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Aaron Kovar
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-08-14) August 14, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birthSeattle, Washington
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubSeattle Sounders FC
Number11
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014-Seattle Sounders FC
National team
2011United States U18
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aaron Kovar is an American soccer player who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer.[1] He was raised in Seattle, but holds both Irish and American citizenship.[2]

Career

Youth

Aaron Kovar was raised in Seattle, and attended Garfield High School where he helped the team to the 2010 league title and was named the Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year as a senior in 2011. From 2010-2012, Kovar played for Sounders FC Academy. In 2013, he played for the Sounders FC U-23s team.[1]

College career

Kovar attended Stanford University in California. In 2012, Kovar started 12 of 15 appearances and scored three goals with two assists. In the season opening at San Francisco, Kovar scored the first goal of his collegiate career in a 1-0 win on August 24. His first assist was against Oregon State University on October 18, 2012. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

As a sophomore he started all 15 matches and was ranked second on the team. He had six assists and two goals. His first assist of the season was against Grand Canyon University on September 13. His first goal was against San Diego State one month later, on October 13. On November 13, 2013, Kovar assisted and scored a game-winning goal in a 2-1 win against Cal. This helped Stanford to enter the NCAA Tournament. In the second round of the tournament, he recorded the game-winning assist against Cal State Northridge.[1]

Professional career

In 2014, Kovar began playing for the Seattle Sounders through the Homegrown Player Rule.[2]

Honors

  • League and team MVP (2011)
  • Two-time All-KingCo Conference selection[1]
  • Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year (2011)
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2012)
  • Honorable Mention All Pac-12 (2013)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Aaron Kovar - Seattle Sounders FC. Sounders FC. Retrieved on 13 April 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sounders FC Signs Aaron Kovar and Sean Okoli. Sounders FC. Retrieved on 13 April 2014.

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