Nathan Ingham

Nathan Ingham (born 27 June 1993) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for York9.

Nathan Ingham
Ingham with Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-06-27) June 27, 1993
Place of birth Newmarket, Ontario, Canada[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
York9
Number 29
Youth career
Markham SC[1]
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 63 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 K–W United 30 (0)
2016–2017 FC Edmonton 8 (0)
2016Toronto FC II (loan) 2 (0)
2018 Calgary Foothills 5 (0)
2018 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0 (0)
2019– York9 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 16, 2019

Club career

Early career

Ingham began studying at the Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011, having graduated from Keswick High School in Ontario, Canada. He was named team captain during his sophomore, junior and senior years at Keswick, where he earned multiple MVP awards. He also captained the school's volleyball team and won bronze and gold medals in his sophomore and senior years respectively in regional high-jump.[2] In 2011, Ingham kept one clean sheet in 8 games and was named A-Sun Tournament MVP.[2]

Ingham played every game for the Eagles in 2012, recording a program-record nine shutouts.[2] After playing four games in 2013, Ingham suffered a season-ending injury.[2]

In 2014, Ingham was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team, as well as being named A-Sun Tournament MVP for a second time after not allowing a goal during the championship.[2] That season he recorded another nine shutouts, matching his previous Florida Gulf Coast record from 2012 and tying the Eagles' career all-time record of 19.[2] That season, Ingham did not concede more than two goals in any game and led the A-Sun Conference in goals against average (0.71), save percentage (.821) and saves (69).[2] At one point in the season, Ingham held a shutout streak of 495 minutes and 40 seconds, spanning six games and four straight clean sheets.[2]

In 2015, Ingham was named to the A-Sun First Team and was also named Atlantic Sun Goalkeeper of the Year.[2] He posted seven shutouts in twelve appearances, conceding only nine goals all season.[2]

K–W United

In 2015, he played for Ontario-based Kitchener-Waterloo United, where he won the 2015 Premier Development League and won yet another MVP award after saving a penalty in the playoff final against the New York Red Bulls U-23.[3] He returned to the Eagles for his senior year, in which he was named Atlantic Sun Goalkeeper of the Year[4] and became a six-time Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week - a joint record.[5][2]

FC Edmonton

Having graduated as the program’s all-time goals-against average leader, and one of only two goalkeepers in the history of the A-Sun to finish with a goals-against average lower than 1.00,[2] Ingham signed with professional NASL side FC Edmonton.[6]

After failing to earn a first-team place with the Edmonton based team, Ingham joined the second team of Toronto FC on loan in 2016.[7] He made 2 appearances for The Reds in the USL, being named man of the match in his first match in a losing effort against New York Red Bull II and only making a cameo appearance in his second match, coming in late for a recovering Clint Irwin[8] before returning to Edmonton. Ingham would find success in his second year at FC Edmonton earning the starting spot on June 7 against the New York Cosmos making 5 saves, including a penalty save to secure his first professional win. He retained the number 1 spot playing 6 matches in the month of June being named to the NASL Team of the Week following his first 2 starts against the aforementioned New York Cosmos before making another 6 saves and being named man of the match against Miami FC on June 10 in a 1-0 loss. Ingham would go on to be named man of the match in his next 2 starts during a home and home with the 2017 NASL Champion, San Francisco Deltas; he was also nominated for the NASL play of the week for his top corner save that took place late in the second half of the June 17th match before earning NASL's play of the week honor for his "triple save" in the later of the two matches on June 24. Ingham earned NASL team of the month honours for the month of June after being named to the NASL team of the week for the second time in June. On July 7 Ingham was sidelined with an injury during a match against North Carolina FC keeping him out of the line-up until the start of the fall season. He was left out of the 18 man roster after that for nearly a month with speculation of FC Edmonton selling Ingham to interested suitors; although nothing materialized. Ingham played 2 matches at the end of the season against the Jacksonville Armada and Puerto Rico FC, logging a tie and a loss respectively. He spent two seasons with FC Edmonton, before the club ceased operations after the 2017 season.[9]

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

After playing with PDL club Calgary Foothills during the 2018 PDL season, Ingham would sign with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC of USL in July 2018.[10][11]

York9

On 8 April 2019, Ingham signed with Canadian Premier League side York9.[12] On 27 April 2019 he made his debut for York 9, conceding one goal in a 1-1 draw against Forge FC in Hamilton. [13] Although he was expected to be a backup before the season started, Ingham secured the starting goalkeeper spot and wound up playing in all but two games for York9 in their 2019 season and they finished in third place overall.[14]

International career

In November 2012, Ingham received his first Canadian youth national team call-up for an U-20 preparation camp, but did not receive a subsequent call-up for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.[1]

Personal life

Ingham supports Liverpool.[1]

References

  1. "Nathan Ingham". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. "Nathan Ingham -Bio". Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. "K-W United FC's North American title seen as boost for soccer in Waterloo Region". therecord.com. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. "2015 #ASUNMSOC Postseason All-Conference Awards Announced". ASUN Sports. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. "College soccer: FGCU's Nathan Ingham receives national honor". Naples Daily News. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  6. "FGCU Goalkeeper Nathan Ingham Signs with FC Edmonton". Eagle News (Florida Gulf Coast University). 20 January 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  7. "Goalkeeper Nathan Ingham Joins Toronto FC II on Loan from FC Edmonton". FC Edmonton. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  8. "Nathan Ingham". USL Soccer. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  9. "Club Statement - FC Edmonton withdraws from North American Soccer League". FC Edmonton. November 24, 2017.
  10. "Nathan Ingham profile". USL PDL. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  11. "Riverhounds SC sign goalkeeper Ingham". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. July 25, 2018.
  12. "Ingham signing". twitter.com. York 9 FC. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  13. https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5114121 Forge FC, York 9 tie in Canadian Premier League’s entertaining opener
  14. "Brennan Heralds Fresh Start For York9 FC". Northern Tribune. 2019-10-20. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
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