Drew Yates

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Drew Yates
Personal information
Full name Drew Yates
Date of birth (1988-05-14) May 14, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Severna Park, Maryland, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Austin Aztex
Youth career
2001–2006 Casa Mia's Bays
2004 IMG Soccer Academy
2006–2009 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 FC Tampa Bay 14 (0)
2011–2012 Harrisburg City Islanders 21 (1)
2013–2014 Charlotte Eagles 49 (6)
2015– Austin Aztex 0 (0)
National team
2004 United States U17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 12, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 16, 2013

Drew Yates (born May 14, 1988, in Severna Park, Maryland) is an American soccer player currently playing for Austin Aztex in the USL Professional Division.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Yates attended Archbishop Curley High School and DeMatha High School, played club soccer for the two-time national champion Casa Mia's Bays, and later attended the U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. He was named the Washington Post Player of the Year and the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year in 2006 and was a three-time NSCAA All-American.

He played four years of college soccer at the University of Maryland, and helped them to the NCAA Division I title in 2008. He ended his career at Maryland scoring 14 goals and having 13 assists, totaling 47 points for the squad, and received numerous honors, including ACC All-Academic, Second Team All-Atlantic South Region and Second Team All-ACC selections.

Professional[edit]

Yates was drafted in the second round (29th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire but was not offered a contract by the team. After a brief trial with Major League Soccer's D.C. United,[1] Yates turned professional in 2010 when he signed for FC Tampa Bay in the USSF Division 2 Professional League. He made his professional debut on April 24, 2010, a game against the NSC Minnesota Stars.[2]

He had a trial with Czech team SK Sigma Olomouc in January 2011.[3]

Yates signed with USL Pro club Harrisburg City Islanders on April 13, 2011.[4]

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