|Date of birth||July 8, 1990|
|Place of birth||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Forward, Midfielder|
|2005–2007||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2008–2010||Hertha BSC II||7||(0)|
|2011–2012||San Jose Earthquakes||10||(1)|
|2005–2007||United States U17||38||(14)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 19, 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 19, 2011
McLoughlin began attending Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Washington in 2004 where he was named All-area and team MVP as a freshman. Other early honors included being a Washington state ODP team member from 2003-05.
He made the move to Bradenton, Florida to attend the U-17 Residency program. He graduated in 2007 from Edison Academy.
He also helped his club team, Crossfire, to five state titles and a spot in the Region IV finals as well as an 8th place overall finish at the NIKE U-15 Club Championship in Hong Kong.
After attending the University of Washington and playing soccer for 1 quarter, McLoughlin turned professional when he signed with German club Hertha Berlin. He spent the next two seasons playing for the team's second squad, Hertha BSC II, making seven appearances for the club in total.
McLoughlin went on trial with Major League Soccer team Seattle Sounders FC in the 2010 preseason but did not make the team. In 2011, he successfully trialed with San Jose Earthquakes, and the club signed him on March 17, 2011. He made his debut for the Earthquakes two days later in their first game of the 2011 MLS season, a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, and scored his first goal by opening the scoring on May 21, 2011 in a 2-1 victory over New England Revolution.
McLoughlin was waived by San Jose on June 28, 2012.
In 2014 Ellis was signed by professional indoor team Mahalo United costing him $150 every 10 weeks.
After leading the co-ed league & men's league divisions in goals for Spring, Fall, & Winter Sessions from 2014-2017, McLoughlin caught the eye of the Tacoma Stars. In November 2017 Mahalo United loaned McLoughlin (for an undisclosed fee) to the Tacoma Stars for the 2017/2018 season. (And as many seasons as McLoughlin would like to play)
In April 2018 Ellis returned to the Menehunes in the Mens A Division
Ellis said in an interview that he drinks a Macchiato every day. Ellis goes by numerous nicknames that include Ewdis, Odis, and Ewdis McEwdis.
Ellis currently resides in Seattle, Washington with his dog Sam. Sam is a Lab & Rhodesian Ridgeback mix originally raised by German parents. Sam underwent ACL Surgery in 2016 and was able to make a full recovery.
- "Player Bio:Ellis McLouglin". Washington Huskies. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
- "Ellis McLoughlin In Camp With Seattle". USsoccerplayers.com. Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- In downpour, Beckerman goal provides thunder for RSL Archived March 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.