Joey Dillon

Joey Dillon
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Midfielder
  • 6'
  • 160 lbs.
  • 01-25-1992
  • Rochester Hills, MI

WHAT THE COACHES SAY: "An absolute warrior: strong, fit, good sports mind and spatial awareness ... He intercepts well. I thought pace was going to be an issue but he's quick of mind … Distribution is real safe, proficient enough … Incredible work ethic and intangibles, mentally strong … Smart enough not to expose his weaknesses … Will be a role player in MLS ... Connects play, technical, strong passer, smart ... Winner, holds fort for team, moves the ball around well, always covering ground, very strong, good in a possesion-oriented team, can pass accurately 35-40 yards ... Holding mid in MLS. He's not a typical holding mid who's going to win tackles. He's a link-up guy. Positions well. Makes good decisions on the ball. Passing range – not like he opens it up. But he connects the dots. and keeps things simple. He's under the radar. He was very good against us in the games we played. Consistent. Good decision maker."

COLLEGE (Georgetown): Started 21 games for the Hoyas in 2013 as they advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament ... Served as co-captain alongside Steve Neumann ... All-BIG EAST First Team ... Big East Midfielder of the Year … 2012: Started all 26 games for the Blue & Gray ... Managed an assist in the 3-1 victory against Penn ... Undergirded Georgetown's run to the NCAA national championship match … 2011: Started all 19 Hoyas matches … 2010: Appeared in all 20 contests (17 starts), tallying one goal and three assists.

PDL: Played for Michigan Bucks and Detroit City FC.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first team all-state honoree as a senior and an all-region, all-district, all-county and all-league selection in both 2008 and 2009 at Rochester Adams ... Two-year team captain ... Squad advanced to the state semifinals ... Member of the National Honor Society.

CLUB: Played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with Michigan powerhouse Vardar Academy, which produced Sporting KC striker Soony Saad ... 2007 regional finalist … State Cup finalist … Two-year captain ... Member of the state Olympic Development squad from 2002-06.

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Not a stat stuffer, former Highlander Dillon a coach's favorite

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