Swansea University capture New York Red Bulls academy product Knudson

Swansea University have made their first signing since promotion to Welsh Football League Division Two, as they have captured MLS academy star Znack Knudson from New York Red Bulls.

Knudson will study an MsC at Swansea University as he juggles his studies and playing Welsh League football.

The 22-year-old has previous playing experience with NC State and Georgetown in America and was the leading goal scorer for NC State before moving to Georgetown.

The player has been a member of the New York Red Bulls Under-23 side in the US Soccer Premier Development League for a number of years. Knudson helped the Red Bulls to a runners-up spot in the Development League in the summer of 2015, and helped the American outfit to the 2017 Premier Development League regular season title, as well as the Mid Atlantic Division title, losing just once in 14 games in the process.

However, the 22 year-old has now traded Washington for Wales, as the attacking midfielder joins up with Swansea University next season.

Swansea Uni won Welsh League Division Three last term, and already can boast an impressive attacking threat. Nick Hyden, Adam Orme and Marley Bishop-Wisdom are the current stars of this Swansea Uni side, but they now can add Knudson to their ranks.

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Orme and Bishop-Wisdom made the Welsh League Three Team of the Season this year, and now will be helped by the attacking midfielder from America.

The Georgetown midfielder will add an attacking presence to the Swansea University midfield as they look to pose an immediate threat in Welsh League Two next season, as they attempt to replicate the success of Cardiff Met at the same level just a few years ago.

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The club announced his signing via Twitter with the following statement.


Fans of Swansea Uni will be hoping that Knudson can reproduce goals of the same standard as this overhead kick next term.



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