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PLAYER PROFILE: Conor Donovan #20




Conor Donovan
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Donovan playing for Orlando City B in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-01-08) January 8, 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Sacramento Republic
Number 24
Youth career
2011–2013 U.S. Soccer Residency
2013–2014 Capital Area RailHawks
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 NC State Wolfpack 15 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Orlando City 1 (0)
2015Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2017Orlando City B (loan) 35 (1)
2018 Rio Grande Valley FC 10 (0)
2018 Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
2018Rio Grande Valley FC (loan) 17 (1)
2019 Rio Grande Valley FC 20 (1)
2020 North Carolina FC 14 (1)
2021 OKC Energy 32 (2)
2022– Sacramento Republic 0 (0)
National team
2011–2013 United States U17 29 (2)
2014–2015 United States U20 10 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of November 5, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of June 5, 2015

Conor Donovan (born January 8, 1996) is an American professional soccer player who currently plays for Sacramento Republic in the USL Championship.

Early life and career

Born on January 8, 1996, Donovan began his soccer career playing for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.[1]

College

As a freshman, Donovan made 15 appearances for the NC State Wolfpack during the 2014 season, recording one goal and one assist.[2]

Club career

Donovan was selected 22nd overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[3] Donovan signed a Generation Adidas contract.[4] He made his professional debut on June 17, 2015, in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against the Charleston Battery. Orlando went on to advance after winning 8–7 on penalties.[5] On August 8, 2015, Donovan made his MLS debut against the Philadelphia Union; he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the 10th minute.[6]

Donovan signed with the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros of the USL for 2018.[7] On May 31, 2018, Donovan signed with RGVFC's MLS affiliate the Houston Dynamo. He started for the Dynamo in a 5-0 US Open Cup match win against NTX Reyados before being loaned back to RGVFC.[7] On November 27, 2018, Houston declined Donovan's contract option.[8]

Donovan returned to Rio Grande Valley for the 2019 season.[9]

Following his release from Rio Grande Valley FC, Donovan returned to his home state and joined North Carolina FC of the USL Championship.[10]

On January 12, 2021, Donovan moved to USL Championship side OKC Energy.[11]

Donovan moved to Sacramento Republic on January 6, 2022, following OKC Energy's decision to go on a season-long hiatus.[12]

International career

Donovan was called up to the United States U17 team for the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.[13]

Donovan was called up to the United States U20 team for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship[14] and the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[15]

Career statistics

As of matches played on January 8, 2021.[16][17][18]
Club Season League Playoffs Cup Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Orlando City 2015 MLS 1 0 1 0 2 0
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (loan) 2015 USL 1 0 0 0 1 0
Orlando City B (loan) 2016 15 1 15 1
2017 20 0 20 0
OCB Totals 35 1 0 0 0 0 35 1
Rio Grande Valley 2018 USL 10 0 10 0
Houston Dynamo 2018 MLS 0 0 1 0 1 0
Rio Grande Valley (loan) 2018 USL 17 1 17 1
Rio Grande Valley 2019 USLC 20 1 20 1
RGVFC Totals 47 2 0 0 0 0 47 2
North Carolina FC 2020 USLC 14 1 14 1
Career totals 98 4 0 0 2 0 100 4

Honors

Houston Dynamo

Personal

His sister, Caitlin Donovan, played college soccer for the Charlotte 49ers.[19] He is of Irish and Italian descent.[20]

References

  1. ^ "Conor Donovan Bio – NC State University Official Athletic Site". gopack.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Conor Donovan". MLSsoccer.com.
  3. ^ "Orlando City Select Defender & Forward in 2nd Round of SuperDraft". Orlando City Soccer Club.
  4. ^ "ASN article: Conor Donovan Signs Generation Adidas Contract". americansoccernow.com.
  5. ^ Chin, Jhamie (June 17, 2015). "Match Recap: Orlando City Defeats Charleston Battery in Dramatic 10-Round Penalty Kick Shootout to Advance in the U.S. Open Cup". OrlandoCitySC.com. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Orlando Sentinel (August 11, 2015). "Orlando City defender Conor Donovan tears ACL, out for season". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  7. ^ a b "Conor Donovan". houstondynamo.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Dynamo announce roster moves ahead of 2019 season". houstondynamo.com. MLS. November 27, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  9. ^ COMMUNICATIONS, TOROS (January 26, 2019). "RGV FC Announces Roster Ahead of 2019 Preseason Friendly". Rio Grande Valley FC.
  10. ^ Communications, NCFC (December 20, 2019). "North Carolina FC Signs Former NCFC Academy Standout, Triangle Native Conor Donovan". North Carolina FC.
  11. ^ "Energy FC Adds Conor Donovan to Back Line". January 12, 2021.
  12. ^ Communications, Republic FC (January 6, 2022). "Republic FC Add Defender Conor Donovan for 2022 Season". Sacramento Republic FC - USL.
  13. ^ "U-17 MNT Head Coach Richie Williams Names 20-Player Roster for 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama". ussoccer.com.
  14. ^ "Tab Ramos Names 20-Player Roster for 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship". ussoccer.com.
  15. ^ "Russell Canouse Pulls Out of U-20 MNT World Cup Squad with Injury; Replaced by Conor Donovan". ussoccer.com.
  16. ^ "Conor Donovan Stats". FBref.com. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  17. ^ "USA - C. Donovan - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  18. ^ "Conor Donovan". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  19. ^ "Caitlin Donovan Bio". Charlotte49ers.com.
  20. ^ "Getting to Know: U.S. U-17 MNT Defender Conor Donovan". ussoccer.com.

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