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Syracuse men’s soccer brings in three midfield targets for National Signing Day

Three more to the squad for the Orange.

The Syracuse Orange men’s soccer team was able to add three new midfielders to the squad on National Signing Day. Lukas Rubio, Dylan McDonald and Simon Triantafillou will be on campus and training this fall

Simon Triantafillou

Twitterfeed: @Simonn_TR

Hometown: Burlington, Ontario

High School: Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School

Club Team: Sigma FC

Position: Central Midfielder

Stats: 23 goals and 10 assists his senior season

Ratings: 3 star from TopDrawerSoccer.com, #40 Overall

Highlights:

Player Breakdown: Simon brings a good bit of talent moving box to box in the midfield. Good with the ball at his feet and not afraid to pull trigger, from his highlights he also seems to have a willingness to work back and put in a tackle. He played for the same club team and coaches as former forward Chris Nanco, recently selected by the Philadelphia Union in the MLS SuperDraft.

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Lukas Rubio

Twitterfeed: Couldn’t find one.

Hometown: Liverpool, New York

High School: Liverpool

Club Team: Empire United FC

Position: Attacking Midfielder

Ratings: 2 Star from TopDrawerSoccer.com, #135 Overall

Highlights: Couldn’t find any video.

Player Breakdown: Primarily an attacking option, Rubio captained the Empire United U18 squad and should add depth and talent to a midfield that lost one of it’s main contributors in Sergio Camargo.

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Dylan McDonald

Twitterfeed: Couldn’t find one.

Hometown: Langhorne, Pennsylvania

High School: Neshaminy

Club Team: Match Fit Academy FC

Position: Defensive Midfielder

Stats: 26 goals and 12 assists over his high school career

Ratings: 2 Star from TopDrawerSoccer.com

Highlights: Tough to find video of a defensive midfielder on YouTube unless your name is Makelele.

Player Breakdown: A defensive minded midfielder with composure that can help build from the back according to Coach McIntyre. He was a teammate of Miles Franklyn at Match Fit Academy. McDonald was also the kicker on the Neshaminy HS football team, so if anything happens to our current kickers, we have that option as well.

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