Dec. 17, 2013
NC State seniors Alex Martinez and Fabian Otte have accepted invitations to the 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine, held January 10-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Martinez and Otte are two of just 50 NCAA Division I college seniors to receive invites to the showcase.
"We're pleased that Fabian and Alex earned invites to the combine," said NC State head coach Kelly Findley. "We're still hopeful that Nazmi gets his opportunity as well, but these two selections show continued growth in our program. We know that as we go forward, we'll put players not only in the combine but also into sustained careers in the professional ranks."
The event will host 19 MLS coaching staffs wrapping up their final notes ahead of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, taking place on January 16 in Philadelphia.
The 50 seniors were selected by a committee consisting of NCAA Division I coaches and MLS representatives. NC State senior captain Nazmi Albadawi remains hopeful for an invitation as an alternate.
Martinez graded out as the No. 33 MLS prospect according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Albadawi was featured as the No. 74 prospect on that list.
The complete listing of all 50 players invited to the combine is available HERE.