Michael Nelson (soccer, born 1995)

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Michael Nelson
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-02-10) February 10, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Katy, Texas, United States
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 26
Youth career
Albion Hurricanes FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 SMU Mustangs 76 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Oklahoma City Energy U23 6 (0)
2018– Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
2018–Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (loan) 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:43, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Michael Nelson (born February 10, 1995) is an American professional soccer player who plays for Houston Dynamo in MLS.

Career[edit]

College & Youth[edit]

Nelson attended and played soccer at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. He helped them win a district championship and was named first team all-state. He also helped his youth club, Albion Hurricanes FC, win 2 state championships.[1] Nelson played college soccer at Southern Methodist University between 2014 and 2017, including spending a year as a redshirt in 2013. While with the Mustangs, Nelson made 76 appearances and contributed 27 shutouts.[2]

During his time in college, Nelson also spent time with Premier Development League side OKC Energy U23 during their 2016 season.[3]

Professional[edit]

Nelson was drafted in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by Houston Dynamo on January 19, 2018.[4] Nelson signed with Houston on February 20, 2018.[5] He spent the 2018 season on loan with the Dynamo USL affiliate Rio Grande Valley FC. On June 23, 2018 he made his Toros debut and kept a clean sheet against Phoenix Rising.[6] On the season, Nelson made 7 appearances and kept 3 clean sheets.[7]

Honors[edit]

Houston Dynamo

Career Statistics[edit]

As of November 15, 2018[8]
Club Season League US Open Cup Playoffs Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oklahoma City Energy U23 2016 PDL 6 0 0 0 6 0
Houston Dynamo 2018 MLS 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rio Grande Valley FC (loan) 2018 USL 7 0 7 0
Career Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Nelson". houstondynamo.com. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ https://smumustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4808
  3. ^ https://www.uslpdl.com/roster_players/12607565?subseason=278141
  4. ^ https://www.houstondynamo.com/post/2018/01/19/dynamo-select-michael-nelson-20th-pick-2018-mls-superdraft
  5. ^ https://www.houstondynamo.com/post/2018/02/28/houston-dynamo-sign-goalkeeper-michael-nelson-and-forward-mac-steeves
  6. ^ "RGV FC goalkeeper Michael Nelson earns a clean-sheet draw in pro debut against Phoenix Rising". The Monitor. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  7. ^ "2018 Player Stats". www.rgvfc.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  8. ^ "M. Nelson". soccerway.com. Retrieved November 15, 2018.

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