Andrew Wenger

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Andrew Wenger
Wenger 2013-06-19.jpg
Wenger in 2013
Personal information
Full name James Andrew Wenger
Date of birth (1990-12-25) December 25, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 11
Youth career
2006–2009 PA Classics
2009–2011 Duke Blue Devils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Reading United 13 (1)
2011 Carolina Dynamo 8 (2)
2012–2014 Montreal Impact 51 (6)
2014–2015 Philadelphia Union 54 (7)
2016– Houston Dynamo 19 (4)
National team
2008–2009 United States U20 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 29, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 11, 2012

James Andrew Wenger (born December 25, 1990) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.

College and amateur career[edit]

Wenger made an immediate impact in his first year at Duke University. He started in all 21 matches, and finished with four goals and three assists in a team-leading 1,896 minutes of action. In 2010, Wenger started in all of Duke's matches at center back and was a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy. In 2011, Wenger moved from center back to forward. He led the ACC with 17 goals and 42 points and was ranked fourth in the nation in total points and sixth in total goals. On January 6, 2012, Wenger was named Hermann Trophy winner.[1]

In addition to being named Hermann Trophy winner for 2011, Wenger won ACC Freshman of the Year in 2009, ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, and ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011.[2]

Wenger also played in the USL Premier Development League for Reading United[3] and the Carolina Dynamo.[4]

Professional career[edit]

On January 12, 2012, Wenger was selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by the Montreal Impact.[5]

On April 4, 2014, it was announced that Wenger had been traded to Philadelphia Union in exchange for Jack McInerney.[6]

On December 7, 2015, Wenger was traded to Houston Dynamo along with teammate Cristian Maidana in exchange for allocation money and the No. 6 selection in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.[7] He scored his first goal for the club in his debut, a 3-3 draw against the New England Revolution on March 6.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of January 27, 2015
Club Season League League Cup Continental Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Montreal Impact 2012 MLS 23 4 0 0 23 4
2013 MLS 24 1 4 1 3 1 1 0 32 3
2014 MLS 4 1 4 1
Philadelphia Union 2014 MLS 28 6 5 2 33 8
Total 79 12 9 3 3 1 1 0 92 16

Honors[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wenger Named Hermann Trophy Winner". goduke. Duke Sports Information. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Wenger Bio". goduke. Duke Sports Information. May 4, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  4. ^ United Soccer Leagues (USL)
  5. ^ "SuperDraft: It's Wenger! Duke star goes to Montreal". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Union acquire Andrew Wenger from Montreal Impact in exchange for Jack McInerney". philadelphiaunion.com. Philadelphia Union. April 4, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/post/2015/12/07/houston-dynamo-acquire-cristian-maidana-andrew-wenger-philadelphia-union
  8. ^ http://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2016-03-06-houston-dynamo-vs-new-england-revolution/recap

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