Soccer standout Donatelli invited to MLS combine
Fresh off earning Philadelphia Soccer Seven Player of the Year honors, Temple senior midfielder Tony Donatelli has been selected as one of 54 college seniors to participate in the 2006 Adidas MLS player combine, Major League Soccer announced last week.
The annual player combine will be held in Carson, Calif., in January.
“This is a tremendous honor and a great opportunity for Tony,” said men’s soccer coach David MacWilliams.
“He has had a fine collegiate career and has helped put Temple soccer back on the map.”
Donatelli, who led the Soccer Seven in scoring for the second straight season with a league-best 17 points and six goals, is the only Soccer Seven invitee and one of three Atlantic 10 Conference invitees.
The Glenside, Pa., native also tied for the Soccer Seven lead with five assists and completed his stellar career as Temple’s all-time leading assist man with 21.
Donatelli’s invitation was determined by a select panel of Division I college coaches representing all conferences, which nominated and voted for players in conjunction with MLS coaches.