Darren Mattocks

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Darren Mattocks
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Personal information
Full name Darren Dimitri Mattocks[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Portmore, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 11
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Akron Zips 47 (39)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 93 (19)
2016– Portland Timbers 25 (2)
National team
2012– Jamaica 31 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2015

Darren Dimitri Mattocks (born 2 September 1990) is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Mattocks played for the University of Akron where he made 47 appearances and scored 39 goals over two years. He was nominated for several awards during his tenure, including one to the first-year All-American teams by several different media outlets.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

Mattocks was selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC with the second overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.[2]

He made his club debut on opening day against the Montreal Impact coming off the bench. Soon after his club debut he suffered severe burns from a cooking accident and missed almost two months before returning to the line-up on 9 May against FC Edmonton when he scored his first goal for the Whitecaps in the 93rd minute.

Mattocks scored his first MLS goal on 26 May 2012 the Portland Timbers. Mattocks scored six goals in his first nine MLS appearances in 2012.[3] In the Whitecaps' first ever playoff game versus the LA Galaxy, Mattocks scored the first ever playoff goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the fourth minute of play. He earned the team's Golden Boot award that year with seven goals.

Portland Timbers[edit]

Mattocks was traded in March 2016 to Portland Timbers in exchange for targeted allocation money and general allocation money.[4]

International[edit]

Mattocks made his international debut for Jamaica in 2012, coming on in the 55th minute in a 2–0 win over El Salvador.[5]

He scored three times during the 2014 Caribbean Cup, making him the tournament's joint top scorer, as Jamaica won the tournament for the sixth time.

In 2015, Mattocks was included in Jamaica's squads for the Copa América and CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments. On 22 July 2015, Mattocks scored the opening goal in the 2–1 semi-final victory over the United States in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Reggae Boyz qualified for their first ever Gold Cup final.[6] He also scored in the 3–1 defeat to Mexico in the final in Philadelphia.[7]

International goals[edit]

Score and result list Jamaica's goal tally first.[5]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 March 2014 Barbados National Stadium, Saint Michael, Barbados  Barbados 1–0 2–0
Friendly
2. 5 March 2014 Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia  Saint Lucia 2–0
5–0
3.
4–0
4. 12 November 2014 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Martinique 1–0 1–1
2014 Caribbean Cup
5. 14 November 2014  Antigua and Barbuda 2–0 3–0
6. 16 November 2014  Haiti 2–0 2–0
7. 27 March 2015  Venezuela 2–1 2–1
Friendly
8. 31 March 2015  Cuba 3–0 3–0
9. 23 July 2015 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States  United States 1–0 2–1
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
10. 26 July 2015 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States  Mexico 1–3 1–3 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
11 5 September 2015 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Nicaragua
2–3
2–3
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 8 September 2015 Dennis Martínez National Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua
1–0
2–0

Personal[edit]

Mattocks received his U.S. green card in May 2014, which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[8]

Achievements[edit]

Jamaica
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Winner: 2015
Runners-up (2): 2012, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reggae Boyz squad for Copa America". Jamaica Football Federation. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Whitecaps grab confident, speedy striker Darren Mattocks in MLS draft". vancouversun.com. The Vancouver Sun. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ Peck, Brooks. "Darren Mattocks brings high jump to MLS with header against Toronto | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Portland Timbers acquire attacker Darren Mattocks from Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Timbers.com. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "CFD Profile". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals, reaches first final". Sports Illustrated. 22 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Mexico defeats Jamaica in Gold Cup final". Yahoo. 27 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Whitecaps FC striker Darren Mattocks obtains United States Green Card". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 

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