Daniel Woolard

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Daniel Woolard
Personal information
Full name Daniel Woolard
Date of birth (1984-05-22) May 22, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Bedford, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2003–2006 Midwestern State Mustangs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 DFW Tornados 16 (0)
2007–2009 Chicago Fire 16 (1)
2010 DFW Tornados 3 (0)
2010 Carolina RailHawks 12 (0)
2011–2013 D.C. United 69 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 4, 2013

Daniel Woolard (born May 22, 1984 in Bedford, Texas) is a former American soccer player and current businessman.


Daniel Woolard is the son of Marvin and Jane Woolard. He is married to Emily Woolard and they have a pet Vizsla. Woolard is an avid Bowhunter and bass fisherman. Daniel is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He attended Midwestern State University. He currently resides in Alabama with his family.

College and amateur[edit]

Woolard played college soccer at Midwestern State University earning First Team All-American honors during his senior season. Afterwards he spent two seasons with the DFW Tornados in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional career[edit]

2007 Woolard was drafted in the fourth round, 47th overall, by the Chicago Fire in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft, and spent the next three seasons in Major League Soccer, appearing in 16 first team games including 8 starts and scoring one goal.[1]

2010 After his release from Fire in February 2010, and having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, returned to play for the DFW Tornados in the PDL in 2010.[2]

Woolard signed with the USSF D2 Carolina RailHawks in September 2010, and he started his first league match with the RailHawks against Crystal Palace Baltimore on September 3]. While with the RailHawks he played for the full duration of every match.

2011 On January 6, 2011, Woolard returned to the MLS after being signed by D.C. United. Woolard impressed with DC, and became a starter as the season went by.[3]

2012/2013 Finding a home with the Black and Red again in 2012, Woolard started 20 games on DC’s backline. Woolard tallied his third MLS goal [4] and contributed two assists in 1,754 minutes on the pitch. Woolard upheld his reputation as a constant performer on the back before suffering a concussion in August which left him sidelined until he was cleared during the 2012 MLS Playoffs. Woolard Concussion 2012

Woolard was cleared of his concussion symptoms during the 2012 Playoffs [5] and continued his stay as one of the most consistent players on the backline for DC United in 2013. Since joining the Black-and-Red on Jan. 6, 2011, Woolard has never played less than 20 games in each his first three seasons. In 2013, he played and started 27 games and dished out one assist while logging the fourth most minutes on the team (2,235).[6]

He was released following the 2013 season.


Upon retiring from soccer, Daniel Woolard enrolled in law school at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law and started his own business Savvy Wool. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.[7]


DC United[edit]


  1. ^ "Daniel Woolard". Major League Soccer. mlssoccer.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-05-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "D.C. United re-signs midfielder Kurt Morsink". D.C. United. dcunited.com. 6 January 2011. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.dcunited.com/news/2012/05/highlight-woolard-diving-header-from-najar
  5. ^ http://www.dcunited.com/news/2012/11/monday-training-notes
  6. ^ http://www.dcunited.com/news/2013/11/chris-pontius-and-daniel-woolard-undergo-surgery
  7. ^ "Savvy Wool".

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