Leon Taylor (soccer)

Leon Taylor (born 19 May 1993) is an American professional Footballer who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.

Leon Taylor
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993[1]
Place of birth Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 14
Youth career
2010 Plano West HS
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 2 (0)
2012–2013 Incarnate Word Cardinals 31 (6)
2014–2016 Midwestern State Mustangs 39 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Laredo Heat 11 (3)
2016 Midland-Odessa Sockers FC 5 (1)
2017 Bodens BK 24 (8)
2018– Tampa Bay Rowdies 20 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2019

Youth career

Taylor attended Plano West Senior High School where he played both football and soccer. He first played college soccer at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, before transferring to the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and then on to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.[2]

Professional career

During his college years, Taylor also played for the Laredo Heat and the Midland-Odessa Sockers FC of the fourth-tier Premier Development League. After college he signed a contract in the Swedish Division 2 with Bodens BK in 2017 where Taylor quickly made a name for himself leading the team in goals and assists. Shortly after returning to America Taylor signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.[3][4]


  1. "Leon "Lil Smoothie" Taylor Bio". Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. "MSU player bios". Midwestern State Univ. Athletic Dept. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. "Life as a Professional Footballer: PSC Success Story Leon Taylor". Pro Soccer Consulting Soccer Academy. April 21, 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  4. "Rowdies Sign Attacker Leon Taylor". Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
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