Tyler Polak

Tyler John Polak (born May 13, 1992 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Greenville Triumph in USL League One.

Tyler Polak
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Polak with FC Cincinnati in 2017
Personal information
Full name Tyler John Polak
Date of birth (1992-05-13) May 13, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Greenville Triumph
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
2010–2011 Creighton Bluejays
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Chicago Fire Premier 8 (0)
2012–2013 New England Revolution 1 (0)
2013Rochester Rhinos (loan) 18 (0)
2014–2015 Minnesota United 3 (0)
2016–2017 FC Cincinnati 49 (0)
2018 Miami FC 2 16 (0)
2018 Saint Louis FC 6 (0)
2019– Greenville Triumph 27 (0)
National team
2007–2009 United States U17 35 (0)
2010 United States U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 21, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 13, 2012



Polak was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended Creighton University for three semesters before being drafted 22nd overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by New England. He was a member of the 2012 Generation adidas program.[1] While at Creighton he also played for Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.

Polak made his debut with New England on March 10, 2012, appearing in the season opening match against San Jose Earthquakes.

On March 27, 2013, Polak was loaned to New England's USL Pro affiliate club Rochester Rhinos.[2] He was released following the 2013 season.

Polak joined Minnesota United FC of the North American Soccer League ahead of the 2014 season.[3]

After two years with Minnesota, Polak signed with FC Cincinnati in the United Soccer League ahead of their inaugural 2016 season.[4] At the end of the 2017 season, FC Cincinnati announced that Polak's contract had expired and would not be renewed for 2018.[5]

After spending time with National Premier Soccer League side Miami FC 2, Polak joined USL club Saint Louis FC on August 15, 2018.[6]

Polak was announced as the first signing for Greenville Triumph SC in USL League One on January 4, 2019.[7]


Polak has represented the United States at the under-17 and under-20 levels. He played for the United States at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.


  1. ^ Clark, Travis (January 5, 2012). "Generation adidas: 5 things to know about Tyler Polak". Major League Soccer. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Revs loan four players to USL PRO affiliate". New England Revolution. Foxborough, Mass. March 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Minnesota United sign midfielder Greg Jordan, defender Tyler Polak". NASL.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Weingartner, Tana. "FC Cincinnati Announces First Eleven Players". WVXU. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Kimura, Fumi (October 25, 2017). "Nine Return for 2018". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  6. ^ USLSoccer.com Staff (August 15, 2018). "Veteran Defender Ruthven Joins ATL UTD 2". USL Championship.
  7. ^ "Greenville Triumph Signs First Player to Inaugural Season Roster". Greenville Triumph SC. January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.

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