Player Details


Darren Mattocks


5' 10"


154 lbs

Date of Birth

9.2.1990 (33)


Portmore, Jamaica


Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 1 overall in 2019 Expansion Draft.

Mattocks is a speedy forward who can upend the opposition with his ability to get behind the defensive line. He had three goals and three assists in 21 appearances, including 13 starts, in his first season at FC Cincinnati.

INTERNATIONAL: Mattocks has scored 18 goals in 50 appearances for Jamaica, including the winner against Panama in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinals. He was selected to Jamaica’s Copa America and Concacaf Gold Cup rosters in 2015, recording goals in a 2-1 win over the United States in the semifinal and against Mexico in the 2015 Gold Cup final.

OUTSIDE MLS: Won the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship with Vancouver, and featured in the 2015-16 Concacaf Champions League group stage for the Whitecaps.

COLLEGE: Played collegiately at the University of Akron, winning the 2010 NCAA College Cup with the Zips. Was second in scoring in NCAA Division I his sophomore season, and was named MAC Player of the Year that season. Was an All-MAC first team selection both of his seasons at Akron.

NOTES: The Portmore, Jamaica native was part of Waterhouse FC's youth system prior to joining Akron. Topped the rankings of the 2012 MLS 24 Under 24 list.