HOLMES OFFERED PRO DEAL
RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, April 2, 2013
After a breakout season playing for both Huddersfield's U-18 and U-21 teams, American midfielder Duane Holmes has been offered a professional contract by the Championship based club

Holmes, 18, has played with Huddersfield ever since the Under-9 level and he has progressed at every level within the club's youth system. If he accepts the offer and signs his first professional contract with Huddersfield, he will play with the club's developmental team as he looks to break into the first team.

"To confirm, we have told our second year scholars today whether or not they will be offered a professional contract and Duane is one who will," Huddersfield spokesman David Sykes told YA on Tuesday. "We haven't decided the length of the contract yet - that is to be negotiated."

Despite playing as a more withdrawn midfielder, the 5'7" Holmes has proven to be a goal scoring threat and has been one of the top offensive producers for Huddersfield's U-18 team this season.

Born in Georgia to a military family, Holmes lived in various places in the United States including Alaska but at an early age, he moved with his mother to her native England after his parents separated. He still regularly visits his father and extended family in the United States.

In international soccer, Holmes is eligible to play for either England or the United states but has yet to represent youth national teams for either country. He has said publically that his preference is to play for the United States and is eligible for this summer's US U-20 team.
Bottlcaps
Wednesday April 3, 2013 12:10 pm
"...Born in Georgia to a military family,..."

Once again, the greatest producer of American soccer talent is the US Armed Services!! LoL Congrats & Good Luck!!!
WILLIE HOLMES..DUANE'S DAD
Wednesday April 3, 2013 6:48 am
CONGRATS SON I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU AND I KNOW YOU WILL DO GOOD. YOU HAVE MY WAYS WITH YOUR SPORTS TALENT BUT YOUR MOM'S WAYS OF DETERMINATION TO BE SUCCESSFUL SO WITH A COMBINATION ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE !!!!!!!!....I LOVE YOU AND AGAIN CONGRATS
recycledhumans
Tuesday April 2, 2013 5:24 pm
@blaise213, totally agree, this is the kind of talent that we need to foster. He's proved he can cut it coming up through the ranks at a European academy, and offered a professional contract. If he doesn't at least get called into a camp, I'd be very surprised.
blaise213
Tuesday April 2, 2013 2:58 pm
Congrats

If this kid breaks into the first team, then he should be considered for the U-20 WC
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