Right midfielder who may project as a right back in MLS.
What Scouts Say: "Technical player ... Guy who probably needs to be on the right team in MLS to make it ... Not a great athlete but he's a good player. Technical, smart, moves well off the ball. Can connect passes. Can create some goals with just his movement and intelligence ... Played wide right but not a true winger. Guy who comes in. But what's his best position on the next level? Potentially at right back ... Technical and smart and so he has a shot ... Good positional sense ... Little undersized, good balance ... Above average athlete, box-to-box midfielder ... In college he carries a high workload ... Strong personality and intense competitor ... Good in the air for being 5-foot-11 ... Committed defensively. Honest ... Good striker of the ball and can provide quality service ... In right environment potentially he can play as a right midfielder that pinches and plays a little more connected with the No. 10 or even with the target forward ... Long-term his best spot could be right if he can do the defensive work because he is a box-to-box guy ... Comfortable on ball in tight spaces ... Rangy and good mobility ... Technically good enough to be a right back, but he's never done it before. Can he make that jump? ... Not an exciting, impact player ... Got some pace and decent on the ball and can move ... Athletic, smart, tough, nice frame ... Has the frame to play right back and he has the mindset to defend but it would be learning curve for him ... Ran well with the ball ... Fluid player ... Good soccer athlete."
College: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
2012: Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference performer...Also named to the MVC All-Tournament team...Started all 20 games for SIUE...Finished second on the team with 13 points, scoring five goals while adding 3 assists...His 13 points ranked ninth in the MVC, and his five goals were good for seventh in the conference...Tied for the team-lead with three game-winning goals...Scored the game's only goal in 1-0 wins against Rutgers (8/31) and Dayton (9/22)...Put 17 shots on target, which tied for second on the team.
2011: Recorded game-winning goals at Tulsa and against Evansville ... Fourth in shots with 31 ... Fifth in shots on goal with 10 ...Appeared in 17 games.
2010: Scored one goal before falling to a season-ending injury nine games into season ... Provided game-winning goal in 1-0 road victory at UIC.
2009: Scored game-winning goals against Columbia and IUPUI ... Tied for the most goals for the season with Kevin Bielicki ... Appeared in 15 matches, starting eight in his first season at SIUE ... Ranked third on the team with 18 shots with eight shots on goal.
Prep: Named ABC League Player of the Year at St. Louis Priory High School ... Recorded league-leading 20 goals and 12 assists as a senior ... Two-time All-State selection ... Posted 14 goals and six assists as a junior ... Honorable mention All-Metro as a junior and second team All-Metro as a senior by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Four-time letter winner at Priory in soccer ... Also played one season of baseball for Priory. Parents are Michael and Terri Kelly.