Macauley King Rises on USL PDL Top Prospects List
Eagles Player Shines on PDL Prospect List
by: Evan Stewart
For the past two seasons, the PDL has selected fifty players as a part of a list of “top prospects,” ranking the performance and potential of up and coming players in the league. Every week, scouts evaluate players from across the country, leading to fluctuations within the list as well as new additions all throughout the season.
Currently sitting at number twelve on the list is Macauley King, the starting right back for the Charlotte Eagles. The only other South Atlantic Division player in the top twenty of the list is Brandt Bronico, a midfielder for the Carolina Dynamo who is ranked behind King at number sixteen. At the moment, King is the only Eagles player represented on the Top 20 list.
Before coming to America, the Narborough, England native was a youth player with Leicester City, the recent (and unexpected) Premier League champions. Now, King plays for Young Harris College in Georgia. He is one of many players from the United Kingdom currently on the team’s roster. This past fall was his first season playing with for the Mountain Lions and this summer was his first with the Eagles.
At Young Harris, he started all 21 games, racking up 1,832 minutes of play over the course of the season, scoring two goals and netting two assists as well. The Mountain Lions finished out the season with a record seventeen wins and four losses. At the end of the season, King was awarded with a spot on the All-Peach Belt Conference team. During the Eagles’ shorter season he has played roughly 1,000 minutes with one goal and one assist.
As soon as the post-season is over for the Eagles, King will return to Young Harris for his sophomore year and begin training. The Mountain Lions will kick off their season with a home game against Reinhart University on August 13th. In the meantime, King will seek to finish strong with the Eagles and maintain his place on the Prospects List.