Caleb Patterson-Sewell

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Caleb Patterson-Sewell
Caleb Patterson-Sewell NYRB.jpg
Personal information
Full name Caleb Patterson-Sewell
Date of birth (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 28
Youth career
Toowoomba Raiders
2004 Anderlecht
2004–2005 Sheffield Wednesday
2005 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Toowoomba Raiders
2006 Mt. Gravatt
2007 Cleveland City Stars 8 (0)
2008 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2009 Carolina RailHawks 16 (0)
2009New York Red Bulls (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Miami FC 25 (0)
2011–2012 Atlético CP 29 (0)
2012–2013 Vitória Setúbal 3 (0)
2013–2015 Gil Vicente 1 (0)
2016 Rayo OKC 0 (0)
2016 Farense 13 (0)
2017 Jacksonville Armada 31 (0)
2018– Toronto FC 0 (0)
2018–Toronto FC II (loan) 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:47, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Caleb Patterson-Sewell (born May 20, 1987) is an American professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Toronto FC.

Early life and career[edit]

Patterson-Sewell moved with his parents to Australia when he was six years old and grew up in Gatton, Queensland, and began his youth career in Australia with the Toowoomba Raiders junior soccer system. While at the club he was regarded as one of the nation's most promising junior talents.[1] He attended the Queensland Academy of Sport, and played junior football for a variety of youth clubs (Gatton SC, South Toowoomba Raiders, West Wanderers), but it was his play with the Toowoomba Raiders that helped him draw the interest of numerous European clubs.[1] In 2004 Patterson-Sewell joined Anderlecht's reserve side. In late 2004 he was signed by Sheffield Wednesday's youth academy.[2] Patterson-Sewell's spectacular play in goal at Sheffield Wednesday did not go unnoticed by bigger clubs. He was offered a chance to join Liverpool's Under 19 side and spurned Wednesday's contract offers.[3] He appeared in 4 matches for the Liverpool Under 19 side in 2005.

Club career[edit]

In 2005–06, Patterson-Sewell returned to Australia once his work permit ran out to sign a temporary contract with Toowoomba Raiders and Mt. Gravatt in the Brisbane Premier League. He was expected to return to Belgium and play for a Liverpool feeder club.[3]

Cleveland City[edit]

In 2007, Patterson-Sewell signed with American USL Second Division side Cleveland City Stars instead of returning to Europe in hopes of impressing Major League Soccer clubs.[3] While with Cleveland City, Patterson-Sewell helped the club to its first ever qualification to the US Open Cup in 2007. In eight appearances he had a goals against average of 1.00, including three shut-outs.

New York Red Bulls[edit]

In early 2008, Patterson-Sewell went on trial with Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls. His play in goal impressed New York Red Bulls and he was signed by the club in the 2008 MLS season. Paterson-Sewell made no appearances for Red Bulls and declined a contract offer to remain with club before the start of the 2009 MLS season.[4] At the end of the 2009 season, Patterson-Sewell returned to the New York Red Bulls as the backup goalkeeper. Patterson-Sewell played in all of the preseason games for New York, including the final of the Walt Disney World preseason tournament in Florida, which New York won.[citation needed]

Carolina RailHawks[edit]

In February 2009, Patterson-Sewell was signed by Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division for the USL 1 2009 season.[5][6] At the end of the 2009–2010 season, New York was granted permission by MLS to sign Patterson-Sewell again on loan due to an "extreme hardship" case.[7]

Miami FC[edit]

Patterson-Sewell spent the 2010 USSF Pro League with Miami FC starting 25 games for the club and finishing runner up in the Fans Player of the Year award. In April 2011, Patterson-Sewell signed again with Carolina RailHawks, now playing in the North American Soccer League.[8]

Atlético Clube[edit]

Patterson-Sewell remained at Carolina RailHawks for only a few months as he was transferred to Portugal in the 2011–2012 season transfer window to newly promoted Liga de Honra club Atlético Clube de Portugal for the 2011–2012 Liga de Honra season.[9] Upon his arrival in Portugal he quickly established himself as Atlético's starting goalkeeper and was nominated for 2012 Goalkeeper of the Year award at the 2012 LPFP Awards.[10]

Vitória Setúbal[edit]

On July 1, 2012, Patterson-Sewell signed with Vitória Setúbal in the Primeira Liga for two years.[1] At the end of the 2012 season Patterson-Sewell asked to be released from his contract.

Gil Vicente FC[edit]

On June 6, 2013, Patterson-Sewell signed with Gil Vicente FC in the Primeira Liga for two seasons following his former Atlético Clube de Portugal manager Joao de Deus.[11]

Rayo OKC[edit]

Patterson-Sewell returned to the United States by signing a contract with NASL expansion side Rayo OKC on January 26, 2016. After a few months Caleb asked for a release from his contract allowing him to return to Portugal with SC Farense.

SC Farense[edit]

Patterson-Sewell signed with SC Farense in August 2016, playing 16 games for them, and leading them to a promotion place with one of the best goals against records in the country.

Jacksonville Armada FC[edit]

In February 2017, Patterson-Sewell signed with Jacksonville Armada FC of the North American Soccer League.[12] Patterson-Sewell would finish the 2017 in the top three of all goalkeeper categories. He also broke the Jacksonville Armada FC clean sheet record (10).

Toronto FC[edit]

In February 2018, Patterson-Sewell signed with defending MLS champions Toronto FC after Toronto acquired his MLS rights from New York Red Bulls in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.[13]

International career[edit]

Australia national team[edit]

Patterson-Sewell is an American Australian and is eligible to represent the Australia national association football team.[1] The goalkeeper coach for Australia, Tony Franken, flew to Portugal to watch Patterson-Sewell play.[citation needed] Local media reports suggested Patterson-Sewell would be called up for Australia for their friendly against Romania.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of May 5, 2018
Club Season League Cup1 International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toowoomba Raiders 2005–2006
Mt. Gravatt 2006–2007
Cleveland City 2007 8 8
New York Red Bulls 2008 0 0
New York Red Bulls (loan) 2009 0 0
Carolina RailHawks 2009 16 16
2010 0 0
Miami FC 2010 25 3 28
Atlético Clube 2011–2012 29 0 29
Vitória Setúbal 2012–2013 3 1 4
Toronto FC II 2018 2 2
Total 83 4 97


New York Red Bulls[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Kathy Stone (October 25, 2012). "Caleb Targets Roo Gloves". FourFourTwo. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "Patterson to sign with Sheffield". December 22, 2004. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Young, Richie. "Stars and stripes in his eyes". Four Four Two. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "On Patterson-Sewell". Red Bulls Reader. February 19, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  5. ^ RailHawks add trio to roster Archived April 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "RailHawks add three more players with MLS experience to lineup". April 1, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  7. ^ "RailHawks' Caleb Patterson-Sewell signed for single game with Red Bull New York". Archived from the original on November 1, 2009. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Patterson-Sewell joins Railhawks". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Patterson-Sewell signs with Atlético Clube de Portugal". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Um "globetrotter" na Tapadinha com uma "marca fantástica" -". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Guarda-redes Caleb oficial por dois anos". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Home - Jacksonville Armada FC". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  13. ^

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