Arena was drafted in the First Round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft
About Keel... A smart, skilled player who is good on the ball ... made the most of his chances and continued to work hard in the spring ... will battle for playing time up front among a very talented group of attacking players.
In 2003... One of the Demon Deacons most solid contributors off the bench ... played in 19 games and started one ... tallied three goals and one assist for a total of seven points ... registered 17 shots on goal ... scored the Deacs first goal of the season in the 2-0 victory over #10 UConn on Aug. 29 ... also netted goals against Long Island (Oct. 15) and Gardner-Webb (Oct. 22).
In 2002... Became a productive player off the bench for the Deacons ... played in 13 contests and tallied two goals and two assists ... scored the game winner in a 3-1 victory over Elon ... was taken down in the penalty area and converted on a penalty kick against Gardner-Webb ... assisted on goals against Georgia Southern and Gardner-Webb.
In 2001... Appeared in 11 games as a freshman ... tallied goals on four of the five shots he took all season ... got the start in the regular season finale against Charleston Southern ... scored two goals on two shots against the Buccaneers ... picked up his first collegiate goal on Sept. 30 at UNC Greensboro, a double overtime game-winner ... registered a goal and an assist against Charlotte on October 10... member of the Dean's List.
Background... A member of the Colorado State team from 1994-99, an ODP team that toured Holland and Belgium ... trained at the Bradenton Soccer Academy ... helped Bradenton to a Region IV regional appearance in 1997 and two straight Soccer Academy League championships ... member of Bradenton Academies PDL team ... National Honor Society ... member of the Dean's List as a junior and senior ... compiled a 4.0 cumulative GPA in high school.
Personal... Nicknamed "Sunshine" by his teammates ... undecided major ... chose Wake Forest over South Carolina and UMBC ... a high school teammate of Devon Barclay (Tampa Bay Mutiny), Tim Gloweinka (South Carolina), Phill Harr (UCLA), and Byron Rosenburger (Duke) ... the son of Jerry and Sue Keel of Littleton, Colo. ... born April 11, 1983 in Littleton, Colo.
Keel's Career Statistics
Year GP/GS Sh G A Pts GWG 2001 11/1 5 4 1 9 2 2002 13/0 6 2 2 6 1 2003 19/1 17 3 1 7 2 Total 43/2 28 9 4 22 5