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2008 Pro Soccer Combine: Men's Player Profile -- Manuel Cruz

 

Name:

Manuel Cruz

Positions Played:

Left Midfield, Center Mid

Height:

6' 0"

Weight:

165 pounds

Nationality/Passport:

US Passport, mother born in Japan

Birthdate: November 22, 1983
School/Last Season of Eligibility:

University of Central Florida

Last Professional Team: N/A
Combine Coach: Art Kramer, Milwaukee Wave

 

Scouting Report from InfoSport 2008 Pro Soccer Combine
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Dribbling  3 

Needs to develop a "go to" move 

Passing

 4

 
1st Touch

 3

 

Crossing

 4

Good service from left side

Finishing  2  

Heading

 3

 
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Decision Making

 3

 
Communication

 3

 

Executes Under Pressure  3  
Movement Off Ball

 3

Needs to work on check runs to create space on the flanks
Small-Sided Game

 3

 
Full-Field Game

 3

 

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength

 2

Needs to develop core strength to help prevent injuries 

Speed

 3

 

Quickness

 3

 
Endurance

 3

 

Agility

 3

 

Coach's Overall Comments:
Manuel's strength is the technical side of the game.
He is left sided, which makes him a valuable commodity. He needs to become stronger to avoid injuries. Executed well tactically and has a good attitude. He has the aility to play PDL with potential for USL D2.

Collegiate Soccer Career:
Head Coach:
Coach Winch

Played for USL as a summer walk-on.

Professional / Semi-Pro Soccer Career:
N/A

Miscellaneous and Club Soccer Notes:
Represented USA in South America (Chile) U15, Yokohama Soccer Club in Japan, Trained with D3 club in Brazil (RS Futebol 2004).

Personal Data:
Born November 22, 1983 in Illinois... US passport... Mother born in Japan... ACL Reconstruction May 2006.

Contact Information:
Mobile Phone: 407-810-4369

Email: puma910@hotmail.com

 

Last Modified: Sunday, January 27, 2008 05:23 PM

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