Bobby Warshaw

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Bobby Warshaw
Personal information
Full name William Robert Warshaw
Date of birth (1988-11-21) November 21, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
2007–2010 Stanford Cardinal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 FC Dallas 32 (1)
2013 Ängelholms FF (loan) 9 (8)
2014 GAIS 16 (2)
2014–2015 Bærum 32 (5)
2015– Hønefoss 6 (0)
National team
2005 United States U17 15 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 18, 2014

William Robert "Bobby" Warshaw (born November 21, 1988) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Hønefoss in the Norwegian First Division.


Youth and College[edit]

Warshaw attended Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School, where he was as Gatorade State Player of the Year twice in 2005 & 2006. He was the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association player of the year in 2006 and NSCAA Youth All-America player of the year in 2004, 2005 and 2006.[1] He earned a place for the first time in the U-17 national team during the 2005 season. Warshaw has been quoted saying that his high school coach, Tony Lougee, was his main influence in every one of his fundamentals, and credits him with much of his life success, stating in one January 2011 interview, "Tony made me the man I am today; he is really a father figure to me."

Warshaw made his college soccer debut at Stanford University in 2007, starting 17 matches and scoring 5 goals.[1] He was chosen captain for the team for the seasons 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2009 Warshaw led Stanford to the Round of 16 in the NCAA tournament with wins over Saint Mary's and UC Irvine in the first two rounds, and was a Hermann Trophy (USA College Player of the Year) semi-finalist.[2] He scored 18 goals in his career at Stanford, despite being moved to defense for his final two seasons.


Warshaw was selected in the first round (17th overall) by FC Dallas in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[3] He made his professional debut on May 7, 2011, coming on as a substitute in a 0-0 tie with D.C. United.[4]

Warshaw was loaned to Swedish Superettan club Ängelholms FF on August 11, 2013.[5] On February 24, 2014, it was announced that Warshaw would join Swedish Superettan club GAIS on a one-year contract.[6]

Warshaw moved to Norwegian First Division club Bærum in August 2014.[7]

Warshaw signed with First Division side Hønefoss in August 2015.[8]

Following the success of Aaron Schoenfeld at Maccabi Netanya, the club decided to bring in Warshaw for a trial in January of 2016.[9][10]


Warshaw debuted for the USA U-17 national team in 2005 against Honduras.[11] He scored his first goal for the national team in 2007 against Venezuela in the Pan-American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[12] USA ended winning the match 2-1, Warshaw scoring the game-winning goal.


Warshaw is of Jewish descent,[9] the son of Shirley Anne Warshaw, a Political Science professor at Gettysburg College, author, and political commentator. Besides being an athlete, Warshaw also holds a strong academic record with a 3.57 GPA in political science. In 2010, Warshaw was awarded Academic All-District Nods.[13] Stanford Cardinal coach Bret Simon described Warshaw as a "true leader and fierce competitor with a proven track record in every season as a Stanford Cardinal".[1]


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