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U.S. U-20 defender Kyle Duncan named to Valenciennes first team


After making a move to Europe last October to kick start his professional career, U.S. defender Kyle Duncan is making strides within the first team at Valenciennes.

The French Ligue 2 side has listed Duncan as a member of the regular squad ahead of this weekend’s season kickoff. Valenciennes will continue¬†the 2016/17 campaign on Friday when the side travels to Brest.

Last season, Duncan played a role with Valenciennes B in the French fifth division before being promoted to the senior team.

The former New York Red Bulls academy product came up through the MLS youth system at the same time as current Red Bulls Homegrown talent Derrick Etienne Jr., who has featured for Jesse Marsch this season in the first team.

Duncan, 19, has also featured for the U.S. Under-18 and U-20 national teams over recent years and would be eligible for the 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup team.

What do you think of the news? Expect to see Duncan earn any minutes this season?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Yes, you really milked that one! Seriously though, I’ve been a fan of Brest ever since I was an infant. My interest in Brest has only increased since then. Some would say that I spend quite a lot of time thinking about Brest, maybe too much time.

  2. I’m looking forward to seeing Brest tomorrow! They should be rounding into form at just the right time after a great preseason. They were really dragging early on but they got a great lift just a few weeks ago and the outlook on Brest is really perking up.

    Alright, that’s enough.


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