(December 23, 2022) Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico United is excited to announce the signing of goal-scoring forward Josh Dolling. Dolling spent 2022 with St Louis City SC 2 of MLS Next Pro – scoring nine goals in all competitions, including the winning goal in the league’s Western Conference Final.
“Josh has a real instinct for bringing others into the game ,” said United Head Coach/Technical Director Zach Prince. “His ability to lead the line defensively with his pressing is top end. His physical size and ability to be a target mixed with his ability to make plays around the box make him a consistent threat to score or set the table for others. We look forward to adding Josh to our attacking group.”
Prior to his first professional season in 2022, Dolling was a dominant college player – earning All-American honors three times during his collegiate career, All-Conference honors four times, scoring 40 goals, and leading Missouri State to the 2021 MVC Regular Season and Tournament titles, as well as a win over Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Dolling played in the Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, and Burnley FC youth academies in his native England. Of his club-high nine goals in 2022 for St. Louis City SC 2, four were match-winners.