David Bingham (American soccer)

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This article is about the American goalkeeper. For the Scottish footballer, see David Bingham.
David Bingham
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Personal information
Full name David Bingham
Date of birth (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Castro Valley, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 1
Youth career
2008–2010 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– San Jose Earthquakes 5 (0)
2014 San Antonio Scorpions (loan) 10 (0)
2014 Strømmen IF (loan) 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 20, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Bingham (born October 19, 1989 in Castro Valley, California) is an American goalkeeper currently playing for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.


David Bingham was born October 19, 1989 in Castro Valley, California to his parents Greg and Lisa Bingham. David has one sister, Kimberly Bingham, who played goalkeeper at Arizona State University and later for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.[1]



Bingham played for the youth club, Mustang United based out of Danville, California. In 2007, his club team made it to the Super- Y league National Championships. Bingham was a member of the Super-Y national team in 2006 and 2007. He had 13 shutouts and had a 0.60 goals against average during his senior year in high school. Bingham was a member of both the Bay Areas All-Area team as well as the all Tri-Valley team's first selection.[2]


Bingham played his college career at the University of California, Berkeley between the years of 2008 and 2010. Bingham led the Golden Bears to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in 2010, where they fell to eventual NCAA Champion Akron Zips on penalties. In 2009, Bingham earned himself All-Pac-10 second team honors and posted a 0.95 goals against average. The majority of his 2008 year was spent as backup to Stefan Frei.[3]


Bingham signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer soon after the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Due to signing post-SuperDraft, Bingham was allocated to an MLS team via a weighted lottery. He was awarded to San Jose Earthquakes, the team he supported as a boy, on January 26, 2011.[4]

Before he signed with Major League Soccer, Bingham had trialled with Premier League club Fulham for ten days.[5] Liverpool F.C. have expressed interest in him. He became famous by the media for his famous 90-yard goal against West Bromwich Albion F.C. from his own box in a friendly match at Buck Shaw Stadium on July 12.

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