Jay Nolly

Jay Nolly (born January 2, 1982) is an American soccer player who last played as a goalkeeper for Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer during their 2012 season.

Jay Nolly
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-01-02) January 2, 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Orlando, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Number 1
Youth career
2000–2004 Indiana Hoosiers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Real Salt Lake 7 (0)
2007 D.C. United 1 (0)
2008–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 83 (0)
2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 14 (0)
2012 Chicago Fire 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 5, 2011


Nolly played college soccer at Indiana University, where he backstopped the Hoosiers to the College Cup in 2003 and 2004 and was named All-Big Ten in his last three seasons.

Professional careerEdit

Real Salt Lake drafted Nolly in the second round of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft and he saw limited action with the team in his rookie season.

After the 2006 season, he was dealt to D.C. United in a deal that involved Freddy Adu and Nick Rimando. He had trials at Celtic FC of Scotland and Dinamo Bucharest of Romania, but eventually signed with United in February 2007.[1] He was later waived by D.C. United in January 2008 to make room for incoming transfers from South America.

He signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps on January 23, 2008. On October 12, 2008, he helped the Whitecaps capture their second USL First Division Championship beating the Puerto Rico Islanders 2–1 in Vancouver[2] On December 16, 2008, the Vancouver Whitecaps announced the re-signing of Nolly for the 2009 season.[3]

On December 5, 2011, Chicago Fire announced they acquired Nolly in exchange for their first round selection in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft.[4]

After the conclusion of the 2012 season, Chicago declined the 2013 option on Nolly's contract and he entered the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Nolly went undrafted and became a free agent.


Vancouver WhitecapsEdit

Indiana UniversityEdit



  1. ^ "D.C. United: News: 02/16/2007". Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2007.
  2. ^ TBD. "Schedule | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Whitecaps exercise three player options". Usl1.uslsoccer.com. December 16, 2008. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  4. ^ Chicago Fire Communications (December 2, 2011). "Fire Acquire Jay Nolly". Chicago Fire. Retrieved January 4, 2012.

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