The 2020 College Invitational Combine for elite college soccer players from around the United States was held this past weekend at Swope Park in Kansas City. Hosted by Sporting Kansas City, the purpose was to provide exposure for a group of invited participants in front of MLS and USL Championship scouts.
The combine featured college seniors and select underclassman as its participants. The players split into four teams for 60-70 minute matches to take place throughout the weekend. While no participants list was released, the event was set up to create four teams who would play a series of round robin games over a three day period. This report is based upon the daily reports and listed rosters.
The College Invitational Combine serves as a new player identification platform for clubs in Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League ahead of the 2021 season. Technical staff members and scouts representing MLS and USL clubs across the United States and Canada are in attendance for the inaugural event.
Patrick Schulte (SLU/STLFC Academy/Howell BB) and Logan Panchot (Stanford/SLSG Missouri Academy/Lafayette) were teammates on Team Hunt for the weekend. I maintain bio pages on both players for more background. Patrick Schulte and Logan Panchot
Syracuse University’s Luther Archimede, a member of the Guadeloupe Men’s National Team, struck first for Team Hunt in the 46th minute with a finish inside the far post just 10 minutes after entering the match as a halftime substitute. Both Patrick Schulte and Logan Panchot started and played the full 70 minutes. Daily Report
Team Conrad threatened on 76 minutes when Michigan State forward Farai Mutatu squared the ball to Loyola Chicago midfielder Justin Sukow, whose blistering effort at the top of the box was corralled by Saint Louis University goalkeeper Patrick Schulte to preserve the Team Hunt clean sheet victory. Logan Panchot came on in the 41st minute. Daily Report
Team Hunt wrapped up an unbeaten run at Children’s Mercy Victory Field with a 1-0 victory over Team Johnston on Sunday morning. Saint Louis University goalkeeper Patrick Schulte did well to deal with the windy conditions and recorded his second clean sheet in as many days. Logan Panchot started and played 36 minutes. Daily Report
Patrick Schulte is a sophomore goalkeeper for the SLU Billiken’s who started 16 games for the Billiken’s his freshman year. Hopefully he’ll have a Spring season with SLU depending on the pandemic and A-10 Conference. He was the starting keeper for Saint Louis FC U19 Academy team that advanced to the USSDA semifinals in 2019, earned his first call into a U.S. U18 Men’s National Team camp and played a memorable Open Cup match with Saint Louis FC in 2019, defeating Des Moines FC in penalty kicks (video below)
Fr. Logan Panchot and Jr Austin Panchot at the NCAA D1 College Cup on December 7, 2017Logan Panchot started 59 games for the Cardinal in his three seasons (senior year lost to the pandemic). He was the lone underclassman starter as a freshman in 2017 when Stanford won the NCAA National Championship, starting all 23 games at right back. He was handed the captains armband as a sophomore and earned All-Pac 12 honors as a sophomore and junior. His older brother Austin (Indiana) played for Union Omaha this season in the USL 1st Division.
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Panchot and Schulte at 2020 College Invitational Combine