Sport Recruit USA (SRUSA) tweeted that Ward had enjoyed a 'great week on trial' with Leeds, where he scored against the Whites under-18s.
Congratulations to SRUSA Elite client, Matty Ward, on a great week long trial with Leeds United. He even managed to score vs the u18’s.— SRUSA Men's Soccer (@SportRecruitUSA) October 1, 2018
He heads to West Ham now for a trial before going back to China pic.twitter.com/WdZG6BGMCT
It is unclear, however, if he impressed the Yorkshire side enough to earn a longer-term stay - and Leeds' loss could be West Ham's gain.
SRUSA, who claim on Twitter to be the 'Worlds (sic) #1 College Soccer Placement Experts', previously acquired Matthew Keogh from Leeds, after the teenager's Elland Road contract expired earlier this year.
NEW MENS SOCCER SIGNING— SRUSA Men's Soccer (@SportRecruitUSA) March 28, 2018
We are excited to announce our newest Sports Recruiting USA Elite client, Leeds United FC Central Defender, Matthew Keogh.
Matthew is available for Fall 2018.
Welcome to the #SRUSAFamily pic.twitter.com/THjgLHJp8G
Born and raised in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, Keogh spent 10 years on the Whites' books before heading across the Atlantic.
Ward will link up with fellow American Peter Stroud, the midfielder signed from New York Red Bulls in the summer, at West Ham.
Have something to tell us about this article?