Emery Welshman

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Emery Welshman
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Welshman with FC Cincinnati in 2018
Personal information
Full name Emery Welshman[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-09) 9 November 1991 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Forge FC
(on loan from FC Cincinnati)
Number 14
Youth career
Sigma FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Siena Saints 35 (19)
2011–2012 Oregon State Beavers 35 (13)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Portland Timbers U23s 12 (2)
2013 Toronto FC 1 (0)
2014 Sigma FC 18 (16)
2015 Real Monarchs 19 (6)
2016 Real Salt Lake 0 (0)
2016Real Monarchs (loan) 3 (0)
2017 Puerto Rico FC 22 (5)
2018 FC Cincinnati (USL) 26 (4)
2019– FC Cincinnati 0 (0)
2019–Forge FC (loan) 4 (1)
National team
2015– Guyana 9 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2019

Emery Welshman (born 9 November 1991) is a Guyanese footballer who plays for Canadian Premier League side Forge FC, on loan from FC Cincinnati, and the Guyana national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Welshman attended Siena College of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference his freshman and sophomore years in college. He was named the MAAC rookie of the year in 2009 after recording 6 goals and 3 assists. His stellar sophomore season saw him jump onto the national stage after recording 13 goals and 3 assists in only 16 games played. He was awarded MAAC offensive player of the year award, all MAAC first team honors and all Region first team honors. He transferred to Oregon State University of the Pac-12 Conference for his final two years of college. He was named to the All-Pac-12 first team after his junior year in 2011 after recording 3 goals and 7 assists. He was again named to the All-Pac-12 first team his senior year after recording 10 goals and 4 assists. He was one of 54 seniors invited to the 2013 MLS Combine.

Toronto FC[edit]

Welshman was drafted sixteenth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC.[3] He made his debut for Toronto as a second half sub in a 1–0 away defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[4] He started and played the full 90 in Toronto's 2–0 home leg victory against Montreal Impact in the 2013 Canadian Championship. After failing to make another senior team appearance Welshman was released by Toronto in February 2014.[5]

Sigma FC[edit]

He spent 2014 playing for Sigma FC in League1 Ontario.

Real Salt Lake[edit]

In February 2015, Welshman joined the preseason camp of Real Salt Lake as a trialist.[6] He ultimately signed with their reserve team, Real Monarchs.

In January 2016, Welshman was promoted and signed a deal with Real Salt Lake.[7] His contract option was declined at the end of the 2016 MLS season.[8]

Puerto Rico FC[edit]

Welshman joined Puerto Rico FC ahead of the 2017 NASL season.

FC Cincinnati[edit]

On January 3, 2018, Welshman signed a contract with USL side FC Cincinnati.[9] On May 16, 2018, Welshman scored his first professional hat-trick in a 4–1 victory over Detroit City FC in the second round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup.[10] He re-signed with the club ahead of their entry into MLS for the 2019 season on December 10, 2018.[11]

Loan to Forge FC[edit]

Cincinnati loaned Welshman to Forge FC of the Canadian Premier League for the 2019 CPL season on March 8, 2019.[12]

International career[edit]

Welshman is eligible for Guyana through his parents. In January 2015 it was reported that he was invited by Guyana coach Jamaal Shabazz to an upcoming training camp ahead of a match against Barbados.[13] He made his debut on February 1 against Barbados and scored a goal.[14]

In Guyana's final match of the CONCACAF Nations League qualifying tournament, Welshman scored the match winner against Belize, sending the nation to the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time in their history.[15] In May 2019, he was named to Guyana's provisional squad for the Gold Cup.[16]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Guyana's goal tally first.[17]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 February 2015 National Stadium, Saint Michael, Barbados  Barbados 2–0 2–2 Friendly
2 14 June 2015 Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 13 October 2018 TCIFA National Academy, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands  Turks and Caicos Islands 2–0 8–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
5 6–0
6 8–0
7 23 March 2019 Synthetic Track and Field Facility, Leonora, Guyana  Belize 2–1 2–1


  1. ^ "Guyana - E. Welshman - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  2. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - Emery WELSHMAN". Fifa.com. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  3. ^ "MLS SuperDraft: Toronto land both their targets and more". Mlssoccer.com. 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ MacMahon, Martin (2 March 2013). "Reds Fall Short". Toronto FC. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Toronto FC Place Emery Welshmen on Waivers". Wakingthered.com.
  6. ^ "Emery Welshman, ex-TFC striker, on trial at RSL". Rslsoapbox.com.
  7. ^ "Real Salt Lake Signs Emery Welshman from the Monarchs". Rsl.com. January 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Kamrani, Christopher (November 30, 2016). "Real Salt Lake exercises 2017 options on five players, declines on seven". Archive.sltrib.com.
  9. ^ Kimura, Fumi (January 3, 2018). "Welshman Adds Talent to FCC Frontline". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Hatch, Charlie (May 17, 2017). "Emery Welshman scores hat-trick in FC Cincinnati's 4-1 Open Cup win". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Welshman Returns to MLS with FC Cincinnati". Fccincinnati.com. December 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Welshman Loaned to Forge FC". Fccincinnati.com. March 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Shabazz re-appointed Guyana coach versus Barbados". Newsday.co.tt. January 14, 2015.
  14. ^ "Barbados, Guyana play to 2–2 deadlock". CONCACAF. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  15. ^ "WATCH: Forge's Welshman powers Guyana to 2019 Gold Cup berth". March 24, 2019.
  16. ^ "40-Player National Team Roster" (PDF). May 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "CFD Profile". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 5 February 2015.

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