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 28)
Place of birth Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sportfreunde Lotte
Number 16
Youth career
2000–2002 Lower Island Metro
2002–2005 Bays United
2005 Victoria United
2006–2007 Vancouver Whitecaps
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Whitecaps Residency 12 (0)
2008–2009Energie Cottbus II (loan) 14 (1)
2009–2011 Energie Cottbus II 7 (0)
2009–2013 Energie Cottbus 38 (1)
2012–20131. FC Saarbrücken (loan) 36 (1)
2013–2014 SV Wehen Wiesbaden 8 (0)
2015–2016 Fredrikstad 51 (6)
2017 FC Edmonton 11 (1)
2017– Sportfreunde Lotte 57 (3)
National team
2006–2007 Canada U17 15 (2)
2008–2010 Canada U20 7 (1)
2010– Canada[1] 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 16, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 30, 2017

John Adam Straith (born September 11, 1990) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays for German 3. Liga side Sportfreunde Lotte 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, and a younger brother, Donald.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Straith played for numerous clubs in Victoria including Bays United, Victoria United, and his Metro Team in the Lower Island Soccer Association, where he was captain.[2] From July 12 to August 3, 2007, he went on trial with the U-19 Junior Bundesliga side of 1860 Munich, along with Antonio Rago.[3] He left Canada in summer 2008, moving to 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, Adam left Germany and returned to the Whitecaps but on August 25, 2009 Cottbus exercised its option to sign him for an undisclosed fee.[6]

Professional[edit]

Germany[edit]

Straith made his senior debut for FC Energie Cottbus in the 2. Bundesliga against FC St. Pauli on October 25, 2009, and scored his first ever goal in Germany in his first game for the 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.

Fredrikstad[edit]

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

FC Edmonton[edit]

After two 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] Upon the conclusion of the 2017 Spring Season, Straith and the club parted ways.[13]

Sportfreunde Lotte[edit]

On August 18, 2017, Straith signed a one-year contract with German 3. Liga side Sportfreunde Lotte, marking his return to Germany after three years.[14] After starting regularly in the 2017-18 season, Straith signed a one year contract extension to keep him in Lotte until 2019.[15]

International career[edit]

Straith was capped for the Canadian U-17 National team which failed to qualify for the U-17 World Cup in South Korea.

He scored his first goal for Canada in Jamaica during the Caribbean Cup, placing 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.[16] He played his second game on June 3, 2010 and played 90 minutes vs Venezuela, alongside his teammate Eddy Sidra.[17] 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 confirmed as part of the 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[18] He also represented Canada at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[19]

On January 22, 2017, following an injury to goalkeeper 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.[20][21] Straith was named to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad on June 27, 2017.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Straith at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Lisa – Players in the News". Lowerislandsoccer.com. May 24, 2011.
  3. ^ Residency Players train in Germany Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine at www.whitecapsfc.com
  4. ^ "Vancouver's Straith joins Energie Cottbus, Porter stays on loan". Tribalfootball.com. August 26, 2009. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Kicker Profile at kicker.de
  6. ^ "Adam Straith transferred to Energie Cottbus". Communities.canada.com. Archived from the original on June 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "Adam Straith unterschreibt bis 2013" (in German). Fcenergie.de.
  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". sports.kz (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". the11.ca.
  12. ^ "Canadian international Adam Straith joins FC Edmonton". FC Edmonton. February 28, 2017. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "FC Edmonton and Straith part ways". FC Edmonton. July 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Innenverteidiger Straith kommt" (in German). sf-lotte.de. August 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "SF Lotte verlängert Vertrag mit Adam Straith". wn.de. May 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Canada feels Argentine heat". Victoria Times Colonist. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010.[dead link]
  17. ^ "Adam Straith: 90 Minuten für Kanada" (in German). Fcenergie.de.
  18. ^ "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  19. ^ "CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 Final 23-Player Rosters Announced". June 22, 2015.
  20. ^ http://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2017-01-22-bermuda-vs-canada-mens-national-team/recap
  21. ^ Day, Gavin (January 22, 2017). "Canada's men avoids embarrassment in win over lowly Bermuda". Toronto Sun. The Canadian Press. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  22. ^ Zeitlin, Dave (June 27, 2017). "Canada names nine MLS players to 23-man CONCACAF Gold Cup roster".

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