Tyler Boyd (soccer)

Tyler Dominic Boyd (born December 30, 1994) is a New Zealand-American soccer player who plays as a striker or right winger for Turkish club Sivasspor, on loan from Beşiktaş, and the United States national team.

Tyler Boyd
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Personal information
Full name Tyler Dominic Boyd[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Striker, Right winger
Club information
Current team
Sivasspor
(on loan from Beşiktaş)
Number 99
Youth career
Melville United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Melville United
2011–2012 Waikato FC 14 (4)
2012–2015 Wellington Phoenix 48 (4)
2014–2015 Wellington Phoenix Reserves 6 (10)
2015–2017 Vitória de Guimarães B 73 (13)
2015–2019 Vitória de Guimarães 12 (0)
2017–2018Tondela (loan) 27 (5)
2019Ankaragücü (loan) 14 (6)
2019– Beşiktaş 25 (2)
2021–Sivasspor (loan) 14 (5)
National team
2013 New Zealand U20 9 (1)
2014–2015 New Zealand 5 (0)
2019– United States 10 (2)
Honours
Representing  United States
Runner-up CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 11, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 19, 2019

Personal lifeEdit

Boyd is a citizen of both New Zealand and the United States, having been born in New Zealand to a New Zealand father and an American mother. He was raised in Santa Ynez, California, until the age of 10, when he returned to New Zealand.[3] He credits the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's soccer team as his inspiration for starting the game as he served as a ball boy and they held camps near his hometown.[4]

Club careerEdit

New Zealand clubsEdit

After coming through the youth teams, Boyd first appeared for the senior team of Melville United in the NRFL Premier during the 2011 season at the age of 16, helping them to a third-placed finish.[5] Showing promise, Boyd joined Waikato FC in the ASB Premiership for the 2011–12 season.

Wellington PhoenixEdit

In September 2012, Boyd signed a three-year contract for the Wellington Phoenix[6] and made his debut as a 17-year-old, coming on as a substitute in an A-League match against Sydney FC on October 6, 2012.[7] Boyd scored 2 goals in 20 appearances for the Phoenix in the 2013–14 season and was named the club's under-23 player of the year.[8]

Vitória de GuimarãesEdit

On February 24, 2015, Boyd signed a four-year deal with top Portuguese side Vitória de Guimarães to begin at the conclusion of the 2014–15 A-League season.[9]

Loan to TondelaEdit

On June 29, 2017, Boyd joined Tondela on loan, joining fellow former A-League player Nick Ansell.[10]

Loan to MKE AnkaragücüEdit

On January 31, 2019, Boyd joined Turkish Süper Lig side MKE Ankaragücü on loan until the end of the season.[11]

BeşiktaşEdit

On July 15, 2019, Boyd joined Turkish Süper Lig side Beşiktaş, signing a 4-year contract.[12] On November 7, 2019, Boyd scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 defeat to Sporting Braga in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.[13]

On September 13, 2020, Boyd scored a spectacular long-range effort in a 3–1 win over Trabzonspor.[14] On October 7, Boyd was not included as one of the club's 14 foreign roster spots for the first half of the Süper Lig season. This happened despite the player having started all six of the club's games that season.[15]

Loan to SivassporEdit

On February 1, 2021, Boyd was loaned out to fellow Turkish Süper Lig club Sivasspor until the end of the season.[16]

International careerEdit

New ZealandEdit

Boyd represented New Zealand at the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship in Fiji. He played in all three group matches at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.[17]

Boyd made his senior debut for New Zealand on 5 March 2014 with fellow debutant and former Melville United teammate Ryan Thomas in a friendly against Japan in Tokyo.[18]

United StatesEdit

On May 18, 2019, having solely appeared in friendly matches for New Zealand, FIFA approved a one-time switch for Boyd to represent the United States internationally.[19] Just days later, on 22 May, he was named in the United States' provisional roster for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[20]

Boyd made his senior debut for the United States on June 9, 2019, in a friendly against Venezuela in Cincinnati, Ohio.[21]

