Stefan Cleveland

Stefan Cleveland (born May 25, 1994) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.

Stefan Cleveland
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-05-25) May 25, 1994
Place of birth Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Dartmouth Big Green 38 (0)
2016 Louisville Cardinals 22 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Dayton Dutch Lions 3 (0)
2017–2019 Chicago Fire 5 (0)
2017Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 2 (0)
2018Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 1 (0)
2019Lansing Ignite (loan) 22 (0)
2020– Seattle Sounders 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 13, 2019

Early life

Cleveland was born in Dayton, Ohio, and attended The Miami Valley School.[1]


College and amateur

Cleveland spent four years at Dartmouth College playing college soccer before transferring to the University of Louisville for his senior season.[1]

In 2015, Cleveland appeared for Premier Development League side Dayton Dutch Lions.[2]


On January 13, 2017, Cleveland was drafted in the second round as the 26th overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire.[3] He signed with the club on January 30, 2017.[4]

He made his professional debut on May 27, 2017, whilst on loan with Chicago's United Soccer League affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks during a 3-1 win over Portland Timbers 2.[5] He made his MLS debut on August 4, 2018, starting in a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, making 8 saves and allowing 2 goals.[6]

Cleveland was acquired by Seattle Sounders FC on November 26, 2019.[7]


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