Matt Wiet

Matthew Wiet (born September 23, 1990) is an American former soccer player who last played for the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.

Matt Wiet
Personal information
Full name Matthew Wiet
Date of birth (1990-09-23) September 23, 1990
Place of birth Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2008–2009 Columbus Crew
2009 Indiana Hoosiers
2010–2012 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Ventura County Fusion 17 (1)
2013 Dayton Dutch Lions 4 (0)
2014 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2014Dayton Dutch Lions (loan) 19 (0)
National team
2009 United States U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career

Youth, College and Amateur

Wiet attended Worthington Kilbourne High School, where he was named a two-time All-Ohio and All-District honoree and OSSCA First Team selection. He also played for the Crew Soccer Academy, reaching the U.S. Soccer Under-18 Development Academy National Tournament Semifinals, finishing the 2008 campaign ranked third nationally. Wiet began his college soccer at Indiana University in 2010, before transferring to UCLA in 2011. At Indiana Wiet was named to the 2009 Big Ten All-Freshman Team after making 20 starts for the Hoosiers. At UCLA he started on the back line for three years and was the three-time recipient of NSCAA All-Region honors.[1]

During his time at UCLA, Wiet also appeared for USL Premier Development League club Ventura County Fusion.[2]

Professional

Wiet signed his first professional contract with USL Pro club Dayton Dutch Lions on July 3, 2013 where he would go on to make four first-team appearances.[3]

On November 26, 2013 Wiet signed a homegrown contract with Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew.[4]

International

Wiet also made an appearance for the U.S. under-20 national team on July 2, 2009 in a 1-1 draw with Egypt.[5]

References

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