ATLANTA, CMC- Star striker Deon McCauley has become the first Belizean footballer to sign a contract with a professional soccer team in the United States.
McCauley has signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks which competes in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
McCauley, who plays for Belize’s Belmopan Bandits, has been scouted by numerous international teams since his ascent to football stardom.
He boasts of a stellar record as the first player to score a hat trick in the World Cup qualifiers.
The 26 year old striker scored 11 goals in eight matches for Belize in World Cup 2014 qualifying to tie Dutch star Robin Van Persie and Uruguayan Luis Suarez for the most goals in the 2014 qualifying campaign.