Player Details

Name

John Nelson

Height

5' 9"

Weight

159 lbs

Date of Birth

7.11.1998 (23)

Birthplace

Medina, OH USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 10 overall in 2019 SuperDraft. Signed a Generation adidas contract 

The 22-year-old defender made nine appearances, including one start, during his rookie season before undergoing successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury late in the 2019 season. A left back, who can also feature on the right side of defense and midfield, Nelson started eight of the 11 matches he appeared in during the 2020 season.

OUTSIDE MLS: He started in seven matches for the reigning USL League One champion North Texas Soccer Club, playing 630 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL: Nelson has been called up to U.S. youth national teams and competed in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. 

COLLEGE: Nelson played two seasons with North Carolina starting in 41 matches for the Tar Heels. He was named to the 2017 All-ACC Freshman team and named to the second-team All-ACC member during his sophomore year.

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