Jamaican talent Matthew Bell, a junior forward from Kingston College, continues to make headlines in U.S. college soccer. Recently drafted #16 in the MLS, Bell’s journey includes being named the 2022 Sun Belt Men’s Soccer Freshman of the Year and securing a spot on the 2022 First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference.

Bell showcased exceptional offensive skills with 10 goals during his freshman year, earning him recognition as a top scorer in the Sun Belt Conference. Noteworthy victories include triumphs over then-ranked No. 2 Pitt and Pacific with two multi-goal performances.

The anticipation surrounding Bell’s draft pick in the MLS was heightened by his standout performances at Marshall University. His status as one of the top players in college soccer, despite his top-seeded team’s upset in the round of 16, made him a prominent name ahead of the first round. Celebrating Bell’s achievements, the recent #16 MLS draft pick stands as a remarkable milestone for both Kingston College and Jamaican football.

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