2012 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
CJ Tappel
Player Profile
Positions Played   Forward
Height   6' 0"
Weight   170 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   US passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   January 30, 1989 / Indiana
School/Last Season of Eligibility   University of Kentucky / 2011
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Jim Curtin, Philadelphia Union (MLS)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 4 Tendency to only go to the left. Improve right on dribble
Passing 3 Decent at combining in build up
1st Touch 3 Good but can always improve
Crossing 4 Strong service in tight spaces
Finishing 5 Very strong around the goal. Great shot.
Heading 4 Good timing

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Needs to think  a little quicker
Communication 3 Talk more to players around you
Executes Under Pressure 4 Good in tight spots around the goal
Movement Off Ball 3 Needs to move more into open spaces
Small-Sided Game 4 Always dangerous, due to ability to score from anywhere.
Full-Field Game 4 Scored great goal from a distance

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 4 Strong holding ball up
Speed 3 OK Pace
Quickness 3 Decent first step
Endurance 3 Can always improve
Agility 3 Good balance

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Talented player with a special left foot. Need to move more to find the ball in dangerous positions. Is ready to play in USL/NASL.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Ian Collins

Career 9 goals, 10 assists
3 goals and 4 assists
Redshirted season
Tied for the team-lead with three assists ... Played in 19 games with 14 starts, clocking 841 minutes ... Totaled two goals and three assists, firing 18 shots, including nine on goal ... Charted two game-winning goals ... Had assists in each of UK's first two games, against IUPUI and Bowling Green ... Netted first goal of the year as a game-winner at Xavier ... In a 2-0 win at FIU, scored the game-winning goal ... Had an assist at Memphis ... Logged a season-high 81 minutes in a 1-0 loss at Louisville
2008: Talented frontline player finished playing in 18 games with seven starts ... Totaled eight points, three goals and two assists ... Logged 687 minutes, the 14th-most on the team ... Fired 19 shots, with nine coming on goal ... Got first assist of the season against Cincinnati ... Notched second assist in a 2-0 win over South Carolina ... Scored goals in back-to-back games, against UCF and FIU at home, earning weekly honors from C-USA and Soccer America ... Second goal of the year came in the C-USA Tournament against Marshall.
2007: CUSA all-freshman honors

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career

Injury and Medical Information
No injuries or medical conditions reported.

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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