Tommy Redding

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Tommy Redding
Personal information
Full nameThomas Redding
Date of birth (1997-01-24) January 24, 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth San Diego, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Position(s) Center back
Youth career
2012–2013 IMG Soccer Academy
2013–2014 Chicago Magic PSG
Senior career*
2014 Orlando City (USL) 16 (0)
2015–2017 Orlando City 38 (0)
2015Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2017Orlando City B 3 (0)
2018 New York Red Bulls 1 (0)
2018New York Red Bulls II 2 (0)
National team
2012–2013 United States U17 12 (0)
2014–2015 United States U18 4 (0)
2014–2017 United States U20 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 13, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 4, 2017

Thomas Redding (born January 24, 1997) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender.


Club career

Orlando City

Born in San Diego, California and growing up in Oviedo, Florida, Redding began his youth career with IMG Soccer Academy and Chicago Magic PSG in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. His play at the youth level attracted the interest of Orlando City and on March 11, 2014, Redding signed both a USL Pro contract and an MLS contract with Orlando City becoming the club's first ever homegrown player. [1]

On May 14, 2014, Redding made his professional debut with Orlando City in the United Soccer League, starting in a 1–0 victory over Arizona United. [2] He ended the season appearing in 18 matches for the club.

On July 30, 2015, Redding was loaned to Wilmington Hammerheads FC. [3] He only appeared in one match for Wilmington during his brief loan spell. Upon returning, he made his Major League Soccer debut for Orlando City in a 0–0 draw on August 8, 2015 against the Philadelphia Union. [4] On October 3, 2015, Redding was diagnosed with a concussion after colliding with teammate Rafael Ramos during a match against the Montreal Impact. [5] [6]

On July 4, 2016, Redding suffered a hamstring injury. [7] After missing five matches due to the injury, Redding was loaned to Orlando City B on August 5, 2016. [8]

Redding dealt with plantar fasciitis during the 2017 season. [9] [10]

New York Red Bulls

On January 3, 2018, Redding was traded to New York Red Bulls, along with teammate Carlos Rivas, in exchange for Sacha Kljestan and $150,000 of Target Allocation Money. [11] Redding was loaned to affiliate side New York Red Bulls II during March 2017. On March 17, 2018 he made his first appearance for Red Bulls II, appearing as a starter in a 2–1 victory over Toronto FC II in the opening match of the season. [12] Redding made his first MLS appearance for the Red Bulls on March 31. [13] On August 5, 2018, Redding was placed on season-ending injury reserve after undergoing shoulder surgery. [14] Redding was released by the Red Bulls at the end of their 2018 season. [15]

In January 2019, Redding was a trialist for Columbus Crew SC on their preseason roster. [16]

International career

Redding was named by United States U20 coach Tab Ramos to participate in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, where he played in two of the USA's five matches. [17]

Career statistics

As of July 13, 2018 [18] [19]
ClubSeasonLeaguePlayoffs [lower-alpha 1] Cup Continental Total
Orlando City (USL) 2014 USL 1501020180
Orlando City 2015 MLS 200020
2016 18020200
2017 18010190
Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 2015 USL100010
Orlando City B (loan) 2016 USL200020
2017 1010
New York Red Bulls 2018 MLS1000000010
New York Red Bulls II (loan) 2018 USL200020
Career total600105000660
  1. Appearance in the USL Cup Playoffs



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