Tyler Deric

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Tyler Deric
TylerDeric 07JUL2012.jpg
Deric in 2012
Personal information
Full name John Tyler Deric
Date of birth (1988-08-30) August 30, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Spring, Texas, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 1
Youth career
2007 North Carolina Tar Heels
2007–2009 Houston Dynamo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Houston Dynamo 55 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex (loan) 0 (0)
2012 San Antonio Scorpions (loan) 1 (0)
2016 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 7, 2016.

John Tyler Deric (born August 30, 1988) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer.



Deric became the first home grown player to be promoted from the Dynamo's developmental academy (and the second ever to do so in MLS after Tristan Bowen of Los Angeles Galaxy) when he signed a professional development contract with Houston on February 27, 2009. He made his professional debut on October 16, 2010 away to the San Jose Earthquakes, earning the shutout in a 1–0 victory.

Deric was loaned to NASL club San Antonio Scorpions on August 4, 2012 for their game against Puerto Rico Islanders.[1]

From 2011-13, Deric played only one league game but made four appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, with one shutout, and played six games in the CONCACAF Champions League, going 3-1-2 with two shutouts. In competitive games, his career record is 6-5-2 with four shutouts and a 0.90 goals-against-average.[2] During a road game in Kansas City, Dynamo's first-choice goalkeeper, Tally Hall, endured a torn ACL, which gave Deric the opportunity to step up as Houston's number one for the remainder of the game, finished 3-1 to Houston, and the 2014 MLS season.

Amateur and College[edit]

Deric was coached by Scot Dymond at Texans SC during his youth career. Deric spent his high school years at Klein High School in Spring, Texas. There, Deric lead the Bearkats to a UIL 5A state championship in 2005 and received the honor of being named to the All-Tournament team as a sophomore in high school. His successful 2005 season came with a call up to the Texas ODP team. Deric was named, along with 49 other players, as the top 50 players to watch in the graduating class of 2007 by Top Drawer Soccer. In addition to his career at Klein High School, Deric joined the Houston Dynamo Academy on January 24, 2007. Deric soon gathered the attention of academy coach James Clarkson and Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear preceding his participation in the Dynamo Trials in 2008.

Deric attended the University of North Carolina from 2007-2008. During his time at UNC, he was awarded the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman Honors after having started 17 out of the 20 games as a freshman. Deric had a .94 goals against average in his first year along with 48 saves and six clean sheets.

2009 MLS[edit]

In 2009, Deric became the first Homegrown Player in Dynamo history after having signed in February. As the third-string goalkeeper, behind Tally Hall and Pat Onstad, Deric saw no playing time in games and little action in practice. Deric was loaned to USL team Austin Aztex in aim to get more playing time.

2010 MLS[edit]

During the 2010 season, Deric made 4 appearances with the Dynamo and became the first Academy Homegrown Player to start an MLS match. His first league appearance came against San Jose Earthquakes on October 16, 2010. Deric broke the Dynamo's 12-game streak without a clean sheet after making 3 crucial saves and recording a shutout in his first appearance with the first team. To close the regular season, Deric appeared in the Dynamo's 2-1 win versus Seattle, recording 5 saves and becoming the first Academy product to record a clean sheet following his previous win. Deric's other appearances came against DC United on May 22 and versus Laredo Heat, when he made his non-preseason debut as a second-half substitute, in the Ryan-Sanders Shootout, held in Corpus Christi.

2011-2014 MLS[edit]

Deric served as Houston's number 2 goalkeeper behind Tally Hall following Pat Onstad's move to DC United, after the 2010 season. Deric saw little action in the 2011 season outside of his appearance in the Charity Cup against Bolton Wanderers. In addition, in 2011, Deric was the starting goalkeeper for the Dynamo Reserve Team, and lead the MLS Reserve League in shutouts (6), appearing in all 10 games. Outside of Charity matches, Reserve games, and Concacaf Champions League, Deric did not appear for the Dynamo and remained the backup for Tally Hall. Towards the end of the 2014 MLS season, Dynamo's first choice goalkeeper Tally Hall suffered a torn ACL, which left the starting position up for grabs. Tyler Deric started and played the remaining 9 regular season matches for the Dynamo.


In February 2012, Deric and teammate Warren Creavelle were arrested at night following a dispute with an off-duty police officer. Deric, accused of assaulting a public servant, was held in containment over night and released the following day, Sunday. Deric argued the officer was racist to his teammates after denying them entrance into a bar. All charges were later dropped on Deric.

Has been romantically linked to Alyssa Sanders since mid 2014.


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