Andrew Wenger

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Andrew Wenger
Wenger 2013-06-19.jpg
Wenger in 2013
Personal information
Full name James Andrew Wenger
Date of birth (1990-12-25) December 25, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 9
Youth career
2006–2009 PA Classics
2009–2011 Duke Blue Devils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Reading United 13 (1)
2011 Carolina Dynamo 8 (2)
2012–2014 Montreal Impact 51 (6)
2014– Philadelphia Union 13 (2)
National team
2008–2009 United States U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 4, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 11, 2012

James Andrew Wenger (born December 25, 1990) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer. Wenger has been described as a talented attacker who can finish, hold-up play or create from wide positions.[1]

College and amateur career[edit]

Wenger made an immediate impact in his freshman year at Duke University. He started in all 21 matches, and finished with four goals and three assists in a team leading 1,896 minutes of action. In 2010, Wenger started in all of Duke's matches at center back and was a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy. In 2011, Wenger moved from center back to forward. He led the ACC with 17 goals and 42 points and was ranked fourth in the nation in total points and sixth in total goals. On January 6, 2012, Wenger was named Hermann Trophy winner.[2]

In addition to being named Hermann Trophy winner for 2011, Wenger won ACC Freshman of the Year in 2009, ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, and ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011.[3]

Wenger also played in the USL Premier Development League for Reading United[4] and the Carolina Dynamo.[5]

Professional career[edit]

On January 12, 2012, Wenger was selected #1 overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by the Montreal Impact.[6]

Wenger was traded to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for Jack McInerney in April 2014.

Career Statistics[edit]

As of 4 April 2014
Club Season League League Cup Continental Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Canada Montreal Impact 2012 MLS 23 4 0 0 23 4
2013 MLS 24 1 4 1 3 1 1 0 32 3
2014 MLS 4 1 4 1
Total 51 6 4 1 3 1 1 0 59 8

Honors[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

Individual[edit]

Offensive Player of the Year: 2010
Defensive Player of the Year: 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosano, Nicholas. "Three for Thursday: USMNT candidates no one is talking about, but soon will be". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wenger Named Hermann Trophy Winner". goduke (Duke Sports Information). 6 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Wenger Bio". goduke (Duke Sports Information). 4 May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  4. ^ United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  5. ^ United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  6. ^ "SuperDraft: It's Wenger! Duke star goes to Montreal". mlssoccer.com (Major League Soccer). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 

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