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2010 Pro Soccer Combine: Men's Player Profile -- Travis Williams

Photo from YCP

Positions Played:

Midfield

Height:

5' 11"

Weight:

140 lbs.

Nationality/Passport:

US passport

Birthdate/Birthplace: February 14, 1988 / USA
School/Last Season of Eligibility:

York College of PA / 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

Travis didnít dribble much, which is a positive in his position  

Passing

he has some good moments of combination play; needs to be more urgent with is passing 
1st Touch

good first touch with limited pressure but he struggled in moments when he had to be fast 

Crossing

he didnít get into any serving positions 

Finishing he didnít add to the attack enough to judge 

Heading

he didnít show any dominance in the heading area 
 
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Decision Making

he didnít make enough decisions:  he didnít find the ball or break up enough plays 
Communication

too quiet; there has to be some communication from the holding MF spot 

Executes Under Pressure the middle of the field is has a lot going on & the speed picked up, he was too slow to pass and to close people down defensively; his technique/skill was poor under pressure     
Movement Off Ball

he did well to move side to side at times and get the ball from wide midfielders/backs 
Small-Sided Game

he looked OK in the small game because he moved more & wasnít afraid to get the ball 
Full-Field Game

had no defensive presence in the big game; he must help switch the ball from side-to-side 

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

1  

He didnít have any strength in terms of getting into tackles and exerting dominance 

Speed

heís not fast; he has to keep moving at all times & read the next play to avoid looking slow 

Quickness

similar to his speed, his quickness is below average   
Endurance

he struggled late in the half and that canít happen as a central midfielder 

Agility

he looked uncomfortable in tight spots defensively where he had to get low and defend 1v1  

Combine Coach's Overall Comments:
Travis looked alert most of the time and seemed to have intelligence on the field.  The problem was he never communicated with anyone around him and didnít get involved in enough plays on defense or in the attack.  If youíre a smart player, it will show in the way you move, talk to teammates, and in the in way you carry yourself.  Too much of his game was casual and not intense.  The center of midfield demands a player who will break up plays aggressively and want the ball more.  He rarely added to the attack (which has to be done with late runs out of the midfield).  The biggest issue with this play was pure effort.  A defensive midfielder has to break up passes, stop counter attacks, cover ground, keep the ball moving quickly around the midfield, and cause problems for opposing attacking players.  Travis didnít show enough of these qualities to be considered for a look at the pro level.    

Collegiate Soccer Career:
Head Coach: Mark Ludwig

 

2009: 2nd team all-conference, 7 goals & 2 assists.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career:
FC Coppa, 2003-05.

Injury and Medical Data:
2007, sports hernia

 

Contact Information:
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

 

 

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