2015 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Yuya Mitsugi
Player Profile
Positions Played   Defensive Midfielder
Height   5' 7"
Weight   137 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   Japan passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   September 21, 1992 / Japan
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Housei University / 2014
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Tim Regan (Indy Eleven/NASL)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 4 Smooth on the dribble
Passing 3 Good passing over shorter distances; less effective with longer passing
1st Touch 4 Comfortable first touch
Crossing 2 Quality of serfice was inconsistent; there were a few good ones
Finishing 2 Striking ability from distance was not accurate
Heading 1 Too small
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Good in midfield
Communication 1 Limited due to language barrier
Executes Under Pressure 2 When he had space, he looked very good. When the space was closed down, the game became more difficult
Movement off Ball 3 Good attacking runs
Small-Sided Game 2 Not a strong impact in small-sided games
Full-Field Game 2 Had good moments early in matches. Faded as the space closed down
Gets around the ball defensively 2 Not much of a defensive presence. Got near the ball but would either not make an attempt at the ball, or would foul aggressively.
Distribution 3 Good distribution
Ability to Link Up woth Forwards and Defenders 3 His initial pass into the forwards was good but could not make additional plays; when he went back deep, was able to get the ball off defenders.

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 1 Small and limited strength
Speed 2 Over longer distances, could not get by defenders
Quickness 4 Moved well around the midfield
Endurance 2 Didn't cover enough ground
Agility 3 Good movement side to side
Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Mitsugi played as a central midfielder who went in both directions. He started each match well. His short range passing ability looked strong, and he made occasional longer passes into the forwards that had quality. He struggled to find the ball for long periods of time in the match and didn’t always have enough of an impact. Mitsugi’s defensive presence was limited. He ran hard and would get near the ball, but he didn’t make many tackles or break up plays. He committed a few tackles that were reckless fouls. Mitsugi is small and his technical ability (passing, dribbling ability, service) needs to be more consistent to make up for his physical weaknesses. His general understanding of the game was good and his quickness was a strong point.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Takane Hosina
2012 All Japan Senior FB Champion

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
2008~2011 YOKOHAMA FC Youth 2011~ TOKYO23 FC(Senior Football Team)

Injury and Medical Information
None

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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