His bio reads he is 6' 2" and 161 pounds, I am 6' 170 so he and the team must hope a strong wind does not hit Wake Med Park and take away Sam Brotherton. He is described as a big signing, that might be a tall order for a 160 pounder but enough on that. He has some top teams on his resume including Sunderland where he was a center back, the same role Dave Sarachan expeccts him to fill now. A veteran of the New Zeland national team he already has 15 games to his credit including World Cup qualifiers. The Confederations Cup in Russia saw him selected to the NZ team, He was also on the u-20's for the World Cup and the U-23's for the Pacific Games. Having 2 years under his belt at the U. of Wisconsin, as a Badger he had 33 games and made the All-Freshman Team in '15 next making the All-Big Ten Second Team. The highest level in NZ is where he got many minutes, 1,440 over 16 games with Wanderers SC. This deal is just awaiting to be finalized upon getting all the paperwork sorted out. HC Dave Sarachan who opened camp this week stated, "Sam is an experienced international center back . Sam is excellent in the air. I look forward to having Sam play an important role for us."