View Full Version : Josten Playing Well at MLS Combine

Angelo Roncalli
01-15-2008, 02:22 PM
FINAL DAY OF PLAY: Edwards' adiPure team completed a sweep of all three of their Combine games, defeating adiTunit 4-1 in the final game Tuesday at Lockhart Stadium.

The drama was over early. After just six minutes, George Josten (Gonzaga University) put adiPure into the lead. Alex Nimo set off on an overlapping run on the left and laid the ball off to Matt Hatzke (Santa Clara University). Hatzke crossed into the box where Josten settled the ball at the penalty spot and banged into the left corner.


Our "player to watch" is a tricky forward out of Gonzaga: George Josten, a third-team NSCAA All-American named as the Men's National Scholar Athlete of the Year. With a 3.83 GPA in mechanical engineering, he probably doesn't need MLS, but he scored 34 goals at Gonzaga, which produced an all-time great late bloomer Brian Ching. Josten is not undersized, either, at 6-foot-1.


FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- George Josten scored from 20 yards out as adiPure beat Trofeo 1-0 in the second game of the adidas MLS Player Combine, which got underway Saturday morning at Lockhart Stadium.

In the 51st minute, Josten (Gonzaga University) took a great feed from Shea Salinas (Furman University) and powered the ball just under the crossbar and past goalkeeper Josh Lambo (U.S. U-17 national team).

It was the only goal of the day as PowerServe and adiTunit played to a scoreless tie in the first game.


Gonzaga's George Josten raised his profile considerably by being the only forward to find the net with regularity at the combine. He's a classic big, strong player in the traditional target forward mode and his biggest virtue according to one coach is his ability to "keep it simple and effective."


01-16-2008, 02:47 PM
Great post Angelo. Sounds as though George is doing well for himself.