2012 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
John Niyonsaba
Player Profile
Positions Played   Midfield
Height   5' 10"
Weight   158 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   New Zealand passport, International Student visa
Birthdate / Birthplace   August 24, 1989 / Rwanda
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Fordham University / 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 Composed on the ball in tight spaces
Passing 4 Very good at changing the point of attack
1st Touch 4 Strong first touch. Can be more aggressive with it. Go forward more.
Crossing 3 Decent
Finishing 4 Very good around the goal
Heading 3 Solid timing 

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 4 Usually makes good early decisions
Communication 3 Talk more to the players in front of you. Especially defensively.
Executes Under Pressure 3 Remained calm in pressure spots. Sometimes tried the difficult pass.
Movement Off Ball 3 Very good on the ball, but needs to move even more to get it.
Small-Sided Game 4 Controlled the flow of the game well on a small field
Full-Field Game 4 Able to dictate the tempo of the game from center midfield.

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 3 Can get a little stronger on the ball
Speed 3 Average pace
Quickness 3 Deceptively quick getting out of trouble
Endurance 3 Solid fitness
Agility 3 Good mobility

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
John was a very strong attacking midfielder all throughout the combine. He wants the ball in tight spaces. Very good passer of the ball with both feet, short and long. Has NASL/USL potential.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Jim McElderry

Attended UNC Chapel Hill before Fordham University.
2011 All Atlantic-10 Conference second team.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
Played for Auckland City FC and Westchester Flames

Injury and Medical Information
No injuries or medical conditions reported.

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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