The Carolina RailHawks have acquired defender Bryan Gaul and midfielder Kenney Walker on loan from the LA Galaxy for the remainder of the NASL Fall Season, pending USSF approval. The second-year professionals were drafted by the Galaxy prior to the 2012 season and appeared in a combined 15 MLS matches during the Galaxy’s 2012 MLS Championship season.
“We are excited to have Bryan and Kenney join us for the remainder season,” said RailHawks head coach Colin Clarke. “Both add talent and depth to the squad and have played a good amount of minutes at a high level, including international matches during LA’s Champions League campaign. They will both factor into our run at capturing the NASL Fall Season and a place in the Soccer Bowl.”
Gaul and Walker joined the RailHawks training at WakeMed Soccer Park this week in preparation for Saturday’s match against Minnesota United. Although new to the RailHawks, both players have spent time on the WakeMed Soccer Park fields as members of the Galaxy’s 2012 and 2013 U.S. Open Cup squads.
Gaul, a 6’5’’ defender, joined the Galaxy when he was picked in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft. During his time at Bradley University, Gaul was named NSCAA All-Midwest Region and All-Missouri Valley Conference in 2011. While with the Galaxy, Gaul has appeared in 18 matches in MLS, U.S. Open Cup, and CONCACAF Champions League play.
Walker joined the Galaxy after being drafted in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Walker played college soccer for the University of Louisville Cardinals from 2007-2011. During his time at Louisville, Walker was an All-Big East Conference Second Team selection and helped lead the Cardinals to the 2010 Big East Championship and NCAA College Cup. Walker started in the Galaxy’s three matches during their 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League campaign.
The RailHawks return to WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, August 24th when they host Minnesota United at 7:00pm. The RailHawks’ Spread Your Wings Charity will be hosting the Third Annual Kicks for Kids Night resented by PNC Bank. Tickets for the match can be purchased through the St. Lawrence Homes Box Office by calling (919) 459-8144 or online at www.CarolinaRailHawks.com. For more information on the Spread Your Wings Charity and how to donate to Kicks for Kids Night click here.
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