Bray Wanderers have confirmed the signing of winger Brendan King on a free transfer.
The 22-year-old has been capped for USA at under-17 and U20 level and joins the Seagulls after rejecting the opportunity to play for the Portland Timbers in the current season of MLS. He played over 60 games for his college, Notre Dame, before graduating last year.
King's performances during his time in college led to a place in the MLS draft for the 2012 season but after spending pre-season with Portland, he decided against signing for the club. Instead becomes Pat Devlin’s third signing of the week after Kevin O’Connor joined from Worcester City and Pat Seery joined from Bohemians.
King can play on either wing or up front and found the net five times for Notre Dame as well as setting up 12 goals. He was part of the USA’s U17 World Cup side and will give Bray quality on the flanks to provide for the likes of Jason Byrne and Kieran Waters.
The winger has been drafted straight into Bray’s squad for the televised game with Sligo on Saturday.