The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have acquired 23 year old defender Bryan Gaul and 24 year old midfielder Kenney Walker on loan from the LA Galaxy of MLS. The players will arrive in Fort Lauderdale on over the weekend and begin training with the team immediately in preparation for their Fall season opener on August 3rd against the New York Cosmos in New York.
“We are extremely excited about Bryan and Kenney joining our squad for the Fall season,” said Head Coach Günter Kronsteiner. “It’s been challenging to prepare our team for the first game in such a short time-frame, but I believe both Bryan and Kenney can be huge assets to the Strikers and should make an immediate impact on the field”
“We are truly grateful to the LA Galaxy organization for working with us to help us solidify our team for the Fall,” said Strikers President Tom Mulroy. “We hope to continue this relationship that benefits both organizations and the players.”
Selected by the Galaxy in the first round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Gaul is a 6’5” Central Defender with a deadly accurate left foot. He spent his final two years at Bradley College in the Missouri Valley Conference playing up front, scoring 11 goals and four assists, including six game winners. He was named NSCAA All-Midwest Region his senior year.Kenney was acquired in the second round of the 2012 SuperDraft by the Galaxy. He played in Louisville where he was named ALL-Big East Conference Second Team with 5 goals and six assists in 23 games his senior year.
Both Walker and Gaul recently returned to the states after a couple of weeks training with Swedish side Hammarby. The two players are on loan through the Fall Season.
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