Wil Trapp

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Wil Trapp
Personal information
Full name William Alexander Trapp
Date of birth (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Gahanna, Ohio, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew
Number 20
Youth career
2008–2011 Columbus Crew
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Akron Zips 45 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Columbus Crew 84 (1)
National team
2011 United States U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 United States U20 18 (1)
2015– United States U23 4 (0)
2015– United States 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 27, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 5, 2016

William Alexander "Wil" Trapp (born January 15, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer and the United States national team.



Born in Gahanna, Ohio, Trapp is a product of Columbus Crew SC and a former varsity player at Lincoln High School where he led them to the Division 1 State Championship in 2009, he earned the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year award.[2] For college, Trapp went to the University of Akron where he started in 45 games for the team from 2011 to 2012.[2]

During his youth career Trapp was awarded with many accolades. With the Crew Academy side, Trapp won the Crew Soccer Academy Player of the Year twice in 2009 and again in 2010.[2] He was also given the honor of captaining the Crew U16 and U18 sides.[2] While with Akron, Trapp won two All-MAC First Team honors in 2011 and 2012 and Third Team NSCAA All-American honors in 2012.[2] He also helped the Crew Academy win the 2012 U-19 NYSA National Championship, the team's third in four years.[2]

Columbus Crew[edit]

On December 13, 2012 it was announced that Trapp had signed a homegrown contract with the Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer.[2] He then made his professional debut with the side in a league match on July 6, 2013 against the Portland Timbers at Columbus Crew Stadium in which he started and played the full 90 minutes as the Crew won the match 1–0, ending their 15-game unbeaten streak.[3]

On September 13, 2014, Trapp scored his first professional goal, in a 2–2 draw at Houston.[4]

On October 20, 2014, following a dominating 3–1 Columbus Crew victory over the New York Red Bulls in Red Bull Arena, Thierry Henry said Trapp “owned the show," telling reporters after the match, "Wil Trapp was outstanding today. I know [Federico] Higuain usually gets all the [credit], and their striker [Aaron Schoenfeld] will get credit because he scored two goals. But Wil Trapp was the key.” [5]


Trapp has participated at the U-20 level for the United States. Trapp was a part of the side that participated in the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and the 2013 Toulon Tournament.

Trapp played in all 270 minutes for the United States in the U-20 World Cup and captained the side against France as the United States failed to progress out of the group-stage.[6]

Trapp made his debut for the senior national team during a January 28, 2015 friendly loss to Chile. He came on as a substitute for Mix Diskerud in the 59th minute.

Career statistics[edit]

As of December 20, 2014[7]
Club Season League MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Columbus Crew SC 2013 16 0 0 0 16 0
2014 28 1 2 0 1 0 - 31 1
Career total 44 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 47 1



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