David Bingham (soccer, born 1989)

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David Bingham
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Personal information
Full name David Matthew Bingham
Date of birth (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Castro Valley, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 1
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 California Golden Bears 37 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 NorCal Lamorinda United SC
2011–2017 San Jose Earthquakes 96 (0)
2014San Antonio Scorpions (loan) 10 (0)
2014Strømmen IF (loan) 9 (0)
2018– LA Galaxy 8 (0)
National team
2016– United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:30, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 3, 2017

David Matthew Bingham (born October 19, 1989) is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for the LA Galaxy.


David Bingham was born October 19, 1989 in Castro Valley, California to his parents Greg and Lisa Bingham. Bingham played for the youth club, Mustang United based out of Danville, California. In 2007, his club team made it to the Super- Y league National Championships. Bingham was a member of the Super-Y national team in 2006 and 2007. He had 13 shutouts and had a 0.60 goals against average during his senior year in high school. Bingham was a member of both the Bay Areas All-Area team as well as the all Tri-Valley team's first selection.[1]



Bingham played his college career at the University of California, Berkeley between the years of 2008 and 2010. Bingham led the Golden Bears to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in 2010, where they fell to eventual NCAA Champion Akron Zips on penalties. In 2009, Bingham earned himself All-Pac-10 second team honors and posted a 0.95 goals against average. The majority of his 2008 year was spent as backup to Stefan Frei.


Bingham playing for San Jose Earthquakes in 2017

Bingham signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer soon after the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Due to signing post-SuperDraft, Bingham was allocated to an MLS team via a weighted lottery. He was awarded to San Jose Earthquakes, the team he supported as a boy, on January 26, 2011.[2]

He notably scored a goal on a 90-yard clearance from his own penalty box on July 13, 2011 against West Bromwich Albion in an exhibition match at Buck Shaw Stadium.[3]

After spending time on loan with the San Antonio Scorpions and Strømmen IF,[4] Bingham emerged as a starter for the Earthquakes during the 2015 season.

Bingham was traded to the LA Galaxy on December 18, 2017.[5]


Bingham made his debut with the United States national team on February 5, 2016 against Canada, playing the full match and keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory.[6]


Bingham has one sister, Kimberly Bingham, who played goalkeeper at Arizona State University and later for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.[7]


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