Clint Irwin

Clint Irwin
Clint Irwin
Clint Irwin
Colorado Rapids
Real Name: Clint Irwin
HT: 6' 3" WT: 195
Age: 26 (04/01/1989)
Birthplace: Charlotte, NC

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Citizenship: USA
College: Elon University
Previous Club: Charlotte Eagles (USL)
Acquired: Signed by the Rapids on February 21, 2013


Has started 56 games for the Rapids in two years with the club, recording 17 shutouts.


  • Started 25 of his 26 appearances, logging 2,336 minutes in his second year with Colorado, with seven clean sheets.
  • Missed the first three games of the season after sustaining an injury in the team’s final match of preseason.


  • Recorded 10 shutouts during the season, tied with Joe Cannon (2004) for the Rapids single season record. His 14 wins were the most for a Rapids goalkeeper since Marcus Hahnemann won 16 in 1998 (two via shootout).
  • Named Rapids Fan Favorite in end-of-season online voting.
  • Earned Save of the Week in MLS Week 6 after saving a penalty kick attempt against Real Salt Lake, earning the Rapids a 1-0 win against their league rivals, on April 6.
  • Became the first MLS goalkeeper to face penalty kicks in his first four starts.
  • With his shutout on 5/25, Irwin became only the third MLS goalkeeper to record five shutouts in his first 10 career starts.
  • Trained with Everton FC for ten days in December.


  • Named first-team All-Southern Conference in each of his four seasons. Holds the school record with 22 career shutouts and set a single-season record with 10 clean sheets in 2009. Ranks third all-time at Elon in GAA, and led the school to the 2008 Southern Conference regular-season title.
  • Was a two-time NSCAA All-South Region honouree, a finalist for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior Class Award (an award for top senior with notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition), and was on the Hermann Trophy watch list.
  • Was named an All-American and National Player of the Year by the National Christian School Athletic Association.


  • Was selected by the New England Revolution in 2011, spending preseason on trial with the Revs.
  • Played for Capital City F.C. of the Canadian Soccer League in Ottawa, Ontario, in 2011. Scored a goal as goalkeeper in a 2-2 draw with the Windsor Stars.
  • Joined the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Pro Division in 2012, making his debut for the team on July 6, 2012.


  • Chosen as the 2006 North Carolina Player of the Year by the NSCAA.
  • Named All-American and National Player of the Year byt the National Christian School Athletic Association


  • Is a talented writer and has contributed articles to and

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Colorado Rapids31312790888383381310
2014Colorado Rapids2625233677349677154
2013Colorado Rapids32312873109135681499
Career Totals-89877999252521221518293723
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