2011 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Ville Wahlsten
Player Profile
Positions Played   Defensive Midfielder
Height   6' 1"
Weight   173 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   Finland passport/US Student Visa
Birthdate / Birthplace   August 9, 1985 / Finland
School/Last Season of Eligibility   James Madison / 2009
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Aron Hyde, Chicago Fire

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 1  
Passing 1.5 Quality and decisions on when and where you pass
1st Touch 1.5 Need to concentrate more as this can help with passing
Crossing NA  
Finishing 1.5  
Heading 1.5 Good frame but not imposing enough

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 1.5  
Communication 1 Either CB or CM needs to be more vocal with organizing
Executes Under Pressure 1 Timing of tackles and passing needs to be better to avoid playing people into trouble
Movement Off Ball 1 Looked lost at times with decision in midfield as to when to go forward and when to sit
Small-Sided Game 1.5  
Full-Field Game 1.5  

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 3  
Speed 2  
Quickness 2  
Endurance 2  
Agility 2  

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Would be better suited as a center back for the next level.  Speed of play would need to dramatically improve as a midfield at the pro level

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Tom Martin

At JMU:  Three -year starter

At Buffalo:  2006:  Starter.  Fall Classic all-tournament 2006.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
Naantali/Aurajoki placed first (2003), second (2005) and third (2004) in Finnish high school national championships.  Finland Under-16 (2000) and Under-17 (2001) top 30 national roster.  Played for Under-16 national, regional and district teams.  Won two national championships with district team and one national championship with regional team.  Played for teams that won gold medal (Under-16) and silver medals (Under-15, Under-18 Under-20) in Finland’s Youth Championship League.  Part of academy in his youth team FC Inter Turku and TPS.  Played Finnish 2nd division with Kaapo (2006), Tp-Seinäjoki (2004) and Salpa (2003).  His TPS Under-18 team won silver medal (2002) and bronze medal (2001) in Finland’s National Championship League.  His TPS Under-20 team won national championship (2002) in Finland’s National Championship League.

Injury and Medical Information
Broken, 5th metatarsal in foot, December 2005

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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