Andrew Wiedeman

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Andrew Wiedeman
Personal information
Full name Andrew Wiedeman
Date of birth (1989-08-22) August 22, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth San Ramon, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2007–2009 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 San Jose Frogs 12 (6)
2009 NorCal Lamorinda United
2010–2012 FC Dallas 8 (0)
2012–2014 Toronto FC 36 (4)
National team
2007 United States U18 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 13, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 29, 2012

Andrew Wiedeman (born August 22, 1989) is an American soccer player.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Wiedeman played college soccer at the University of California, where he earned numerous individual honors, including NSCAA Far West All-Region and All-Pac-10 first teams in 2009 and NSCAA third-team All-American, All-Pac-10 first-team selection, Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Season, NSCAA Far West All-Region first team and Pac-10 all-academic second-team selection in 2008. He left college early to enter the 2010 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation Adidas player.

During his college years Wiedeman also played with San Jose Frogs in the USL Premier Development League during the 2008 season[1] and NorCal Lamorinda United in the National Premier Soccer League during the 2009 season. Wiedeman was also a four year starter for the California High School (San Ramon, California) Fighting Grizzlies, earning all-East Bay Athletic League Honors his Junior year.[2] Wiedeman holds an Irish passport.[3]

Professional[edit]

Wiedeman was drafted in the second round (21st overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas.[4] He made his professional debut on April 28, 2010 in US Open Cup game against D.C. United.[5]

Wiedeman was traded to Toronto FC in exchange for Julian de Guzman on July 13, 2012.[6] In Toronto, he rejoined former FC Dallas teammate and fellow Californian Eric Avila. He made his debut for the club a day later coming on as a substitute for Danny Koevermans, who exited with an injury, in the 41st minute. Toronto FC went on to win that game 1-0 against the New England Revolution.[7]

He scored his first professional goal in only his second appearance for Toronto FC on July 18, 2012, coming on as a substitute for Eric Avila in the 59th minute of a home game against the Colorado Rapids and scoring the game-winning goal in the 67th minute of play, off a deflected shot from teammate Luis Silva, to earn Toronto a 2-1 victory.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Andrew Wiedeman - The University of California Official Athletic Site". Calbears.com. Aug 22, 1989. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Toronto FC decline options on Wiedeman, Hall". The Canadian Press. Nov 13, 2014. Retrieved Nov 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2010 MLS SuperDraft[dead link]
  5. ^ Charles Boehm / MLSsoccer.com (Apr 28, 2010). "www.dcunited.com/news/2010/04/usoc-united-get-the-better-of-dallas". Dcunited.com. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/07/13/toronto-trade-dp-de-guzman-dallas-wiedeman". Mlssoccer.com. Jul 13, 2012. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012-07-14-NE-v-TOR". MLSsoccer.com. Jul 14, 2012. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wiedeman's first for TFC extends Rapids skid 2-1". mlssoccer.com. Jul 18, 2012. Retrieved Jul 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wiedeman flashes his poaching skills in scoring TFC winner". mlssoccer.com. Jul 18, 2012. Retrieved Jul 18, 2012. 

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