- Daniel Hedstrom
- United States
Raised right here in Duluth, MN, Daniel Hedstrom is a young center back pursuing his passion with Duluth FC. He loves how his position gives him a full view of the pitch and allows him to direct traffic. He’s played as a center back since the U15 level, crediting his club coach, and his height, as the main factor that brought him to the back line after spending years as a midfielder.
Having spent some time in Stockholm, Sweden with his family, Daniel was able to see Swedish side AIK play as his first in-person match. Hedstrom supports AIK to this day, along with Arsenal and Minnesota United.
Daniel’s dad was a catalyst for his love of soccer and development as a player. He was his youth coach and continued to play a role in Daniel’s sporting life to this day. Hedstrom’s number one soccer idol is Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who is also remembered for playing for the French National team, Barcelona, and the New York Red Bulls.