Andrew Wiedeman

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Andrew Wiedeman
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Wiedeman playing with FC Cincinnati in 2016
Personal information
Full name Andrew Wiedeman
Date of birth (1989-08-22) August 22, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth San Ramon, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Cincinnati
Number 23
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 California Golden Bears 59 (30)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 San Jose Frogs 12 (6)
2009 NorCal Lamorinda United
2010–2012 FC Dallas 8 (0)
2012–2014 Toronto FC 36 (4)
2015 Ottawa Fury 25 (4)
2016– FC Cincinnati 30 (7)
National team
2007 United States U18 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 1, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 8, 2015

Andrew Wiedeman (born August 22, 1989) is an American soccer player who currently plays for United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Wiedeman played college soccer at the University of California, where he earned numerous individual honors, including NSCAA Far West All-Region and All-Pac-10 first teams in 2009 and NSCAA third-team All-American, All-Pac-10 first-team selection, Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Season, NSCAA Far West All-Region first team and Pac-10 all-academic second-team selection in 2008. He left college early to enter the 2010 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation Adidas player.

During his college years Wiedeman also played with San Jose Frogs in the USL Premier Development League during the 2008 season[1] and NorCal Lamorinda United in the National Premier Soccer League during the 2009 season. Wiedeman was also a four-year starter for the California High School Fighting Grizzlies, earning all-East Bay Athletic League Honors his Junior year.[2] Wiedeman holds an Irish passport through descent.[3]

Professional[edit]

Wiedeman was drafted in the second round (21st overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas.[4] He made his professional debut on April 28, 2010 in US Open Cup game against D.C. United.[5]

Wiedeman was traded to Toronto FC in exchange for Julian de Guzman on July 13, 2012.[6] In Toronto, he rejoined former FC Dallas teammate and fellow Californian Eric Avila. He made his debut for the club a day later coming on as a substitute for Danny Koevermans, who exited with an injury, in the 41st minute. Toronto FC went on to win that game 1-0 against the New England Revolution.[7]

He scored his first professional goal in only his second appearance for Toronto FC on July 18, 2012, coming on as a substitute for Eric Avila in the 59th minute of a home game against the Colorado Rapids and scoring the game-winning goal in the 67th minute of play, off a deflected shot from teammate Luis Silva, to earn Toronto a 2-1 victory.[8][9]

Wiedeman was signed by Ottawa Fury FC of the North American Soccer League on January 26, 2015. He would score his first and second goals for the club in a 4-1 win over Indy Eleven on August 8, 2015.[10]

On December 7, 2015 Wiedeman was announced as one of the first 11 signings for USL expansion club FC Cincinnati.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Andrew Wiedeman - The University of California Official Athletic Site". Calbears.com. August 22, 1989. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Toronto FC decline options on Wiedeman, Hall". The Canadian Press. Nov 13, 2014. Retrieved Nov 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2010 MLS SuperDraft Archived January 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Charles Boehm / MLSsoccer.com (Apr 28, 2010). "www.dcunited.com/news/2010/04/usoc-united-get-the-better-of-dallas". Dcunited.com. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/07/13/toronto-trade-dp-de-guzman-dallas-wiedeman". Mlssoccer.com. Jul 13, 2012. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012-07-14-NE-v-TOR". MLSsoccer.com. Jul 14, 2012. Retrieved Nov 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wiedeman's first for TFC extends Rapids skid 2-1". mlssoccer.com. July 18, 2012. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved Jul 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wiedeman flashes his poaching skills in scoring TFC winner". mlssoccer.com. Jul 18, 2012. Retrieved Jul 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ Stuart Mactaggart (August 10, 2015). "Ottawa Fury hit four vs Indy Eleven". RedNationOnline.ca. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ "FC Cincinnati Announces First Eleven Players". wvxu.org. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

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