Adam Straith

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Adam Straith
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Personal information
Full name John Adam Straith
Date of birth (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Edmonton
Youth career
2000–2002 Lower Island Metro
2002–2005 Bays United
2005 Victoria United
2006–2007 Whitecaps Residency
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Whitecaps Residency 12 (0)
2008–2009 Energie Cottbus II (loan) 14 (1)
2009–2011 Energie Cottbus II 7 (0)
2009–2013 Energie Cottbus 38 (1)
2012–2013 1. FC Saarbrücken (loan) 36 (1)
2013–2014 SV Wehen Wiesbaden 8 (0)
2015–2016 Fredrikstad 51 (6)
2017– FC Edmonton 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Canada U17 15 (2)
2008–2010 Canada U20 7 (1)
2010– Canada[1] 42 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 27, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 22, 2017

John Adam Straith (born September 11, 1990) is a Canadian professional soccer player currently playing for FC Edmonton in the North American Soccer League, as well as the Canadian national team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Straith attended Oak Bay High School in Victoria but left after grade 11 to attend Burnaby Central Secondary School as part of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program in the 2007–08 school year. He has an older brother, George Lucas Straith, and a younger brother, Donald Manning Straith.



Straith has played for numerous other clubs in Victoria such as Bays United, Victoria United and captained his Metro Team in the Lower Island Soccer Association.[2] From July 12 to August 3, 2007, he had a trial with the U-19 Junior Bundesliga side of 1860 Munich along with Antonio Rago.[3] He left Canada in summer 2008 and moved to the German club Energie Cottbus on a season-long loan deal,[4] after impressing the German club during a one-month trial.[5] In the summer of 2009, he left Germany and returned to the Whitecaps but on August 25, 2009 Energie Cottbus used its buy option to acquire him for an undisclosed fee.[6]



Straith made his senior debut for FC Energie Cottbus in the 2. Fussball-Bundesliga against FC St. Pauli on October 25, 2009 and scored his first ever goal in Germany in his first game for his club. On December 16, 2009 Straith signed his first professional contract with FC Energie Cottbus tying him to the club until June 30, 2013.[7] He joined 1. FC Saarbrücken on loan in January 2012. He later joined SV Wehen Wiesbaden in 2013.


After months without a club, Straith joined Norwegian side Fredrikstad in January 2015.[8]

FC Edmonton[edit]

After 2 years in Norway, Straith joined both Inverness Caledonian Thistle and FC Ordabasy on trials in early 2017.[9][10] Following his trial in Kazakhstan, Straith signed with North American Soccer League club FC Edmonton for the 2017 Spring Season.[11][12]

International career[edit]

Straith was also been capped for the Canadian U-17 National team which failed to qualify for the U-17 World Cup, Korea 2007.

He scored his first goal for Canada in Jamaica for the Caribbean Cup, fending off defenders and beating everyone in the air to place the ball in the left corner of the net.

On May 24, 2010, Straith made his senior team debut as an 81st-minute substitute in a 5–0 loss against Argentina at the Estadio Monumental.[13] He played his second game on June 3, 2010 and played 90 minutes vs Venezuela, alongside his teammate Eddy Sidra.[14] He was officially capped by Canada during its World Cup Qualifying match vs St. Lucia on October 7, 2011.

On June 27, 2013 Straith was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[15]

On January 22, 2017, following an injury to keeper Sean Melvin, Straith played the final 35 minutes in net for Canada against Bermuda. Canada would win the game 4–2, with Straith making a few saves and keeping a clean sheet.[16][17]


  1. ^ Adam Straith at
  2. ^ "Lisa – Players in the News". May 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Residency Players train in Germany at
  4. ^ "Vancouver's Straith joins Energie Cottbus, Porter stays on loan". August 26, 2009. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Kicker Profile at
  6. ^ "Adam Straith transferred to Energie Cottbus". Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Adam Straith unterschreibt bis 2013" (in German). 
  8. ^ Nordli, Sebastian (January 26, 2015). "Adam Straith klar for Fredrikstad FK". 
  9. ^ Jamie Durent (January 2017). "No deal yet for Caley Thistle trialist Adam Straith". Inverness Courier. 
  10. ^ "Футболист сборной Канады приехал в Ордабасы". (in Russian). Sports KZ. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ Steven Sandor (February 27, 2017). "Straith signs with FC Edmonton for the NASL spring season". 
  12. ^ "Canadian international Adam Straith joins FC Edmonton". FC Edmonton. February 28, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Canada feels Argentine heat". Victoria Times Colonist. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Adam Straith: 90 Minuten für Kanada" (in German). 
  15. ^ "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  16. ^
  17. ^ Day, Gavin (January 22, 2017). "Canada's men avoids embarrassment in win over lowly Bermuda". Toronto Sun. The Canadian Press. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 

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