Cameron Iwasa

Cameron Toshiro Iwasa (born July 7, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Sacramento Republic in the USL Championship.

Cameron Iwasa
Personal information
Full name Cameron Toshiro Iwasa
Date of birth (1993-07-07) July 7, 1993
Place of birth Sacramento, California, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sacramento Republic
Number 31
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 UC Irvine Anteaters
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 OC Pateadores Blues 9 (2)
2015–2016 Sacramento Republic 47 (13)
2017 Sporting Kansas City 0 (0)
2017Swope Park Rangers (loan) 22 (2)
2018– Sacramento Republic 64 (33)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 26, 2019

Career

College and Amateur

Iwasa spent his entire college career at UC Irvine. He made a total of 85 appearances for the anteaters and tallied 22 goals and 14 assists.

He also played in the Premier Development League for OC Pateadores Blues.[1]

Professional

On January 20, 2015, Iwasa was selected in the fourth round (65th overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Montreal Impact.[2] However, he was cut during training camp. Two months later, he signed a professional contract with his hometown club Sacramento Republic FC.[3] He made his professional debut the following day in a 4–2 defeat to Seattle Sounders FC 2.[4][5]

Iwasa signed with Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City on January 10, 2017.[6]

Iwasa returned to Sacramento Republic FC for the 2018 season on December 22, 2017.[7]

Personal life

Iwasa's grandfather is of Japanese descent.[8]

References

  1. "OC Pateadores Blues". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. "Impact selects two forwards in final two rounds of SuperDraft". ImpactMontreal.com. Press Release Montreal Impact. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  3. "Sacramento Republic FC Signs Forwards David Estrada and Cameron Iwasa". SacRepublicFC.com. Sacramento Republic FC. 20 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-03-22. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  4. "Match Recap: Sacramento Republic FC 2, Seattle Sounders FC 2 4". SacRepublicFC.com. Sacramento Republic FC. 21 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-03-25. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  5. Paterson, Bill (July 2, 2016). "Republic FC players set aside day jobs to play under lights". The Sacramento Bee. Sacramento, California. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  6. "Sporting KC signs 23-year-old forward Cameron Iwasa | Sporting Kansas City". Sportingkc.com. 1993-07-07. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  7. "Sacramento Republic FC Re-Sign 2016 Leading Scorer Cameron Iwasa". Sacrepublicfc.com. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  8. FC, Sacramento Republic (24 May 2016). "5 Questions: Derek Foran and Cameron Iwasa".
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