Drew Moor

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Drew Moor
Drew Moor.jpg
Moor with Colorado Rapids in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-01-15) January 15, 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Center-back
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids
Number 3
Youth career
1999–2002 ESD Eagles
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Furman Paladins 23 (1)
2003–2004 Indiana Hoosiers 42 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Chicago Fire Premier 10 (3)
2005–2009 FC Dallas 123 (8)
2009–2015 Colorado Rapids 181 (14)
2016–2019 Toronto FC 78 (5)
2020– Colorado Rapids 20 (1)
National team
2003 United States U20 4 (0)
2007–2008 United States 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 7, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 5, 2016

Drew Moor (born January 15, 1984) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a center-back for Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids.

Born in Dallas, Moor began playing college soccer for the Furman Paladins before transferring to the Indiana Hoosiers. After three seasons with the Hoosiers, and helping the side with the 2004 College Cup, Moor was drafted in the first round of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas with the 6th overall pick. He spent five seasons with FC Dallas, winning U.S. Open Cup titles, before being traded to the Colorado Rapids. In his full-debut season, Moor helped the Rapids win MLS Cup 2010, the club's first league championship title. In 2016, signed with Toronto FC and spent four seasons with the club before returning to the Rapids in 2020. During his time at Toronto FC, Moor was part of the side which won MLS Cup 2017, the Supporters' Shield, and three Canadian Championship titles.

Moor has been capped five times by the United States national team between 2007 and 2008.

College career[edit]

Moor playing for Indiana University in 2004

Moor attended the Episcopal School of Dallas, and played college soccer for Furman University in 2002.

In 2003 Moor transferred to Indiana University, where he played for two seasons. He started every game during his college career and helped the Hoosiers to back-to-back National Championships. His last collegiate game was in the penalty kick thriller against UC Santa Barbara in the 2004 NCAA Finals in which Moor's Indiana was triumphant.

Moor was named All-Big Ten as a sophomore and a first-team All-American as a junior before forgoing his final year of eligibility to declare himself eligible for the MLS Superdraft.[citation needed]

Club career[edit]

Chicago Fire Premier[edit]

Moor spent the summer of 2004 playing for Chicago Fire Premier in the Premier Development League.

FC Dallas[edit]

Moor was drafted by FC Dallas with the sixth overall pick of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. Moor made 20 appearances, including 9 starts, in his rookie season.[1]

2006 was a breakout year for the second-year defender. He started in 21 consecutive games and set career highs in every statistical category. Moor scored his first career MLS goal on May 6, 2006, against the Houston Dynamo in a 4–3 loss.

In 2007, Moor led the team with 28 starts and scored two goals including a game-winning header against the Colorado Rapids on August 4, 2007, in a 1–0 victory. Moor made 27 appearances during the 2008 season, seven of them as the team captain. He led all FC Dallas defenders with two goals and was second in minutes played with 2,430 behind Kenny Cooper (2,622).

Colorado Rapids[edit]

Drew posing with a fan at the 2010 MLS Cup celebration.

On August 31, 2009, Moor was traded to the Colorado Rapids along with a FC Dallas's second-round 2010 MLS SuperDraft pick and allocation money in exhangce for Ugo Ihemelu.[2]

On June 5, 2010, Moor scored his first goal in a Rapids jersey, which won the game in the 85th minute against the Columbus Crew.

On August 31, 2011, Moor finished his 68th consecutive complete MLS game, breaking the MLS record for field players held by Peter Vermes.[3]

Moor was named an MLS All-Star in 2015.[4]

Toronto FC[edit]

Following the 2015 season, Moor signed with Toronto FC as a free agent.[5] He became a key contributor to Toronto's success in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, where they reached the MLS Cup Finals both years, winning the title in 2017. However, injuries became a factor for him in his third and fourth seasons with the club, reducing his playing time. [6]

Colorado Rapids (2nd Stint)[edit]

