Evan Bush

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Evan Bush
Goalkeeper Evan Bush Impact Montréal 2013-06-02 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Evan William Bush
Date of birth (1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Concord Township, Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 1
Youth career
2005–2008 Akron Zips
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Chicago Fire Premier 10 (0)
2007 Cleveland Internationals 3 (0)
2008 Cape Cod Crusaders 16 (0)
2009 Cleveland City Stars 7 (0)
2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore 25 (0)
2011 Montreal Impact (NASL) 18 (0)
2012–present Montreal Impact 21 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 24, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Evan William Bush (born March 6, 1986) is an American soccer player for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Bush attended Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio and played college soccer at Akron, where he was named to the NSCAA all-Great Lakes Region and the 2008 all-Ohio team season. He was also a three-time all-Mid American Conference first team selection, the 2005 MAC Newcomer of the Year, was named to the 2005 Freshman All-American team, and remains the all-time career leader in the MAC in wins (62), shutouts (48), and G.A.A (.60).

During his college years Bush also played with Chicago Fire Premier, the Cleveland Internationals,[1] and the Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL Premier Development League, being named to the PDL All-Central Conference team in 2006.[2]

Professional[edit]

Bush turned professional in 2009, and after failing to secure a professional contract with Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, signed to play with the Cleveland City Stars of the USL First Division.[3] He made his professional debut on May 30, 2009, in a game against the Charleston Battery.[4]

On February 18, 2010, Crystal Palace Baltimore announced the signing of Bush to a contract for the 2010 season.[5] After spending the 2010 season with Crystal Palace Baltimore, Bush signed with Montreal Impact of the North American Soccer League on March 11, 2011.[6] On September 27, 2011, Bush received the 2011 Golden Glove award, an award given to the goalkeeper with the best goals-against average in the NASL.[7] Bush signed a contract with the Montreal Impact to remain with the club for their inaugural season in Major League Soccer on October 21, 2011.[8]

On November 21, 2014, Bush was signed to a new contract by the Impact.[9]

On April 22, 2015, in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final at Club América, Bush was given a very controversial yellow card in the 89th minute after allowing a goal that tied the game at 1-1. He got the yellow card for kicking the ball Paul Aguilar, an America player; however, replays show that Aguilar jumped in front of the ball as Bush was kicking it away. Aguilar then proceeded to punch Bush in the face, which went unnoticed by referee Hector Rodriguez. This yellow card suspended him for the second leg in Montreal. Bush showed his frustration for the call after the match, saying “The ball was in my hands, and if you see me after every goal I give up, I kick the ball towards midfield. Every single goal. The fact is that I had the ball in my hands, I kicked it towards midfield and he comes and blocks the ball. Then he hits me in the face. Those two things combined, I don’t see how you can say that I was in the wrong either time.” [10]

Montreal attempted to appeal the decision, however, the appeal was denied, as you cannot appeal yellow card decisions unless the yellow card was shown to the wrong player. As a result, Bush missed the second leg of the final, which Montreal lost 4-2 and 5-3 on aggregate.[11] Despite not playing in the decisive game, Bush won the golden glove award, given to the best goalkeeper of the tournament.[12]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Montreal Impact

Individual[edit]

  • CONCACAF Champions League Golden Glove: 2014-2015

Career statistics[edit]

(correct as of July 19, 2014)
Club Season League Cup Play-offs Total
Apps Conceded Clean sheets Apps Conceded Clean sheets Apps Conceded Clean sheets Apps Conceded Clean sheets
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2010 25 38 7 1 1 0 - - - 26 39 7
Montreal Impact 2011 19 14 9 - - - - - - 19 14 9
Montreal Impact 2012 1 3 0 - - - - - - 1 3 0
Montreal Impact 2013 1 1 0 4 4 2 - - - 5 5 2
Montreal Impact 2014 1 - - 4 5 1 - - - 4 5 1
MLS Total 2012–present 2 4 0 8 9 3 - - - 10 13 3

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