Leo Stolz

Leo Stolz (born 15 February 1991) is a retired German footballer.

Leo Stolz
Personal information
Full name Leonard Stolz
Date of birth (1991-02-15) 15 February 1991
Place of birth Munich, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2004–2011 1860 Munich
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 George Mason Patriots 18 (4)
2012−2014 UCLA Bruins 63 (20)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 1860 Munich II 11 (0)
2015 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2015New York Red Bulls II (loan) 22 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 January 2015

Career

Youth and college

Stolz began his career playing at SV Pullach. Soon he joined the youth system of 1860 Munich in 2004. He progressed in the youth system and became a regular starter for the club in the Under 19 Bundesliga. In 2010, he joined 1860 Munich II in the Regionalliga Süd. He made his debut for the team on 15 October 2010 in a 3–1 victory over SV Wehen Wiesbaden II.[1] In his first season with Munich II Stolz appeared in 11 league matches as a central midfielder.

Stolz was offered a senior contract with Munich 1860 in 2011 but decided to play college soccer in the United States joining George Mason University. In his first season in the United States Stolz appeared in 18 matches and scored four goals.[2] After a strong first season, Stolz decided to transfer to UCLA. In three years with the Bruins, Stolz played in 63 matches and scored 20 goals and recorded 22 assists.[2] At the end of the 2014 season, Stolz was awarded the Hermann Trophy recognizing him as the top college soccer player in the country.[3] Stolz graduated from ESADE Business School, Barcelona on 28 October 2017 successfully finishing his Masters in International Management.

New York Red Bulls

On 15 January 2015, Stolz was selected 18th overall by New York Red Bulls in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[4] Stolz dropped in the draft after he had initially stated that he would not be signing with Major League Soccer; however, he contacted New York and informed them he would sign with the club if selected by them.[5] Stolz signed a contract with the Red Bulls on 17 January 2015.[6]

Stolz was loaned to affiliate side New York Red Bulls II and captained the side in its first ever match on 28 March 2015 in a 0–0 draw with Rochester Rhinos.[7] On 4 April 2015 Stolz scored his first goal for New York Red Bulls II in a 4–1 victory over Toronto FC II, the first victory in club history.[8]

Stolz was released by Red Bulls at the end of the 2015 MLS season.[9]

References

  1. München II 3 – Wehen Wiesbaden II 1 – fussballdaten.de (in German)
  2. "#10 Leo Stolz". UCLABruins.com. UCLA Athletics. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. Timmermann, Tom (9 January 2015). "UCLA's Stolz, Virginia's Brian win Hermann trophies". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. Baxter, Kevin (16 January 2015). "Three UCLA players among top 4 picks in women's soccer draft". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  5. Lewis, Brian (15 January 2015). "Red Bulls somehow grab college's best player in SuperDraft". New York Post. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  6. Galarcep, Ives (17 January 2015). "Red Bulls complete signing of Leo Stolz". Goal.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  7. "Red Bulls II 0 Rochester Rhinos 0". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  8. "Red Bulls II earn first victory in team history". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  9. "New York Red Bulls Announce Roster Options for 2016 Season". New York Red Bulls.
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