Bobby Warshaw

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Bobby Warshaw
Personal information
Full name William Robert Warshaw
Date of birth (1988-11-21) November 21, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
GAIS
Number 8
Youth career
2007–2010 Stanford Cardinal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 FC Dallas 32 (1)
2013 Ängelholms FF (loan) 9 (8)
2014– GAIS 14 (2)
National team
2005 United States U17 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 10, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 10, 2014

William Robert "Bobby" Warshaw (born November 21, 1988) is an American soccer player who currently plays for GAIS in Superettan.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Warshaw attended Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School, where he was as Gatorade State Player of the Year twice in 2005 & 2006. He was the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association player of the year in 2006 and NSCAA Youth All-America player of the year in 2004, 2005 and 2006.[1] He earned a place for the first time in the U-17 national team during the 2005 season. Warshaw has been quoted saying that his high school coach, Tony Lougee, was his main influence in every one of his fundamentals, and credits him with much of his life success, stating in one January 2011 interview, "Tony made me the man I am today; he is really a father figure to me."

Warshaw made his college soccer debut at Stanford University in 2007, starting 17 matches and scoring 5 goals.[1] He was chosen captain for the team for the seasons 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2009 Warshaw led Stanford to the Round of 16 in the NCAA tournament with wins over Saint Mary's and UC Irvine in the first two rounds, and was a Hermann Trophy (USA College Player of the Year) semi-finalist.[2] He scored 18 goals in his career at Stanford, despite being moved to defense for his final two seasons.

Professional[edit]

Warshaw was selected in the first round (17th overall) by FC Dallas in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[3] He made his professional debut on May 7, 2011, coming on as a substitute in a 0-0 tie with DC United.[4]

Warshaw was loaned to Swedish Superettan club Ängelholms FF on August 11, 2013.[5] On February 24, 2014, it was announced that Warshaw would join Swedish Superettan club GAIS on a one-year contract.[6]

International[edit]

Warshaw debuted for the USA U-17 national team in 2005 against Honduras.[7] He scored his first goal for the national team in 2007 against Venezuela in the Pan-American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[8] USA ended winning the match 2-1, Warshaw scoring the game-winning goal.

Personal[edit]

Besides being an athlete, Warshaw also holds a strong academic record with a 3.57 GPA in political science. In 2010, Warshaw was awarded Academic All-District Nods.[9] Stanford Cardinal coach Bret Simon described Warshaw as a "true leader and fierce competitor with a proven track record in every season as a Stanford Cardinal".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Booby Warshaw Profile". GoStanford.com. CBS Interactive. 
  2. ^ "Bobby Warshaw Named To Herman Trophy Watch List". GoStanford.com. CBS Interactive. 
  3. ^ Bobby Warshaw Taken In First Round Of MLS Draft By FC Dallas[dead link]
  4. ^ "D.C. United vs FC Dallas 05-07-2011 - Recap". MLSsoccer.com. May 7, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "ÄFF lånar Bobby Warshaw – Ängelholms FF". Angelholmsff.se. August 11, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "GAIS - William Robert "Bobby" Warshaw till GAIS". gais.se. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Soccer Wire - June 20, 2005". ussoccer.com. U.S. Soccer. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Men Win Pan American Games Opener". ussoccer.com. U.S. Soccer. 
  9. ^ "Warshaw and Yahyavi Earn Academic All-District Nods". GoStanford.com. CBS Interactive. 

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