| Raymon Gaddis|
33,750 USD (2012)
| (1990-01-13) January 13, 1990 (age 25)|
West Virginia Mountaineers
Philadelphia Union (#28 / Defender)
Katrina Gaddis, Ricky Gaddis
Jim Curtin, John Hackworth, Piotr Nowak
West Virginia University
Ray Gaddis Wikipedia
Raymon "Ray" Gaddis (born January 13, 1990 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.
Gaddis grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, attended North Central High School, and played college soccer at West Virginia from 2009-2011. Gaddis received second team all-Big East honors in his junior and senior seasons respectively. Gaddis was also one of two players to play every minute during the 2010 campaign. Gaddis ended his college career with 6 assists in 73 career games. Gaddis also played for Philadelphia Union PDL affiliate Reading United in 2010 and 2011. During his tenure at Reading, he scored a goal and registered 8 assists.
Gaddis made his MLS Debut on April 14 against the Columbus Crew when Danny Califf was a late scratch. Gaddis played in 18 games starting in 17, logging 1475 minutes. On June 23, he recorded his first MLS assist in the Union’s 4-0 win over Sporting Kansas City.
Gaddis was drafted in the second round (35th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union. After filling in at multiple times throughout the 2012 season, Gaddis was named to the Soccer By Ives 2012 MLS All-Rookie Best XI.
Gaddis won the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Male Athlete of the Year.
In 2014, Gaddis saw considerable playing time on the field, missing only 9 minutes of the team's first 27 games. On September 10 the Philadelphia Union announced they had signed Gaddis to a contract extension through the 2016 season 16 days later, the team specific FIFA 15 MLS covers were released, and it was reveal Gaddis was chosen as the cover man to represent the Union.
Updated September 29, 2014
Gaddis is active in giving back to the community. On January 7, 2013, Gaddis represented the Philadelphia Union in Newtown, Connecticut for the "Soccer for Newtown" event. In March 2013, Gaddis and fellow Union members participated in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.