Morgan Langley (soccer)

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Morgan Langley
Personal information
Full name Morgan Langley
Date of birth (1989-06-09) June 9, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Winger
Youth career
2007–2010 Swarthmore Garnet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 (2)
2011 Philadelphia Union 1 (0)
2012–2014 Harrisburg City Islanders 70 (14)
2015 St Patrick's Athletic 18 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2016.

Morgan Langley (born June 9, 1989) is a retired American soccer player who last played for St Patrick's Athletic.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Langley attended ʻIolani School, and played four years of college soccer at Swarthmore College. He is Swarthmore's all-time program leader in career points and assists. As a junior in 2009 he was named to the Centennial Conference first team, and was a NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team selection, while as a senior in 2010 he was an NSCAA/NCAA All-American, an NSCAA Mideast All-Region selection, and was named to the Centennial Conference first team.

In his final season at Swarthmore, Langley produced one of the best offensive seasons in the school’s history, leading the team with 14 goals, 14 assists and a program single-season record 42 points.

Professional[edit]

Langley signed his first professional contract in 2011 when he signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Professional Division. He made his professional debut on April 23 in a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds,[1] and scored his first professional goal on May 31, in a 4-2 win, again against the Riverhounds.[2]

After the end of the 2011 USL Pro season, Langley trialed with Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer before signing with the MLS club on September 15, 2011.[3] On January 19, 2012, Philadelphia declined his 2012 contract option and Langley was released.[4]

Langley re-signed with his former club Harrisburg City Islanders on February 25, 2012.[5] He stayed there until the end of the 2014 season.

Move to Europe[edit]

On March 10, 2015 Langley signed for Dublin based League of Ireland side, St Patrick's Athletic for the 2015 season, becoming the first American to sign for the club since Ryan Guy.[6][7] He was given the number 8 jersey for the Saints, previously worn by former Ireland international Keith Fahey, who had controversially moved to Pats' main rivals Shamrock Rovers in pre-season.[8] Langley made his Pats debut against Derry City at Richmond Park on the 24th March, coming on as a half time substitute and he scored a debut goal when he headed in a Conan Byrne free kick in the 82nd minute to secure a 2–0 win for the Saints.[9][10]

In 2016, Langley announced his retirement from professional soccer.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Correct as of 15 November 2015.[12]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011 Harrisburg City Islanders USL Pro 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2
2011 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 Harrisburg City Islanders USL Pro 19 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 4
2013 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 4
2014 28 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 9
2015 St Patrick's Athletic League of Ireland 18 3 2 0 4 0 1 0 2 2 27 5
Total USA 91 16 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 19
Career total 109 19 8 3 4 0 1 0 2 2 124 24

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