COACHES' BREAKDOWN: Quinn is a good all-around attacking midfielder who can score goals and keep possession. He's developed solid technique over his college career, but it remains a work in progress like many facets of his game. Quinn has done well in Akron's system, but might struggle in a different role on another team. He is still a little inconsistent with his passing, and his game management needs to improve. Though his technique has improved, it remains seen whether he can keep it up at MLS' speed of play. But Quinn's best quality is his high workrate and his drive to succeed... and not a small amount of confidence. "Aodhan thinks he's a lot better than he maybe is," one coach says.
COLLEGE (Bradley 2010, Akron 2011-13): 2013: Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and first team all-MAC honoree … Hermann Trophy semifinalist ... One of three team captains … First team all-Great Lakes region ... Second on the team with seven goals, including a trio of game-winners … Also added an assist for a total of 15 points … Played a key linking role in the Zips' possession-based attack … Was at his best during the postseason, scoring a goal in three straight matches in the MAC Tournament and NCAA Tournament … Named to the MAC all-tournament team … 2012: Appeared in 19 matches, making 17 starts ... Second team all-MAC selection after totalling four goals and three assists ... 2011: First team all-MAC selection at Akron after transferring ... Started all 23 matches, finishing second on the team with 10 assists (eighth nationally) ... Also scored three goals ... Recorded at least one point in five straight contests from Nov. 11-Oct. 15, totalling two goals and four assists during that stretch ... 2010 (at Bradley): Named to freshman all-Amercan teams by Goal.com (second team) and College Soccer News (third team) ... Second team all-Missouri Valley Conference honoree ... MVC All-Freshman Team ... Started all 22 games he appeared in as a freshman ... Named MVC Tournament MVP after helping the Braves to their second league tournament title and fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament ... Set the school record for assists by a freshman with 10.
Youth: A varsity player all four years at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, Quinn captained his squad the last two years and helped the Sundevils to a semifinal appearance in the California Interscholastic Federation in 2008-09 ... The 2010 North County Times Player of the Year, Quinn scored 43 points on 18 goals and seven assists, breaking his own single-season school record of 16 he set the year before ... Played for the FC San Diego ... 2009 adidas Elite Soccer Program All-Star.
Personal: Born March 22, 1992 ... Father, Brian Quinn, played in the English Premier League during the 1980s and for the US national team from 1991-94 ... Majored in human resources management.