Michael Nelson (soccer, born 1995)
|Date of birth||February 10, 1995|
|Place of birth||Katy, Texas, United States|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Albion Hurricanes FC|
|2016||Oklahoma City Energy U23||6||(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)|
College & Youth
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. 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.
Nelson was drafted in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by Houston Dynamo on January 19, 2018. Nelson signed with Houston on February 20, 2018. 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. On the season, Nelson made 7 appearances and kept 3 clean sheets.
- As of November 15, 2018
|Club||Season||League||US Open Cup||Playoffs||Continental||Total|
|Oklahoma City Energy U23||2016||PDL||6||0||—||0||0||—||6||0|
|Rio Grande Valley FC (loan)||2018||USL||7||0||—||—||—||7||0|
- "Michael Nelson". houstondynamo.com. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
- "RGV FC goalkeeper Michael Nelson earns a clean-sheet draw in pro debut against Phoenix Rising". The Monitor. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
- "2018 Player Stats". www.rgvfc.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
- "M. Nelson". soccerway.com. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
- Michael Nelson at Soccerway
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