Matt Clare

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Matt Clare
Personal information
Full name Matthew Christopher Clare
Date of birth (1988-05-25) May 25, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wichita B-52s
Number 99
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 West Virginia Chaos 8 (2)
2009 Bradenton Academics 10 (1)
2011–2012 Tampa Bay Rowdies[1] 27 (4)
2012 Norfolk SharX (indoor) ? (20)
2012 Syracuse Silver Knights (indoor) 6 (4)
2012-2013 Wichita Wings (indoor) 2 (3)
2013- Wichita B-52s (indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 8, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Matt Clare (born May 25, 1988 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American soccer player currently playing for the Wichita B-52s in the PASL.

Career[edit]

Youth and Amateur[edit]

Clare, who did not play college soccer, played with elite youth team PDA in the USL Super Y-League,[2] before going on to play for both the Charlotte Soccer Club, and later the St. Petersburg Kickers in the USASA-affiliated Florida Suncoast Soccer League.[3]

Clare also played in the USL Premier Development League, with West Virginia Chaos in 2008[4] and Bradenton Academics in 2009.[5]

Professional[edit]

Clare signed his first professional contract in 2011 when he signed with FC Tampa Bay of the North American Soccer League, having trialed with the team during pre-season.[6] He made his professional debut on May 11, coming on as a late substitute in a game against FC Edmonton.[7] Tampa Bay announced that the club exercised its 2012 contract option on Clare on October 5, 2011. The new contract also includes a club option for the 2013 season.[8]

Personal[edit]

Matt is the son of former professional soccer player John Clare, who played for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the American Professional Soccer League in the 1990s.

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