Orlando City players Albert Dikwa and Tommy Redding have been identified as two of the top young talents in America.
For the second consecutive year, the United Soccer League has compiled a list of the top 20 young players that have competed in the USL this season. Dikwa enters the list as the 11th ranked U-20 prospect; Tommy Redding was ranked 19th. Whether it be for OCB or Orlando City, these two rising stars have already made names for themselves playing on the biggest stage in American professional soccer.
USL has released only half of its “20 Under 20” list. Stay tuned to find out if any other Orlando City youngsters make the cut.
Albert Dikwa has registered 3 goals this season for OCB. His energetic,attacking style of play puts opposing defenses under pressure for the full 90 minutes. Dikwa’s ability to press high and cause turnovers in the opposition’s half has been a huge part of what Anthony Pulis and OCB have been trying to do this season. He is also a highly technical player who is capable of combining in and around the box to create goal scoring chances. At age 19, the Cameroon international has shown his sky-high potential and will look to build on his impressive 2017 season so far.
Tommy Redding has been a rock at the back. The 20 year old has impressed on many levels of competition this season; including a stint with the U-20 USMNT during their run at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. His ability to consistently win both aerial and ground duels is one of his standout qualities as a defender. The Oviedo, FL native also possesses quality decision making on and off the ball. Redding is the youngest player to ever feature in a MLS match for Orlando City. A Homegrown Player, Tommy Redding has developed with the Club and is now considered a first choice center back by Jason Kreis.