14) was traded from New York City FC to Sporting Kansas City on Dec. 14; Norman (2016) signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Dec. 1; Seymore (2011-14) signed with FC Cincinnati on Nov. 21; and Bersano (2012-14) was on loan with Reno 1868 FC after signing with the San Jose Earthquakes on March 13.