Wil Trapp

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Wil Trapp
Personal information
Full name William Alexander Trapp
Date of birth (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Gahanna, Ohio, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew
Number 20
Youth career
2008–2011 Columbus Crew
2011–2012 Akron Zips
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Columbus Crew 38 (1)
National team
2011 United States U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 United States U20 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 14, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 23 2013

William Alexander "Wil" Trapp (born January 15, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.



Born in Gahanna, Ohio, Trapp is a product of the Columbus Crew and a former varsity player at Lincoln High School where he earned the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year award.[2] For college, Trapp went to the University of Akron where he started in 45 games for the team from 2011 to 2012.[2]

During his youth career Trapp was awarded with many accolades. With the Crew Academy side, Trapp won the Crew Soccer Academy Player of the Year twice in 2009 and again in 2010.[2] He was also given the honor of captaining the Crew U16 and U18 sides.[2] While with Akron, Trapp won two All-MAC First Team honors in 2011 and 2012 and Third Team NSCAA All-American honors in 2012.[2] He also helped the Crew Academy win the 2012 U-19 NYSA National Championship, the team's third in four years.[2]

Columbus Crew[edit]

On December 13, 2012 it was announced that Trapp had signed a homegrown contract with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.[2] He then made his professional debut with the side in a league match on July 6, 2013 against the Portland Timbers at Columbus Crew Stadium in which he started and played the full 90 minutes as the Crew won the match 1–0, ending their 15-game unbeaten streak. [3]

On September 13, 2014, Trapp scored his first professional goal, in a 2–2 draw at Houston.


Trapp has participated at the u20 level for the United States. Trapp was a part of the side that participated in the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and the 2013 Toulon Tournament.

Trapp played in all 270 minutes for the United States in the U-20 World Cup and captained the side against France as the United States failed to progress out of the group-stage.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of August 17, 2014[5]
Club Season League MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Columbus Crew 2013 16 0 0 0 16 0
2014 19 0 1 0 20 0
Career total 35 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 36 0



  1. ^ "Wil Trapp". Columbus Crew. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Crew Signs Wil Trapp to Homegrown Contract". The Columbus Crew. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Columbus Crew 1, Portland Timbers 0 | MLS Match Recap". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Merz, Craig. "Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp looking to turn strong U-20 World Cup showing into MLS debut". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Wil Trapp profile at Soccerway
  6. ^ "2013 Young Male Athlete of the Year Q&A: Wil Trapp". ussoccer.com. November 27, 2013. 

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