Kansas City product with all the qualities of a Sporting Kansas City player.
What Scouts Say: "He's the reason why Furman has done really well over the last couple of years. He's a catalyst ... Mainly played at center-mid and up top for Furman although he's not a pure forward ... Strong on the ball and good with his back to goal ... As a forward he might not be dynamic or athletic enough to get in behind, but he's good in front of goal and in link-up play ... As a midfielder, central or wide, he's not a creative midfielder but he gets on the ball well, and gets shots from distance. And he can get in the box late and finish ... He can be a forward in MLS as long as he's a back-to-goal forward: a target who makes the ball stick. Because he's not stretching defenses ... He sees things quickly and is a clever player ... He can be your 15th or 16th guy in MLS who can play in lot of different places, even at right back ... He's hard, has grit and a competitive edge. He wants to win ... There's not a tackle he won't go in for. If there's a 50-50 ball, he's going to win it ... Very blue collar, but has the ability to put in a goal ... Has had a couple of injuries but comes back stronger every time. For some the injuries would have been the end, but he fought back stronger ... Puts in a hard day's work every time."
College (Furman): Finished his five-year run at Furman with 24 goals and 12 assists ... First-team All-SoCon as a freshman in 2008 after leading team in goals (7) and chipping in four assists ... Started all 18 matches as a sophomore in 2009 (2 goals and 3 assists) ... Sat out 2010 junior season after suffering a knee injury while playing PDL ... Came back in 2011 and captured the Southern Conference Player of the Year award ... First-team All-SoCon as a junior and senior, wrapping up his NCAA eligibility with a career-high eight goals in 2012.
Club: Played club soccer for five-time state champions Kansas City Futbol Club ... Guided club to three Border Battle titles and Disney Tournament semifinals ... Also played PDL for Mississippi Brilla ... Former Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City) Under-19 player.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas ... Named NSCAA and Gatorade Kansas State Player-of-the-Year at St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... Garnered all-midwest, all-state and all-league honors as a junior and senior after missing most of his first two high school campaigns due to knee injuries ... Two-time league offensive player-of-the-year helped St. Thomas Aquinas to four straight league, region and state championships and a national top 25 ranking in three of the four seasons.