Following the 2019 season, Moor rejoined Colorado, signing as a free agent.[7] During the 2020 season, the Rapids experienced a COVID-19 outbreak in the team with many players and coaches becoming infected. Due to the entire coaching staff being unavailable, Moor was cast in the role of player-coach, running training sessions, although he never served in a role during a match, as all team matches were instead postponed.[8]

Coaching[edit]

Moor has publicly stated that he would consider a career in coaching soccer following his professional playing days on many occasions. On October 23, 2020, an article from The Denver Post revealed that in late September 2020, Moor had taken up a temporary role as a player-coach with Colorado amid a COVID-19 outbreak that left the entire coaching staff unavailable. Moor ran training sessions during his time in charge but did not serve in the role of a coach during a competitive match as all matches were postponed and Colorado head coach Robin Fraser returned to the field ahead of a match versus Sporting Kansas City on October 24, 2020.[9]

International career[edit]

Moor played for various youth United States national teams, and was part of the U-20 squad for the 2003 World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2007, Moor received his first call up to the United States men's national soccer team, joining the team on June 24, 2007. On July 2, 2007, Moor made his international debut against Paraguay in a 3–1 loss.[10] He played for the United States in 2007 Copa América and started for the men's national team in a friendly versus Mexico on February 6, 2008, where he assisted Jozy Altidore for his first international goal.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on November 4, 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] Continental[b] Playoffs Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Dallas 2005[11] MLS 20 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
2006[11] MLS 27 1 0 0 2 0 29 1
2007[11] MLS 28 2 1 0 2 0 31 2
2008[11] MLS 27 2 2 0 29 2
2009[11] MLS 21 3 1[c] 0 22 3
Total 123 8 4 0 0 0 5 0 132 8
Colorado Rapids 2009[11] MLS 8 0 0 0 8 0
2010[11] MLS 30 1 0 0 4 0 34 1
2011[12] MLS 32 4 0 0 4 0 2 0 38 4
2012[11] MLS 34 3 0 0 34 3
2013[11] MLS 32 3 0 0 1 0 33 3
2014[12] MLS 23 2 1 0 24 2
2015[12] MLS 22 1 1 0 23 1
Total 181 14 2 0 4 0 7 0 194 14
Toronto FC 2016[12] MLS 32 3 3 0 6 0 41 3
2017[12] MLS 25 2 4 0 5 0 34 2
2018[12] MLS 8 0 0 0 7 0 15 0
2019[12] MLS 13 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 18 1
Total 78 5 10 1 8 0 12 0 108 6
Colorado Rapids 2020[12] MLS 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2021 MLS 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
Career Total 402 28 13 1 12 0 24 0 451 29
  1. ^ Includes U.S. Open Cup and Canadian Championship matches.
  2. ^ Includes CONCACAF Champions League matches.
  3. ^ Appearance in U.S. Open Cup qualifying match.

International[edit]

As of match played June 22, 2008[12]
United States national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 2 0
2008 3 0
Total 5 0

Honors[edit]

Indiana University

FC Dallas

Colorado Rapids

Toronto FC

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Looking back: FCD's draft history". FC Dallas. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Rapids Acquire Defender Drew Moor in Trade with FC Dallas". Colorado Rapids. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Drew Moor and Pablo Mastroeni enter MLS record books for Colorado Rapids". Goal.com. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game". MLS. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Toronto FC Signs Drew Moor". Toronto FC. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Neil Davidson (October 30, 2019). "Veteran defender Drew Moor wonders where his future lies, hopes it is in Toronto". Times Colonist.
  7. ^ Jake Shapiro (November 25, 2019). "Rapids sign fan-favorite free agent Drew Moor, sources say". Denver Post.
  8. ^ Shapiro, Jake (October 23, 2020). "https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/23/drew-moor-rapids-player-coach-covid/". The Denver Post. External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Drew Moor was called on to serve as Rapids player-coach". The Denver Post. October 24, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  10. ^ "USA v Paraguay, 02 July 2007". 11v11.com. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Drew Moor MLS profile". MLS. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Drew Moor Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Recap: Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders". mlssoccer.com. December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Toronto FC advances to MLS Cup final after win over Atlanta United FC". Sportsnet. October 30, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.

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