Daniel Lovitz

Daniel Harry Lovitz (born August 27, 1991) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder or wing-back for Nashville SC in Major League Soccer.

Daniel Lovitz
Personal information
Full name Daniel Harry Lovitz[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-27) August 27, 1991
Place of birth Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Full Back, Winger
Club information
Current team
Nashville SC
Youth career
Lower Merion SC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Elon Phoenix 80 (9)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Carolina Dynamo 16 (1)
2014–2016 Toronto FC 41 (0)
2014Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 5 (1)
2016Toronto FC II (loan) 2 (0)
2017–2019 Montreal Impact 84 (1)
2020– Nashville SC 0 (0)
National team
2019– United States 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 8, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 19, 2019

Club career

Early career

When he was a kid he played for Lower Merion. Then Lovitz played four years of college soccer at Elon University, making 80 appearances, scoring nine goals and added 16 assists. In 2013 Lovitz was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year after leading the Phoenix to a third straight conference tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth.[2] While at college, Lovitz also appeared for USL PDL club Carolina Dynamo during their 2012 and 2013 season's.[3][4]

Toronto FC

On January 16, 2014 Lovitz was drafted in the second round (24th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC.[5] He was loaned to Toronto's USL Pro affiliate Wilmington Hammerheads in March 2014 along with Quillan Roberts and Manny Aparicio. Lovitz made his professional debut in a 0–0 draw with Harrisburg City Islanders on April 5, 2014.[6] The following week Lovitz scored his first goal against Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a 4–3 away victory.[7] On December 12, Lovitz was selected by New York City FC in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft. However, hours later Toronto announced that they had re-acquired Lovitz from New York in exchange for allocation money.[8] In 2015, Lovitz made 11 appearances, starting 3 for Toronto FC.

Montreal Impact

On February 28, 2017 Daniel Lovitz signed with the Montreal Impact .[9]

Nashville SC

On November 19, 2019, Lovitz was traded to Nashville SC in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money and $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money.[10]


He made his debut for the United States national team on January 27, 2019 in a friendly against Panama, as a starter.[11] He was also named to the 2019 Gold Cup squad, and has continued to feature at left back for the USMNT throughout 2019. Despite this, Lovitz has received criticism for his performance for the national team, referring to his talent and technical ability to play at the international level.[12][13]



Montreal Impact

Career statistics


As of games played on June 4, 2018.
Toronto FC2014MLS18000180[15]
20161202[lower-alpha 1]0140[15]
Wilmington Hammerheads (loan)2014USL510051[16]
Toronto FC II (loan)20162020[16]
Montreal Impact2017MLS2503[lower-alpha 1]0280[15]
Career totals86150911
  1. Appearances in the Canadian Championship.


As of November 19, 2019
National Team Year Apps Goals
United States 2019 13 0
Total 13 0

Source: US Soccer


  1. "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: United States" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 16. Retrieved May 21, 2019 via Bernews.
  2. "Elon University". elonphoenix.com. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  3. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  4. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  5. "Toronto FC select Daniel Lovitz 24th overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft – Waking The Red". wakingthered.com. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  6. "City Islanders and Wilmington play to scoreless draw in USL PRO opener | PennLive.com". pennlive.com. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  7. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslpro.uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  8. "Daniel Lovitz re-acquired from New York City FC". December 12, 2014.
  9. "Montreal Impact signs former TFC defender Daniel Lovitz". montrealgazette.com. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  10. https://www.impactmontreal.com/fr/post/2019/11/19/limpact-fait-lacquisition-de-montants-dallocation-et-dune-place-de-joueur-%C3%A9tranger
  11. "USA v Panama game report". Major League Soccer. January 27, 2019.
  12. Galarcep, Ives (October 3, 2019). "Five most glaring omissions from the USMNT Nations League roster". SBI. Retrieved October 17, 2019. Daniel Lovitz earned another call-up despite having yet to impress in his multiple cameos with the USMNT.
  13. Cleveland, Parker (October 9, 2019). "Checking in on The Process ahead of the USMNT opening Concacaf Nations League play". Stars and Stripes FC. SB Nation. Retrieved October 17, 2019. Then there are the players who can safely be called Gregg’s guys: for sure that’s Trapp and Zardes while maybe Lima, Ream, and Lovitz also fall into that categoryThese are guys who Berhalter likes but who can’t keep up with top international competition, at least with the tactics the team is trying to use
  14. "Montréal takes 2019 Canadian Championship title". Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  15. "Daniel Lovitz » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  16. "D. Lovitz". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved June 4, 2018.

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