|Full name||Matthew Garrett Stinson|
|Date of birth||September 9, 1992|
|Place of birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1997–1998||Armour Heights SA|
|1999–2006||North York Hearts|
|2007||Clarkson Comets SC|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 27, 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 29, 2013
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Stinson began his youth career in the age of five with the Armour Heights Soccer Association, before joined two years in the age of nine to North York Hearts SC. He played until December 2006 with the Hearts Soccer Club, before played for Clarkson Comets SC in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2008, aged 16, he joined TFC Academy for the youth sides inaugural season. Stinson quickly progressed in the Academy and eventually was named captain of the Academy team. In 2010, he left the Academy to attend Winthrop University in South Carolina. While at Winthrop, Stinson was named the Team MVP and earned All-Big South Conference Second Team honours.
In late January 2011 it was announced that Stinson would travel with Toronto's Senior team to Turkey for preseason training camp, Stinson was one of four academy players invited to travel. On February 16, 2011 Stinson scored the game's only goal to lift Toronto FC to a 1-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade during the club’s preseason. After impressing during the preseason training camp he signed with Toronto FC on March 17, 2011. Stinson made his professional debut on June 25, 2011 as a second half sub for Javier Martina in a 3-1 away loss to Real Salt Lake.
Stinson was released by Toronto FC on March 19, 2013 and trained with Armour Heights S.C., before returned for his studies to the York University. He played his first match in his comeback for the York Lions on September 30, 2013 against the Brock University men soccer Team Badgers. Stinson has also been a student of York University since September 2011.
On November 3, 2011, Stinson was called up to the Canadian senior team for Canada's final two matches of 2014 CONCACAF second round world cup qualification vs. Saint Kitts and Nevis Three days latter Stinson was removed from the line-up due to injury, Nana Attakora was brought in to replace him in the 18 man squad. Stinson made his senior team debut January 29, 2013 in an international friendly against United States. He came on as a second half sub for Terry Dunfield, as the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
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- "Reds Struggle in Salt Lake". www.torontofc.ca. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
- "York University Lions Athletics - Matt Stinson - 2013 Men's Soccer". www.YorkULions.ca. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
- "CIS wrap: Former TFC midfielder Matt Stinson scores in his York U. debut". www.the11.ca. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
- "Canada fight to hard-earned draw in Houston". Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved 2013-01-29.