Cameron Lindley

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.

Cam Lindley
Personal information
Full name Cameron Lindley
Date of birth (1997-07-18) July 18, 1997
Place of birth Carmel, Indiana, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2010–2016 Indiana Fire Juniors
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 North Carolina Tar Heels 43 (7)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Chicago Fire U-23 8 (2)
2017 Wilmington Hammerheads 6 (0)
2018–2019 Orlando City 3 (0)
2018Saint Louis FC (loan) 1 (0)
2019Memphis 901 (loan) 25 (1)
National team
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

Career

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.[1] Following several seasons with the youth club, Lindley spent a season in the Premier Development League with Chicago FC United before attending college.[2] He spent two years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, scoring seven goals in 43 regular season matches.[3]

Orlando City

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

International career

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.[7]

Career statistics

College

School Season NCAA Regular Season
DivisionAppsGoalsAssists
North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Div. I 2107
2017 22713
NCAA Total 43720

Club

As of October 20, 2019
Club Season League Cup Playoffs Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Orlando City 2018 MLS 301040
2019 00000000
Total 30100040
Saint Louis FC (loan) 2018 USL 10000010
Memphis 901 FC (loan) 2019 USLC 2511000261
Career Totals 2912000311

Honors

Individual

References

  1. "U.S. National Team Caps". Indiana Fire Juniors. Archived from the original on February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. "Chicago FC United - 2016 Regular Season". uslpdl.com. SportsEngine. Archived from the original on February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  3. "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.
  4. "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.
  5. Staff, USLSoccer.com (May 24, 2018). "Da Silva, Lindlay join STLFC on Loan".
  6. "Orlando City SC Announces 2019 End-of-Season Roster Decisions". Orlando City SC. November 21, 2019.
  7. "Weah, Sargent headline USMNT U-23 squad as Kreis is named head coach | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2019-03-19.


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