Duncan McCormick, from Seattle, Washington, spent the 2010/11 season at the EduKick Madrid Academy and is now one of the first two players chosen for the Sounders 2 inaugural season in the USL.
“It’s good to be a part of this program, especially in the first year,” said McCormick. “I see a ton of positive things coming along and it’s going to be a great stepping stone to get to the First Team. I wasn’t ready to make that jump from the Academy right away, but this allows me to do my business with S2 to hopefully make the move eventually.”
At the age of 19, McCormick has started all 29 games for the Academy U-18 side in the 2013-2014 US Soccer Development Academy season. He also scored a total of seven goals season and helped his team to the top with 1st place in the USSDA Western Conference.
Duncan tweeted this image shortly after signing on.
“Signing the team’s first two players is a momentous occasion,” said S2 General Manager Andrew Opatkiewicz about Duncan and his new teammate Amadou Sanyang. “Duncan and Amadou represent some of the key building blocks of S2. Duncan is a young Academy product who’s a total team guy and has a lot of upside.”
McCormick, during his time at EduKick Madrid, had the opportunity to play for Spanish Third Division side Colemenar Viejo.
“My time spent with EduKick Madrid made me a much more well-rounded player and person on and off the field.” McCormick told EduKick. “I give much of the credit for my recent success to those who in Madrid who helped me develop my skills. Training at an elite level everyday in Madrid has prepared me for the future, and it couldn’t have been with a better group people.”
Name: Duncan McCormick
Born: November 1, 1995
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Citizenship: United States
Previous Experience: Sounders FC Academy (2012-13), EduKick Madrid Academy (2010-11), Colemenar Viejo (Spanish Second Division, 2011), Crossfire Premier (2009-2010)