Chandler Hoffman

Jon Chandler Hoffman (born August 17, 1990) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for USL Championship club Birmingham Legion.

Chandler Hoffman
Hoffman with the Galaxy in July 2013
Personal information
Full name Jon Chandler Hoffman
Date of birth (1990-08-17) August 17, 1990
Place of birth Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Birmingham Legion
Number 9
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 UCLA Bruins 54 (29)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Panama City Pirates 7 (0)
2010–2011 Orange County Blue Star 25 (15)
2012 Philadelphia Union 7 (0)
2012Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014 LA Galaxy 8 (0)
2014LA Galaxy II (loan) 17 (13)
2015 Houston Dynamo 5 (0)
2015Colorado Springs Switchbacks (loan) 10 (4)
2016 Louisville City 28 (14)
2017–2018 Real Monarchs 65 (28)
2019– Birmingham Legion 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 21, 2019

Career

College and amateur

After leading Oak Mountain High School to two state championships (2007, 2008), Hoffman played college soccer at UCLA between 2009 and 2011. During his time at UCLA, Hoffman was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist, NSCAA Third-team All-American, First-team NSCAA All-Far West selection, First-team All-Pac-12 honoree, Second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, First-team Academic All-District and Pac-12 All-Academic.[1][2]

Hoffman also played in the Premier Development League for Panama City Pirates in 2009 and Orange County Blue Star in both 2010[3] and 2011.[4]

Professional

After his junior season at UCLA, Hoffman was offered a Generation Adidas contract by Major League Soccer which he accepted. He attended the MLS Player Combine, January 6–10, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then headed to Kansas City, Missouri for the 2012 MLS SuperDraft where he was selected in the 1st Round (13th overall pick) by Philadelphia Union, becoming the first player from Alabama ever selected in the 1st Round of the MLS SuperDraft.[5]

Hoffman made his professional debut on March 31, 2012 when he started for Philadelphia Union in a regular season home game at PPL Park against the Vancouver Whitecaps.[6]

Hoffman was loaned to USL Pro club Harrisburg City Islanders for two matches on April 20–21, 2012.[7]

Hoffman scored the game-winning goal in a friendly on May 9, 2012 vs. the popular European club, FC Schalke 04.[8]

On the eve of the 2013 season, Hoffman was traded to Los Angeles Galaxy for a conditional 2014 MLS SuperDraft pick.[9]

On December 18, 2014, Hoffman was selected by Houston Dynamo in stage two of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft.[10] He signed with the club eight days later.[11]

After his release from Houston, Hoffman joined United Soccer League side Louisville City on December 28, 2015.[12] In 2016, he led Louisville City in both goals and points.

Hoffman left Louisville at the end of the 2016 USL season.[13]

On November 17, 2016 Hoffman signed with United Soccer League side Real Monarchs [14]

Career statistics

Club

As of July 13, 2019[15][16]
Club Season League Playoffs[lower-alpha 1] Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Panama City Pirates 2009 PDL 7070
Orange County Blue Star 2010[3] PDL 122122
2011[4] 13131313
Total 25150000002515
Philadelphia Union 2012 MLS 702090
Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 2012 USL Pro 20000020
LA Galaxy 2013 MLS 0000103141
2014 8000100090
Total 80002031131
LA Galaxy II (loan) 2014 USL Pro 171321001914
Houston Dynamo 2015 MLS 502070
Colorado Springs Switchbacks (loan) 2015 USL 1042000124
Louisville City 2016 USL 281431213316
Real Monarchs 2017 USL 3216113317
2018 3312103412
Total 65282100006729
Birmingham Legion 2019 USL Championship 1740021195
Career total 19178931023121384
  1. All appearances in the USL Cup Playoffs

Honours

Individual

References

  1. "Chandler Hoffman Profile - UCLA Official Athletic Site - UCLA Bruins Official Athletic Site | UCLABruins.com". uclabruins.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "2010 Orange County Blue Star statistics". PDL.USLSoccer.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  4. "2011 Orange County Blue Star statistics". PDL.USLSoccer.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  5. "Oak Mountain alum Chandler Hoffman, first soccer player from Alabama drafted by MLS, thought he may have been picked in top 10". al.com. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  6. Jasner, Andy. "Rookie Hoffman's Union debut "something special"". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  7. "Antoine Hoppenot and Chandler Hoffman join the City Islanders for weekend trip". blog.pennlive.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  8. "Recap: Hoffman's late winner gives Union 2-1 win vs. Schalke 04 | Philadelphia Union". philadelphiaunion.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  9. "LA Galaxy acquire forward Chandler Hoffman". 1 March 2013.
  10. "Houston Dynamo select Chandler Hoffman, Nathan Sturgis in Stage Two of MLS Re-Entry Draft". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  11. "Houston Dynamo sign forward Chandler Hoffman". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  12. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-04-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. Staff, USLSoccer.com (11 November 2016). "Louisville Announces Return of 11 Players for 2017".
  14. "Monarchs Sign Chandler Hoffman, Daniel Haber and Chase Minter". 17 November 2016.
  15. Chandler Hoffman at Major League Soccer
  16. Chandler Hoffman at Soccerway
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