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2013 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Joshua Faga
Player Profile
Positions Played   Center Back
Height   6' 0"
Weight   171 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   USA Passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   August 22, 1990 / Kentucky
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Marist College & St. John's / 2012
Last Professional Team   Chicago Fire, PDL, 2011
Combine Coach   Jesse Myers, Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 3  
Passing 3 Very good at keeping the ball with short range passes. Mid range passing is better than average would like to see him be able to play longer diagonal passes more consistently.
1st Touch 3 Solid
Crossing N/A  
Finishing 3.5  
Heading 3.5

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Ddecisions are good but must eliminate occasional bad ball out of the back. Safety over risk.
Communication 2
Executes Under Pressure 3.5
Movement Off Ball 3.5 Changes support angles well and moves in conjunction eith a back four well offensively and defensively.
Small-Sided Game 3.5
Full-Field Game 3.5

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

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Josh has a good teechnical foundation. He reads the ggame well. Must remember to not get too high and flat as a CB when his team is in possession. He needs games, as most of his mistakes can get fixed with more experience. Can play some right back and defensive center midfieder if called on. Good player with professional potential.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Matt Viggiano

2012: All-MAAC Conference... 1 Goal 3 Assists as Center Back... Started in all 16 games

2011: MAAC All-Academic Team ... Started on defense for the Red Foxes in their first 11 games before sustaining season-ending injury at Canisius on Oct. 2

2010: Second Team All-MAAC. ... First season with Marist after two years (one red-shirt) at St. John's ... One of just two Red Foxes to start all 18 games ... Took 11 total shots on the season - one on goal.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
2011 at Chicago Fire - Professional Development League (PDL) · Earned tryout at end of NPSL season for Chicago Fire Development Team · Made team, helped team to Final 8 of PDL Playoffs · Appeared in final 2 regular season games as outside back

2011 at FC Buffalo · Started all 15 games at outside back/holding midfielder · Tied for Team Leader in assists (3) · (Media Coverage) Most Valuable Player (MVP) · Team Most Valuable Player (MVP) · Team Unsung Hero Award · Supporters Choice Award · All-NPSL

Injury and Medical Information
No injuries or medical conditions reported

Contact Information

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