Cody Laurendi

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Cody Laurendi
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Personal information
Full name Cody Matthew Laurendi
Date of birth (1988-08-15) August 15, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Melbourne, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy II
Youth career
2006–2007 South Georgia Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Montegnée 5 (0)
2010–2012 Puerto Rico Islanders 5 (0)
2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 (0)
2014– LA Galaxy II 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 22, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cody Laurendi (born August 15, 1988) is an American soccer player who currently plays for LA Galaxy II in the USL Pro.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Laurendi attended Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne where he lettered in both soccer and in football, as a kicker. In his senior year he was named MVP of the Brevard County All-Star game when he came on as a field player and scored 4 goals. In a newspaper interview after the match he said, "It's icing on the cake. I got a lot of help from my teammates. It also helps that I'm a lot larger than most of the guys out there". Laurendi also played club soccer for Space Coast United, Satellite Beach SC and Orlando FC.

Laurendi went on to play college soccer at the South Georgia College. His first year there, he was named to the Georgia Junior College All Tournament Team. Cody then attended the Heidelberg Academic and Soccer Academy (HASA) in Liege, Belgium, where he played as a non-paid amateur for the fourth division R.R.F.C. Montegnée.

Professional[edit]

Laurendi returned to Florida in 2010, and subsequently attended open tryouts with the Puerto Rico Islanders in March 2010.[1] After being signed by the Islanders squad as one of three back-up goalkeepers from the trial process, Laurendi was the only one they decided to keep on for the season. In his first start with the Puerto Rico Islanders, in a game versus FC Tampa Bay, Laurendi recorded a shutout for a 0-0 draw.

On March 25, 2013 the Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced that Laurendi had signed with the club as a backup to Matt Glaeser. After three games as backup, Laurendi displaced Glaeser ahead of the Strikers rivalry clash with Tampa Bay Rowdies on April 27. Laurendi had to be substituted a half-hour into the match following a collision with a Rowdies player. The Strikers announced on May 7 that Laurendi had a lacerated kidney from the incident and would be out for the remainder of the season.[2]

Honors[edit]

Puerto Rico Islanders[edit]

References[edit]