Grant Named As Finalist for PDL MVP

August 1, 2014

The accolades keep coming for Anthony Grant after his standout performance this season with the Seacoast United Phantoms.  The Jamaican native finished 2nd across the entire Premier Development League in scoring with 14 goals and 29 points, leading the Phantoms to the Northeast Division Title, an 11-1-2 record and a berth in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The accolades keep coming for Anthony Grant after his standout performance this season with the Seacoast United Phantoms.  The Jamaican native finished 2nd across the entire Premier Development League in scoring with 14 goals and 29 points, leading the Phantoms to the Northeast Division Title, an 11-1-2 record and a berth in the Eastern Conference semifinals.  

Just this week, Grant learned he is one of three finalists for the PDL’s Most Valuable Player Award, with the voting results announced this coming Saturday in Michigan.  With the regular season awards being released last week, Grant received multiple honors in being named to the PDL's All-Eastern Conference team as one of three strikers listed on the all-star roster.  Furthermore, he was also named to the Premier Development League's All-League team along with other top talent from across the country.

Grant is currently on a week-long trial with USL-PRO club Oklahoma City Energy FC.  OKC has 8 games remaining in their 2014 schedule which runs through early September. 

With the Phantoms being the only PDL team in New Hampshire, the Club is able to attract and showcase quality players from not only the local region, but also a wide geographic area. 

Iain Scott, Seacoast United Phantoms head coach and Seacoast United's Director of Coaching, is delighted “at the ability to give aspiring players within northern New England and beyond a platform to be seen by professional clubs.”

Grant is the latest Phantoms striker to be recruited by professional scouts.  Two years ago, Seacoast United Phantoms striker Chris Tsonis was offered a professional contract with Tindastoll FC in Iceland after playing in two trial matches and scoring 4 goals.  

"The PDL is a breeding ground for young players to launch their talents into the professional game," noted Scott. 

About Seacoast United Phantoms
The Seacoast United Phantoms compete in the Premier Development League (PDL), with a roster consisting of collegiate, post-collegiate, and international players looking to further their development during the summer months.  For more on the Seacoast United Phantoms teams, please visit  www.seacoastunited.com/phantoms.