In his second game for the United States, Boyd scored his first goal for his new country, scoring in their Gold Cup game against Guyana on June 18, 2019. The goal was the 1,000th goal in United States men's national soccer team history and was assisted by midfielder Michael Bradley. In the 80th minute, Boyd doubled his goalscoring total with his second of the game.[22]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played April 29, 2021.[23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitória de Guimarães 2015–16 Primeira Liga 2 0 2 0
2016–17 Primeira Liga 0 0
2018–19 Primeira Liga 10 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 12 0
Total 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Vitória de Guimarães B 2015–16 Segunda Liga 39 5 39 5
2016–17 Segunda Liga 34 8 34 8
Total 73 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 13
Tondela (loan) 2017–18 Primeira Liga 27 5 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 28 5
Ankaragücü (loan) 2018–19 Süper Lig 14 6 0 0 0 0 14 6
Beşiktaş 2019–20 Süper Lig 21 1 3 1 4[b] 1 28 3
2020–21 Süper Lig 4 1 0 0 2[c] 0 6 1
Total 25 2 3 1 6 1 0 0 34 4
Sivasspor (loan) 2020–21 Süper Lig 12 5 1 0 13 5
Career total 163 31 5 1 6 1 2 0 175 33
  1. ^ a b Appearance in the Taça da Liga
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ One appearance in the UEFA Champions League and one appearance in the UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of matches played June 30, 2019. United States score listed first, score column indicates score after each Boyd goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 18, 2019 Allianz Field, Saint Paul, United States 2   Guyana 2–0 4–0 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 4–0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Tyler Boyd". bjk.com.tr. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "ASN: Dual national Tyler Boyd hopes success at Guimarães leads to international choice". americansoccernow.com. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Sciaretta, Brian (May 28, 2019). "After switching to represent the U.S. team, Boyd exicited [sic] for the future". www.americansoccernow.com. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "2011". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Phoenix snap up young striker Boyd".
  7. ^ "Tyler Boyd: He shoots, he scores".
  8. ^ Worthington, Sam. "Albert Riera Phoenix's player of the year". Fairfax NZ News. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Wellington Phoenix confirm striker Tyler Boyd will join Portuguese club Vitoria SC at conclusion of A-League season". abc.net.au. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "Avançado neozelandês Tyler Boyd emprestado ao Tondela" [New Zealand forward Tyler Boyd on loan to Tondela]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). June 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Tyler Boyd ve Kitsiou MKE Ankaragücü'nde" [Tyler Boyd and Kitsiou MKE at Ankaragücü] (in Turkish). =beIN Sports. January 30, 2019.
  12. ^ "Tyler Boyd Beşiktaş'ta" [Tyler Boyd moves to Beşiktaş] (in Turkish). bjk.com.tr. July 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "USA's Tyler Boyd Scores First Goal for Besiktas". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "US international Tyler Boyd scores highlight-reel goal for Turkish club Besiktas". MLS Soccer. September 13, 2020. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  15. ^ "USMNT's Berhalter: Tyler Boyd's Besiktas roster situation 'surprising'". ESPN. October 9, 2020.
  16. ^ Joseph, Brendan (February 1, 2021). "Tyler Boyd joins Sivasspor on loan". Stars and Stripes FC. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  17. ^ fifa.com. "Tyler Boyd Tournament Statistics".
  18. ^ "Young All Whites bravehearts front up to Japan".
  19. ^ "FIFA APPROVES CHANGE OF ASSOCIATION REQUEST FOR TYLER BOYD".
  20. ^ "MNT ANNOUNCES COMBINED PREPARATION CAMP ROSTER TO BEGIN SUMMER".
  21. ^ "U.S. Men's National Team Falls 3-0 To Venezuela In Cincinnati". www.ussoccer.com.
  22. ^ Mendola, Nicholas (June 18, 2019). "Tyler Boyd scores 1,000th goal in USMNT history". NBC Sport.
  23. ^ "Tyler Boyd". Soccerway. Retrieved September 12, 2020.

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