2013 (Crew): The Homegrown Player made his professional debut, made 16 starts in the midfield and recorded one assist for the Black & Gold in his rookie season and earned the club’s Breakout Performance of the Year award. Trapp missed seven matches while on international duty with the U.S. Men’s Under-20 National Team for camp, the Toulon Tournament and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup from Mau 26 through June 29. He made his MLS debut with a start in the central midfield against Portland (July 7) – becoming the fourth Crew Homegrown Player in club history to start a match – and earned “Barbasol Man of the Match” honors as he led all players in passing percentage with an 86 percent completion rate. He also started in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13), made a fourth consecutive start in the match against New York (August 10) and recorded his first career assist on Federico Higuain’s “Goal of the Week” winner. Trapp started in each of the Crew’s final 16 League matches. He left the match against Houston (September 4) with a lower-body injury and was able to start in the next match at Sporting KC (September 7). In MLS Reserve League action, Trapp made four appearances, including two starts.
The midfielder started 45 matches for the Zips in two seasons at Akron. He finished his college career with eight assists and one goal. Trapp was a two-time All-MAC First Team honoree in both seasons at Akron. As a freshman, Trapp was named MAC Newcomer of the Year and the top freshman in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Trapp has earned 15 caps as a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team, helping the team qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he earned three caps in group play. Was one of five finalists for U.S. Soccer’s 2013 Young Male Athlete of the Year award. Was called-in U-20 duty for the Toulon Tournament held from May 28 to June 8, 2013 and earned four caps. The midfielder earned a 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Best XI selection, scoring one goal in the tournament. Trapp also competed with the U-14, U-15 and U-18 National Teams.
Trapp won 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year. The midfielder was the fifth-ranked recruit in the country by both Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News and a Top Drawer Soccer five-star recruit. Trapp served as Crew Soccer Academy team captain for the U-16 and U-18 age groups and was two-time Columbus Crew Academy player of the year (2009, 2010). Trapp wn the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year (2009) and compiled a 41-1-2 record over a two-year high school career at Gahanna. He helped the Golden Lions' clinch their first national championship in 2009 with the game-winning penalty kick in the shootout. Trapp was a two-time high school All-American.
Trapp's parents are John and Liz Trapp and he has an older brother, Christian and a sister, Julia. His grandfather emigrated from Greece where he played semi-professional soccer. He sang choir at Gahanna Lincoln. Trapp enjoys reading, studying Spanish and playing poker. He graduated in the top five percent of his high school senior class with a cumulative GPA of 3.9.