Player Details

Name

Clint Irwin

Height

6' 3"

Weight

194 lbs

Date of Birth

4.1.1989 (32)

Birthplace

Charlotte, NC, NC USA

Position

Goalkeeper

Position Detail

Goalkeeper

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: April 1, 1989
Acquired: Via a trade with Toronto FC on December 14, 2018.

MLS CAREER

2020 

  • Posted 2-2-0 (W-L-D) record in four starts 
  • Started first three matches of 2020, going 2-1-0  
  • Nominated for MLS Save of the Year for penalty save on Albert Rusnak and follow-up Nick Besler against Real Salt Lake on 7/12 

2019 

  • Posted 4-4-2 record and one clean sheet in nine starts among 11 appearances 
  • Made 2019 Rapids debut in a 1-1 draw at Philadelphia Union on 5/29 
  • Saved Darwin Quintero’s penalty kick at Minnesota United FC on 8/14 
  • Made two saves to post a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC on 9/7 

2018

  • Appeared in 7 MLS matches, all from the start, with Toronto FC recording 27 saves.
  • Won the Canadian Championship.
  • Made his 125th MLS career appearance after substituting for Tim Howard at half-time during the Rapids’ match against the Montreal Impact on 8/3 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.

2017  

  • Suffered a hamstring injury in TFC's home opener against Sporting Kansas City on 3/31.
  • Appeared in 6 MLS matches, all from the start, with Toronto FC recording 13 saves and 2 shutouts.
  • Won the Supporters' Shield.
  • Won the Canadian Championship.
  • Won the 2017 MLS Cup on 12/9, after Toronto defeated Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 at home.

2016

  • Traded to Toronto FC on 1/18.
  • Made his debut with TFC on 3/6 in Toronto's season opener. Played all 90 minutes of the 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.
  • Appeared in 19 MLS matches, all from the start, with Toronto FC recording 50 saves and 6 shutouts.
  • After featuring as the club's starting goalkeeper for the first part of the season, Irwin sustained an injury in July and was replaced by Alex Bono.
  • Regained the starting spot for the remainder of the regular season. 
  • Won the Canadian Championship.
  • Appeared in 6 MLS playoff matches, all from the start, with TFC recording 13 saves and three shutouts.
  • Irwin helped Toronto reach the 2016 MLS Cup Final for the first time in club history, but on 12/10 they were defeated by the Seattle Sounders 5-4 on penalties.
  • Selected by Atlanta United FC in the third round of the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft, but was immediately traded back to Toronto for Mark Boom and allocation money.

2015

  • Appeared in 31 MLS matches, all from the start, with the Rapids recording 88 saves and 8 shutouts.
  • Named to the 2015 MLS All-Star game roster.

2014

  • Appeared in 26 MLS matches, 25 from the start, with the Rapids recording 73 saves and 7 shutouts.

2013

  • Signed with the Colorado Rapids following a preseason trial on February 21, 2013.
  • Subbed on for his MLS debut on 3/16 against Real Salt Lake. Played 83 minutes of the 1-1 draw.
  • Appeared in 32 MLS regular season matches, 31 from the start, with the Rapids recording 91 saves and 10 shutouts.
  • Appeared in 1 MLS playoff match, from the start, with the Rapids recording two saves.

OUTSIDE MLS

2012

  • Joined his hometown club, the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Professional Division.
  • Made three appearances.
  • Made debut in a 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery (7/6).

​2011

  • Joined Capital City of the Canadian Soccer League featuring in 22 games.
  • Scored a goal for the club in a 2-2 draw with Windsor Stars.

COLLEGE

  • Played collegiate soccer at Elon University featuring in 41 games over three seasons.
  • Named first-team All-Southern Conference in each of his four seasons.
  • Holds the school record with 22 career shutouts and set a single-season record with 10 clean sheets in 2009.
  • Two-time All-South Region honoree and finalist for the senior class award for activities of achievement in community, classroom, character and competition.

YOUTH

  • All-America selection and National Player of the Year in the National Christian School Athletic Association.

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