Chris Wingert

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Chris Wingert
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Personal information
Full name Chris Wingert
Date of birth (1982-06-16) June 16, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Babylon, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2003 St. John's Red Storm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Brooklyn Knights 12 (1)
2004–2005 Columbus Crew 49 (0)
2006–2007 Colorado Rapids 16 (0)
2007– Real Salt Lake 171 (1)
National team
2002–2004 United States U23 16 (0)
2009 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 22, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 22, 2013

Chris Wingert (born June 16, 1982 in Babylon, New York) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Wingert attended St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School and played college soccer for St. John's University, where he was the 2003 Hermann Trophy winner as that year's best collegiate player.

During his college years Wingert also played with the Brooklyn Knights in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

The Columbus Crew drafted Wingert in the second round (twelfth overall) in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. Despite his collegiate success, MLS teams were skeptical about his ability to adapt to the faster and more physical professional game. Nevertheless, Wingert managed to earn a spot on a very good Crew team and was a versatile member of the squad for two years. While in Columbus, he played as both a defender and a defensive midfielder. On January 20, 2006, the Crew traded Wingert and Matt Jordan to the Colorado Rapids for a conditional and third-round draft pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.[1] On July 13, 2007, Real Salt Lake acquired Wingert from the Colorado Rapids for a first-round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and a second-round pick in the 2009 supplemental draft.

International[edit]

Wingert made his first international appearance for the United States against Sweden on January 24, 2009.

Personal[edit]

Wingert is the son of Norm Wingert who played for the Philadelphia Atoms in the North American Soccer League.

Honors[edit]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

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