Burlingame Dragons FC Sign U-23 United States National Team Player Corey Baird
Elite Stanford, U.S. Youth National Team Veteran Joins Dragons for 2016 PDL Seaosn
The Burlingame Dragons FC are proud to announce the signing of Stanford midfielder Corey Baird for the Premier Development League’s 2016 season. The Stanford midfielder/winger is a high profile signee who provides creativity and flair while maintaining consistency for his team.
Baird has been a U.S. National Team Pool Player since the U-14’s and participated in the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championships where he started every game for the U.S. He scored the only goal in a pool play victory over Guatemala. He has traveled to play in Europe with the U-18’s and was called into camp with the U-20’s. Recently, U.S. U-23 coach Andi Herzog invited Baird to the first College Identification Training Camp in August 2015.
Baird is coming off an amazing Sophomore season for the National Champion Stanford Cardinal in 2015 in which he started all 23 matches. The clever and crafty midfielder tied for the team lead and tied for second in the country in assists (13). He netted three goals and was second on the team in points (19). Baird converted the penalty kick in the National Semi-finals against Akron that sent the Cardinal to the National Championship game and added two assists in the title game against Clemson to help the Cardinal to their first NCAA Championship in men’s soccer. His efforts earned him a spot on the College Cup All-Tournament Team and All-Pac-12 Second Team honors.
A native of Palomar, CA, the 5’11, 165 lb. midfielder is a welcome addition to the squad and will be one of the keys to the attack for a Dragons team that is looking to repeat as Division champions.