|Full name||Nathan Radford Sturgis|
|Date of birth||July 6, 1987|
|Place of birth||St. Augustine, Florida, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|Current club||Colorado Rapids|
|2003–2004||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2004||Ajax Orlando Prospects||1||(0)|
|2006–2007||Los Angeles Galaxy||24||(0)|
|2007–2008||Real Salt Lake||8||(0)|
|2009–2010||Seattle Sounders FC||29||(1)|
|2003–2004||United States U17||6||(1)|
|2004||United States U18||1||(0)|
|2004–2007||United States U20||27||(0)|
|2008||United States U23||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 4, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Youth and College
Sturgis attended Nease High School, played club soccer with the First Coast KYX, and played two years of college soccer at Clemson University. In his freshman season in 2004, Sturgis scored three goals and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. As a sophomore, Sturgis scored two goals and added seven assists in leading the Tigers to the College Cup. Sturgis was named 3rd Team All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2005. Sturgis also played one year with the Ajax Orlando Prospects in the USL Premier Development League
Sturgis signed a Generation adidas contract with MLS, and was taken 12th overall in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy. During Galaxy's pre-season tour of England in 2006 they competed against several high profile clubs, including (then) English Premiership Champions Chelsea, and Sturgis was picked out by the staff at Chelsea and other English teams as the outstanding player of the tour. On June 21, 2007, Sturgis was traded along with forward Robbie Findley to Real Salt Lake in exchange for veteran midfielder Chris Klein.
On November 26, 2008, he was selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the second round of the 2008 MLS Expansion Draft. On September 18, 2010, Sturgis scored his first professional goal in a 4-0 win at Columbus against the Columbus Crew. His goal came from the penalty spot.
On November 24, 2010, Sturgis was selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the third round of the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft. The next day Nathan was traded by Vancouver to Toronto FC in exchange for a first round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
Sturgis made his debut for Toronto on March 19, 2011 vs. Vancouver in the first ever all Canadian MLS match-up, it ended as a 4-2 away loss for Toronto.
Sturgis has played for various youth United States national teams, and was part of the Under-20 team at the 2005 World Youth Championship and the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On July 17, 2008 he was named to the U.S. team that participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, however he was ruled out shortly after due to a hamstring injury.
|United States||League||Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup||CONCACAF Champions League||Total|
|Ajax Orlando Prospects||PDL||2004||1||0||0||—||—||—||1||0||0|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||MLS||2006||15||0||0||—||—||—||15||0||0|
|2007||8 (1)||0||0||—||—||—||8 (1)||0||0|
|Total||23 (1)||0||0||—||—||—||23 (1)||0||0|
|Real Salt Lake||MLS||2007||5||0||0||—||—||—||5||0||0|
|2008||2 (1)||0||0||—||—||—||2 (1)||0||0|
|Total||7 (1)||0||0||—||—||—||7 (1)||0||0|
|Seattle Sounders FC||MLS||2009||5 (4)||0||0||—||4||0||1||—||9 (4)||0||0|
|2010||16 (4)||1||2||2||0||0||—||4 (1)||0||0||22 (5)||1||2|
|Total||21 (8)||1||2||2||0||0||4||0||1||4 (1)||0||0||31 (9)||1||2|
|Canada||League||Playoffs||Canadian Championship||CONCACAF Champions League||Total|
|Toronto FC||MLS||2011||11 (2)||0||0||—||1||0||0||—||12 (2)||0||0|
|Total||11 (2)||0||0||—||1||0||0||—||12 (2)||0||0|
|Career total||63 (12)||1||2||2||0||0||5||0||1||4 (1)||0||0||74 (13)||1||3|
Last updated on September 21, 2011
- "List of Players — 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- "MLS announces expansion in Seattle". MLS.net. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.[dead link]
- "Nkufo burns Columbus for three in thorough win". MLSsoccer. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- "Toronto Acquires Nathan Sturgis". Toronto FC. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
- "Toronto Falls Short in Vancouver". Toronto FC. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- "McCarty to Replace Sturgis on Men's Olympic Roster". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved 27 October 2012.