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 28)
Place of birth Portmore, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
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)
2016–2017 Portland Timbers 43 (5)
2018– D.C. United 25 (10)
National team
2012– Jamaica 43 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2018

Darren Dimitri Mattocks (born 2 September 1990) is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

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.

Professional career[edit]

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 against 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]

D.C. United[edit]

On December 10, 2017, Mattocks, after having his contract option rejected by Portland, was traded to D.C. United in exchange for an international roster slot. D.C. United exercised Mattocks' option for 2018.[5] But he lost his starting role after Wayne Rooney arrived in the mid-summer as a Designated Player.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] He also scored in the 3–1 defeat to Mexico in the final in Philadelphia.[9]

International goals[edit]

Score and result list Jamaica's goal tally first.[7]
# 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
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
13. 9 July 2017 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Curaçao 2–0 2–0 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
14. 16 July 2017 Alamodome, San Antonio, United States  El Salvador 1–1 1–1
15. 9 September 2018 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Cayman Islands 1–0
4–0
2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
16.
3–0

Personal[edit]

Mattocks received his U.S. green card in May 2014, which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 August 2018[citation needed]
Club Season League League Cup Domestic Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vancouver Whitecaps 2012 21 7 1 1 3 1 0 0 25 9
2013 20 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 24 3
2014 30 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 6
2015 22 3 2 0 4 1 3 0 31 4
Total 93 19 3 1 11 2 3 0 110 22
Portland Timbers 2016 19 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 1
2017 24 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
Total 43 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 47 5
D.C. United 2018 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 9
Career total 158 34 5 1 13 2 3 0 179 36

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. ^ "United acquire forward Darren Mattocks". D.C. United. December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Wayne Rooney strikes again — twice — as D.C. United beats Portland". Washington Post. August 15, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "CFD Profile". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals, reaches first final". Sports Illustrated. 22 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Mexico defeats Jamaica in Gold Cup final". Yahoo. 27 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Whitecaps FC striker Darren Mattocks obtains United States Green Card". Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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