FIU soccer star Santiago Patino invited to 2019 Major League Soccer Combine

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0 Comments

FIU soccer star Santiago Patino invited to 2019 Major League Soccer Combine
Florida International University’s men’s soccer standout Santiago Patino has been invited to the 2019 Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine in Orlando this month. Patino is the third Panthers player to be invited and the second-consecutive, following Paul Marie who took part in the 2018 Combine. Patino is one of 60 players from universities in the United States and Canada to be invited, and one of only two from Conference USA.
“We are very happy for Santi on being invited to the MLS Combine,” said FIU men’s soccer head coach Kevin Nylen. “This is deserving, and we are excited for him to showcase himself next month and to represent FIU.”
Prospective selections in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft will have an opportunity to play scrimmages for scouts of all MLS teams, as well as go through various tests and speak to interested teams ahead of the SuperDraft, which will be on January 11, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.
Patino appeared in 16 games for the Panthers during the 2018 campaign, starting in all 16, and playing 1,294 minutes. He logged 90-or-more minutes eight times during the season. He was recently named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Second Team, was also named the C-USA Golden Boot Award recipient – given to the top goal scorer in C-USA play – while also earning First Team All-Conference honors.
Patino finished his exceptional FIU career having played in 69 games with 51 starts and recorded 83 points on 37 goals and nine assists. He ends his collegiate career ranked seventh on the Panthers' all-time scoring list.

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