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2013 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Matthew Ribbens
Player Profile
Positions Played   Midfielder
Height   5' 8"
Weight   155 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   USA Passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   October 23, 1990 / USA
School/Last Season of Eligibility   University of Rhode Island / 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
Passing 3.5 Seemed to have difficulty with longer passes but very good with short passes
1st Touch 4 Very clean
Crossing 3  
Finishing 2 Needed to do better with opportunities
Heading N/A

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Improve to recognize the smartest pass based on your ability.
Communication 3
Executes Under Pressure 3 Stay composed on scoring opportunities and concentrate on striking ball on frame
Movement Off Ball 4 Excellent
Small-Sided Game 3
Full-Field Game 4

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 3 Good engine and willingness to work
Speed 3
Quickness 3
Endurance 5
Agility 3

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Thought he was a very consistent performer but that he had the ability to do still more to impact the game. Great fitness level. I think he deserves a shot at the next level.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: John O'Connor

2012: 18 games played and started... 5 goals 3 assists 13 points 42 shots... 16 on goal... Scored the game-winning goal in URI's overtime victory against New Hampshire... Picked up an assist at No. 34 Boston College... Registered his second goal of the year against Saint Joseph's... Assisted on the game-winning goal against Duquesne... Scored three goals and added an assist in URI's Senior Day victory over St. Bonaventure... Was named Atlantc 10 Player of the Week on Oct. 29... Also was named New England Soccer News' Player of the Week and landed a spot on College Soccer News' National Team of the Week.

2011: Appeared and started in 17 of Rhode Island's 18 games... Finished second on the team with nine points on three goals and three assists... Assisted on both goals in URI's 2-1 win at St. Bonaventure... Recorded two goals and an assist in the win over Richmond... Netted Rhody's lone goal against George Washington

2010: Was one of just five Rams to earn the start in all 18 games... Finished the season with three points (1g/1a)... Assisted on the game-winning goal in URI's 3-2 win over Bryant in the consolation match of the Ocean State Soccer Classic... Scored his first career goal - the game-winner - against Fordham

2009: Appeared in 10 games for the Rams... Made his collegiate debut at Binghamton on Oct. 3... Recorded an assist in URI's 2-0 win at Richmond.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
Chicago Magic U8-U18 (coached by Mike Matkovich)... Member of Magic Academy Team U17-U18... Was an Illinois Olympic Development Program team member.

Injury and Medical Information
Collar bone fracture, 2007, pin inserted... cyst in arm led to fracture of humerus bone August 2009... fully healed

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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