A pair of former Leicester City Youth Scholars have been added to the Mississippi Brilla FC roster for the 2015 Premier Development League season. Louis Greenway Tambini and Macauley King will be two of the younger players on this year's squad, but their experience within the English youth system should prove invaluable as they begin PDL competition in a few weeks.
Tambini, who won a National Championship with his hometown Nottingham School in England, was a Leicester City Youth Scholar before signing with Port Vale F.C. The midfielder/forward came to the states in the Fall to play collegiately with the University of New Haven. Tambini was named to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team as a freshman after netting three goals and adding two assists. He will be transferring to Southern Connecticut University in the Fall of 2015.
“Louis is a quality player who can play any of the attacking roles,” said Brilla Head Coach Mark McKeever. “He is a young man with a great future in the sport. With his youth scholar and one year pro history he has been educated in the sport at a very high level. Louis can create and score goals and I feel he will play a major role at the PDL level.”
King, a defender with Leicester City throughout his teen years, was also a youth scholar with the English club.
“Macauley King is a young man that I am a big fan of,” said McKeever. “I think he has great potential to progress into the professional leagues if his development stays on course. He is another player who can play a number of roles but will likely feature as an attacking fullback who is quality on either side of the ball.”
Mississippi Brilla FC will take the field for its ninth PDL season on May 16. The match is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Clinton High School’s Arrow Field.