Date of Birth8.28.1991 (30)
BirthplaceSt. Louis, MO USA
How Acquired: Selected in the second round (36th overall) in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on January 17, 2013. Signed by the Revolution on Feb. 27, 2013.
A tall, athletic goalkeeper who isn’t afraid to venture into traffic … has used his size to develop into a good shot-stopper … also has a strong leg for goal kicks and restarts … used his rookie MLS season to formally begin goalkeeper training, especially in using his feet and positioning to better advantage, as he did not have a goalkeeper coach at Indiana … a four-year starter at college powerhouse Indiana, he closed his collegiate career backing the Hoosiers to the 2013 National Championship … originally signed with the Revs on Feb. 27, 2013 … Twitter: @louie_soffner.
2013: Did not make a first-team appearance this season. Served as the team’s back-up keeper three times in league play (March 16 at Philly, March 30 vs. Dallas and April 20 at New York), as well as for two of the team’s three U.S. Open Cup matches (at Rochester in the third round and vs. New York in the fourth round).
College: Played collegiately for Indiana … spent five seasons in Bloomington, redshirting his freshman year and then starting four seasons made 84 career appearances (83 starts) between 2009 and 2012 … had a career goals against average of 0.93 and posted 32 shutouts with a record of 47-26-11 … as a senior, backed Indiana to the 2012 NCAA championship and earned NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors … in 2012, was a team captain and started all 24 games, going 16-5-3 with 12 shutouts and a career-best 0.72 GAA in 2,246 minutes … in 2011, started all 21 matches he played, recording an 0.82 GAA and posting eight shutouts with a 12-4-5 mark … started all 18 games he played as a sophomore in 2010, recording a 1.27 GAA, 8-8-2 record and three shutouts … as a redshirt freshman in 2009, had a 1.02 GAA and a 11-9-1 record with nine shutouts.
Personal: Engaged to his fiancé – and college sweetheart – Kate … son of Julie and Rodney Soffner … has a brother, Charlie, and a sister, Maria … lists winning the 2012 NCAA Championship as his most memorable soccer moment … favorite movies include Christmas Vacation … a fan of Arsenal and the Atlanta Falcons … he is a fan of the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals … his favorite musicians include the Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean and Mumford & Sons.