Matt Van Oekel
|Full name||James Matthew Van Oekel|
|Date of birth||September 20, 1986|
|Place of birth||Chesapeake, Virginia, United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Real Salt Lake|
|2005–2007||Rutgers Scarlet Knights|
|2010–2014||Minnesota United FC||70||(0)|
|2017–||Real Salt Lake||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 25, 2017.
Youth and College
Van Oekel signed with Minnesota out of college in 2008, after impressing staff at the Thunder combine in February 2008.
He made his professional debut on September 13, 2009, in 1–1 draw with Montreal Impact, and was released at the end of the season when the Thunder failed, before being picked up by their successor NSC Minnesota Stars, in April 2010.
Minnesota United FC, now playing in the North American Soccer League, re-signed Van Oekel for the 2011 season on March 11, 2011. Minnesota announced in December 2011 that Van Oekel would return for the 2012 season.
Van Oekel signed with Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake on December 22, 2016. On March 25th of 2017, Van Oekel had his first MLS start with Real Salt Lake tallying three saves against The New York Red Bulls. 
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- "NSC Minnesota Stars Add Two Players and a Coach - OurSports Central".
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