Hakan Ilhan, Striker
Sophisticated striker who was brought up in German club system.
What Scouts Say: "Very talented player and very smart ... Very good in the air as well ... Class in front of goal with his head and feet. Polished player due to past in Germany ... Mentally sharp ... He's a one-pace kind of player, but able to find space in the box ... Can hit the final pass or go it himself ... Finishes very well in front of goal. Finds the frame with every shot ... Floats around and is a very good finisher ... Not a guy that's going to stretch defenses. Doesn't run by anybody. When pace is quicker in MLS, how can he cope? ... A guy you can play into, but can't make ball stick ... Hakan's movements are clever and sophisticated. Anticipates well and can make the next pass ... Lack of athleticism and speed is a question. Does he have enough work rate for MLS? ... How will MLS teams react to the fact that he's 25 and occupies an international spot? But pedigree and age may make him more attractive ... Further along than a lot of college players in his tactical awareness ... He can't lead the forward line on his own, but could even transition to attacking midfielder in MLS."
College (UNC-Greensboro): Scored 29 goals and registered 19 assists in 58 games over three seasons at UNCG. Led his team in scoring in each of this three years and earned first-team All-Southern Conference selections after every season.
Club: Played with FV Offenburger, where he won a championship, and Stuttgart Kickers in Germany. Played for the Carolina Dynamo in the PDL during the summer of 2010.
High School/University: Attended Wirthschafts Gymnasium near Lahr for his secondary schooling. Attended Stuttgart University for one year.
Personal: Son of Metin and Muczeygeu ... Majored in international business at UNCG. Started MBA program at UNCG.
Jordan Leblanc, Midfielder
What Scouts Say: "The best. Very intelligent on ball. Hard, quick, goes past people, offensive midfielder ... Can unlock defenses ... Definitely a difference-maker ... He was biggest impact player ... very, very good on the ball ... Quite the work rate ... The guy is all over the place ... Offensive and defensive, a two-way player and very good ... One of the more complete players coming out of college as a midfielder this year."
Old Dominion University
2012:3-3 in penalty kicks...Third on team with five goals and 13 total points...Third team NSCAA All-Region and Second Team All-CAA...TopDrawerSoccer.com National team of the Week on Aug. 27 after scoring two goals with one assist vs. Navy... 2011: Stihl Classic Tournament MVP...College Soccer News National Team of the Week for Sept. 12...Scored goals vs. VCU, GSU and Delaware...
2010:Third Team All-CAA Midfielder...Scored five Goals this season...Scored two goals at Georgia State...Game winning goals vs. W&M and Towson... Named MVP at the VCU/Richmond Marriott Classic... 2009: Made five starts...scored goal against Delaware...
CAREER: Jordan LeBlanc, a midfielder from Haverford, Pennsylvania, will also add depth to the midfield for ODU this season. LeBlanc was also on FC Delco, with Harmon, and won Region 1 three times, as well as finishing third at USYSA Nationals twice. For The Haverford School, LeBlanc was named the Boy's Soccer Player of the Year by the Daily Times, team MVP and also was awarded the Mawr Rotary Club award for Outstanding Male Soccer Player. A first team All-State midfielder his senior year, he also was named the league MVP...
Off The Field: Full Name: Jordan F. LeBlanc...Parents: Regan and Kathleen LeBlanc...Sisters: Kelsey(19), Maya(10)...Major:Sports Management...Dream Vacation: Trinidad and Tobago...Person in history would most like to meet: Pele'... Favorite Book:"Brave New World"...Favorite Sports personality:French Soccer star Zinedine Zidane...Favorite Movie: Gladiator...Year GP/GS G A PTS GWG SOG 2009 16/5 1 0 2 0 3 2010 19/18 5 2 12 2 23 2011 15-15 3 0 6 1 4 2012 17/17 5 3 13 1 17 TLS 67/55 14 5 33 4 47
Luciano Delbono, Midfielder
Athletic player who's primarily been in the central midfield, and has yet to show what his permanent home on the pitch will be.What Scouts Say: "Potential to make it… physically gifted, stop and start speed is great, can catch anyone with pace… I think Delbono should be a draft pick somewhere whether supplemental or superdraft and might do well ... they are grounded in fundamentals of the game at Wake ... Athletically he's going to have to play outside somewhere ... He's not ready to play centrally and that's the problem ... Don't know if he's quick enough to play outside ... Not strong enough physlcally to play centrally .... Good engine ... he won't play No. 10 for anyone at that age but he can do a lot of things ... Played this year as a No. 6 for them but woudl surge forward at the right time ... can take off with the ball ... Good power and tehcnique ... could see him as a right back."2011: Started all three of the Deacs' postseason matches and made NCAA Tournament debut at South Carolina (11.17)...2010: Played in every game and made seven starts, finishing the year with one assist.2009: Played in four games during rookie season.High School/Club: Lettered and started all four years on varsity soccer team at R.J. Reynolds High School ... Member of the North Carolina State Olympic Development Program team ... ODP team won regionals and finished third in nationals.Links:
Juan Arbelaez, Defender
WHILE WITH THE RAMS
PRIOR TO VCU
- Made 17 appearances for the Rams in 2011
- Finished the season with three points (one goal, one assist)
- Scored the game-winning goal at Georgetown to seal overtime victory
- Transferred from Georgia Perimeter College, where he played for head coach Marc Zagara.
- Scored eight goals and collected 11 assists as a freshman, helping lead GPC to a national runner-up finish.
- Received All-Region recognition in 2010
- Was a member of the Alianza Soccer Club, under the direction of Carlos Jacinto and Sergio Magana.
- Played high school soccer at West Hall, finishing his career with 51 goals and 70 assists.
- Named Area Player of the Year as a senior
- Mountain Cup champion in 2007 and 2009
- MVP Mountain Cup in 2009
- 2009 Gainesville Times Player of the Year
Getting To Know Juan:
Born October 31, 1990 in Pereira, Colombia