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2010 Pro Soccer Combine: Men's Player Profile -- Brian Pappas

photo from Catholic U

Positions Played:

Center Midfield

Height:

6' 1"

Weight:

170 lbs.

Nationality/Passport:

US passport

Birthdate/Birthplace: March 28, 1988 / New York
School/Last Season of Eligibility:

Catholic University / 2009

Last Professional Team: N/A
Combine Coach: Tim Regan, Toronto FC

 

Scouting Report from InfoSport 2010 Pro Soccer Combine
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Dribbling

Brian didnít do much dribbling, which is a good thing in his position  

Passing

from his position, his passes have to be quicker & done with more precision. 
1st Touch

good first touch under no pressure 

Crossing

N/A 

 

Finishing as a holding player, he will only get a couple of chances from late runs but he never did

Heading

he did well to get his head on the ball, but he has to have more purpose with his heading 
 
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Decision Making

in the role of defensive midfielder, he has to break up more plays & close people down 

Communication

too quiet; he has to direct the players in front of him & the wide midfielders too 

Executes Under Pressure

the middle of the field is constantly under pressure & he has to show more commitment to defending & a desire to want the ball from the defenders. 

 

Movement Off Ball

movement to find the ball from the backs must improve; he needs to anticipate the next play 

Small-Sided Game

looked better in the small game when he added to the attack and made a couple of tackles   

Full-Field Game

he had very little defensive presence in the big game; he needs to more dominant  

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

2  

 

Speed

 

Quickness

 
Endurance

 

Agility

 

Combine Coach's Overall Comments:
 

Brian looks the part of a good holding midfielder:  heís smart, looks comfortable on the ball, and heís alert to whatís going on around him.  The problem he showed was pure effort and desire to be a hard player.  Holding midfielders must have some type of defensive aggressiveness or ability to break up play, otherwise they donít belong in a holding role and end up only being useful if the team plays with 3 guys in the middle of the field.  He looked smooth on the ball times under limited pressure, but he didnít demand the ball enough and hid when the game got fast/hard.  The big point for Brian is to just show more effort.  Heís a big player who moves fairly well and is OK with the ball.  To make it at the next level, he has to eliminate his casual nature on the field and start to dominate in some way. 

Collegiate Soccer Career:
Head Coach: Travis Beauchamp

2009: First team all-Landmark Conference. Started 71 career games 18 career goals, 4 career assists 2008: Started all 20 games for the Cardinals...CUA's third-leading scorer with five goals and one assist on the year, including two game winning goals...Was named to the first team All- Landmark in 2008...Team captain...2007: Played in all 16 games with 15 starts to his credit...Led the Cards in scoring with eight goals and one assist for 17 points...Went 1-1 on penalty kicks...Scored a hat trick against Gallaudet...Named second team All-Landmark... Named all-tournament at Frostburg State. 2006: Played in and started 15 games for CUA...Scored two goals for four points on the season

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career:
Yorktown United 1998-2004

Injury and Medical Data:
No injuries or medical conditions reported.

 

Contact Information:
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

 

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