Brian Ownby

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Brian Ownby
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Ownby playing for Louisville City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Brian Tyler Ownby[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Louisville City
Number 10
Youth career
2008–2011 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Reading United 4 (4)
2012–2014 Houston Dynamo 29 (0)
2013 Richmond Kickers (loan) 19 (7)
2014 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 5 (1)
2015–2016 Richmond Kickers 39 (7)
2017– Louisville City 29 (4)
National team
2009 United States U20 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 18, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 2, 2012

Brian Tyler Ownby (born July 16, 1990) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Louisville City in the United Soccer League.

Club career[edit]


In 2008, Ownby appeared in 19 games for the University of Virginia, starting in 14 of them. He scored five goals and added four assists. He was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman second team and to the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team. He earned ACC All-Freshman team honors and was named to ACC All-Tournament team. Ownby appeared in 72 career games, with 50 starts, and finished with 21 goals and 10 assists for 52 points. The following year, he appeared in 15 games and started six matches. He finished season with three goals and one assist. Ownby was named to the 2009 NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team. He was part of squad that won 2009 NCAA men's soccer championship. Ownby also scored the golden goal against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the NCAA semifinal. In 2010, he earned first team All-ACC honors. Ownby named to the VaSID All-State second team. He appeared in 20 games and started 18 of them. Ownby scored seven goals with three assists for 17 points. In 2011, he finished senior campaign with six goals and two assists. Ownby earned second team All-ACC honors. He was also named to the third-team All-NSCAA South Atlantic Region team. Ownby scored goal in ACC tournament quarterfinal match in 4-3 double OT win over Wake Forest. He named Most Valuable Player of Hokie Invitational.


Ownby was selected by the Houston Dynamo with the 7th pick in the first round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft. After a month-long trial, Ownby was officially signed by the team before the start of the 2012 MLS season. On May 29, 2012, Ownby made his debut for the Dynamo in a 1-0 defeat to the San Antonio Scorpions in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[2]

Ownby with the Richmond Kickers in 2013

On March 22, 2013, Ownby was sent to the USL Pro side Richmond Kickers on loan from the Dynamo until September 2013.[3]

Houston loaned Ownby to Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2014 season.[4] He was released by Houston in November 2014.[5]

Ownby signed with Richmond Kickers of United Soccer League in February 2015.[6]

Louisville City FC signed Ownby on January 18, 2017.[7]


Ownby served as alternate for United States U-17 national team thirty-man roster for 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He was a member of the U-18 national team that competed in Lisbon, and the U-20 national team at FIFA U-20 World Cup and scored a goal in a group stage match against Cameroon.


Ownby is the son of Steve and Andrea Ownby, and he has a younger brother named Eric, who majored in Anthropology at the University of Virginia. He has three dogs, a Doberman Pinscher and 2 Australian Shepherds.


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