Stefan Cleveland

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Stefan Cleveland
Personal information
Full name Stefan Daniel Cleveland
Date of birth (1994-05-25) May 25, 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC
Number 30
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2015 Dartmouth Big Green 38 (0)
2016 Louisville Cardinals 22 (0)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015 Dayton Dutch Lions 3 (0)
2017–2019 Chicago Fire 5 (0)
2017Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 2 (0)
2018Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 1 (0)
2019Lansing Ignite (loan) 21 (0)
2020– Seattle Sounders FC 20 (0)
2020Tacoma Defiance (loan) 2 (0)
2022–Tacoma Defiance (loan) 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of July 13, 2022

Stefan Cleveland (born May 25, 1994) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders FC.

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Early life

Cleveland was born in Dayton, Ohio, and attended The Miami Valley School. [1]

Career

College and amateur

Cleveland spent four years at Dartmouth College playing college soccer before transferring to the University of Louisville for his senior season. [1]

In 2015, Cleveland appeared for Premier Development League side Dayton Dutch Lions. [2]

Professional

On January 13, 2017, Cleveland was drafted in the second round as the 26th overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire. [3] He signed with the club on January 30, 2017. [4]

He made his professional debut on May 27, 2017, whilst on loan with Chicago's United Soccer League affiliate Tulsa Roughnecks during a 3-1 win over Portland Timbers 2. [5] He made his MLS debut on August 4, 2018, starting in a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, making 8 saves and allowing 2 goals. [6]

Cleveland was acquired by Seattle Sounders FC on November 26, 2019. [7] He has mainly played for reserve team Tacoma Defiance or filled in for starting Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei during congested weeks of the season or with injuries. Cleveland played 16 matches during the 2021 season after Frei injured his knee early in the season. [8] On January 19, 2022, Cleveland re-signed with the Sounders. [9]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played July 8, 2021 [10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Dayton Dutch Lions 2015 PDL 3030
Chicago Fire 2017 MLS 000000
2018 MLS500050
2019 MLS000000
Total50000050
Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 2017 USL 2020
2018 USL1010
Total30000030
Lansing Ignite (loan) 2019 USL 1 2101 [lower-alpha 1] 0220
Seattle Sounders FC 2020 MLS0000
2021 MLS8080
Total80000080
Tacoma Defiance 2020 USL0000
2021 USL2020
Total20000020
Career total4200010430
  1. Appearance(s) in USL League One Playoffs

Honors

Seattle Sounders FC

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References

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  3. "Fire add Daniel Johnson, Guillermo Delgado, Stefan Cleveland and more GAM in day 1 of SuperDraft".
  4. "Sign Daniel Johnson and Stefan Cleveland". Chicago Fire. January 30, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. "USL MATCH RECAP | Tulsa Roughnecks FC: 3, Portland Timbers 2: 1 | Portland Timbers". Timbers.com. May 27, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  6. "Stefan Cleveland". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  7. "Sounders FC acquires goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland from Chicago Fire". SoundersFC.com. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  8. Evans, Jayda (September 28, 2021). "'It was a roller coaster of emotions': Sounders keeper Stefan Frei talks about return from injury, rehab process". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  9. "Sounders FC re-signs goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland". SoundersFC.com. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  10. Stefan Cleveland at Soccerway
  11. "Game Details". concacaf.com. May 5, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2022.