MLS loans Jeremy Ebobisse to Charleston Battery


Jeremy Ebobisse won’t learn of his first permanent home until January’s MLS Draft, but the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team forward has found a temporary landing spot to begin his professional career.

The Charleston Battery announced on Friday that the club has acquired Ebobisse on loan. The former Duke forward recently opted to forego his final two years of college to sign a professional contract with MLS, but is not eligible to play for an MLS team until he is selected in January’s draft. As a result, the 19-year-old forward will spend the rest of the USL season on loan with the Battery.

Ebobisse has represented the U.S. U-20s as recently as this summer, when he joined Tab Ramos’ side for the NTC Invitational. The 19-year-old scored in each of the U.S.’s three matches, leading the team to the tournament title. In total, Ebobisse has scored five goals and recorded three assists in eight appearances for the U-2os this year.

While at Duke, Ebobisse scored nine goals and tallied seven assists throughout his two-year stay, earning third team All-ACC honors in 2015.

What do you think of the move? How will Ebobisse fare with the Battery?

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