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Soccer player


1.83 m

Boulder Rapids Reserve

50,000 USD (2011)

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Date of birth
(1984-08-08) August 8, 1984 (age 31)

Place of birth
Winchester, Virginia, United States

West Virginia Mountaineers

18 (D.C. United / Defender)

James Wood High School, West Virginia University

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Devon McTavish (born August 8, 1984 in Winchester, Virginia) is a retired American soccer player who most recently played for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.


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Youth and college

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McTavish attended James Wood High School and played club soccer for the Chantilly-based FC Cannons under coach Mike Volpe.

McTavish played college soccer for West Virginia University from 2002 to 2005. He is ranked third all-time in school history with 75 appearances for the Mountaineers. He scored 13 goals for West Virginia, including five game-winners. In 2004, he spent the collegiate off season with the Boulder Rapids Reserve of the Premier Development League.


McTavish was selected in the fourth round 43rd overall in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft by D.C. United. He made his first appearance for D.C. United against the Chicago Fire in a 1-0 win. He earned his first start in the next game against Kansas City. During the 2007 MLS season, McTavish made his way into the starting lineup of D.C. United and constantly pressured central defenders Bobby Boswell and Greg Vanney for time. He scored his first goal on March 12, 2008 in a CONCACAF Champions' Cup game against Jamaican side Harbour View.

McTavish stayed with D.C. through the 2011 season. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. McTavish was not selected in the draft and became a free agent. He announced his retirement on December 22, 2011.

Post MLS career

Devon McTavish makes up one third of the hosting crew on the Fans of United podcast that covers D.C. United in its weekly episodes.

McTavish joined Le Bala de Plata on loan in 2012 and had an immediate impact, scoring goals in his first six matches. The transfer was made permanent by club officials in 2013 and McTavish led "Los Gringos" to two championships.

In 2016, McTavish, along with a number of his Le Bala de Plata teammates, were sold to Solly's FC, a higher division club. McTavish has yet to record a goal despite numerous wide open opportunities.

Also in 2016, McTavish joined with Dave Johnson on color commentary for D.C. United matches on WJLA-TV.

James Wood Colonels

  • Hall of Fame, 2016
  • D.C. United

  • Major League Soccer Supporter's Shield (2): 2006, 2007
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (1): 2008
  • References

    Devon McTavish Wikipedia