Keat Makes a Splash
“[Wellington-born] midfielder Daniel Keat looks to join the ranks of those En Zedders who first made a splash playing in Major League Soccer,” Bleacher Report’s Jo-Ryan Salazar writes. “And he gets to do it donning the blue and gold of the Los Angeles Galaxy. [New Zealand] is a country that can hold its own in the world game, and some of its players have plied their trade in Major League Soccer (MLS), like former DC United standout Ryan Nelsen and current New York Red Bulls centre back Andrew Boyens.” Keat, 23, plays college football in Dartmouth, New Hampshire for Dartmouth Big Green. In 21, he was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Northeast First Team and the All-Ivy First Team. “From Big Green … to Big Blue and Gold … Dan Keat dreams big.” In another MLS pick, defender Auckland-born Michael Boxall joins expansion club Vancouver Whitecaps.