Matt Horth

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Matt Horth
Personal information
Full name Matthew Horth
Date of birth (1989-05-03) May 3, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2007–2010 Gordon Fighting Scots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Cape Cod Crusaders 4 (2)
2009 Southern California Seahorses 13 (3)
2010 Cleveland Internationals 8 (1)
2011–2012 Atlanta Silverbacks 49 (18)
2013 New England Revolution 0 (0)
2013 Rochester Rhinos (loan) 16 (1)
2014 Leiknir Reykjavík 17 (6)
2015 Atlanta Silverbacks 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 23, 2016.

Matthew "Matt" Horth (born May 3, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American soccer player who last played for Atlanta Silverbacks.


College and amateur[edit]

Horth grew up in Akron, Ohio, attended Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, and played four years of college soccer at Gordon College. He scored 15 goals in his first 18 college games in his freshman year, being named 2007 TCCC Rookie of the Year and to the TCCC First Team All-Conference. He was a TCCC First Team All-Conference selection as a freshman in 2007, a sophomore in 2008, a junior in 2009, and a senior in 2010. Horth was also a NSCAA All-New England selection in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

During his college years he played in the USL Premier Development League for the Southern California Seahorses,[1] the Cleveland Internationals, and the Cape Cod Crusaders.[2]


Horth turned professional in 2011 when he signed with Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League.[3] He made his professional debut, and scored his first professional goal, on April 9, 2011 in a game against the NSC Minnesota Stars.[4] Horth earned his first league honors on July 18, 2011, winning the NASL Offensive Player of the Week.[5] Atlanta announced on November 8, 2011 that Horth would return for the 2012 season.[6]

In a game against the Carolina Railhawks on July 3, 2012, Horth made history by becoming the first player to score a goal under the professional coaching career of U.S. soccer legend Eric Wynalda.

On January 25, 2013, Horth signed with the New England Revolution.[7]

Matt was released by the Revolution in December 2013. He initially re-signed with Atlanta Silverbacks on January 20, 2014.[8] However, the Silverbacks soon reached an agreement with Icelandic club Leiknir Reykjavík for Horth's signature.[9]

On January 14, 2015, Horth returned to Atlanta Silverbacks.[10]



Atlanta Silverbacks


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