Danny Earls

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Danny Earls
Personal information
Full name Daniel Keith Earls
Date of birth (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Wicklow, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Number 16
Youth career
1996–2001 Wicklow Rovers A.F.C
2001–2005 St. Josephs Boys Football Club
2005–2008 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Rochester Rhinos 42 (1)
2010–2011 Colorado Rapids 22 (0)
2012–2013 Rochester Rhinos 48 (5)
2014– Pittsburgh Riverhounds 65 (4)
National team
Republic of Ireland U15
Republic of Ireland U16
Republic of Ireland U18
Republic of Ireland U19[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2016.

Daniel Keith "Danny" Earls (born 22 April 1989) is an Irish footballer who plays for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL.



Born in Wicklow, Earls played for Wicklow Rovers A.F.C. and St. Josephs Boys A.F.C. in his native Ireland, before moving to English Premier League club Aston Villa in 2005. Earls never played a senior first team game for Villa, but played extensively for the reserves and captained the team until leaving in 2008.[2]

United States[edit]

In June 2008 Earls left England for the United States when he signed with Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division. He made his debut with the team in the Rhinos' 2–1 victory over RWB Adria in the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on 10 June 2008. On 29 July 2008, he was selected as the USL-1 Player of the Week.[3]

Earls played over 40 games with the Rochester Rhinos in two seasons, before signing with Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids on 10 February 2010.[4] After one season with Colorado in which he made 18 appearances and won MLS Cup,[5] Earls was traded to Seattle Sounders FC, along with teammate Julien Baudet, on 22 November 2010.[6] Earls was waived by Seattle on 1 March 2011.[7] He subsequently resumed training with Colorado and re-signed with the Rapids on 30 March 2011.[8] Colorado confirmed on 17 January 2012 that Earls would not return for the 2012 season after appearing in four matches for the Rapids during the 2011 season.[5][9]

On 3 April 2012, Rochester Rhinos announced that the club re-signed Earls to a one-year deal.[10] Following the 2013 season, Earls was named the Rhinos' team MVP.[11]

Prior to the 2014 season, Earls signed with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, also of the USL Pro.[11] In his first season with the club, Earls appeared in and started 27 matches, tallying 1 goal and 6 assists.[12] He finished the 2015 season with 3 goals and 3 assists in 25 league appearances.[13]

On 3 June 2016 it was announced that the Riverhounds had resigned Earls for the remainder of the 2016 season.[14]


Colorado Rapids


  1. ^ http://www.coloradorapids.com/player/danny-earls
  2. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/player/danny-earls
  3. ^ Danny Earls Named Player of the Week
  4. ^ http://www.soccer365.com/mls/story_11210224353.php
  5. ^ a b "MLS Profile". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sounders FC Blog". The Seattle Times. 
  7. ^ "Sounders FC Blog". The Seattle Times. 
  8. ^ "Rapids sign Janniere, re-sign Earls". Colorado Rapids. 
  9. ^ "Rapids have four International roster slots available". Colorado Rapids. 
  10. ^ "rhinossoccer.com: News". Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Doherty, Brendan. "Rhinos Transfers 2014: Danny Earls and Tyler Bellamy Out, Babacar Diallo Looks Likely to Sign". The Bent Musket. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "2014 Statistics". USL. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "2015 Stats". United Soccer League. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS SIGN EARLS FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 

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