Player Details

Name

Brad Stuver

Pronunciation

STEW-ver

Height

6' 3"

Weight

181 lbs

Date of Birth

4.16.1991 (32)

Birthplace

Mayfield, OH, USA

Position

Goalkeeper

Position Detail

Goalkeeper

Preferred Side

Unknown

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

Stuver signed for Austin FC as free agent on December 28, 2020 and established himself as the team's starting goalkeeper during its inaugural season. During his first three seasons with Austin FC, Stuver made 101 total MLS appearances, keeping 19 clean sheets. In 2022, Stuver made 100 saves and saved 4 out of 12 penalty kicks faced between the regular season and playoffs, including two (2) saves in a shootout to help Austin defeat Real Salt Lake in the Club’s first-ever MLS Cup Playoffs match. He led the league with 130 saves in 2023, and is under contract with the Verde & Back through the end of the 2025 season with an option for 2026.

Stuver has been an exemplary community-engaged athlete throughout his time in Austin, and in 2022 became the first-ever MLS player to be named a nominee for the ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award at the ESPYs (before being nominated for the award again in 2023). Stuver was named a finalist for MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year in both 2021 and 2022 for his community-based advocacy and fundraising across the Central Texas region. Stuver is actively involved with Current Initiatives’ The Laundry Project, an organization which holds events to provide free laundry services and materials to low-income families. Stuver has led dozens of Laundry Project since arriving in Central Texas, including one to provide relief for families in Uvalde, and organized multiple supply drives to collect donations.

Before joining the Verde & Black, Stuver played professionally with Columbus Crew and NYCFC. He played collegiate soccer at the Cleveland State University from 2009 to 2012.