|Full name||Drew Yates|
|Date of birth||May 14, 1988|
|Place of birth||Severna Park, Maryland, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Forward|
|2001–2006||Casa Mia's Bays|
|2004||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2010||FC Tampa Bay||14||(0)|
|2011–2012||Harrisburg City Islanders||21||(1)|
|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).
College and amateur
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.
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, 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.