This week’s TopDrawerSoccer.com MLS Homegrown Watch takes a deep dive into a player trying to come back from multiple injuries, a Florida goalkeeper getting U18 call-ups and a left back breaking records in Arizona.
Cameron Lindley, Chicago Fire
If you’d asked about Cameron Lindley’s professional prospects two years ago, the answer you got might’ve been quite a bit different than what you’ll get now. At 14, Lindley was the youngest player in his U17 residency class, but a bout of homesickness mixed with chronic injuries drove him back to his home state of Indiana. This was after Lindley established himself as a starting holding midfielder in coach Richie Williams’ U17 squad.