Top young-player performances in MLS Week 24
It’s mid-September, and with the fall’s first international window behind us, there’s a pronounced sense of urgency as MLS’ home stretch hits in earnest.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on July 9, 2019.
An inaugural member of the Atlanta academy, Campbell became the sixth Homegrown signing for Atlanta United and has progressed over the last three years in order to become a professional, making his MLS debut against FC Cincinnati on March 7, 2020. The center back will look to continue his development over the coming years.
OUTSIDE MLS: Campbell spent the majority of the 2019 season with Atlanta United 2 in the USL Championship. The central defender played in 21 games, with 20 of those being starts. His professional debut came against Hartford Athletic on March 9, 2019 where he was named Man of the Match. Campbell impressed in his first professional season, ranking among the top defenders on ATLUTD 2 in 2019.
ACADEMY: Campbell started 32 games for the U-17s during 2017-18 season, anchoring the team that reached the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) championship in just its second season. The year prior, he appeared in 24 matches and made 11 starts for the U-16s.
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