Desert Diamond roster/trialists announced
February 18, 2017

With something called the CONCACAF Champions League coming up next week, the roster for the Desert Diamond Cup is not exactly filled with first-team names.

Goalkeepers: Rafael Diaz, Evan Louro

Defenders: David Abidor#, Lucas Batista#, David Najem*, Hassan Ndam, Kevin O'Toole^, Tim Schmoll*

Midfielders: Arun Basuljevic, Vincent Bezecourt*, Omir Fernandez^, Ethan Kutler@, Zeiko Lewis@, Duane Muckette#, Brett Nason#, Bradley Nestor#, Zach Ryan^, Kazu Shigenobu^, Lucas Terci#, Andrew Tinari#

Forwards: Brandon Allen, Jake Freeman#, Florian Valot*

# - unsigned player/trialist
@ - unsigned draft pick
* - NYRB II player
^ - Academy player

Trialists are all recent college alums, unless noted:

  • David Abidor, D, Creighton, spent last year with Tulsa in the USL
  • Lucas Batista, D, 22-year-old Brazilian
  • Jake Freeman, F, Harvard
  • Duane Muckette, M, University of South Florida, Trinidadian youth international, played for FC Barreirense in the Portuguese third division
  • Brett Nason, M, Michigan
  • Bradley Nestor, M, Bryant & Stratton College
  • Lucas Terci, M, Montclair State
  • Andrew Tinari, M, Columbia
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