BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, July 6, 2012
Former US Under-17 international Brendan King has signed a contract with Bray Wanders of Ireland's Premier Division that will run through the 2012 season.

"Brendan King has signed," Bray's general manager Jack O'Neil told YA on Friday afternoon. "[The] deal will keep him here the rest of this season"

As a left midfielder, King recently completed a collegiate career at Notre Dame he played in 81 games and notched six goals and 14 assists over four seasons.

The 22-year old Naperville, Illinois native was drafted by Portland with the 27th overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. He did not make the team's final roster and was released in preseason.

King is the second American in recent times to suit up for the Seagulls, following former University of Richmond striker Colin Vint's stint in 2006

The Premier Division season runs from March through October. Through 15 games played, Bray Wanderers sit in ninth place in the 11 team league.

Bray travel to face league leaders Sligo Rovers on Saturday.
Trent Hill
Thursday July 12, 2012 11:24 pm
I'm a big fan of the League of Ireland, though it's a bit hard to follow here in the US. I look forward to seeing the kid play.

With that said, I don't get why more US players don't play there. Easy market to break into, high visibility-the wages are low, but the quality of the game is fairly high.

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