University of Kentucky seniors Napo Matsoso and Jordan Wilson are among 53 NCAA Division I players invited to the 2017 Major League Soccer Combine.
The scouting combine takes place Jan. 8-12 in Los Angeles. All invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft scheduled for Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
This is the second year in a row the Wildcats will be represented at the MLS Combine. Last year, goalkeeper Callum Irving earned an invitation.
Both Matsoso and Wilson were captains for UK in 2016, when the Wildcats finished 11-5-3 and made their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Matsoso started in all 19 of Kentucky’s matches, leading the Wildcats with 20 points on eight goals, three of which were game-winners, and four assists.
Wilson, a defender, and Matsoso were both named to the All-Conference USA First Team after the season.
A committee of MLS and NCAA Division I coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Further invitees, including academy products, non-collegiate players and additional college seniors, will be announced in the coming weeks.