Atlanta United 2 today announced it has signed midfielder Daniel Steedman, pending league and federation approval.
“Daniel is a versatile attacking player who has had a great college career,” said ATL UTD 2 head coach Stephen Glass. “We are delighted he has chosen to join our club as the first step in his professional career and further develop his talents.”
Steedman, 19, was born in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he played for the Charlotte Soccer Academy. He attended the University of Virginia where he played two years from 2018-19 and totaled five goals and seven assists. Steedman was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2018 after appearing in 15 games and scoring two goals.
In 2019, Steedman scored three goals and finished second on the team in assists with seven. The sophomore was vital to Virginia’s run through the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament as he recorded three assists and scored one goal in five games. He assisted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Wake Forest in the Semifinals to send the Cavaliers to College Cup. Facing Georgetown in the Final, Steedman scored in the 58th minute to tie the match at 2-2. The game finished in a 3-3 draw and advanced to penalties where Steedman converted his penalty kick.
Name: Daniel Steedman
Birthdate: January 31, 2000 (age: 19)
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
College: University of Virginia
Acquired: Signed by ATL UTD 2 on Jan. 13, 2020