Taylor McNamara (soccer)

Taylor Mikael McNamara[1] (born December 4, 1987) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Oakville Blue Devils.[2]

Taylor McNamara
Personal information
Full name Taylor Mikael McNamara
Date of birth (1987-12-04) December 4, 1987
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oakville Blue Devils
Number 14
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Albany Great Danes 73 (2)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Toronto Lynx 56 (6)
2011–2012 Dayton Dutch Lions 41 (0)
2013–2014 Toronto Lynx
2015– Oakville Blue Devils 51 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 2, 2018

Career

Youth and Amateur

McNamara attended Iona Catholic Secondary School in his native city, Mississauga. He played for the junior club team of professional side Toronto Lynx, helping the team win its division and advance to the semifinals of the North American championships as well as advance to the title game of the Dallas Cup, before coming to the United States in 2005 to play college soccer at the University at Albany, SUNY. With Albany, McNamara was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll as a freshman in 2005, was named to the America East Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and his team's MVP as a sophomore in 2006 and as a junior in 2007, and was an ESPN All-Academic All-American selection.

During his college years McNamara also played four seasons in the USL Premier Development League for the Toronto Lynx,[3] scoring 6 goals in 56 appearances for the club.

Professional

McNamara turned professional in 2011 when he signed with Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Professional Division. He made his professional debut on April 23, 2011 in a 3-2 loss to Rochester Rhinos.[4] McNamara re-signed with Dayton in February 2012.[5]

References

  1. "Taylor Mikael McNamara 2016 stats". League1 Ontario. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. "Oakville Blue Devils - 2015 Season Outlook". League1 Ontario. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2010/22392.html#STATS Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  4. http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/scripts/runisa.dll?M2:gp::72013+Elements/Display+E+47107+Stats/+2175598 Archived 2012-07-16 at Archive.today
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-02-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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