Cameron Lindley (born July 18, 1997) is an American soccer player who last played as a midfielder for Orlando City in MLS. Having played college soccer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he joined Orlando City in 2018 after his Homegrown rights were traded from Chicago Fire.
|Full name||Cameron Lindley|
|Date of birth||July 18, 1997|
|Place of birth||Carmel, Indiana, United States|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2010–2016||Indiana Fire Juniors|
|2016–2017||North Carolina Tar Heels||43||(7)|
|2016||Chicago Fire U-23||8||(2)|
|2018||→ Saint Louis FC (loan)||1||(0)|
|2019||→ Memphis 901 (loan)||25||(1)|
|2013||United States U17||10||(0)|
|2014–2015||United States U18||15||(0)|
|2015||United States U20||1||(0)|
|2019–||United States U23||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 21, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 24, 2019
Youth and college
Lindley grew up in Carmel, Indiana and spent a majority of his youth career with Indiana Fire Juniors, Chicago Fire's youth soccer club. Following several seasons with the youth club, Lindley spent a season in the Premier Development League with Chicago FC United before attending college. He spent two years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, scoring seven goals in 43 regular season matches.
On January 18, 2018, Lindley's Homegrown rights were traded from Chicago Fire to Orlando City as Lindley signed a four-year deal with the Central Florida club. He made his professional debut in the season opener, a 1–1 draw at home to DC United. After starting three of the first four games of the season, Lindley failed to make another MLS appearance in 2018 and only made one US Open Cup appearance.
On May 24, 2018, he was loaned to Saint Louis FC and made one start before returning.
On April 12, 2019, he was loaned to USL Championship team Memphis 901 FC and made 26 appearances in all competitions. On November 21, 2019, it was announced Lindley had his contract option for the 2020 season declined by Orlando as part of the end-of-season roster decisions.
Lindley has represented the United States internationally at various youth levels.
On March 19, 2019, Lindley was selected by his former Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis for the United States U23 squad for friendlies against Egypt and the Netherlands ahead of qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
|School||Season||NCAA Regular Season|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||2016||Div. I||21||0||7|
- "U.S. National Team Caps". Indiana Fire Juniors. Archived from the original on February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- "Chicago FC United - 2016 Regular Season". uslpdl.com. SportsEngine. Archived from the original on February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- "Cam Lindley Bio". goheels.com. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Athletics. Archived from the original on February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- "Orlando City SC Acquires Midfielder Cam Lindley from Chicago Fire as Homegrown Player". orlandocitysc.com. Major League Soccer. January 18, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- Staff, USLSoccer.com (May 24, 2018). "Da Silva, Lindlay join STLFC on Loan".
- "Orlando City SC Announces 2019 End-of-Season Roster Decisions". Orlando City SC. November 21, 2019.
- "Weah, Sargent headline USMNT U-23 squad as Kreis is named head coach | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2019-03-19.