2012 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Matt Johnson
Player Profile
Positions Played   Midfielder
Height   5' 8"
Weight   145 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   US passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   November 30, 1989 / California
School/Last Season of Eligibility   U of MN Morris / 2011
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Bill Sedgewick, Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 2 Crafty and fundamentally sound. Did not dribble a great deal. Would get it and give it.
Passing 2 Precise and good weight and purpose to his passing. Would have liked to have seen a bit more length or penetrating balls.
1st Touch 3 Handled well. Seemed always prepared.
Crossing N/A  
Finishing 2 Had solid strike top at 18 on last day. Hits a good ball.
Heading 2 Size will hinder his challenging ability.

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Very efficient and safe at times. Did the right thing the majority of the time.
Communication 2 Would have liked to have seen more instruction from the vocal standpoint.
Executes Under Pressure 3 Played out of pressure well. Could work on sticking his passes (poper foot and proper space).
Movement Off Ball 3 Very good at being available. Instead of checking to the ball, pulling away might be better so angle and field can be changed.
Small-Sided Game 3 Contributed in all games. Had the greatest work load.
Full-Field Game 3 Knew his role. Needs to be a box to box player.

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 2 Size hindered this at times. But still strong on the ball.
Speed 2 Held his own, but speed was not really apparent at the position he was playing.
Quickness 2 Could add that "lighter on his feet" aspect.
Endurance 4 A real ironman
Agility 3 Changing direction and getting out of tight spaces was good.

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Was solid at the CMF position. Was put under a lot of demands at tnhe combine and handled it. Showed good fitness, and plays with a real blue collar mentality.  Gets it done.  For the pro level, would need greater range with his passing and more box to box mentality. Very coahable annd applied things well.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Scott Turnbull

2011: NSCAA third team all-Region.  First team all-UMAC. 2010: Named first team All-UMAC…named UMAC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19)…played in 19 games, started in 17…eighth in the UMAC with 17 points…fourth in the UMAC with seven assists…second on the team with 17 points…second on the team with five goals…led the team with two game winning goals…led the team with seven assists…fourth on the team with 34 shots…game high five points vs. Northland (Oct. 16).

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
Colorado Rush Academy Team

Injury and Medical Information
2010 Sprained left ankle.  Sprained right MCL.

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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