- DOB November 6, 1994
- Age 29
- Place of birth Columbus, Georgia
- POSITION Midfielder
- HEIGHT 5'8"
- WEIGHT 150
- U.S. CAPS 0
- CLUB Huddersfield Town
- TWITTER @DuaneHolmes (6.9K followers)
- Current ASN 100 Rank Unranked
- Previous ASN 100 Rank 64
Holmes moved back to England from Georgia as a small child and at age 9 joined the academy of hometown Huddersfield. In September 2013, at just 18, he made a smashing debut for the second-tier club, getting an assist against Blackpool.
But Huddersfield has been cautious with his development and after just 15 more appearances with the first team, to start the 2014-15 season he’s been loaned to Bury, which play in the fourth division of English soccer.
Slight of build at only five-foot-seven, Holmes doesn’t seem built for the rigors of the physical lower English tier but he makes it work with electric pace and vision that implies he’ll one day play at a higher level. If he’s ever going to fulfill his dream to play for the U.S. he’ll need to move back up to a higher level, but if he does that, speedy wings who can do something with the ball are always in demand. –BROOKE TUNSTALL