Hofstra’s Holland Gets MLS Combine Invite

Joseph Holland
Joseph Holland
Joseph Holland (10). (Photo via gohofstra.com)

Hofstra University’s Joseph Holland is one of 53 invitees to the 2017 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine.

Scheduled for Jan. 8 through Jan. 12 in Los Angeles, all invited players from a multitude of college programs will be vying for selection in the MLS Superdraft to be held Jan. 13 at the LA Convention Center.

According to MLS, a committee of Major League Soccer and NCAA Division I coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Further invitees, including Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players and additional college seniors, will be announced in the coming weeks.

A senior from London, England, Holland this past season was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year and was a second-team National Soccer Coaches’ Association All-American in 2015. He is also a three-time All-CAA first-team selection, a two-time NSCAA all-region pick and the 2012 CAA Rookie of the Year.

During his career at Hofstra, Holland scored 19 goals and added 28 assists.

At the combine, a mix of MLS academy personnel and college head coaches will make up the coaching staff. Columbia University head coach Kevin Anderson, Seattle University head coach Pete Fewing, University of Denver head coach Jamie Franks and East Tennessee State head coach Bo Oshoniyi will serve as the head coaches for the four Combine teams.

The assistant coaches will be CASL Director of Classic Dan Popik, Michigan Rush Director of Coaching Brian Doyle, Sporting Kansas City Academy Director Jon Parry and Beachside of Connecticut Soccer Club Founder and Technical Director Mickey Kydes.