Where Are They Now? 2016

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I’ll start it off with the highlight that motivated me to write this.

Tyler Arnone has begun his second season with Real Salt Lake’s USL affiliate and fired in this goal over the weekend:

He’s made the transition from attacking midfielder in college and with DCFC, to his current role as a defensive mid/right back.

Elsewhere in MLS, Kofi Opare has carved out a niche as a part-time starter for DC United, but his attempt to gain eligibility for the Canadian national team was unsuccessful because of a recent FIFA rule change.

Adam Bedell is currently a free agent. His last notable action came last fall when Orlando City loaned him out to Danish club HB Køge. He scored a hat trick on his debut and followed it up with a late winner in a DBU Cup match:

[Goal sequence begins at 0:45]

Wonder what the chances are that he’d be interested in a summer stint in Detroit to stay in shape…

Keith Lough continues his sojourn in the Scottish lower leagues, making his current home with Penicuik Athletic. His two goals from this current season:

Others

Fabio Pereira last turned out for Brazilian side Uberlândia Esporte. Joey Dillon continues his young career with Arizona United. Shawn Claud Lawson will play in the NPSL Midwest in 2016; unfortunately for Michigan Stars 🙁 Knox Cameron and Kevin Taylor will also play in City’s division this season – as part-timers for AFC Ann Arbor.

In happier news, Josh Rogers joins the City coaching staff as an assistant, and Bret Mollon may be right behind him. Finally, Will Mellors-Blair spurned the MLS Draft to pursue a playing career back in England. He also is the most positive and inspirational tweeter known to mankind:

wmbtweetz

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