Erik Ustruck

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Erik Ustruck
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Personal information
Full name Erik John Ustruck
Date of birth (1985-01-04) January 4, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Orlando City
Number 8
Youth career
2003–2006 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Houston Dynamo 2 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex (loan) 5 (0)
2010 FC Tampa Bay 5 (0)
2011– Orlando City 48 (2)
National team
2004 United States U20 2 (0)
2013– Guam 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 17, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 17, 2013

Erik John Ustruck (born January 4, 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American-born Guamanian international footballer who currently plays for Orlando City in the USL Professional Division.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Ustruck played four years at Santa Clara University, scoring eight goals during his collegiate career and fighting back from a knee injury during his junior year.[1] He was noted for his versatility and work ethic.[2]

Professional[edit]

Ustruck was drafted by the Dynamo in the third round of the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft – a draft that he watched online with his friends[3] – as the 39th supplemental pick overall. Though he played as both a forward and a midfielder in college, Ustruck appears likely to be converted to a right back or right-sided midfielder in MLS.[4]

Ustruck made his full professional debut for Dynamo on 1 July 2008, in a US Open Cup third round game against Charleston Battery.[5]

He was sent on loan to Austin Aztex on June 16, 2009.[6]

After returning from his short loan spell, Ustruck made his MLS debut, coming on as a sub in Houston's 2–1 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on the road in Seattle.[7]

Ustruck was waived by Houston on March 24, 2010,[8] and signed a one year contract with the FC Tampa Bay on April 5, 2010.[9]

After his contract was up for FC Tampa Bay, Ustruck signed a multi-year contract with USL Pro club Orlando City on March 18, 2011.[10]

International[edit]

He played several games with the Under-20 United States national team in 2004,[1] but never made an official FIFA or confederation appearance for the senior team, so he is not cap tied to any National federation. He was also selected into the Guam National team preliminary squad for the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in February 2013. He made his debut for the Matao against Laos in November 2013 during the FIFA International friendly between the two nations.

Honours[edit]

Orlando City[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Erik Ustruck", Santaclarabroncos.cstv.com, retrieved March 13, 2007.
  2. ^ Bernhardt, Matt. "Erik Ustruck", MatchNight Central Scouting Database, retrieved March 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Doss-Antoun, Joe. "Santa Clara Soccer's Ustruck Drafted In MLS", USCHO.com, January 25, 2007, retrieved March 13, 2007.
  4. ^ Carrick, Buzz. "MLS Combine 07 Report: Wrap Up", 3rddegree.com, January 10, 2007, retrieved March 13, 2007.
  5. ^ http://houston.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080701&content_id=169804&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&team=t200
  6. ^ http://blogs.chron.com/soccer/archives/2009/06/dynamo_loan_3_t.html
  7. ^ "Depleted Dynamo fall in Seattle". mlsnet.com. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  8. ^ http://worldsoccerreader.com/2010/03/houston-dynamo-waive-wade-barrett-and-erik-ustruck/
  9. ^ Tampa Bay Rowdies to showcase starters in preseason finale
  10. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/509550.html

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