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2016 Player Profile #26: Damion Lowe

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Like every Sounder, Damion Lowe earned an MLS Cup medal in 2016.

Photos: Training Day One Mike Russell Foto

At this time, Damion Lowe is an unsigned free agent. The former Generation adidas player dominated lower levels with both S2 and Minnesota United (while in the NASL) over his past two healthy seasons. Now 23, the athletic centerback is looking for the right opportunity to prove that the talent that earned him a GA contract is ready for MLS. He was released by Seattle Sounders FC at the end of 2016.

The ranking is based on several hundred Sounder at Heart readers’ votes. Realio rated every single MLS regular season and playoff game as well as the two CONCACAF Champions League matches. He did not rate USL or USOC play.

Damion Lowe 2016

Competitions Minutes Starts Subs Goals Assists Realio Rating
Competitions Minutes Starts Subs Goals Assists Realio Rating
MLS 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
MLS Playoffs 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
USOC 210 2 0 0 0 N/A
CCL 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
NASL 2241 25 2 2 1 N/A
TOTAL 2451 27 2 2 1
Average N/A

Offense:

Lowe’s long passes are strong. He can be careless with the ball at his feet in short-medium situations. Definitely someone who the set-piece taker should target near goal.

Defense:

Stronger on-man than defending space. Lowe uses his quickness well to recover from the mistakes he tends to make in understanding tactical shape. More of a toe-poker than a tackler. Rarely goes to ground and is stable on the line. Biggest hole is understanding when to step to a new man. Good in the air, particularly on set-piece defense. Should continue to develop, maybe just a year from being a regular starter at the MLS level.

Physique:

Lowe is lanky, but strong. Incredibly fast for a central defender. Great leaping ability. Quite mobile and probably could fill in as an outside back in a system that didn’t require crossing ability there.

Best Case 2017:

Lowe has everything it takes to be a third CB in MLS, and maybe even a 2nd CB on a team that’s looking to the future rather than a playoff run in 2017. He should be on a roster this year.