Future Watch: Chris Durkin Rookie Soccer Cards, DC United

Future Watch: Chris Durkin Rookie Soccer Cards, DC UnitedFuture Watch: Chris Durkin Rookie Soccer Cards, DC UnitedDC United midfielder Chris Durkin climbed up through the ranks of United’s Academy after signing as an MLS Homegrown player in 2016. He’s still only 19 years old, but broke through last season with 16 starts and 23 appearances. He recorded one assist on the campaign.

Now, Durkin has become a mainstay in the middle of the park for one of the league’s top teams. He scored his first-ever league goal earlier this season in a win over Colorado.

Durkin is smart and skilled. He’s smooth on the ball in possession and knows how to create quick opportunities going forward for United. But make no mistake, he plays tough and strong and forces teams out of their rhythm offensively.

DC has not babied their young phenom. They sent him on loan to their USL affiliate Richmond Kickers to get valuable playing time in 2016 and 2017.

Expect Durkin to work his way into the U.S. Men’s National Team setup. He started all five games and played every minute for the U.S. U-17 side in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He notched a goal versus host country India and helped lead his team to the Quarterfinals.

Durkin should be called upon to help lead the U.S. U-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup this summer in Poland. Plenty of scouts from the biggest clubs around the world will have eyes on that competition.

It’s likely that Durkin’s soccer future will very soon include playing in a big league in Europe. In fact, Pablo Maurer of The Athletic reported in April that DC United had previously turned down a loan offer for the young phenom from German power club Bayer Leverkusen.

If he continues to develop his well-rounded game, it will come as no surprise when a massive club lands the talented youngster.

Collectors can find rookie cards of Chris Durkin in 2019 Topps MLS.

Future Watch: Chris Durkin Rookie Soccer Cards, DC United – Stats

Player Stats, Domestic Leagues Table
Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes
Season Age Squad Country Comp LgRank Apps Starts Subs Min Mn/Ap Gls Ast PK PKatt Fls CrdY CrdR SoT Gls G+A G-PK G+A-PK SoT Fls Crd
2016 15 Richmond us USA 3. USL 12th 3 2 1 182 61 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.98 0.49
2017 16 Richmond us USA 2. USL 25th 11 11 0 990 90 0 0 0 0 21 6 0 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 1.91 0.55
2018 17 D.C. United us USA 1. Major League Soccer 9th 23 16 7 1,501 65 0 0 0 0 21 4 0 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 1.26 0.24
2019 18 D.C. United us USA 1. Major League Soccer 4th 7 4 3 390 56 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 1.38 0.23
4 Seasons* 2 Clubs 2 Leagues 44 33 11 3,063 70 1 0 0 0 52 12 0 7 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.21 1.53 0.35
Country Comp LgRank Apps Starts Subs Min Mn/Ap Gls Ast PK PKatt Fls CrdY CrdR SoT Gls G+A G-PK G+A-PK SoT Fls Crd
D.C. United (2 Seasons) 1 League 30 20 10 1,891 63 1 0 0 0 27 5 0 3 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.14 1.29 0.24
Richmond Kickers (2 Seasons) 1 League 14 13 1 1,172 84 0 0 0 0 25 7 0 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 1.92 0.54
Major League Soccer (2 Seasons) 30 20 10 1,891 63 1 0 0 0 27 5 0 3 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.14 1.29 0.24
USL Championship (2 Seasons) 14 13 1 1,172 84 0 0 0 0 25 7 0 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 1.92 0.54
Provided by FBref.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/6/2019.

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