Nate Polak

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Nate Polak
Personal information
Full name Nathan Polak
Date of birth (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2008 Drake Bulldogs
2009–2011 Hastings Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Minnesota United FC 8 (1)
2014 Oklahoma City Energy (loan) 6 (0)
2015 Louisville City 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 7, 2015

Nathan Polak (born September 5, 1989) is an American soccer player.


Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Polak played college soccer at Drake University[1] in 2008 and then transferred to Hastings College between 2009 and 2011.[2]

Polak had a much decorated career for the Broncos as he was a two-time first team all-league selection and the 2011 GPAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year. He went on to be selected as a First Team NAIA All-American in 2011. Twice in 2011 he was named NAIA National Player-of-the-Week.[3]

In is junior year Hastings won the NAIA National Championship, while as a senior they were the NAIA National Runner-Up. He was named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team in both seasons (2010 and 2011).[3]

On January 17, 2012 Polak was selected in the fourth round (no. 69 overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by New York Red Bulls. However, he wasn't signed by the club.[2]

Polak signed his first professional contract with NASL club Minnesota Stars FC on August 15, 2012.[4] He scored his first professional goal for the Stars less than one month later, on September 11, 2012, against the Puerto Rico Islanders in his first ever starting appearance.[5]


Nate is brother of Tyler Polak, who also plays for Minnesota United.[6]


  1. ^ "Nathan Polak Bio -—Official Web site of Drake University Athletics". 1989-09-05. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Story/News Archive | Nebraska State Soccer » Nate Polak selected in the 4th Round of the MLS Supplemental draft by New York Red Bulls". Nebraska State Soccer. Archived from the original on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Hastings' Nate Polak selected in Major League Soccer draft - The Grand Island Independent : Sports: college men's soccer, hastings college, nate polak, gpac, mls". 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  4. ^ "Stars sign forward Nate Polak". MN Stars FC. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  5. ^ "Stars sink Islanders 4-0". MN Stars FC. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  6. ^ "Nate Polak selected in MLS supplemental draft". 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 

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