Karl Ouimette

Karl William Ouimette (born June 18, 1992) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a defender for USL Championship club Detroit City FC.

Karl Ouimette
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Ouimette with Indy Eleven in 2018
Personal information
Full name Karl William Ouimette
Date of birth (1992-06-18) June 18, 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Detroit City
(on loan from Indy Eleven)
Number 22
Youth career
2009–2010 Trois-Rivières Attak
2010–2012 Montreal Impact
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Trois-Rivières Attak
2012–2014 Montreal Impact 20 (1)
2015–2016 New York Red Bulls II 6 (0)
2015–2016 New York Red Bulls 18 (0)
2016Jacksonville Armada (loan) 7 (0)
2017 San Francisco Deltas 23 (0)
2018– Indy Eleven 100 (7)
2022–Detroit City (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2009 Canada U17 3 (0)
2011 Canada U20 2 (0)
2013–2016 Canada 18 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 August 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of November 11, 2016

Club careerEdit

Ouimette played with the Trois-Rivières Attak, an affiliate of the Montreal Impact, in the Canadian Soccer League in 2009 and 2010.[1]

Montreal ImpactEdit

 
Ouimette playing for Montreal Impact

On July 5, 2012, Ouimette signed a professional contract with the Montreal Impact, making him the first Academy player to sign with the senior squad.[2] A couple weeks after being signed, Ouimette made his professional soccer debut in a league match against the Houston Dynamo. Ouimette came on as a substitute for Zarek Valentin in the 26th minute. Montreal went on to lose the match 3–0.[3]

On October 19, 2013, Karl Ouimette scored his first MLS goal and game winner in a comeback 2–1 victory over the Philadelphia Union. The goal proved to be decisive to allow the Montreal Impact enter the MLS Cup playoffs for the first time in the team history.[4] Ouimette also started both legs of the 2014 Canadian Championship helping the club to its second straight Canadian title. On February 6, 2015, Ouimette was waived by Montreal, effectively ending his time with the Impact.[5]

New York Red BullsEdit

 
Ouimette with New York Red Bulls in 2015

After an extended trial with MLS side New York Red Bulls, Ouimette was signed to a deal on March 4, 2015.[6][7] The move reunited him with former Impact coach, Jesse Marsch. Ouimette's debut for the Red Bulls first team came against the New England Revolution on May 2, 2015.

Ouimette was loaned to affiliate side New York Red Bulls II during the 2015 season and made his debut for the side as part of the starting eleven on April 4, 2015, in a 4–1 victory over Toronto FC II, the first victory in club history.[8] On June 23, 2015, Ouimette was selected to the USL Team of the Week for his performance for NYRBII in a 2–0 victory over Louisville City FC.[9] On September 26, 2015, Ouimette scored two goals in extra time to help New York Red Bulls II to a 4–2 victory over Pittsburgh Riverhounds, advancing New York in the 2015 USL Playoffs.

Ouimette was released by the Red Bulls at the end of the 2016 season.[10]

Jacksonville Armada (loan)Edit

On June 24, 2016, Ouimette joined Jacksonville Armada on loan until the end of the 2016 season.[11]

San Francisco DeltasEdit

In January 2017, Ouimette signed with San Francisco Deltas of the NASL[12] Ouimette would win the 2017 Soccer Bowl with the Deltas in their inaugural season.[13] The Deltas would cease operations three days after winning the Soccer Bowl, leaving Ouimette to look for a new club.[14]

Indy ElevenEdit

On February 2, 2018, Ouimette signed with USL side Indy Eleven for the 2018 season.[15] In 2018, Ouimette would make 32 starts for the club, playing the most minutes with 2842, and would score three goal.[16] In 2019, he would make 29 starts for the club in 2019, and score three goals, including a playoff goal against New York Red Bulls II. He would re-sign for a third season with the club in 2020, and for a fourth season with the club in 2021.[17][18] Ouimette would be named vice-captain for the 2021 season, and would play in his 100th game with the club during the season. In November 2021, it was announced Ouimette would return for a fifth season with Indy Eleven.[19] On March 19, 2022, Ouimette became the first player in Indy Eleven history to earn 100 starts with his selection in a 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.[20]

Detroit City FC (loan)Edit

On May 2, 2022, Detroit City FC announced its acquisition of Ouimette on loan from Indy Eleven for the remainder of the 2022 USL Championship season.[21]

