UTICA TO HOST MASL PRO PLAYER COMBINE AND DRAFT
The Major Arena Soccer League in conjunction with Utica City FC announced details of the second MASL Pro Player Combine today.
The combine slated for Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22 in Utica, NY will give all MASL coaches an opportunity to scout top-tier, high caliber soccer talent. The combine will be held at the Utica University Nexus Center, a newly constructed multi-use facility adjacent to UCFC’s home arena, the Adirondack Bank Center.
Utica University Nexus Center – which opened in November 2022 – will serve as the main event hub, featuring three playing surfaces within the state-of-the-art, 169,440-square-foot facility. The main event space, the Mastrovito Hyundai Field, features bowl seating and floor capacity for over 2,000 people.
All Utica City FC Season Ticket Members will receive free tickets to the MASL Pro Player Combine and Draft. Tickets will be available to purchase for the general public at a later date.
Players selected to attend will compete in three days of vigorous testing in drills and live game-play. A first round cut will occur on Day Two. Players making it through all three days will be eligible for the MASL Pro Player Combine Draft where the event’s best athletes will have an opportunity to be selected in the draft and invited to join MASL teams at their upcoming pre-season training.
The MASL Pro Player Combine gives teams a chance to position themselves within the North American soccer brand as a viable home for high caliber players looking to make a career playing professional soccer. The combine is for domestic and international players over the age of 18 looking to compete at the highest level of indoor soccer.
Players interested in applying for the combine can do so at https://www.maslsoccer.com/masl-pro-combine. Each player will be vetted and reviewed by the MASL League Office. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee due at the time of application. Once a player is accepted and receives an official invitation the player will be notified regarding the next steps.
“The MASL Pro Player Combine is a critical component in the development and growth of our league,” said Commissioner Keith Tozer. “We feel that the inaugural Combine was a great success and look forward to the growth of the event as we bring it to the Northeast.”
“We are incredibly excited about Utica City FC and the Utica University Nexus Center hosting the draft,” said Utica City FC General Manager Tommy Tanner. “This is a remarkable opportunity for us to showcase the new facility and for our fanbase to have a unique experience with some of the league’s premier names. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the 2023-24 season than hosting a marquee event like this.”
The Major Arena Soccer League represents some of the best professional indoor soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico, and players from over 30 countries.