Alec Dufty

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Alec Dufty
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Personal information
Full name Alec Dufty
Date of birth (1987-03-11) March 11, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Binghamton, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2005 Appalachian State Mountaineers
2006–2008 Evansville Purple Aces
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Raleigh Elite 6 (0)
2009 New York Red Bulls 1 (0)
2010 AC St. Louis 30 (0)
2010 Chicago Fire (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Chicago Fire 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 10, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alec Dufty (born March 11, 1987 in Binghamton, New York) is a former American soccer player and was a Volunteer Coaching Assistant for the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012.[1] He is currently an Assistant Coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. [2]


College and Amateur[edit]

Dufty grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and played college soccer at Appalachian State University and the University of Evansville, where he was an All-Missouri Valley Conference selection in his final two years.

During his college years Dufty also played with Raleigh Elite in the USL Premier Development League.[3]


Dufty was signed by the New York Red Bulls on 12 March 2009,[4] and made his MLS debut on 11 April 2009, as a substitute for Danny Cepero in the eighth minute of a Major League Soccer match against Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium. Dufty did not concede a goal as New York held Houston to a scoreless draw.[5] However, despite a strong display, he was waived by the club only three days later.

After being released, Dufty signed a contract to become part of the Major League Soccer League-Wide Reserve Goalkeeper Pool. During the May 2009 he was called up by Columbus Crew to provide cover for Andy Gruenebaum while Will Hesmer was out injured. On 27 February 2010 signed for new founded USSF D2 Pro League club AC St. Louis.[6]

On March 1, 2011, Dufty signed a contract with Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.[7] At season's end his 2012 contract option was declined by Chicago and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Dufty was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.

Dufty's father David Dufty was a third round draft pick (48th overall) of the San Jose Earthquakes in the 1975 NASL draft. The 6'6" Dufty played four years at Colgate University and would have been the tallest player in the NASL, but did not get signed by the Earthquakes.


Dufty was called up to the United States U-20 men's national soccer team for a friendly versus Argentina in May 2007.[8] Dufty did not play though, as Argentina won 1-0 with a goal from Braghieri in front of 3,531 people at PAETEC Park in Rochester, New York.[9]


Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2009 New York Red Bulls MLS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total USA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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