Alex Touche

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Alex Touche
Personal information
Full name Alexander Touche [1]
Date of birth (1999-06-02) 2 June 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Union Omaha
Number 4
Youth career
2009–2017 Rio Rapids SC
2015–2017 Colorado Rapids
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2017–2020 Penn Quakers 44 (8)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2017–2019 Albuquerque Sol 23 (3)
2021 New Mexico United 3 (0)
2022– Union Omaha 25 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 16, 2022

Alexander Touche (born 2 June 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for USL League One club Union Omaha.

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Career

Youth

Touche was a four-year letter winner at the Albuquerque Academy, helping the team to New Mexico Activities Association state championships in 2015 and 2016. During his time at the Academy, Touche was named first-team All-State, All-District and All-Metro in 2016, All-state Player of the Year, District Player of the Year, first-team All-State, All-District and All-Metro in 2015, First-team All-State, All-District and District Player of the Year in 2014, and an honorable mention All-State in 2013. [2]

College and amateur

In 2017, Touche attended the University of Pennsylvania to play college soccer. In three seasons with the Quakers, Touche made 44 appearances and scored 8 goals. The Ivy League season was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During his three seasons, Touche was named Second-team All-Ivy in 2017, First-team All-Ivy in 2018 and 2019, and third-team United Soccer Coaches, All-Region in Northeast, All-ECAC and the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in 2019. [2]

Whilst at college, Touche also played in the USL League Two with Albuquerque Sol, making 23 regular seasons appearances over 3 seasons. [3] [4] [5]

Professional

On 12 January 2021, Touche signed with USL Championship side New Mexico United. [6] He made his professional debut on 29 May, appearing as an injury-time substitute during a 1–0 loss to Loudoun United. [7]

On 8 March 2022 Union Omaha announced they had signed Touche to play in the 2022 season. [8]

Personal life

Touche was born in London, England, but also lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [2] His twin brother, Charles, played college soccer at Cornell University. [9]

Career statistics

As of 30 May 2021 [1]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Albuquerque Sol FC 2017 [3] USL PDL 5050
2018 [4] 9191
2019 [5] USL League Two 9292
Total233233
New Mexico United 2021 USL Championship 3030
Career total2630000263

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References

  1. 1 2 Alex Touche at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  2. 1 2 3 "Alex Touche - Men's Soccer". University of Pennsylvania Athletics.
  3. 1 2 "Albuquerque Sol F.C. - 2017 Regular Season - Roster - # - Alex Touche -". www.uslleaguetwo.com.
  4. 1 2 "Albuquerque Sol F.C. - 2018 Regular Season - Roster - # - Alexander Touche -". www.uslleaguetwo.com.
  5. 1 2 "Albuquerque Sol FC | uslleaguetwo.com". www.uslleaguetwo.com.
  6. Staff, New Mexico United (12 January 2021). "NEW MEXICO UNITED ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF ALBUQUERQUE NATIVE ALEX TOUCHE". New Mexico United.
  7. "New Mexico United vs. Loudoun United FC - May 29, 2021 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com.
  8. Revia, Nick (8 March 2022). "Union Omaha sign former U of Penn standout defender". fox42kptm.com. KPTM . Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  9. Lim, Esther. "Penn men's soccer's Alex Touche signs professional contract with hometown team". www.thedp.com.