Bradlee Baladez

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Bradlee Baladez
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Personal information
Date of birth (1991-08-08) August 8, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Mesquite, Texas, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2008–2010 FC Dallas
2010–2012 South Carolina Gamecocks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 FC Dallas 1 (0)
2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 12 (4)
2014 Arizona United 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 18, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bradlee Baladez (born August 8, 1991) is an American professional soccer player.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Meaquite, Texas, Baladez is an alumnus of both Mesquite High School and the University of South Carolina.[1] While in high-school, Baladez played with the varsity soccer team and was voted team MVP.[1] He was also a part of the FC Dallas Academy that advanced to the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Soccer Development Academy finals.[1] Baladez then started to attend USC where he played for the South Carolina Gamecocks soccer team for three seasons and was named the team offensive MVP after his second season.[1]

FC Dallas[edit]

Baladez signed with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer as a homegrown player on December 19, 2012.[1] Baladez is the eighth homegrown signing ever by the club.[1] He made his debut for Dallas on July 20, 2013 in a league match against Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium as substitute in the 63rd minute as Dallas drew the match 0–0.[2]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan)[edit]

Baladez was loaned to Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on August 2, 2013 for the remainder of the 2013 season.[3] He then made his debut for the Strikers on August 10 as a 71st minute substitute in a 3–1 against Minnesota United at Lockhart Stadium.[4] Baladez scored his first professional goal for the Strikers in the 34th minute match against the Atlanta Silverbacks on August 24 that resulted in a 1–0 victory.[5] He scored his second goal on October 5 against rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies, netting the game-winning goal in the 84th minute after coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 win. [6] Two weeks later Baladez scored a brace in the Strikers 6-2 win against the Silverbacks on October 19. [7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of November 2, 2013[8]
Club Season League MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Dallas 2013 MLS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 2013 NASL 12 4 12 4
Career total 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "FC Dallas inks Texas native Bradlee Baladez to Homegrown deal". FC Dallas. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Montreal Impact 0-0 FC Dallas: Rosters". Major League Soccer. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FC Dallas loans Bradlee Baladez to NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers". FC Dallas. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-3 Minnesota United". Scoresway. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Atlanta Silverbacks 0-1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers". Soccerway. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS VS. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES 2 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS VS. ATLANTA SILVERBACKS 6 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bradlee Baladez profile at Soccerway

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