Big, experienced goalkeeper who was a four-year starter for Duke. Has experience with Walsall in the FA Cup and has recently returned to his native England for trials with Notts County, Everton and Coverntry City according to reports.
What Scouts Say: "Top GK in last few years, commanding, reads the game well ... Not sure he's going to be high level pro goalkeeper .... Not goign to wow you ahtleitically. Solid, competent, communicates well, good shot-stopper when within athletic range ... Positionally he's quite good ... Soffner has bigger upseide long-term because of size and erange in terms of disatnce he can command in box ... Really professioanl midned,. consistent ... got good size ... Not a giant but good size and he does everything well ... Kicking game is good ... Don't know if he's top teir MLS goalkeeper. Maybe it's the lack of pure exposveiness ... Very coordinated ... good sense for hte game ... He coudl stick somehwere ... He's got a great pedigrtee and not he's onto the next challenge ... He trained witha lot of foreignt teams: Brad Friedel at Tototenham ... recenlty been at Coventry ...was at West Ham ... good exposure ... Only doubt or question mark is that he's going to count intinially as foreign player otherwise one of toppics in draft."
2011: Started all 21 games in goal ... named to All-ACC first team ... voted to NSCAA All-South Region second team.
2010: Started all 20 games in goal … named to All-ACC second team … voted to the NSCAA All-South Region first team.
2009: Started 19 games in goal … named to the NSCAA All-South Region third team … finished the year with a record of 12-6-0.
Prep: Reached Football Association Cup (FA Cup) to the fourth round with Walsall FC before losing to Chelsea … captained The Becket School to the South Notts Schools Cup title in 2009 … guided the Becket School to the Nottingham Schools County Cup Final in 2009 … named the Heanor Town FC Young Player of the Year and Supports Player of the Year in 2008 … major part of the Becket School Team that won the Nottingham Schools County Cup in 2008 … served as the captain of the Nottinghamshire County Schools team that advanced to the English Counties Semifinals in 2007 … represented Nottinghamshire County Schools at the U-15, U-16 and U-18 levels … also played Cricket, earning the Young Cricketer of the Year Award in 2008.