The Swope Park Rangers have signed goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod, the club announced today. MacLeod recently completed a four-year college career at Drake University in Iowa, and will join the Rangers pending USL and federation approval.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to play for Swope Park Rangers and be a part of the Sporting KC organization,” MacLeod said. “I can't wait to help bring this team back to the USL Cup Final and continue to grow as a player at such a great club.”
“We have a profile that we look for in players, and Darrin suits that profile very well,” Swope Park Rangers head coach Nikola Popovic said. “We have very good goalkeeper coaches here who are going to develop him. We’re very excited to have him here and I think that during the year, he’ll have a chance to show us his quality.”
MacLeod, a native of Waterloo, Ontario, left Drake as the all-time leader in saves (308), shutouts (19), wins (33) and games played (76). The 22-year-old was named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week on four occasions throughout his college career.
During his sophomore year, MacLeod led the MVC in save percentage (.809) while he also received the MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award as a junior and All-MVC Honorable mention accolades as a senior with the Bulldogs.
Last summer, MacLeod made 10 appearances for the Toronto FC Academy in the USL Premier Development League, making 47 saves.
Darrin MacLeod (muh-CLOUD)
Born: 3/4/94 (22 years old)
Weight: 180 lbs.
College: Drake University
Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario
Birthplace: Waterloo, Ontario