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U.S. U-20 midfielder Kyle Scott reveals new deal with Chelsea


Another American has inked a deal with English Premier League club Chelsea.

On Tuesday, Kyle Scott announced via his personal Instagram account that he had signed a new contract with Chelsea. Scott originally signed with the team in December 2014.

Born in England, the 18-year-old midfielder has U.S. and U.K. citizenship, and has not been cap-tied by either country. He has represented three countries at the youth level, playing for the U.S. Under-18s, Republic of Ireland’s U-17s and England’s U-16s. Most recently, though, he played with the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team during the Stevan Vilotic Tournament in September 2015.

During the 2015-16 campaign, Scott has split most of his time between Chelsea’s U-19 and U-21 teams, playing in more than 10 games between the two levels.

Here is Scott’s announcement:

What do you think of his new deal? What are you expecting from Scott in 2016 and beyond?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I hope this kid has all the success in the world. The future of the USMNT looks very bright with the likes of Horvath, Steffen, Miazga, CCV, Hyndman, Zelalem, Scott, Pulisic, Rubin, & Morris as the spine of the team. If we could just solve the problem of the apparent lack of quality wide players (Backs & Midfielders).

      • I thought Nelson was the best player for the US on that team. He played very tidily, seldom made mental mistakes (I recall only one), won the great majority of his 1v1 defending tasks and never looked over-matched athletically.
        I did wonder if he has the speed to excel at the highest level and he is not the biggest player (of course, MB was only about 5’9″ as a U-17, so that can change). Also, he seemed to be a player who was a defender first and joined the attack fairly seldom.

      • When you hear things like Jerome Keisewetter and John Brooks being best friends since kindergarten and vowing to one day play for the USA together, does that secretly make you sad inside? Just a little bit?

    • Why not? We need anyone who could potentially help the USMNT now and in the near future (next 10-20 years) because the greater the success the USMNT has in international competitions the better. That success will help inspire those 5 – 10 year old kids want to play soccer and be ultimately on the USMNT playing in the World Cup. Little kids aren’t going to care if 1 or all of them are dual nationals.

    • Matt Miazga, Lee Nguyen, Christian Pulisic, Rubio Rubin, CCV, Marc Pelosi, Luis Gil, Omar Gonzalez, Benny Feilhaber, Juan Agudelo… I can keep going… are all dual nationals. Are you saying that you care for only about 3 players in our entire pool, who aren’t dual-nationals?

      • The difference between all those guys (other than CCV) and guys like Scott and the various Germericans is the guys you mention spent most, or all, of their lives in the US. In other words, they have a meaningful connection to the US that goes beyond possession of a passport.

        I’ve never said (and never heard anyone else say) that a US raised player who has a passport for somewhere else shouldn’t play for the US. That’s silly.

      • No, but the original post said he doesn’t care about dual-nationals. These are all dual-national players, who have ties, connections, experiences etc. that go beyond the borders of our great country.

      • So a dual-national growing up needs to spend most of his time in the US to better qualify for the team? Do you actually think a kid has a choice on where he’s born, and where he’s raised? It’s not like a 10 year old can pack his things and move out. At this age, a kid’s 5-year plan involves Saturday morning cartoons, not international duties.

  2. “Born in England, the 18-year-old midfielder has U.S. and U.K. citizenship, and has not been cap-tied by either country, as well as the Republic of Ireland.”

    My grammar instructor from 6th grade is rolling in her grave…

  3. It’s very rare that I come across a potential U.S. player that makes me say “who?” but this one got me. I had never heard him mentioned before. Although he could end up playing for England or Ireland as well, I’m happy to have another prospect at a top club!


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