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Thomas McNamara (soccer)

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Full name  Thomas Liam McNamara
Name  Thomas McNamara
Career start  2009
2009–2012  Brown Bears
Weight  77 kg
Number  15
Height  1.75 m
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Soccer Player

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Date of birth  (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth  West Nyack, New York, United States
Current team  New York City FC (#15 / Midfielder)
Similar People  Kwadwo Poku, Patrick Mullins, Mehdi Ballouchy, Ned Grabavoy, Josh Saunders

Thomas "Tommy" Liam McNamara (born February 6, 1991) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder and winger for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.


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Early career

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Thomas McNamara was born in West Nyack, NY. McNamara played high school soccer at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ, and played club soccer for FC Westchester. McNamara played college soccer at Brown University for four years before spending a fifth year playing college soccer for Clemson University in 2013. He was a First Team All-Ivy selection as a senior and finished his career at Brown with 12 goals and 10 assists. He scored seven goals while recording eight assists in his final season of college soccer at Clemson. He is only the second Clemson soccer player to be named an All-American both on and off the field in the same season. In 2013, he was named Second Team All-American by the NSCAA and a First Team Academic All-American. McNamara is the first Clemson soccer player selected to the Capital One Academic First Team since 1987 when Jamey Rootes was selected. Rootes is currently the President of the NFL’s Houston Texans.He also played in the USL PDL with the Jersey Express in 2013.

Chivas USA

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McNamara was drafted first in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA, and was officially signed on February 14, 2014. He made his professional debut for the team on March 9, 2014 against the Chicago Fire in which he also scored his first professional goal in the 60th minute on the way to a 3–2 opening day victory. On April 12, McNamara tore the ACL in his right knee, requiring him to undergo surgery to repair his ACL.

New York City FC

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After the contraction of Chivas USA following the 2014 Major League Soccer season, McNamara was selected by D.C. United in the 2014 MLS Dispersal Draft. Leading up to the 2015 Expansion of Major League Soccer Draft, McNamara was left unprotected by D.C. United. New York City FC selected him with their eighth pick in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft.

McNamara scored his first goal for New York City FC on June 6, 2015 against the Philadelphia Union. The goal, scored from about 25 yards out, was awarded MLS goal of the week honors. This right-footed curling shot into the top corner has become a signature of McNamara's, as he has scored near identical goals from similar areas of the pitch against The Chicago Fire, The Portland Timbers and the New York Red Bulls.

International career

McNamara is an American and Irish passport holder, as his paternal grandfather was born in Ireland. He has expressed interest in playing for either national team.

Career statistics

As of June 6, 2017


  • NYCFC Etihad Player of the month June 2015
  • NYCFC Etihad Player of the month March 2016
  • Major League Soccer Goal of the Week: 2015 Week 14
  • Major League Soccer Goal of the Week: 2016 Week 4
  • References

    Thomas McNamara (soccer) Wikipedia

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