Šaćir Hot

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Šaćir Hot
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Personal information
Date of birth (1991-06-10) June 10, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Wayne, New Jersey, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
None
Youth career
2006–2009 New York Red Bulls
2009–2010 Boston College Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2013 Hessen Kassel 1 (0)
National team
2010–2011 United States U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 5, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 5, 2011

Šaćir Hot (Albanian: Shaqir Hot; born June 10, 1991) is an American soccer player of Albanian descent who currently has no club.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Hot attended Fair Lawn High School and received numerous accolades during his high school career.[1] Hot was also a member of the MetroStars (later, New York Red Bulls) academy for whom he played in the U-17 Clubs World Cup in 2007. He also captained both the u16 and u18 academy sides.[2] In 2009 Hot decided to attend Boston College. During his time in college he remained with the New York Red Bulls Academy and was a member of the New York Red Bull NPSL squad. As a junior even though he was not still in college anymore he was nominated for the NSCAA Herman Watch List.[3] He also kicked for the Fair Lawn American Football Cutters during the 2008 season.

Professional[edit]

Hot spent his first summer off from college training with the Red Bulls' first team where he impressed coach Hans Backe. During the January 2011 transfer window, he spent some time with Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund in hopes of signing his first professional contract. He was invited back for preseason by Borussia Mönchengladbach but instead accepted a professional contract from the New York Red Bulls.[4][5] Hot was signed by New York Red Bulls as a Homegrown Player on January 28, 2011.[6] On June 28, 2011 Hot made his first team debut for New York playing in a preseason friendly vs Atlante in 2011. He made his professional debut playing the entire second half in a 2–1 victory over FC New York in the US Open Cup.[7]

In a surprising move, Hot was waived by New York on February 17, 2012.[8]

On January 15, 2013 KSV Hessen Kassel announced that Šaćir Hot joined the team.[9] Kassel currently participates in the German Fußball-Regionalliga Südwest.

International[edit]

Hot has been a member of the United States Under-18 and Under-20 men's national team. He helped the U-20s capture the 2010 Milk Cup with a 3–0 win over Northern Ireland in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Hot was also part of the final 20-man squad chosen to travel to Guatemala for U-20 World Cup qualification in April 2011. While attending Boston College Hot was invited to a Montenegro Under-21 camp to play friendlies but had to reject the invitation because it conflicted with his college season schedule.

Personal[edit]

Hot is the son of Salih and Valbona Hot, who migrated to the United States from Montenegro in the 1980s. Hot's parents have Bosniak and Albanian backgrounds but they only lived in Montenegro, in the towns of Plav and Gusinje.[10]

Honors[edit]

  • 2010 Milk Cup: Winner (United States U-20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sacir Hot Profile – BCEAGLES.COM – Boston College Official Athletic Site. Bceagles.cstv.com. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  2. ^ Lewis, Brian. (2011-01-31) Red Bull academy signee Sacir Hot: From ballboy to the big club. Nypost.com. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ NY academy standout Hot eyes pro contract. MLSsoccer.com (2011-01-16). Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  5. ^ American Defender Sacir Hot On Trial At Borussia Moenchengladbach. Goal.com (2011-01-18). Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  6. ^ Red Bulls sign Red Bull Academy Product Sacir Hot. New York Red Bulls (2011-01-29). Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  7. ^ USOC Recap: Rooney, Hertzog lead Red Bulls over FCNY. MLSsoccer.com (2011-06-28). Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  8. ^ Red Bulls Waive Sacir Hot, Matt Kassel. New York Red Bulls (2012-02-17). Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  9. ^ Sacir Hot kommt aus New York | Die offizielle Homepage des KSV Hessen Kassel e.V. Dasbesteausnordhessen.de. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  10. ^ "Red Bulls sign Fair Lawn's Sacir Hot", The Record (Bergen County), February 1, 2011. Accessed March 29, 2011. "On Monday, the Red Bulls announced the signing of Hot, a 19-year-old defender who played soccer and football at Fair Lawn.... Hot recently returned from Europe and soon after was offered a contract. The decision to stay close to home — Hot still lives in Fair Lawn — was not a difficult one."

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