2015 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Brendan Lesch
Player Profile
Positions Played   Attacking Midfield
Height   6' 0"
Weight   175 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   USA passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   September 14, 1992 / USA
School/Last Season of Eligibility   University of Notre Dame / 2014
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Tim Regan (Indy Eleven/NASL)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 3 Good with side-to-side movement. Didn't get beyond defenders much.
Passing 3 Clean passing technique and execution.
1st Touch 3 Comfortable with back to goal and in the midfield.
Crossing 3 A few nice serves. Had a good sense of where to deliver service.
Finishing 3 Not many chances but looked comfortable when they arose.
Heading 4 Consistent in both attacking and defending positions
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Good awareness and did well to find open space in attacking areas.
Communication 3 Not an over communicator. Picked good moments when to call for the ball.
Executes Under Pressure 2 As the space was closed down, he was less able to make plays
Movement off Ball 3 Good job of finding open space.
Small-Sided Game 2 Solid performances but didn't create as much as the big games.
Full-Field Game 3 Good understanding of tactics and where to move
Gets around the ball defensively 3 Did not shy away from defensive work.
Distribution 3  
Ability to Link Up with Forward and Defenders 3 Very good job at linking with attacking players. Didn't find the ball often from the backs.

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 4  
Speed 2 Didn't break away from defenders
Quickness 2 A step slow at times
Endurance 2 Needs to be better.
Agility 3 When fatigue wasn't a factor, did well moving
Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Lesch has a good feel for the game. His movement in attacking areas and his ability to find spaces underneath the forwards was positive. He had success when drifting into wide areas and then going central while his team moved the ball in possession. This allowed him to connect with teammates and help create in the final third. Fitness issues slowed him down and made him disappear from the game. This also seemed to impact his confidence on the ball. He played an extra game on the final day and began to score goals near the end of the match. Even though he was tired, his vision and ability to find good spaces helped. Besides showing intelligence in the attacking midfield position, Lesch also played as a central defender. He had no trouble shifting into the backline. His positional play was very good in the back and he was very good at defensive heading / defending in the box. It may be a position he can improve upon and find a role with a team. His passing ability and comfort with the ball could be a valuable asset as a defender.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Bobby Clark

3-year letter winner

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
Beachside SC (Connecticut)

Injury and Medical Information
None

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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