2013 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Zaher Shihata
Player Profile
Positions Played   Center Defensive Midfield
Height   5' 10"
Weight   170 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   USA Passport, Egypt citizenship
Birthdate / Birthplace   September 24, 1990 / USA
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Virginia Military Institure / 2012
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   John Pascarella, Sporting KC (MLS)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 2.5  
Passing 3 Does a nice job of finding the short open pass but needs to look to play behind or through the defense occasionally.
1st Touch 3
Crossing 2  
Finishing 2  
Heading 2.5

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3.5 Good soccer brain. His understanding of the gagme and vision helps with his lack of pace and quickness
Communication 3
Executes Under Pressure 3
Movement Off Ball 3
Small-Sided Game 2.5
Full-Field Game 3

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 3
Speed 2.5
Quickness 2.5 Overall pace and quickness need to improve to get to the next level
Endurance 3
Agility 3

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Good technique and soccer brain to keep the ball moving but must improve passing range and athleticism.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Richie Rose

Career: 36 games, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
Member of district championship team freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons ... Eastern region champions 2005 and 2006 ... Team won State Cup in ’06 ... Squad prevailed in the Virginia ODP tournament in 2007 ... Participated in Nike Friendlies California Academy Showcase Maine Regionals... Trained with Egypt's Al-Ahly SC...

Injury and Medical Information
No injuries or medical conditions reported

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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