2013 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Joao Couto
Player Profile
Positions Played   Defender
Height   6' 3"
Weight   210 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   Brazil Passport, US F1 Student Visa
Birthdate / Birthplace   September 5, 1989 / Brazil
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Bethel College - Indiana / 2012
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Dewan Bader, Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 3 Good first touch
Passing 3 Short distance passing was good but longer passes need improvement
1st Touch 4
Crossing N/A  
Finishing N/A  
Heading 3

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 2 Needs some improvement
Communication 2 Needs to communicate more to organize and pass on players
Executes Under Pressure 3
Movement Off Ball 2.5
Small-Sided Game 2
Full-Field Game 3

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 3 Needs to be stronger as a center back and use his body to advantage.
Speed 3 Speed and quickness needs to improve to defend against quality forwards
Quickness 2
Endurance 3
Agility 2

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Liked his composure with the ball. Can take more responsibility in defending. Improving speed and quickness will help with confidence to step up and defend 1v1.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Thiago Pinto

Notes: All-conference 2009 and 2011

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
Annapolis FC, Uniao FC (Brazil)

Injury and Medical Information
Right knee meniscus and left shoulder labrum surgery

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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