Bradlee Baladez

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Bradlee Baladez
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Personal information
Date of birth (1991-08-08) August 8, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Mesquite, Texas, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1994–2001 Xcelex S.C.
2010–2012 South Carolina Gamecocks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 FC Dallas 1 (0)
2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 12 (4)
2014 Arizona United 15 (1)
2015 Carolina RailHawks 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 26, 2015.


Bradlee Baladez (born August 8, 1991) is an American professional soccer player who last played for Carolina RailHawks.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Mesquite, Texas, Baladez is an alumnus of both Mesquite High School and the University of South Carolina.[1] While in high-school, Baladez played with the varsity soccer team and was voted team MVP.[1] He was also a part of the FC Dallas Academy that advanced to the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Soccer Development Academy finals.[1] Baladez then started to attend USC where he played for the South Carolina Gamecocks soccer team for three seasons and was named the team offensive MVP after his second season.[1]

FC Dallas[edit]

Baladez signed with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer as a homegrown player on December 19, 2012.[1] Baladez is the eighth homegrown signing ever by the club.[1] He made his debut for Dallas on July 20, 2013 in a league match against Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium as substitute in the 63rd minute as Dallas drew the match 0–0.[2]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan)[edit]

Baladez was loaned to Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on August 2, 2013 for the remainder of the 2013 season.[3] He then made his debut for the Strikers on August 10 as a 71st-minute substitute in a 3–1 against Minnesota United at Lockhart Stadium.[4] Baladez scored his first professional goal for the Strikers in the 34th minute match against the Atlanta Silverbacks on August 24 that resulted in a 1–0 victory.[5] He scored his second goal on October 5 against rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies, netting the game-winning goal in the 84th minute after coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 win. [6] Two weeks later Baladez scored a brace in the Strikers 6-2 win against the Silverbacks on October 19. [7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of November 2, 2013[8]
Club Season League MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Dallas 2013 MLS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 2013 NASL 12 4 12 4
Career total 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "FC Dallas inks Texas native Bradlee Baladez to Homegrown deal". FC Dallas. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Montreal Impact 0-0 FC Dallas: Rosters". Major League Soccer. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FC Dallas loans Bradlee Baladez to NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers". FC Dallas. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-3 Minnesota United". Scoresway. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Atlanta Silverbacks 0-1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers". Soccerway. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS VS. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES 2 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS VS. ATLANTA SILVERBACKS 6 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bradlee Baladez profile at Soccerway

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