Jonathan Lewis (soccer)

Jonathan Jeremy Lewis (born June 4, 1997) is an American soccer player who plays as a winger or forward for Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids.

Jonathan Lewis
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Jeremy Lewis[1]
Date of birth (1997-06-04) June 4, 1997
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Playing position Winger, forward
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids
Number 11
Youth career
2008–2014 Plantation Eagles SC
2014–2015 Chicago Fire
2015 RIASA
2015–2016 Kendall SC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Akron Zips 22 (2)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Bradford City 0 (0)
2015Farsley Celtic (loan) 1 (0)
2017–2019 New York City FC 31 (3)
2018Louisville City (loan) 5 (0)
2019– Colorado Rapids 16 (5)
National team
2016–2017 United States U20 6 (1)
2019– United States 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 6, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 26, 2019

Early and personal life

Lewis was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Plantation, Florida[3] and attended South Plantation High School.[2]

His mother is from London.[4] He is also of Jamaican descent.[2]

Club career

After playing in the United States with the Chicago Fire academy, Plantation FC,[5] and Kendall SC,[2][6] and in England with the RIASA Academy, Lewis signed a two-year professional contract with Bradford City in July 2015.[7] He had also trained with a number of other English clubs.[4]

He signed on loan for Farsley Celtic in September 2015,[8] making his debut for them the next day.[9]

After two appearances for Farsley Celtic, one in the league and one in the FA Trophy,[10] Lewis left Bradford City in October 2015 by mutual consent, citing homesickness.[11][12]

Upon returning to the United States, he played college soccer with the Akron Zips, winning the 2016 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year award.[2]

In January 2017, he was drafted by New York City FC.[13] Lewis made his professional debut on March 18, 2017, appearing as a 79th-minute substitute in a 1–1 draw with Montreal Impact.[14]

In September 2018 he moved on loan to Louisville City FC.[15]

In May 2019, Lewis was traded to Colorado Rapids.[16]

International career

He is a member of the United States under-20 national team,[17] and was invited to a training camp run by the Jamaican senior team.[2]

Lewis won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with United States U20,[18] scoring a goal and assisting another in a 4–1 group stage win against Saint Kitts and Nevis U20.[19]

He made his senior international debut for the United States on January 27, 2019, in a 3-0 friendly win against Panama.[20]

Playing style

He has been compared to Nahki Wells, who also signed for Bradford City after playing with RIASA.[4]

Career statistics

Club

As of October 6, 2019[21][22]
Club Season League Domestic Cup[lower-alpha 1] League Cup Continental Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Bradford City 2015–16 League One 0000000000
Farsley Celtic (loan) 2015–16[10] NPL Division One 1000001[lower-alpha 2]020
New York City FC 2017 MLS 112101[lower-alpha 3]0132
2018 MLS 1411000151
2019 MLS 60000060
Total 31320000010343
Louisville City (loan) 2018 USL 50000050
Colorado Rapids 2019 MLS 1650000165
Career total 53820000020578
  1. All appearances in the U.S. Open Cup
  2. Appearance in the FA Trophy
  3. Appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs

International

As of June 26, 2019[23]
United States
YearAppsGoals
201950
Total50

References

  1. "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: United States" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 16. Retrieved May 21, 2019 via Bernews.
  2. "Profile". University of Akron. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  3. "Profile". New York City FC. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  4. Simon Parker (July 11, 2015). "American starlet following in famous footsteps at Bradford City". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  5. Kushel, Alex (November 5, 2014). "Plantation Eagles duo chosen for Chicago Fire development team". Sun-Sentinel.com. Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  6. "Jonathan Lewis – USSDA profile". USSoccerDA.com. U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  7. "LEWIS ARRIVES AT THE BANTAMS". Bradford City A.F.C. July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  8. "LEWIS JOINS UP WITH FARSLEY CELTIC". Bradford City A.F.C. September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  9. Ian Whiting (September 27, 2015). "Bantams loanee Lewis can't prevent Celts defeat". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  10. "Jonathan Lewis – Farsley Celtic profile". FarsleyCeltic.com. Farsley Celtic F.C. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  11. Ian Whiting (October 12, 2015). "Teenager Lewis leaves Bradford City". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  12. Simon Parker (October 17, 2015). "Harsh lesson for all as homesick Lewis turns his back on Bradford City". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  13. Mark Booth (January 13, 2017). "NYCFC Sign MLS Combine MVP Jonathan Lewis". New York City FC. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  14. Charles Boehm (March 18, 2017). "New York City FC 1, Montreal Impact 1". Major League Soccer. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  15. "Jonathan Lewis Joins Louisville City FC on Loan Until October 13th". New York City FC. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  16. https://www.nycfc.com/post/2019/05/08/new-york-city-fc-trades-jonathan-lewis-colorado-rapids-0
  17. "Jonathan Lewis – U.S. Soccer profile". USSoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  18. "U-20 Men's National Team Claims First CONCACAF U-20 Championship with Shootout Win vs. Honduras". United States Soccer Federation. March 5, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  19. "U-20 MNT Advances to Second Round of 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with 4–1 Win vs. St. Kitts and Nevis". United States Soccer Federation. February 24, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  20. "U.S. MNT vs. Panama - International Friendly". www.ussoccer.com.
  21. Jonathan Lewis at Soccerway. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  22. Jonathan Lewis at Major League Soccer
  23. "Jonathan Lewis". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
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