HAMPTON, NH-- The Seacoast United Phantoms are set to return for another Premier Development League season at Portsmouth high school, and 4th year Head Coach Iain Scott has a team of very talented American and foreign players that he believes will be highly competitive in the PDL.
Players to watch this upcoming season include midfielder Johnathan Eckford, former LA Blues striker AJ Dubois, former Olympian from Jamaica Andre Steele, and Terrence Carter of Northeastern University. Scott was asked about which new addition would make the biggest impact on the field immediately.
“I’d have to say AJ Dubois, but I have two Spanish players coming in and I’m going to hold my judgment on them but they could be a real nice surprise to everybody,” commented Scott.
Abel Perez and Pablo Agudo arrived on Wednesday from Madrid, and are eager to make an impact early in the season.
Veteran defender Joey Barima enters his fourth season on the Phantoms roster and offered his prediction for the season: “Finish in the top two and make it to playoffs, that’s the goal. It’s looking more positive than last year.”
Confidence is the trend with this team and with so many talented players from all over the world the Seacoast United Phantoms will be a force to be reckoned with this season. The Phantoms open their season with an away match on Saturday, May 10th against the Westchester Flames (NY) before opening their home schedule on May 18th when they play host to CFC Azul (CT).
About the Seacoast United Phantoms
The Seacoast United Phantoms minor league teams compete in the Premier Development League (PDL), National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), and Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), with rosters consisting of collegiate and post-collegiate players looking to further their development during the summer months. For more on the Seacoast United Phantoms teams, please visit www.seacoastunited.com/phantoms.