Corey Hertzog

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Corey Hertzog
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Personal information
Full name Corey James Hertzog
Date of birth (1990-08-01) August 1, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Orlando City
Number 11
Youth career
2008–2010 Penn State Nittany Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Reading United 12 (4)
2011–2012 New York Red Bulls 5 (0)
2012 Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 17 (9)
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7 (1)
2013 FC Edmonton (loan) 13 (2)
2014– Orlando City 16 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 30, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Corey Hertzog (born August 1, 1990 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is an American soccer player who currently plays for USL Pro club Orlando City.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Hertzog attended Antietam Middle Senior H.S. scoring 107 career goals before enrolling at the Pennsylvania State University in 2008. He started 5 games and played in 17 his freshman year. In 2009, during his Sophomore year he played in all 22 games for the Nittany Lions, starting 17 and notching a team high 11 goals.[1] His performance in his junior year led him to receive national attention by Major League Soccer. In 2010 he was the NCAA leader in goals (20), points (46), and points per game (2.09).[1]

Hertzog played with Reading United in the USL Premier Development League during his 2010 collegiate off-season.[2]

Professional[edit]

On December 22, 2010 Hertzog announced his intention to forgo his senior year at Penn State and become eligible for the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. He also announced that he signed a Generation Adidas contract. Generation Adidas is a joint venture between Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer aimed at raising the level of young soccer talent in the United States.[3] According to Soccer By Ives, Philadelphia Union tried to sign Hertzog to a Homegrown Player contract but were unsuccessful. Instead Hertzog decided to enter the draft.[4] He was drafted 13th overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls. He made his professional debut on March 26, 2011 in a 0-0 draw with Columbus Crew[5] On June 28, 2011 in his first start for New York, Hertzog scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 victory over FC New York in the US Open Cup.[6]

Hertzog was loaned to Third Division side Wilmington Hammerheads in May 2012. On June 2, 2012 he scored two goals to lead his new club to a 3-1 victory over Orlando City Soccer Club.[7] He ended the season as one of USL Pro's top scorers and helped the club reach the league final. On November 19, 2012, the Red Bulls announced it declined options for an additional 6 players, having released 4 a week earlier, with Hertzog included in the mix.

Hertzog signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on January 23, 2013,[8] and scored his first goal for the club on April 6, 2013 against the San Jose Earthquakes.

After a bright start, Hertzog's first-team chances became fewer, as a result Hertzog was loaned to NASL club FC Edmonton for their Fall season.[9]

Hertzog was released by Vancouver and selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft, but didn't sign with the club. He joined USL Pro club Orlando City on February 11, 2014.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

All-time club performance
Club Season United States Major League Soccer US Open Cup MLS Cup/Playoffs CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
New York Red Bulls
2011 5 0 2 1 - - - - 7 1
Club Season United States USL Pro Open Cup Playoffs CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wilmington Hammerheads (loan)
2012 17 9 - - 3 2 - - 20 11
Career Total 22 9 2 1 3 2 - - 27 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Corey Hertzog (August 1, 1990). "Corey Hertzog Bio - Penn State Official Athletic Site". Gopsusports.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.readingunitedac.com/roster/player/hertzog/[dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.readingunitedac.com/news/details/corey-hertzog-turning-pro/[dead link]
  4. ^ "SBI 2011 MLS Mock Draft (Version 1.0)". Soccer By Ives. December 29, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Decimated Red Bulls hold Crew to scoreless tie
  6. ^ Kristian Dyer (June 28, 2011). "USOC Recap: Rooney, Hertzog lead Red Bulls over FCNY". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslpro.uslsoccer.com. June 2, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Whitecaps FC add three | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. January 23, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "FC Edmonton Acquire Forward Corey Hertzog On Loan | North American Soccer League". Nasl.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.orlandocitysoccer.com/news/?article_id=1727

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