Andrew Carleton is a 16-year-old who plays for Atlanta United. In September, he became the youngest-ever player to appear for a USL team when he came on for Chaleston Battery as a 15-year-old. He also — and I do not believe myself to be exaggerating here — has a fiirst touch that has been blessed by the soccer gods.
I mean, just look at this:
— Dirty South Soccer (@DirtySouthSoc) February 27, 2017
If you have a first touch that is so good the guy defending you thinks there's no way under the laws of physics you could have controlled a ball so he just stops playing, you have a very good first touch.
Carleton can also do a scorpion kick pass, which is a thing you don't see very often even in Europe.
— Soccer (@TrueSoccerLife) February 28, 2017
Andrew Carleton is only 16 years old, so there's no reason to get carried away, but everyone is going to do that anyway because hot damn look at that first touch.