Tristan Bowen

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Tristan Bowen
Tristan Bowen at Earthquakes 2010-08-21 1.JPG
Bowen with the Galaxy in August 2010
Personal information
Full name Tristan Bowen
Date of birth (1991-01-30) January 30, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Van Nuys, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC
Number 7
Youth career
2007–2008 LA Galaxy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 San Fernando Valley Quakes 5 (0)
2009–2010 LA Galaxy 18 (2)
2009 Hollywood United Hitmen (loan) 1 (1)
2009 Miami FC (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2013 Chivas USA 30 (2)
2011–2012 Roeselare (loan) 24 (3)
2014– Seattle Sounders FC 1 (0)
National team
2008 United States U18 2 (0)
2010 United States U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 7, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 27, 2012

Tristan Bowen (born January 30, 1991 in Van Nuys, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Bowen, who was homeschooled, did attend Chatsworth High School for one year, did not attend college, joined LA Galaxy's youth academy, Galaxy Rios, on March 15, 2007.[1]

After a brief spell with the San Fernando Valley Quakes in the USL Premier Development League,[2] Bowen played for Galaxy Rios at the 2008 SUM U-17 Cup, and later helped the team win the Pacific Southern California Division of the USL Super-20 League.

Professional[edit]

Bowen played several games with Galaxy's reserves in the MLS Reserve Division towards the end of the 2008 season, and was formally signed by the senior LA Galaxy team on November 12, 2008, making him the first player in MLS history to be signed directly from his club's Youth Academy.[3] He played during Galaxy's pre-season tour of Oceania in February 2009, and made his professional debut on April 7, 2009, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Colorado Rapids.[4] He made his MLS debut on June 20, 2009, in a game against San Jose Earthquakes.[5]

With the MLS Reserve Division having been scrapped at the end of 2008, Galaxy also loaned Bowen to the Hollywood United Hitmen of the USL Premier Development League and to Miami FC of the USL First Division for part of the 2009 season, to maintain his match fitness levels.[6]

Bowen was traded to city rivals Chivas USA on December 15, 2010 in exchange for allocation money and a split of any future foreign transfer fee received for the player.[7]

On August 26, 2011, Chivas USA announced that Bowen had been loaned out to K.S.V. Roeselare of the Belgian Second Division.[8] Bowen returned from his loan stint on May 17, 2012.[9]

Bowen was traded to Seattle Sounders FC in exchange for Mauro Rosales on December 11, 2013.[10]

International[edit]

Bowen has played for the United States U-18 and U-20 national teams, including three games in November 2008, during which he played friendly games against Spanish La Liga teams Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. He is eligible to represent Jamaica through parentage.

Honors[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

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