International careerEdit

On November 8, 2013, Ouimette received his first call up to the Canadian national team by manager Benito Floro for two friendlies against Czech Republic on November 15 and Slovenia on November 19, 2013. He received his first cap as a substitute against Slovenia.[22] He was substituted into Canada's September 9, 2014 match against Jamaica in the 88th minute. The match was dedicated to his sister, Julie, who died a few days earlier after a 12-year battle with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of August 6, 2022[24][25]
Club Season League Playoffs[a] Cup[b] Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Montreal Impact 2012 MLS 2 0 0 0 2 0
2013 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 1
2014 11 0 4 0 2 0 17 0
Total 20 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 28 1
New York Red Bulls II 2015 USL 5 0 1 2 0 0 6 2
2016 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 2
New York Red Bulls 2015 MLS 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2016 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Jacksonville Armada (loan) 2016 NASL 7 0 0 0 7 0
San Francisco Deltas 2017 NASL 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
Indy Eleven 2018 USL 31 3 1 0 1 0 33 3
2019 USL Championship 27 2 3 1 2 0 32 3
2020 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2021 25 2 0 0 0 0 25 2
2022 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total 100 7 4 1 4 0 0 0 108 8
Detroit City FC (loan) 2022 USL Championship 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 186 8 7 3 10 0 3 0 206 11
  1. ^ Includes the USL Cup Playoffs and Soccer Bowl Playoffs
  2. ^ Includes the Canadian Championship and U.S. Open Cup

InternationalEdit

As of November 11, 2016[26]
Canada
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 3 0
2015 10 0
2016 4 0
Total 18 0

HonorsEdit

ClubEdit

Trois-Rivières Attak

Montreal Impact

New York Red Bulls

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adamson, Stan (December 6, 2018). "Where Are They Now...CSL Players Moving Up". Canadian Soccer League.
  2. ^ "Defender Karl W. Ouimette becomes first ever Academy player to sign with the pros". Montreal Impact. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Match Center: Houston v. Montreal". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  4. ^ "Montreal Impact playoff pursuit saved by youngster Karl Ouimette". canadasoccer.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Impact waive defender Karl W. Ouimette". February 6, 2015.
  6. ^ Sabetti, Nick (March 4, 2015). "Source: New York Red Bulls sign Canadian international Karl Ouimette".
  7. ^ "New York Red Bulls add trio to initial 2015 roster". March 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "Red Bulls II earn first victory in team history". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Dan Metzger named USL Player of the Week". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "New York Red Bulls Announce Roster Options for 2017 Season". New York Red Bulls (Press release). November 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "KARL OUIMETTE JOINS ARMADA FC ON LOAN FROM RED BULLS". armadafc.com. Jacksonville Armada. June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  12. ^ SF Deltas (January 17, 2017). "Team News: Three More Signed Players Make Eleven". Medium"date=January 18, 2017.
  13. ^ "San Francisco Deltas shut out New York Cosmosto win NASL title in front of home fans". NASL. November 12, 2017.
  14. ^ Daniel Mano (November 15, 2017). "San Francisco soccer club folds after winning title in inaugural season". The Mercury News.
  15. ^ "INDY ELEVEN ADDS KARL OUIMETTE AND JORDAN FARR TO ROSTER". www.indyeleven.com.
  16. ^ Dave Lévesque (November 7, 2018). "Une annee importante pour Karl W. Ouimette". TVA.
  17. ^ "Seven Veterans Confirmed for 2020 return to Indy Eleven". indyeleven.com. November 15, 2019.
  18. ^ "Indy Announces Return of Ouimette to Back Line". USL Championship. January 5, 2021.
  19. ^ "Indy Eleven Confirms Return of Five Players for 2022 Season". USL Championship. November 18, 2021.
  20. ^ "RECAP TBR 2: 0 IND". indyeleven.com. March 19, 2022. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  21. ^ "Detroit City acquires veteran defender Karl Ouimette on loan from Indy". uslsoccer.com. May 2, 2022. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  22. ^ "Canada MNT announces roster for November friendlies". nationalpost.com. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  23. ^ Tremblay, Olivier (September 8, 2014). "Montreal Impact's Karl W. Ouimette mourning loss of sister after long battle with cancer".
  24. ^ Karl Ouimette at Major League Soccer
  25. ^ Karl Ouimette at Soccerway
  26. ^ Karl Ouimette at National-Football-Teams.com

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