David Bingham (soccer)

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David Bingham
David Bingham headshot.jpg
Personal information
Full name David Matthew Bingham
Date of birth (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 (age 30)
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 (1)
2014San Antonio Scorpions (loan) 10 (0)
2014Strømmen IF (loan) 9 (0)
2018– LA Galaxy 67 (0)
National team
2016– United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 13, 2019
‡ 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.

Youth[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

College[edit]

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.

Professional[edit]

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]

International[edit]

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]

Career statistics[edit]

As of matches played on 3 June 2019.
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Jose Earthquakes 2011 MLS 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012 MLS 3 0 3 0 6 0
2013 MLS 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0
2014 MLS 0 0 2 0 2 0
2015 MLS 34 0 0 0 34 0
2016 MLS 34 0 0 0 34 0
2017 MLS 23 0 0 0 23 0
Club totals 96 0 6 0 3 0 105 0
San Antonio Scorpions (loan) 2014 NASL 10 0 0 0 10 0
Strømmen (loan) 2014 1. divisjon 9 0 0 0 9 0
LA Galaxy 2018 MLS 34 0 1 0 35 0
2019 MLS 16 0 0 0 16 0
Club totals 50 0 1 0 51 0
Career totals 165 0 7 0 3 0 175 0
References:[7][8][9]

Personal[edit]

Bingham has one sister, Kimberly Bingham, who played goalkeeper at Arizona State University and later for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Bingham". San Jose Earthquakes.
  2. ^ "Quakes land goalkeeper David Bingham". MLSsoccer.com.
  3. ^ "Quakes goalkeeper scores from punt". ESPN. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham loaned to Norwegian club Strømmen". MLSsoccer.com.
  5. ^ "NEWS: Earthquakes Trade Goalkeeper David Bingham to LA Galaxy". San Jose Earthquakes. December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "David Bingham Breaks Into USMNT Pool with Clean Sheet Win Against Canada". Quakesepicenter.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "David Bingham » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "D. Bingham". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "David Bingham » CONCACAF Champions League 2013/2014". World Football. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Player Bio: Kim Bingham – Arizona State University Official Athletic Site". TheSunDevils.com.

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