Wyatt Omsberg

Wyatt Omsberg (born September 21, 1995) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for MLS club Minnesota United FC.

Wyatt Omsberg
Personal information
Full name Wyatt Omsberg.[1]
Date of birth (1995-09-21) September 21, 1995
Place of birth Belgrade, Maine, United States
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Minnesota United
Number 22
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Dartmouth Big Green 73 (10)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 GPS Portland Phoenix 4 (0)
2017 Seacoast United Phantoms 7 (1)
2018– Minnesota United 7 (0)
2018Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 4 (0)
2019Forward Madison FC (loan) 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 15, 2019

Early life and education

Youth & College

Omsberg grew up in Scarborough, Maine and played soccer at Scarborough High School, where he helped lead the Red Storm to a Class "A" State Championship in 2012 & 2013. In 2014, he was named the Maine Gatorade Player of the Year for scoring 19 goals and 12 assists as a senior.

Omsberg attended Dartmouth College, where he played college soccer as a centre-back for the Big Green from 2014–2017, tallying a total of 10 goals and 3 assists in 73 appearances. During his time at Dartmouth, Omsberg was a four-time Ivy League Champion, a two-time Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, and a three-time First Team All-Ivy honoree. In addition, he won Dartmouth's biggest BB award his senior year.[2]

While in college, he played in the PDL with GPS Portland Phoenix[3] and the Seacoast United Phantoms [4]

Professional career

Minnesota United FC

On January 19, 2018, Omsberg was drafted in the first round (15th overall) of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, by Minnesota United FC.[5] He became the first Ivy League player ever to be drafted in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft. He signed with the club on February 28, 2018.

Omsberg made his professional debut on March 24, 2018, starting in a 3–0 loss to the New York Red Bulls.[6]

On April 26, 2018, Omsberg joined USL side Tulsa Roughnecks on loan.[7] He made his league debut for the club on April 28, 2018 in a 1-1 away draw with Sacramento Republic.[8]

In April 2019, Omsberg was loaned out to Minnesota's USL League One affiliate Forward Madison ahead of their inaugural season.[9] He made his league debut for the club on April 6, 2019 in a 1-0 away defeat to Chattanooga Red Wolves.[10]

Honors

Individual

  • Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year: 2016,[11] 2017 [12]
  • NSCAA All-East Region First Team: 2015,[13] 2016,[14] 2017[15]
  • NSCAA Second Team All-American: 2017[16]
  • First Team All-Ivy: 2015,[17] 2016,[18] 2017
  • Academic All-Ivy: 2017[19]
  • NSCAA Third Team All-American: 2016[20]
  • Ivy League Honorable Mention: 2014[21]

Club

  • Dartmouth
    • 2017 Ivy League Champion[22]
    • 2016 Ivy League Champion[23]
    • 2015 Ivy League Champion[24]
    • 2014 Ivy League Champion[25]

References

  1. "Wyatt Omsberg MLS Bio". MLSSoccer.com.
  2. "Wyatt Omsberg". dartmouthsports.com.
  3. "Wyatt Omsberg". USLPDL.com.
  4. "Wyatt Omsberg". USLPDL.com.
  5. "MNUFC Nets Massive Haul with Three First Round Picks at SuperDraft". mnufc.com.
  6. https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2018-03-24-new-york-red-bulls-vs-minnesota-united-fc/recap
  7. https://www.roughnecksfc.com/news_article/show/912062?referrer_id=2689357
  8. "Sacramento Republic vs. Tulsa Roughnecks – 28 April 2018 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  9. "FOUR LOONS MIGRATE SOUTH ON LOAN TO FORWARD MADISON". forwardmadisonfc.com. April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  10. "Chattanooga Red Wolves vs. Forward Madison – 6 April 2019 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  11. "Omsberg Named Defensive Player of the Year". dartmouthsports.com.
  12. "Men's Soccer All-Ivy, Postseason Award Winners Announced". ivyleaguesports.com.
  13. "Three Dartmouth Players Earn NSCAA All-East Region Honors". dartmouthsports.com.
  14. "Danilack and Omsberg Earn NSCAA All-East Region Honors". dartmouthsports.com.
  15. "2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-East Region Teams". unitedsoccercoaches.org.
  16. "Omsberg Named to Second Team All-America By U.S. Coaches". dartmouthsports.com.
  17. "Riley Named Coach of the Year; Six Players Selected All-Ivy". dartmouthsports.com.
  18. "Omsberg Named Defensive Player of the Year, Eight Others Honored". dartmouthsports.com.
  19. "Ten Student Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy League". dartmouthsports.com.
  20. "Wyatt Omsberg Named to NSCAA All-America Third Team". dartmouthsports.com.
  21. "Riley Named Coach of the Year; Seven Players tabbed All-Ivy". dartmouthsports.com.
  22. "No. 19 Dartmouth Clinches Fourth Straight Ivy Title". dartmouthsports.com.
  23. "Dartmouth Defeats Brown, Clinches Ivy Title and Postseason Bid". dartmouthsports.com.
  24. "Big Green beat Cornell, 2–0, To Win Ivy League Title". dartmouthsports.com.
  25. "Men's Soccer Claims NCAA Automatic Bid and Shares Ivy Title". dartmouthsports.com.


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