Chandler Hoffman

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Chandler Hoffman
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Hoffman with the Galaxy in July 2013
Personal information
Full name Jon Chandler Hoffman
Date of birth (1990-08-17) August 17, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Youth career
2009–2011 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Panama City Pirates 7 (0)
2010–2011 Orange County Blue Star 25 (15)
2012 Philadelphia Union 7 (0)
2012 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014 LA Galaxy 8 (0)
2014 LA Galaxy II (loan) 19 (14)
2015– Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 23, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jon Chandler Hoffman (born August 17, 1990) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Hoffman played college soccer at UCLA between 2009 and 2011. During his time at UCLA, Hoffman was a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist, NSCAA Third-team All-American, First-team NSCAA All-Far West selection, First-team All-Pac-12 honoree, Second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, First-team Academic All-District and Pac-12 All-Academic.[1][2]


Hoffman also played in the USL Premier Development League for Panama City Pirates in 2009 and Orange County Blue Star in both 2010 and 2011.[3][4]

Professional[edit]

After his stellar junior season at UCLA, Hoffman was offered a Generation Adidas contract by Major League Soccer which he accepted. He attended the MLS Player Combine, January 6–10, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then headed to Kansas City, Missouri for the 2012 MLS SuperDraft where he was selected in the 1st Round (13th overall pick) by the Philadelphia Union, becoming the first player from Alabama ever selected in the MLS SuperDraft.[5]

Hoffman made his professional debut on March 31, 2012 when he started for the Philadelphia Union in a regular season home game at PPL Park against the Vancouver Whitecaps.[6]

Hoffman was loaned to USL Pro club Harrisburg City Islanders for two matches on April 20–21, 2012.[7]

Hoffman scored the game-winning goal in a friendly on May 9, 2012 vs. the popular European club, FC Schalke 04.[8]

On the eve of the 2013 season, Hoffman was traded to Los Angeles Galaxy for a conditional 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick.[9]

On December 18, 2014, Hoffman was selected by the Houston Dynamo in stage 2 of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft. He has yet to sign a contract with the Dynamo.[10]

On December 26, 2014, The Houston Dynamo announced that they had signed Hoffman to a new contract..[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

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
2012 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) USL Pro 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 4 1
2014 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
LA Galaxy II (loan) USL Pro 17 13 0 0 2 1 0 0 19 14
Total USA 34 13 4 0 2 1 3 1 43 15
Career total 34 13 4 0 2 1 3 1 43 15

Updated September 23, 2014

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Pac-12 Conference:
    • First-team: 2010, 2011
  • Pac-12 Conference All Academic:
    • First-team: 2010, 2011
  • NSCAA Far West Region:
    • First-team: 2011
  • NCAA All-American:
    • Third-team: 2011
  • Hermann Trophy
    • Semi-Finalist 2011
  • Soccer America All-American:
    • First-team: 2011
  • College Soccer News All-American:
    • Second-team: 2011
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District:
    • First-team: 2011
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American:
    • Second-team: 2011
  • USL Premier Development League:
    • League MVP Finalist: 2011
    • All League First Team: 2011
    • All Western Conference Team: 2011
    • Player of the Week: Week 7 2011
    • Team of the Week: Week 1 2011, Week 7 2011, Week 8 2011
    • Team of the Week - Honorable Mention: Week 2 2011
  • USL Pro:
    • All League First Team: 2014
    • Player of the Week: Week 8 2014
    • Team of the Week: Week 5 2014, Week 8 2014, Week 10 2014, Week 11 2014
    • Team of the Week - Honorable Mention: Week 2 2014, Week 19 2014, Week 23 2014

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