Matador Alum Flourishing in the United States Soccer Federation Division-2 Pro League
Sept. 9, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Highlight-quality goals like the one scored in a recent match against the Puerto Rico Islanders (above, scored at the 2:10 mark) are helping former Matador Daniel Paladini craft a reputation as one of the most dangerous players in the United States Soccer Federation Division-2 Pro League.
Joining the Carolina Railhawks in 2009, Paladini quickly made a name for himself by finishing tied for the team lead in appearances with 35, goals with seven, assists with five, and second in minutes played with 2,394.
Named on two occasions to the USL-1 Team of the Week, the Northridge, Calif. native ended his debut season in North Carolina earning Most Valuable Player honors shortly after his team was defeated in the 2009 postseason by Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 on aggregate.
This season, Paladini has appeared in 24 games, scored on six occasions, and assisted on another two RailHawk goals. Leading his team with 43 shots, Paladini's total also ranks him eighth amongst all players in the league.