Billy Knutsen

Billy Knutsen
Billy Knutsen
Billy Knutsen
Real Name: Billy Knutsen
HT: 6' 2" WT: 185
Age: 23 (05/05/1992)
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Hometown: San Francisco

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected in the fourth round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft

WHAT COACHES SAY: “His hands are unbelievable, as good as any I've been around … Coming off his line, makes his decisions early and doesn't hesitate – very decisive, controls his box … Coach's dream: He's going to be the hardest-working guy on the team, even if he's the No. 3 GK … Feet are good, but needs to improve distribution."

College (American): 2013: Started 18 of American's 20 matches, allowing 20 goals for a 1.06 goals-against average with 76 saves (.792 save percentage) and five clean sheets … 2012: Started all 19 games ... Earned NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team, Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year and All Patriot League First Team honors … Named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week on three occasions … recorded 88 saves with an overall save percentage of .830 … 2011: Appeared in six matches with four starts, posting a 3-2 record … recorded a 0.88 goals-against average … 2010: Started two games in goal in his freshman campaign, registering a 0.42 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.

Club: Reached the Cal North State Cup final in 2009 with Bay Oaks Gold.

High School: Served as team captain at St. Ignatius Prep … recorded 35 shutouts in final two years of high school … named all-league and all-state in 2009 … high school team won West Catholic Athletic League championships twice in career.

Personal: Punts right-footed, takes goal kicks left-footed … younger brother Johnny is a freshman midfielder at the University of Washington and a product of the San Jose Earthquakes academy  … father Tom played soccer at Utah State … Earned his spot at AU as a "recruited walk-on" ... Political science major at AU … Supports the Earthquakes and Manchester United.

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