What Scouts Say: "Creative player with excellent vision … He sees things a little bit differently from the average player, so he isn't afraid to try difficult things, and when they come off, it's pretty unique and special … Where he hurts you is that he can put the final pass in and do it accurately … Very comfortable with both feet and excels at crossing the ball, and running at people … He could play central midfield in a three-man midfield or in a two-man midfield with a really good athlete behind him, but I think he projects as a wide player at the next level … I'm not sure he's tough enough to make an impact in MLS … Some consider him a defensive liability, but he doesn't pull out of tackles … His biggest challenges are his size and his ability to withstand the physicality of the professional game."
College (St. Louis 2009-13): First team all-Mid-Atlantic region selection and Atlantic 10 Conference Midfielder of the Year as a senior in 2013 … Consistent producer with seven goals and seven assists in 17 starts … Ranked third in conference in assists … Second team all-Atlantic 10 selection as a junior in 2012 … Tied for second on the team in points with six goals and five assists, including a goal and an assist in the conference semifinals against La Salle … Redshirted 2011 season due to injury suffered in preseason … Third team all-Mid-Atlantic region and second team all-Atlantic 10 selection as a sophomore in 2010 … Contributed four assists … Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2009 … Produced three goals and six assists in 22 starts … Scored twice against Tulsa in NCAA tournament.
Prep: 2008 Gatorate Missouri boys soccer Player of the Year … Kansas City Metro Player of the Year … Led Rockhurst High School (Mo.) to back-to-back 3A state championships in 2007-08 and produced 26 goals, 25 assists as a senior.
Club: Member of Kansas City Wizards Juniors, later Sporting Kansas City Juniors … Played with Wizards Juniors U-19 team in summer 2010 … In regional championship match against Columbus Crew, scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to send game to extra time, but Wizards lost 4-3.
Personal: Brother, Eric Sweetin, played at St. Louis from 2005-08 … Sister, Katie Sweetin, was a gymnast at Iowa State from 2007-11.