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Conor Donovan
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Donovan playing for Orlando City B in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-01-08) January 8, 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 30
Youth career
2011–2013 U.S. Soccer Residency
2013–2014 Capital Area RailHawks
College career
Years Team Apps ( Gls)
2014 NC State Wolfpack 15 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps ( Gls)
2015–2017 Orlando City 1 (0)
2015Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2017Orlando City B (loan) 35 (1)
2018 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 10 (0)
2018– Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
2018Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (loan) 17 (1)
National team
2011–2013 United States U17 29 (2)
2014–2015 United States U20 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 5, 2015

Conor Donovan (born January 8, 1996) is an American professional soccer player who plays for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.

Early life and career

Born on January 8, 1996, Donovan began his soccer career playing for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. [1]

College

As a freshman, Donovan made 15 appearances for the NC State Wolfpack during the 2014 season, recording one goal and one assist. [2]

Club career

Orlando City SC

Donovan was selected 22nd overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. [3] Donovan signed a Generation Adidas contract. [4] He made his professional debut on June 17, 2015, in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against the Charleston Battery. Orlando went on to advance after winning 8–7 on penalties. [5] On August 8, 2015, Donovan made his MLS debut against the Philadelphia Union; he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the 10th minute. [6]

Donovan signed withe the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros of the USL for 2018. [7] On May 31, 2018, Donovan signed with RGVFC's MLS affiliate the Houston Dynamo. He made started for the Dynamo in a 5-0 US Open Cup match win against NTX Reyados before being loaned back to RGVFC. [8]

International career

Donovan was called up to the United States U17 team for the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. [9]

Donovan was called up to the United States U20 team for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship [10] and the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. [11]

Career statistics

As of matches played on November 7, 2018.
Club Season League Playoffs Cup Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Orlando City 2015 MLS 1 0 1 0 2 0
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 2015 USL 1 0 0 0 1 0
Orlando City B (loan) 2016 15 1 15 1
2017 20 0 20 0
Totals 35 1 35 1
Houston Dynamo 2018 MLS 0 0 1 0 1 0
Rio Grande Valley (loan) 2018 USL 27 1 27 1
Career totals 64 2 0 0 2 0 66 2
Reference: [12] [13]

Honors

Houston Dynamo

Personal

His sister, Caitlin Donovan, played college soccer for the Charlotte 49ers. [14] He is of Irish and Italian descent. [15]

References

  1. ^ "Conor Donovan Bio – NC State University Official Athletic Site". gopack.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Conor Donovan". MLSsoccer.com.
  3. ^ "Orlando City Select Defender & Forward In 2nd Round Of SuperDraft". Orlando City Soccer Club.
  4. ^ "ASN article: Conor Donovan Signs Generation Adidas Contract". americansoccernow.com.
  5. ^ Chin, Jhamie (June 17, 2015). "Match Recap: Orlando City Defeats Charleston Battery in Dramatic 10-Round Penalty Kick Shootout to Advance in the U.S. Open Cup". OrlandoCitySC.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Orlando Sentinel (August 11, 2015). "Orlando City defender Conor Donovan tears ACL, out for season". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  7. ^ 'twitter-wjs');, GREG LUCA | STAFF WRITER Follow @GregLuca !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script',. "RGV FC Toros' Donovan signs first-team contract with Houston Dynamo". The Monitor. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  8. ^ "Conor Donovan". houstondynamo.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "U-17 MNT Head Coach Richie Williams Names 20-Player Roster for 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama". ussoccer.com.
  10. ^ "Tab Ramos Names 20-Player Roster for 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship". ussoccer.com.
  11. ^ "Russell Canouse Pulls Out of U-20 MNT World Cup Squad with Injury; Replaced by Conor Donovan". ussoccer.com.
  12. ^ "Conor Donovan » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "C. Donovan". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Caitlin Donovan Bio". Charlotte49ers.com.
  15. ^ "Getting to Know: U.S. U-17 MNT Defender Conor Donovan". ussoccer.com.

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