PLAYER PROFILE: Mikey Maldonado

Mikey Maldonado
Personal information
Full name Michael Maldonado
Date of birth (1998-07-02) July 2, 1998 (age 25)
Place of birth San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Defender, Defensive midfielder
Team information
Current team
North Carolina FC
Number 15
Youth career
San Antonio Surf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2020 San Antonio Runners
2021–2022 North Texas SC 26 (0)
2022 Forward Madison 28 (2)
2023– North Carolina FC 0 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of January 6, 2023

Michael "Mikey" Maldonado (born July 2, 1998) is an American soccer player who plays for North Carolina FC in USL League One.

Playing career

San Antonio Runners SC

Maldonado spent two seasons with UPSL side San Antonio Runners SC in 2019 and 2020.[1]

North Texas SC

Maldonado was signed by USL League One side North Texas SC on March 26, 2021. He had attended the club’s 2021 open tryout in January and was one of four players invited to participate in the team’s preseason training camp. He became the second player to be signed from the club's open tryouts after Bernard Kamungo.[2] He made his professional debut on April 24, 2021, starting in a 4–2 win over Fort Lauderdale CF.[3]

Forward Madison FC

On March 14, 2022, Forward Madison FC, also of USL League One, announced they had signed Maldonado for the 2022 season, indicating he could play right back, center back or central midfield.[4] Maldonado was named to the 2022 USL League One All-League Second Team in October 2022.[5]

North Carolina FC

Maldonado signed with North Carolina FC on January 6, 2023.[6]


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