Player Profile: Keon Daniel

Posted on 22 March 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Courtesy of PhiladelphiaUnion.com

Full Name: Keon Kelly Daniel

Position: Midfielder

Number: 17

Birthdate: January 16, 1987

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 170

Hometown: Lambeau, Trinidad and Tobago

Acquired: Signed by the Philadelphia Union on March 18, 2011.

Professional Stats

2010 with Puerto Rico (USL): 14 appearances, 2 goals, 2 assists, won Championship

From 2006 to 2010: Spent time with both United Petrotrin and Caledonia AIA of the TT Pro League

Spent two years in the youth ranks of FMF powerhouse Club America. Saw time with senior ranks in friendlies.

International Stats

With the Trinidad & Tobago National Team: 46 appearances, 8 goals, led the Soca Warriors for goals during the 2010 World Cup Qualifiying campaign.

Did you know?

Daniel had training stints with Manchester United (2005) and West Ham United (2008). Neither ended with contract offers.

Had interest in 2009 from Wolves in the UK, as well as teams from Turkey, the United States, Norway, and his home country of Trinidad and Tobago.

Spent three weeks on trial with the Union before signing a contract.

His four goals during the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign tied him at the top of the scoring charts with the likes of Landon Donovan, Costa Rica’s Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), and Brian Ching.

He debuted for the Soca Warriors in 2008 at the age of 22.

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