Dan Metzger

Daniel James Metzger (born March 9, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Memphis 901 FC in the USL.

Dan Metzger
Metzger with New York Red Bulls II
Personal information
Full name Daniel James Metzger
Date of birth (1993-08-06) August 6, 1993
Place of birth Holmdel Township, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Memphis 901
Number 6
Youth career
2008–2010 Players Development Academy
2010–2011 New York Red Bulls
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Maryland Terrapins 88 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Austin Aztex 5 (0)
2015–2017 New York Red Bulls II 59 (3)
2017 New York Red Bulls 1 (0)
2018 Penn FC 23 (1)
2019– Memphis 901 26 (1)
National team
2010–2011 United States U18 8 (0)
2012 United States U20 7 (1)
2015 United States U23 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 23, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 23, 2015

Career

Early career

Metzger was a member of the Players Development Academy for two years before joining the New York Red Bulls Academy in 2010. He also spent four years at the University of Maryland between 2011 and 2014. In his four years with the Terrapins he made 88 appearances and scored 8 goals and provided 4 assists.[1] While at college, Metzger appeared for USL PDL club Austin Aztex during the 2013 season.[2]

Professional

Metzger was selected with the 42nd overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.[3] He was released by the club during the preseason.

Metzger was signed by New York Red Bulls II for the 2015 season and made his debut for the club on April 4, 2015 in a 4-1 victory over Toronto FC II, the first victory in club history.[4] On June 23, 2015 Metzger was named USL Player of the Week for his performance for NYRBII in a 2-0 victory over Louisville City FC.[5] On April 22, 2016 Metzger scored his first goal as a professional, helping New York to a 1-0 victory over Wilmington Hammerheads FC.[6] On August 2, 2016 Metzger recorded a goal and an assist for New York in a 5-0 rout over Harrisburg City Islanders.[7] On October 23, 2016, Metzger helped the club to a 5-1 victory over Swope Park Rangers in the 2016 USL Cup Final.[8]

On July 5, 2017, Metzger made his MLS debut as a late game substitute in a 3-2 victory over New England Revolution.[9]

On February 13, 2018, Metzger joined the Penn FC of the United Soccer League.[10]

International

Metzger has represented the United States at the U18, U20 and U23 level.[11] He helped the United States to a third-place finish at the 2015 Toulon Tournament.

Career statistics

As of 22 July 2017
Club Season League Playoffs US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
New York Red Bulls II 2015 120001000130
2016 283400000323
2017 190200000210
Career total 593601000663

Honors

Club

New York Red Bulls II

References

  1. "Dan Metzger Maryland Terrapins". umterps.com.
  2. "Dan Metzger PDL stats". uslpdl.com. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013.
  3. "D.C. United makes two selections at 2015 MLS SuperDraft". dcunited.com. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  4. "Red Bulls II earn first victory in team history". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  5. "Dan Metzger named USL Player of the Week". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  6. "NYRB II Extends Shutout Streak". uslsoccer.com. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  7. "NYRBII Moves Atop East, Blitzes Past Harrisburg". uslsoccer.com.
  8. "Allen's Hat Trick Leads Red Bulls II to USL Cup". uslsoccer.com. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  9. "Red Bulls Shock Revs With Late Winner". NewYorkRedBulls.com.
  10. "PENN FC SIGNS DAN METZGER". pennfc.com. Penn FC. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  11. "Metzger receives United States Under-23 call-up". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
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