Jordan Schweitzer

Jordan Schweitzer (born April 19, 1994) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Colorado Springs Switchbacks in the USL.

Jordan Schweitzer
Personal information
Full name Jordan Schweitzer
Date of birth (1994-04-19) April 19, 1994
Place of birth Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
Number 22
Youth career
2010–2012 Seattle Sounders FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Denver Pioneers 73 (2)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 24 (0)
2016 Seattle Sounders FC 2 22 (4)
2017 Orlando City B 24 (1)
2018– Colorado Springs Switchbacks 67 (1)
National team
2017 Canada U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 19, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 29, 2017

Club career

A member of the Seattle Sounders FC Academy from 2011 to 2012, Schweitzer recorded six goals in 25 appearances for the U-18s in the 2011–2012 season, as well as six scoring tallies in 29 games for the U-16s in 2010–2011. A graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek, Schweitzer was team captain as a junior and earned a First Team All-WESCO selection.

Schweitzer was a three-time All-Summit League First Team selection at the University of Denver, starting 70 of his 73 appearances across four collegiate seasons from 2012 to 2015. He led the Pioneers to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

As a senior in 2015, the defensive midfielder was named a First Team All-West Region selection after co-captaining the Pioneers to their second-straight Summit League Championship and a 15–1–3 record. Unbeaten in 18 matches prior to the NCAA Tournament, Schweitzer sat in front of a backline that recorded a 0.40 goals against average and 12 clean-sheets in 2015. Schweitzer recorded two goals and three assists and missed just six matches in his collegiate career, with Denver accumulating a 50–18–11 record during his four-year span.

Seattle Sounders

Schweitzer was signed to a Homegrown Player contract on January 7, 2016 by Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.[1] On March 1, he was waived and immediately added to the Seattle Sounders FC 2 roster.[2] Sounders FC 2 had indicated that he'll make his fully professional debut on March 25, 2016 in the season-opening match against Sacramento Republic FC[3] before he suffered an injury.[4] He made his professional debut on April 17 in a 1–0 victory over Colorado Springs Switchbacks.[5]

Orlando City B

Schweitzer signed with USL side Orlando City B on December 6, 2016.[6] At the conclusion of the 2017 season, Orlando City B announced they would not pick up Schweitzer's option for the following season.[7]

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

On January 12, 2018 it was announced that Schweitzer had signed for USL side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.[8]

International

Eligible for both the United States and Canada, Schweitzer was called up by the Canadian U23 team for the Aspire U-23 tournament in Qatar on March 18, 2017.[9] He received his first call up to the senior team for a friendly against El Salvador on September 29, 2017.[10]

Personal life

The son of Darwin and Kari Schweitzer and Connie Schweitzer, he has two sisters, Taylor and Rachael. From 2010 to 2012, Schweitzer coached Sounders FC summer camps, and was also a part of a project to send soccer gear to Thailand. He enjoys snowboarding and traveling.

References

  1. Davidson, Neil (January 7, 2016). "Canadian midfielder Jordan Schweitzer signs with Seattle Sounders". Montreal Gazette. The Canadian Press. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  2. Rodriguez, Alicia (March 1, 2016). "Seattle Sounders sign St. Vincent and the Grenadines forward Oalex Anderson". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  3. Rizzardini, Cameron (March 23, 2016). "Jordan Schweitzer, Zach Mathers set for pro debuts with S2". SoundersFC.com. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  4. Rizzardini, Cameron (April 3, 2016). "Seattle Sounders FC 2 looks for first points on Sunday against San Antonio FC". SoundersFC.com. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  5. "Sounders FC 2 Tops Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1–0 for First Win of 2016 Season". OurSportsCentral.com. Our Sports Central. April 18, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  6. http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/730873?referrer_id=2427467
  7. "Orlando City B Announces Roster Moves Following Second USL Season". Orlando City Soccer Club. October 18, 2017.
  8. Huber, Joel (December 20, 2017). "2018 Player Tracker". Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  9. "Canada Soccer announces squads to compete in Scotland and Qatar". March 17, 2017.
  10. Sandor, Steven (September 29, 2017). "Zambrano picks a Canadian side filled with national-team newbies for friendly against El Salvador".
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