Tyler Polak

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Tyler Polak
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Polak playing for FC Cincinnati in 2016
Personal information
Full name Tyler John Polak
Date of birth (1992-05-13) 13 May 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Cincinnati
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
2010–2011 Creighton Bluejays
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Chicago Fire Premier 8 (0)
2012–2013 New England Revolution 1 (0)
2013 Rochester Rhinos (loan) 18 (0)
2014–2015 Minnesota United FC 3 (0)
2016– FC Cincinnati 30 (0)
National team
2007–2009 United States U17 35 (0)
2010 United States U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 1, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 13, 2012

Tyler John Polak (born May 13, 1992 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American soccer player who plays defender for FC Cincinnati.



Polak was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended Creighton University for three semesters before being drafted 22nd overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by New England. He was a member of the 2012 Generation adidas program.[1] While at Creighton he also played for Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.

Polak made his debut with New England on March 10, 2012, appearing in the season opening match against San Jose Earthquakes. Polak was loaned to New England's USL Pro affiliate club Rochester Rhinos on March 27, 2013.[2]

Polak was released following the 2013 season. He joined Minnesota United FC of the North American Soccer League ahead of the 2014 season.[3]

After two years with Minnesota, Polak signed with FC Cincinnati ahead of their inaugural 2016 season.[4]


Polak has represented the United States at the under-17 and under-20 levels. He played for the United States at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.


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