Evan Newton

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Evan Newton
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Evan Newton playing for the San Jose Earthquakes in a friendly against Swansea City
Personal information
Full name Evan Alexander Newton
Date of birth (1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sacramento Republic
Number 12
Youth career
2003–2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2006–2010 Old Dominion Monarchs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Bradenton Academics 3 (0)
2006 Virginia Beach Submariners 10 (0)
2007–2009 Hampton Roads Piranhas 31 (0)
2011 Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
2011 FC Tampa Bay (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 San Jose Earthquakes 0 (0)
2014 Arizona United 28 (0)
2015 Oklahoma City Energy 26 (0)
2016– Sacramento Republic 14 (0)
National team
2003–2005 United States U17 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2016.

Evan Alexander Newton (born April 1, 1988 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Sacramento Republic FC in the United Soccer League.


College and amateur[edit]

Newton played college soccer at Old Dominion University. He started all 17 games his freshman year, and finished with a .97 GAA, 52 saves and 10 shutouts. In his sophomore year in 2007, he started every single game again and finished 2nd in CAA with a .67 GAA. In 2008, he was a preseason All-CAA selection, but due to an injury, he redshirted his junior year. In 2009, he led CAA with 9 shutouts and was fourth in save percentage. In his senior year, he set school records at Old Dominion in saves and shutouts with 254 saves and 36 shutouts.

During his college years, Newton also played for the Bradenton Academics and the Hampton Roads Piranhas in the USL Premier Development League.

Before his college years he played for Old Dominion Soccer Club for ODSC Arsenal starting goalie


On January 18, 2011, Newton, was selected in the first round (7th overall) of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Houston Dynamo.[1] He was signed to a contract a month later.[2]

On May 5, Newton was loaned to FC Tampa Bay of the North American Soccer League,[3] following a season-ending knee injury suffered by Tampa's first-choice goalkeeper Daryl Sattler. Newton returned to Houston at the end of the 2011 NASL season.[4]

Newton was waived by Houston on November 23, 2011.[5]

Newton signed with San Jose Earthquakes on March 9, 2012. On July 28 of that year he played 45 minutes in a friendly against Swansea City.[6]

On April 9, 2014 Newton signed with USL Pro club Arizona United.[7]

On March 4, 2015 Newton signed with Oklahoma City Energy FC.[8]

Evan also works to grow the game of soccer in his hometown with the operation of his Newton Soccer Academy. The Newton Soccer Academy provides camps for youth players in the Hampton Roads, Virginia community that teach the mental, technical, and physical skills needed to succeed at a high level of competition.


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