Matt Miazga

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Matt Miazga
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Personal information
Full name Matthew Miazga
Date of birth (1995-07-19) July 19, 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
Number 20
Youth career
2009–2013 New York Red Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– New York Red Bulls 14 (0)
National team
2012 Poland U18 1 (0)
2013 United States U18 3 (0)
2014– United States U20 8 (0)
2014– United States U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 27, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 19, 2014

Matthew Miazga (born July 19, 1995) is an American professional soccer player of Polish descent who plays as a defender for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Matt Miazga defends Jermain Defoe

From Clifton, New Jersey, Miazga is a product of the New York Red Bulls Academy, which he joined in 2009 at the under-14 level.[1] While with the under-16 side Miazga helped the Red Bulls win the U.S. Developmental Academy National Championship in 2012.[1]

On May 30, 2013 it was announced that Miazga had signed a homegrown contract with the New York Red Bulls, becoming the eighth player to sign a homegrown contract with the Red Bulls.[1] Miazga made his first team debut at the age of 18 as a substitute in 76th minute of a 4-1 win at Houston Dynamo on September 8, 2013.

International[edit]

In May 2013, Miazga played for the United States Under-18 side that participated in the 19th Annual International Juniors Tournament in Portugal.[2] Miazga played one match for the Poland Under-18 team in 2012. He had previously played for the Poland Under-16 team.[3] Since 2012, he has only played for United States youth teams. In August and September 2014, Miazga turned down two separate call-ups to the Poland Under-20 team. He cited previous commitments to the United States Under-20 team and maintained he had not made a final decision about which nation to represent at the senior level. In October 2014, Poland U-20 coach Marcin Dorna stated that he had not given up on Miazga and that the Red Bulls player might still play for his team.[4] [5] Miazga played for the United States Under-20 team at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and helped the team qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.[6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

United States New York Red Bulls

Career statistics[edit]

As of June 28, 2014[7]
Club Season League MLS Cup U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
New York Red Bulls 2013 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
2015 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 13 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 15 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Red Bulls Sign Home Grown Defender Matt Miazga". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Under-18 Men's National Team Commence 10-Day International Trip to Lisbon". United States Soccer Federation. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Przez półtora miesiąca zagrał dla Polski i USA". Przegląd Sportowy (in Polish). Ringier Axel Springer Polska. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Reprezentacja U-20: Cibicki i Miazga powołani". Przegląd Sportowy (in Polish). Ringier Axel Springer Polska. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Miazga poza kadrą Polski. Dorna: Temat nie jest zamknięty". Przegląd Sportowy (in Polish). Ringier Axel Springer Polska. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Matt Miazga". U.S. Soccer (in English). U.S. Soccer. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Matt Miazga profile at Soccerway

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