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Nate Weiss
Personal information
Full nameNathaniel Weiss
Date of birth (1987-07-16) July 16, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing positionDefender and midfielder
Club information
Current clubFSV Erlangen-Bruck
Youth career
North Carolina State Wolfpack
UD Arenal
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2006Raleigh Elite8(1)
2007UD Arenal20(3)
2008Longford Town4(0)
2009FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac0(0)
2010FK Jelgava20(4)
2011Tenhults IF12(2)
2011Råslätt SK12(2)
2012FSV Erlangen-Bruck11(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 24, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nathaniel "Nate" Weiss (born July 16, 1987 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American-Israeli professional soccer player, and currently plays for FSV Erlangen-Bruck in Germany. Weiss is the first American player to play in the LMT Virsliga, the Latvian premier league, and only the tenth American player to ever win a domestic cup in Europe.[1]

Career

Early life

A member of Weston Warriors youth soccer club, Weiss continued to play at Stoneman Douglas High School where he received All-State and All-Broward County honors. At 15 Weiss also spent time in England at the Stockport County academy.[2]

Professional

During the 2007-8 season, Weiss played with the Spanish club UD Arenal in the Tercera. After spending the 2008 season with Longford Town in Ireland, Weiss joined the Swedish club Djurgårdens IF on trial.[3] Weiss then left Sweden to join Serbian club FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac, but financial difficulties prevented him from a prolonged stay. On October 7, 2009, Weiss arrived at Hapoel Beersheba in Israel.[4][5] During Weiss' time in Israel, he trained with Israeli coach George Borba and acquired Israeli citizenship by virtue of the Law of Return.[6]

As the only offers Weiss received during his time there were from Liga Leumit clubs, he decided to take a contract offer in Latvia with FK Jelgava.[7] Weiss made his league debut on April 18, 2010 in a league match against Skonto FC.[8] While at FK Jelgava, Weiss played in 20 matches and scored a total of 4 goals, even though his position was defender. When the 2010 season ended in Latvia, Weiss chose to move on, in the hope of finding a higher profile European country and team, with the express hope of coming to the attention of the then U.S. men's soccer team coach, Bob Bradley.[9] In 2011, after playing a friendly for IK Sirius against Leicester City FC, Weiss reported that several clubs had expressed interest in seeing him play; finally, he chose to trial for Örebro.[1] Weiss has since left Sweden, and currently plays in the Fußball-Bayernliga with FSV Erlangen-Bruck. [10]

Honours

Club

FK Jelgava

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 American Exports, Weiss tries luck with Orebro ::. MLS SOCCER (July 15, 2011).
  2. "player profile" | NC state soccer. gopack.com. Retrieved on January 6, 2011.
  3. IK Sirius – Djurgården (Swedish). DIF.se (June 9, 2009). Retrieved on April 20, 2010.
  4. Berman, Igal (October 7, 2009). "מגן יהודי אמריקני הגיע למבחנים בהפועל ב"ש [A Jewish American Defender Arrived For Trial At Hapoel Beersheba]" (in Hebrew). One.co.il. http://www.one.co.il/Article/145482.html. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  5. Ein-Dor, Izzy (October 7, 2009). "בב"ש ממשיכים לקלוט עלייה? נייט וייס על הכוונת [Is Beersheba Continuing To Take In Immigrants? Nate Weiss Is On Radar]" (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet.co.il). http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3786826,00.html. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  6. Tuchman, Yaniv (November 19, 2009). "אל אל נתנאל [El El Nathaniel]" (in Hebrew). Ma'ariv (NRG.co.il). http://www.nrg.co.il/online/3/ART1/968/734.html. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  7. Adubato, Michael (January 15, 2010). "Journeyman Weiss Signs On In The Baltics". Yanks-Abroad.com. http://yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=5703. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  8. Bell, Arch (April 19, 2010). "Recap: Skonto 4–1 Jelgava". Yanks-Abroad.com. http://www.yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=6155. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  9. International Soccer, Made in America ::. Yanks Abroad (November 19, 2010). Retrieved on January 6, 2011.
  10. http://yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=8736

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