2015 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Kalen Ryden
Player Profile
Positions Played   Left CB
Height   6' 2"
Weight   200 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   USA passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   April 12, 1991 / USA
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Oral Roberts (2009-11) Midwestern State U (2012-14)
Last Professional Team   Columbus Crew MLS Draft Pick 2015
Combine Coach   John Pascarella (Sporting KC / MLS Assistant Coach)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 2.5  
Passing 3  
1st Touch 3  
Crossing 2  
Finishing 2  
Heading (Defensive) 3.5 Big, strong mobile CB. Can stand his ground. Good speed on the turn.
1v1 Defending 3.5  
Tackling 3.5  
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3  
Communication 3  
Executes Under Pressure 3  
Movement off Ball 3  
Small-Sided Game 3.5 Has enough saavy and understanding of the defense to play at a high level
Full-Field Game 3.5  
Ability to Play out of Back 3.5  
Set Piece Defending 3.5  
Ability to Join Attack from Defensive Position 3.5 Can dribble forward out of defense and play after eliminating players on the dribble.
Ability to Cover other DMs 3.5  

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 4  
Speed 3  
Quickness 3  
Endurance 4  
Agility 3  
Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Kalen is a terrific student of the game. He is a tireless worker, coachable and understands his role, and those of others very well. He can connect with other defenders, does a solid job of organizing, and has the strength and speed to be a solid defender at the next level. Terrific potential.

Collegiate Soccer Career

Head Coach: Doug Elder
2009 Summit League All-Newcomer team (ORU). 2014 NSCAA All-South central region first team. 2013 & 2014 team captain at MSU. 2014 PDL team of the week (once). 2014 Austin Aztex defensive player of the year. 2014 PDL All-Southern Conference team.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career

Drafted by Columbus Crew (MLS) after the 2015 InfoSport Pro Soccer Combine.

PDL: Des Moines Menace (2010) Austin Aztex (2014)

Injury and Medical Information
Right foot stress fracture. September 28th of 2014 fall season. cleared by physician December 12th.

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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