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2010 Pro Soccer Combine: Men's Player Profile -- Juan Vargas

        

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Positions Played:

Defender

Height:

5' 9"

Weight:

160 lbs.

Nationality/Passport:

Costa Rica passport, Brazil citizen, US F1 student visa

Birthdate/Birthplace: September 29, 1988 / Brazil
School/Last Season of Eligibility:

Dowling College / 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

Showed decent ability to get out of tight areas and make a play

Passing

Good. He had an idea of where he wanted to pass before it came to him
1st Touch

Clean when no pressure 

Crossing

N/A 

 

Finishing N/A   

Heading

Timing needs improvement 
 
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Decision Making

Smart
Communication

Needs to be more positive 

Executes Under Pressure Trouble with increased speed of play 
Movement Off Ball

2  

 
Small-Sided Game

Struggles in a fast setting at times
Full-Field Game

Better in open space where he can read the game and use his intelligence

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

Strong and hard-nosed player in the tackle 

Speed

Not fast enough to deal with speedy forwards 

Quickness

 
Endurance

Average 

Agility

Struggled with side to side movement, which impacted 1v1 defending 

Combine Coach's Overall Comments:
 

Juan is smooth with the ball for a defender and is a smart player.  The biggest problem in his game is the lack of ability of defend one versus one.  He was repeatedly beaten on the dribble and led to a lot of goals in both the small & full-sided games.  To be a defender of his size at the professional level, he has to be able to tackle and make plays.  Letting players get by him too easily will prevent him from making a team.  His ability in the air is also weak, but it can improve because he has a hard/tough attitude and isnít afraid to make contact with attacking players.  Juan has good skill, but too many of his passes are given away.  His first touch sets him up well, and he has to work on playing the passes with more urgency to prevent the casual passes that are given away.  If he wants to make it as a pro, he has to work a great deal on defending players who are running at him with the ball.

Collegiate Soccer Career:
Head Coach: John DiRico

2009: NSCAA Men's NCAA Division II All-East Region second team, ECC Defensive Player of the Year, Daktronics All-East Region Second Team. Received his associates degree in computer programming from the Globe Institute of Technology. He was also named Defender of the Year in 2006 for soccer.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career:
U19, 2003-06, Brujas FC in Costa Rica.

Injury and Medical Data:
No injuries or medical conditions reported

 

Contact Information:
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

 

 

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