|Full name||Freddie Braun|
|Date of birth||May 13, 1988|
|Place of birth||Royal Oak, Michigan, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Current club||Orlando City|
|2009||Chicago Fire Premier||14||(3)|
|2010||Portland Timbers U23s||16||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 4, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
College and Amateur
Braun grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan, attended Rochester High School, and played club soccer for the Michigan Wolves before going on to play four years of college soccer at the University of Louisville. As a senior in 2009 he captained the Cardinals to a 13–3–4 record and a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Braun was the team’s second-leading scorer in 2009, recording eight goals and four assists in his senior campaign, and finished his collegiate career with 11 goals and five assists in 81 games.
Upon the completion of his senior college season, he was one of 62 collegiate players invited to participate in the 2010 MLS Player Combine, but was not drafted; having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, Braun instead decided to return to the PDL, and signed for the Portland Timbers U23s as an overage player. He helped Portland to a perfect 16–0–0 season and the PDL National Championship in 2010, and was selected to the PDL All-League team.
After training with the team throughout pre-season, Braun signed with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer on February 17, 2011. He made his professional debut on May 3, 2011 in a 1–0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Braun was released by Portland on November 19, 2012.
- 2009 Chicago Fire Premier Stats
- 2010 Portland Timbers U23s stats
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