Thomas Sanner

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Thomas Sanner
Personal information
Full nameThomas George Sanner
Date of birth (1994-05-20) May 20, 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
College career
2012–2015 Princeton Tigers 64 (32)
Senior career*
2016–2017 Whitecaps FC 2 43 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 23:31, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Thomas George Sanner (born May 20, 1994) is an American soccer player.

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.



Youth, College and Amateur

Sanner played four years of college soccer at Princeton University between 2012 and 2015. [1] In his senior year, Sanner was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, NSCAA First Team All-East Region, First Team All-Ivy League and First Team All-ECAC. [2]

College soccer form of soccer

College soccer is played by teams composed of soccer players who are enrolled in colleges and universities. While it is most widespread in the United States, it is also prominent in South Korea and Canada. The institutions typically hire full-time professional coaches and staff, although the student athletes are strictly amateur and are not paid. College soccer in the United States is sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the sports regulatory body for major universities, and by the governing bodies for smaller universities and colleges. This sport is played on a rectangular field of the dimensions of about 64m (meters) - 70m sideline to sideline (width), and 100m - 110m goal line to goal line (length).

Princeton University University in Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, then to the current site nine years later, and renamed itself Princeton University in 1896.


On January 14, 2016, Sanner was selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Vancouver Whitecaps FC. [3] He signed with the Whitecaps United Soccer League affiliate on June 17, 2016. [4]

2016 MLS SuperDraft

The 2016 MLS SuperDraft was the seventeenth SuperDraft conducted by Major League Soccer. The SuperDraft is held each year in conjunction with the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention. The 2016 convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland. The first two rounds of the 2016 SuperDraft were held on January 14, 2016. Rounds three and four were held via conference call on January 19, 2016.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer team in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Vancouver, British Columbia that competes in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The Whitecaps were the 17th team to enter Major League Soccer and replaced the USSF Division 2 team of the same name in the city. The club has been owned and managed by the same group since their USSF days, having graduated to MLS after the conclusion of the USSF's 2010 season. The MLS version of the team is a phoenix club, and the third to carry the legacy of the Whitecaps name. In the 2012 season, the team became the first Canadian team to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

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, the United States Adult Soccer Association and the Canadian Soccer Association. The USL is headquartered in Tampa.

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