Freddie Braun

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Freddie Braun
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Personal information
Full name Freddie Braun
Date of birth (1988-05-13) May 13, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Antonio Scorpions
Number 28
Youth career
2006–2009 Louisville Cardinals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Chicago Fire Premier 14 (3)
2010 Portland Timbers U23s 16 (5)
2011–2012 Portland Timbers 3 (0)
2013 Orlando City 22 (2)
2014– San Antonio Scorpions 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 27, 2014.

Freddie Braun (born May 13, 1988 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American soccer player who currently plays for San Antonio Scorpions in the North American Soccer League.


College and amateur[edit]

Braun grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan, attended Rochester High School, and played club soccer for the Michigan Wolves before going on to play four years of college soccer at the University of Louisville. As a senior in 2009 he captained the Cardinals to a 13–3–4 record and a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Braun was the team's second-leading scorer in 2009, recording eight goals and four assists in his senior campaign, and finished his collegiate career with 11 goals and five assists in 81 games.

During his college years Braun also played for Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.[1]

Upon the completion of his senior college season, he was one of 62 collegiate players invited to participate in the 2010 MLS Player Combine, but was not drafted; having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, Braun instead decided to return to the PDL, and signed for the Portland Timbers U23s as an overage player. He helped Portland to a perfect 16–0–0 season and the PDL National Championship in 2010,[2] and was selected to the PDL All-League team.


After training with the team throughout pre-season, Braun signed with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer on February 17, 2011.[3] He made his professional debut on May 3, 2011 in a 1–0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[4]

Braun was released by Portland on November 19, 2012.[5]

Braun signed with USL Pro club Orlando City on March 8, 2013.[6]


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