Coy Craft

Last updated

Coy Craft
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-05-23) May 23, 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Abingdon, Virginia, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward, Attacking midfielder
Youth career
2011–2013 FC Dallas
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2013–2018 FC Dallas 18 (2)
2016–2017Oklahoma City Energy (loan) 16 (3)
2018 Miami FC 2 16 (0)
2018 Nyköpings BIS 11 (2)
National team
2014 United States U18 7 (1)
2016–2017 United States U20 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of January 13, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 4, 2017

Coy Craft (born May 23, 1997) is an American soccer player who played 5 seasons for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Contents

Career

Youth

Craft joined the FC Dallas academy in 2011, where he played with the side that won five consecutive U.S. Soccer Development Academy Texas/Frontier Division titles. [1]

FC Dallas American soccer team

FC Dallas is an American professional soccer club based in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. The club competes as a member of Major League Soccer (MLS). The franchise began play in 1996 as a charter club of the league. The club was founded in 1995 as the Dallas Burn before adopting its current name in 2004.

Professional

Craft signed a professional Homegrown Player contract with FC Dallas on August 1, 2014. [2] He made his debut on October 25, 2014 as an 84th-minute substitute in a 0–2 loss against Portland Timbers. [3]

The Homegrown Player Rule is a Major League Soccer program that allows MLS teams to sign local players from their own development academies directly to MLS first team rosters. Before the creation of the rule in 2008, every player entering Major League Soccer would have to be assigned through one of the existing MLS player allocation processes, such as the MLS SuperDraft.

Portland Timbers association football club in Portland, Oregon, USA

The Portland Timbers are an American professional soccer club based in Portland, Oregon. The Timbers compete in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member club of the league's Western Conference. The Timbers have played their home games at Providence Park since 2011, when the team began play as an expansion team in the league.

Craft spent most of 2016 on loan with FC Dallas' USL affiliate, Oklahoma City Energy. He did make two substitute appearances in MLS play for Dallas as they would win the 2016 Supporters' Shield. Dallas also won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2016. Craft played one game in the tournament and had two assists.

United Soccer League American sports governing body

United Soccer League (USL), formerly known as United Soccer Leagues, is the organizer of several soccer leagues with teams in the United States and Canada. It includes men's and women's leagues, both professional and amateur. Leagues currently organized are the USL Championship, USL League One, USL League Two and the youth Super Y League. It is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation and the United States Adult Soccer Association. The USL is headquartered in Tampa.

OKC Energy FC football club in Oklahoma City, USA

Oklahoma City Energy Football Club is an American professional soccer club based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The club is a member of the USL Championship, the second division of the American soccer league system.

Supporters Shield Annual award given to the Major League Soccer team with the best regular season record

The Supporters' Shield is an annual award given to the Major League Soccer team with the best regular season record, as determined by the MLS points system. The Supporters' Shield has been annually awarded at the MLS Supporters' Summit since 1999, and has been recognized as a major trophy by the league. It echoes the practice of the top European leagues in which the team with the best record is the champion. Since 2006, the Supporters' Shield winner has earned a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League.

International

Craft was selected to the U.S. squad for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. The U.S. ended up winning the tournament. Craft successfully converted his penalty kick in the penalty shootout victory over Honduras in the championship match.

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

The 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship was the 5th edition of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, the men's under-20 international football tournament organized by CONCACAF. It was hosted in Costa Rica between 17 February and 5 March 2017.

The Honduras national under-20 football team is the national under-20 association football team of Honduras. The U-20 team is currently coached by Carlos Tábora. They have made eight FIFA U-20 World Cup appearances.

Honors

Club

FC Dallas

International

United States

Related Research Articles

Will Johnson (soccer) Canadian soccer player

William David "Will" Johnson is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays for Orlando City in Major League Soccer. A versatile midfielder, Johnson represents Canada internationally.

Chris Seitz American soccer player

Christopher "Chris" Seitz is an American soccer player who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

The 2012 Los Angeles Galaxy season was the club's 18th year of existence as well as their 17th season in Major League Soccer (MLS) and their 17th consecutive year in the top-flight of American soccer. The Galaxy entered the season as both the defending MLS Cup and Supporters' Shield winners.

The 2013 Sporting Kansas City season was the eighteenth season of the team's existence in Major League Soccer and the third year played under the Sporting Kansas City moniker.

The 2014 Portland Timbers season was the 4th season for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada.

The 2014 Chivas USA season was Chivas USA's eleventh and final season in Major League Soccer, the top division for soccer in America.

The 2014 FC Dallas season was the club's nineteenth season in existence in Major League Soccer, the top tier of American soccer.

The 2014 Seattle Sounders FC season was the club's fortieth year of existence, and their sixth consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of United States soccer. Including previous Seattle Sounders franchises, this was the 34th season of a soccer team playing in the Seattle metro area.

The 2015 Seattle Sounders FC season was the club's forty-first year of existence, and their seventh consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of United States soccer. Including previous Seattle Sounders franchises, this was the 35th season of a soccer team playing in the Seattle metro area.

The 2015 FC Dallas season is the club's 20th season in existence in Major League Soccer, the top tier of the American soccer pyramid. Including the Dallas Tornado soccer franchise of the original NASL, this is the 35th season of professional soccer in Dallas. The season saw the team finish first in the Western Conference in the regular season for just the second time ever.

The 2015 Portland Timbers season was the 5th season for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada this season resulted in the Timbers winning the 2015 MLS Cup.

José Luis González Gudiño, commonly known as Jesse González, is a Mexican-American association football player who plays as a goalkeeper for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.

The 2016 Seattle Sounders FC season was the club's forty-second season of existence, their eighth in Major League Soccer and their eighth consecutive season in the top flight of American soccer.

The 2016 Sporting Kansas City season was the twenty-first season of the team's existence in Major League Soccer and the sixth year played under the Sporting Kansas City moniker.

The 2016 FC Dallas season was the club's 21st season in existence in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier of the United States soccer league system. The club played its home games at Toyota Stadium for the 12th straight year.

The 2017 FC Dallas season is the club's 22nd season in Major League Soccer, the top tier of the United States soccer league system. Competitive fixtures began in February 2017, when FC Dallas began their matches in the knockout stages of the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League. The club kicked off their 2017 MLS season in March. Dallas entered the season as the defending U.S. Open Cup champions and Supporters' Shield holders, as well as the defending champions for the minor rivalry trophy, the Brimstone Cup.

The 2017 LA Galaxy season was the club's twenty-second season of existence, and their twenty-second season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of American soccer.

The 2017 San Jose Earthquakes season is the club's 35th year of existence, their 20th season in Major League Soccer and their 10th consecutive season in the top-flight of American soccer.

The 2018 Real Salt Lake season is the team's 14th year of existence, and their 14th consecutive season in Major League Soccer, the top division of the American soccer pyramid.

The 2018 FC Dallas season will be the club's 23rd season in Major League Soccer, the top tier of American soccer. FC Dallas will also be participating in the CONCACAF Champions League, and the U.S. Open Cup.

References

  1. Epperley, Drew (August 1, 2014). "FC Dallas signs 12th Homegrown Player, forward Coy Craft".
  2. http://www.fcdallas.com/news/2014/08/fc-dallas-signs-forward-coy-craft-homegrown-contract
  3. "FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers – MatchCenter Boxscore".