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Fuego’s Chaney Tops Fifth Edition of 2016 PDL Top Prospects

07/19/2016, 3:15pm EDT
By PDL Staff

Delhommelle, Christensen, Lynch climb inside the latest Top 20


Photo by Fresno Fuego

TAMPA, Fla. – Fresno Fuego forward Christian Chaney takes the top slot in the fifth edition of the 2016 PDL Top Prospects list after scoring 13 goals and providing one assist in 12 regular season games.

Chaney led the Fuego to a Central Pacific Division title, and the club will play Burlingame Dragons FC in a Western Conference Championship play-in game at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday (Watch Live).

Lander University’s Hugo Delhommelle rose the highest in this edition of the Top Prospects list, scoring three goals for Reading United AC, which will play in an Eastern Conference Championship play-in game at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday (Watch Live).

Sounders FC U23’s Paul Christensen, who plays for the University of Portland, is the second-highest rated goalkeeper behind Valparaiso University’s Nico Campbell. Wright State University's Eric Lynch is the final new face inside the Top 20, scoring six goals and providing six assists in 13 games for the Dayton Dutch Lions during the regular season.

More than 20 scouts across North America provide the PDL with valuable insight on players who are performing at the highest level within the league, possess strong technical and tactical qualities and have the potential to play at the professional level. The Top Prospects list serves as a useful resource for professional clubs who are interested in identifying and scouting high-level performers.

The PDL will be updating the Top Prospects list throughout the 2016 season.

Top 20 Top Prospects
1.
 Christian Chaney - Forward - Fresno Fuego
2. Chevaughn Walsh - Forward - Ocean City Nor’easters
3. Miguel Jaime - Midfielder - Ocean City Nor'easters
4. Alhassan Abubakar - Defender - Michigan Bucks
5. Lucas Coutinho - Midfielder - South Florida Surf
6. Josh Taylor - Defender - OKC Energy U23
7. Jose Hernandez - Midfielder - FC Golden State Force
8. Christopher Lema - Midfielder - New York Red Bulls U23
9. Adam Najem - Midfielder - Michigan Bucks
10. Sergio Camargo - Midfielder - K-W United
11. Tate Schmitt - Midfielder - FC Tucson
12. Macauley King - Defender - Charlotte Eagles
13. Arun Basuljevic - Midfielder - New York Red Bulls U23
14. Nico Campbell - Goalkeeper - Des Moines Menace
15. Adam Polakiewicz - Defender - K-W United FC
16. Jorge Guinovart - Midfielder - South Florida Surf
17. Hugo Delhommelle - Forward - Reading United AC
18. Paul Christensen - Goalkeeper - Sounders FC U23
19. Jimmy Fiscus - Defender - Des Moines Menace
20. Eric Lynch - Forward - Dayton Dutch Lions

Read previous editions of the Top Prospects list:

First Edition (May 25)
Second Edition (June 6)
Third Edition (June 22)
Fourth Edition (July 7)


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