Daryl Dike is back: USMNT greats analyze West Brom striker’s return to form
As challenging as 2022 was for a number of US men’s national team players, Daryl Dike may have had the toughest year of the bunch.
2021: Loaned to Barnsley of the EFL Championship on Feb. 1 … 2020: Appeared in 22 matches across all competitions … Tallied 17 starts … Netted eight goals … Added four assists … Scored first professional goal on Aug. 22 against Inter Miami … Registered first MLS multi-goal performance with brace on Aug. 26 against Nashville … MLS Young Player of the Year Finalist … MLS Player of the Month for August … Named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 21 … Earned MLS Team of the Week Bench honors for Week 7/8 … Netted a finish in four of the Lions’ final five matches to help secure home playoff fixture … Started first MLS match on Aug. 22 at Inter Miami … Recorded professional debut on July 25 in the Round of 16 at the MLS is Back Tournament … Selected No. 5 overall by the Lions in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft … Signed a Generation adidas contract on January 7
2021: Recorded international debut at Exploria Stadium in a 7-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago … 2020: Earned first international call-up for the USMNT in November … Did not appear due to injury
Spent two years at the University of Virginia … 2019: Started 23 matches for the Cavaliers … Scored a team-high 10 goals … Led the squad with nine assists … Helped Virginia to a runner-up finish at the 2019 College Cup … Third Team United Soccer Coaches All-American … NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player … Scored three goals at the 2019 College Cup … Logged 74 minutes in a 3-1 victory over Clemson in the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship … 2018: Appeared in 13 matches … Registered 12 starts … Netted five goals … Added one assist … Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team