Future Watch: Chris Durkin Rookie Soccer Cards, DC United – DC 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
|Playing Time||Performance||Per 90 Minutes|
|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|
|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|