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Carter Manley (born April 29, 1996) is an American footballer who plays as a defender for MLS club Minnesota United FC.

Carter Manley
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-04-29) April 29, 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Elkridge, Maryland, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Minnesota United
Number 2
Youth career
Bethesda Soccer Club
Olney Rangers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Duke Blue Devils 58 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 D.C. United U-23 13 (0)
2018– Minnesota United 9 (0)
2018Las Vegas Lights (loan) 8 (0)
2019Forward Madison FC (loan) 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 15, 2019

CareerEdit

Youth and collegeEdit

Before college, Manley featured for two seasons at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He also played club soccer for Bethesda Soccer Club and Olney Rangers.[1]

Manley attended Duke University, where he played college soccer for four years between 2014 and 2017, making 58 appearances, scoring 1 goal and tallying 12 assists.[2]

While in college, he played in the PDL with D.C. United U-23.[3]

Professional careerEdit

On January 19, 2018, Manley was drafted in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, by Minnesota United FC.[4] He signed with the club on February 20, 2018.[5]

Manley made his professional debut on March 24, 2018, starting in a 3-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls.[6]

In July 2018, Manley was loaned out to Las Vegas Lights in the USL.[7][8] He made his league debut for the club on August 15, 2018, coming on as a 79th minute substitute for Matt Thomas in a 3-1 away defeat to Orange County SC.[9]

In April 2019, Manley was loaned out once again, this time to Minnesota's USL affiliate club Forward Madison FC.[10] he made his league debut for the club on April 6, 2019, playing all ninety minutes in a 1-0 away defeat to Chattanooga Red Wolves.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A decade ago this youth soccer club rarely won. Now it has produced seven pros in recent years". washingtonpost.com. January 26, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Carter Manley Bio - Duke University Blue Devils". goduke.com. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.uslpdl.com/2015-stats
  4. ^ "MNUFC Nets Massive Haul with Three First Round Picks at SuperDraft". mnufc.com.
  5. ^ "MNUFC Signs Omsberg & Manley". mnufc.com. February 28, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Recap: New York Red Bulls vs. Minnesota United FC 03/24/2018". matchcenter.mlssoccer.com. March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Carter Manley Loaned To Las Vegas". mnufc.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "2018 MLS SUPERDRAFT FIRST ROUND PICK CARTER MANLEY TO JOIN LIGHTS FC ON LOAN FROM MINNESOTA UNITED". lasvegaslightsfc.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Las Vegas Lights – 15 August 2018 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "FOUR LOONS MIGRATE SOUTH ON LOAN TO FORWARD MADISON". forwardmadisonfc.com. April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "Chattanooga Red Wolves vs. Forward Madison – 6 April 2019 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved April 19, 2019.

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