Matt Crawford


Matt Crawford
Matt Crawford
Personal information
Full name Matt Crawford
Date of birth August 20, 1980 (1980-08-20) (age 31)
Place of birth Durham, NC, United States
Height 5'10
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current club no club
Number 21
Youth career
1999-02 North Carolina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003-2007 Colorado Rapids 52 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 December 2006

Matthew David Crawford (born August 20, 1980 in Durham, North Carolina) is an American soccer midfielder who last played for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.

He played high school soccer at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina and helped earn them state titles in 1995 and 1996.[1]

Crawford played college soccer at the University of North Carolina from 1999 to 2002.[1] He finished his career at UNC with 12 goals and 35 assists in 89 games, 81 of them starts.

Upon graduating, Crawford was drafted 38th overall in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by the Rapids. Crawford surprised by earning a place on the team, and played extensively as a reserve defender, appearing in 16 games, 8 of them starts, and adding one assist. In 2004, Crawford cemented a starting role in the Rapids midfield, although he still played occasionally in defense. He played in all 30 Rapids games that year, starting 28, and adding one goal and four assists.

References

  1. ^ a b "Matt Crawford". University of North Carolina. http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/crawford_matt00.html. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 

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