RSL: Won contract rights in a special MLS player lottery on 2/11/11
The 2012 season can almost be considered a fresh start for forward Cody Arnoux, who was injured upon joining Real Salt Lake last February and couldn’t return to the field from injuries until the season was mostly through. However, with a year of seasoning in RSL’s system under his belt, a completely clean bill of health and plenty of work ethic in tow, the former Wake Forest standout will be ready to make up for lost time and contribute major minutes off the bench during the Claret-and-Cobalt’s busy campaign.
2011: Rights acquired by RSL via a special player allocation lottery on 2/11 … Recovery from left knee microfracture surgery in Nov. 2010 was delayed in early summer after suffering a R MCL sprain … First minutes of any kind in RSL uniform came in MLS Reserve League action on 8/09 @ DAL, when he came off the bench to register 67 minutes and drew a PK that led to the insurance tally (75’) in a 2-0 win … Would go on to start half of his six MLS Reserve League appearances, totaling 299 minutes … Made his first-team debut on 9/03 v. PHI, playing the final 24 minutes in a 2-1 win … Also appeared on 10/06 @ VAN, entering at the half of an eventual 0-3 defeat.
2007-09: Carolina Dynamo – USL Premier Development League: During his time at Wake Forest University, played three summers with PDL club Carolina Dynamo … 2007: The striker made one appearance for the Dynamo, though it proved to be an eventful one, as he scored the game-winner and the squad’s sixth goal in an 8-0 trouncing of Cocoa Expos on 6/23 … 2008: Scored four goals and two assists in eight appearances … Those goals came in a 2-0 win @ Nashville Metros (6/07), a 4-2 defeat @ Cary Clarets (6/14), a 3-3 draw v. Central Florida Kraze (6/21), and a 4-2 defeat v. Atlanta Silverbacks U-23's (7/19) … 2009: Was named to the PDL's All-Eastern Conference Team after scoring eight goals and recording three assists in seven appearances during his third season with the Dynamo … Scored twice in a 6-1 win v. West Virginia Chaos on 5/09 … Notched a hat-trick in a 5-1 victory @ West Virginia Chaos on 6/25 … Also scored two goals in a 5-1 win v. Virginia Legacy on 6/27.
Enjoyed a standout three-year career at Wake Forest University, helping lift the Demon Deacon program to elite status in the always-tough Atlantic Coast Conference ... 2006: The striker was named in the College Soccer News' "100 Freshmen to Watch List" when he joined the Demon Deacons for his freshman year … Made 14 appearances that season, with his first goal being a match-winner in their ACC regular season finale v. Virginia on 10/27 … 2007: Named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Third-Team All-American and to the All-ACC First-Team after a stellar sophomore year, as the Demon Deacons went on to win their first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's soccer championship title … Was one of seven Wake Forest players to play in all 26 matches and led the team in goals (15), game-winning goals (5), and shots (58) … Scored two goals in Wake's 3-1 win over West Virginia in the third round of the NCAA College Cup … Was named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team en route to the National Championship … 2008: In his junior year, the striker was a semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, awarded annually to the top NCAA player … Named a NSCAA Second-Team All-American and to the All-ACC First Team for a second straight year after leading the Demon Deacons with 17 goals and 42 points in 24 matches … Those efforts helped Arnoux become the third player in Wake Forest history to eclipse the 40-point mark in a single season … Haul included a total of 16 goals in the final 16 games of his junior year, as the Demon Deacons reached the NCAA College Cup Semifinals before falling to ACC rivals University of North Carolina.
U.S. Youth National Teams
Arnoux represented the United States at both the U-15 and U-18 National Team levels.
Named a two-time NSCAA Youth All-American and the 2005 North Carolina Player of the Year as a member of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC … Serving as captain, Arnoux registered 106 goals and 82 assists with the Wildcats, with the striker taking Most Valuable Player and All-North Carolina honors in the process … Was a member of the adidas Elite Soccer Program and U.S. Youth Soccer's Region III Olympic Development Program … Started his youth soccer days as an eight-year-old with the Cape Fear Soccer Association in Wilmington … Played for Cape Fear Breakers before spending a season with the U-18 Coastal Crew team at the Onslow Classic Soccer Association in Jacksonville, NC … Also played for the U-19 Elite side of the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) in Raleigh, NC … As a student, also attended St. Mary Catholic School in Wilmington, NC.
Born in the Long Island hamlet of Stony Brook, NY, was raised in Wilmington, NC, after moving there with his family as a two-year-old … Son of Nanci and Jim Arnoux … Is a dual citizen of both the United States and Italy … Majored in Communications at Wake Forest … Away from the field, enjoys many outdoor pursuits like fishing, hiking, hunting, and surfing … Is a fan of the side he once represented, English Premier League side Everton FC, and the Spanish National Team … Favorite players include Chelsea FC and Spain striker Fernando Torres, former Brazil star Ronaldo, and Besiktas and Portugal forward Ricardo Quaresma.