Ryan Finley (soccer)
Ryan Finley (born March 27, 1991) is a retired American professional soccer player.
|Date of birth||March 27, 1991|
|Place of birth||Lumberton Township, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2006–2007||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2008–2009||Players Development Academy|
|2009–2010||Duke Blue Devils||39||(28)|
|2011–2012||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||39||(28)|
|2008||Ocean City Barons||8||(2)|
|2010–2011||Central Jersey Spartans||16||(5)|
|2014||→ Dayton Dutch Lions (loan)||4||(0)|
|2006–2007||United States U17||22||(10)|
|2007–2009||United States U18||5||(0)|
|2010||United States U20||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Youth and college
Born in Lumberton Township, New Jersey, Finley spent most of his high-school career at the Players Development Academy and the IMG Soccer Academy. In 2009, while a senior at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Finley led his soccer team to the New Jersey state title in which he scored 20 goals throughout the season and was selected for the ESPN RISE Fall Boys' Soccer All-America team.
In 2009, Finley attended Duke University, where he played for the Duke Blue Devils for two seasons before spending his final two years playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame. In his freshman year at Duke Finley scored a team-leading 11 goals while also being named to the NSCAA All-South Region second team and ACC All-Freshman teams. In his sophomore year Finley led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 17 goals while also leading the NCAA in goals per game with 0.94 per game. That year Finley earned All-ACC first team honors and was voted the ACC Offensive Player of the Year.
In 2011, after transferring to Notre Dame, Finley led the soccer team with 7 goals that season and was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-Great Lakes Region Third Team. In his senior year Finley finished second in the country in goals scored with 21 while being named to the NSCAA All-America First Team, All-Great Lakes Region First Team, and the Big East Offensive Player of the Year.
Finley finished second in the Herman Trophy voting in 2012.
On January 17, 2013, Finley was selected 9th overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew. He made his professional debut for the Crew on March 9, 2013 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place Stadium in which he came on in the 90th minute for Gláuber as the Crew lost the game 2–1. He then scored the first goal of his career on September 4, 2013 against Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew Stadium in which he found the net in the 47th minute as the Crew won the game 2–0.
Finley signed with USL club Charlotte Independence on March 25, 2015.
Finley signed with Swedish side Ängelholms FF on March 17, 2016.
|Ocean City Barons||2008||PDL||8||2||–||–||8||2|
|Central Jersey Spartans||2010||PDL||9||4||–||–||9||4|
|Dayton Dutch Lions (loan)||2014||USL||4||0||–||0||0||4||0|
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- Ryan Finley at Soccerway
- Ryan Finley at Major League Soccer