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Auckland, New Zealand
Defensive midfielder/defender who helped lead New Zealand to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Under-20 Championship in April 2011 and played for his country in the FIFA U-20 World Cup over that summer ... started all three games in group play and New Zealand notched a pair of draws, its first points in U-20 World Cup finals action.
What Scouts Say: "Tehcnical, a little bit lightweight but has good feet ... Can distribute out of the back ... not sure where he plays at the MLS level ... Don't see him being physically strong enough to play as a defensive midfielder and not createive enough to be attacking midfielder, but very good player, technically strong, tactically has good sense ... don't see him as a fullback .... They generally play him as a side-by-side defensive midfielder next to someone ... He's more of a blue collar, workmanlike with just enough eablity on the ball to hold it and pass it... it'd be a surprise for me to see him do well."
2011: Served as one of three team captains ... one of five players to appear in all 21 games ... made 19 starts, including seven in ACC action.
2010: One of six players to appear in all 20 games ... started 19 contests and recorded three assists.
2009: Played in 22 games; recorded 20 starts in the midfield, including all eight league games.
High School: Played the 2007 and 2008 seasons at Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) after playing the previous two years at St. Paul's Collegiate in Hamilton, New Zealand ... has 14 international caps, including three while playing for New Zealand in the FIFA U-17 World Cup (in South Korea); also competed on a pre U-17 World Cup tour to the United States (Oregon), South America and South Korea
Club: Papatoetoe AFC, capturing Auckland city U-17 and U-19 titles.