Sam Nicholson

Sam Nicholson
Sam Nicholson
Sam Nicholson
Midfielder
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Real Name: Sam Nicholson
HT: 5' 9" WT: 157
International
Age: 23 (01/20/1995)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland

Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Citizenship: British
Birth date: January 20, 1995
Acquired: Signed from Minnesota United FC on May 1, 2018, in exchange for defender Eric Miller and $50,000 in GAM.

MLS CAREER

2018

  • Nicholson appeared in eight MLS games with Minnesota United FC, six from the start, scoring one goal and one assist.
  • Scored his first goal of the year with MNUFC against the Chicago Fire (3/17), and delivered his first assist of the 2018 campaign at Seattle Sounders FC (4/22).
  • Made his Colorado Rapids debut on 5/5 against Sporting Kansas City, four days after joining the club.
  • Nicholson appeared in 19 MLS games with the Rapids, all from the start, scoring two goals and two assists.
  • Was named Man of the Match on 5/12 for his performance against the New York Red Bulls.
  • Scored his first goal for the Rapids on 7/4 during the 2-1 loss to Seattle at DSGP.
  • Nicholson scored his second goal in the 90th minute of play against the LA Galaxy on 8/4.
  • Missed the last seven games of the year (8/25-10/28) due to a stress fracture on his back.
  • He would end the season with the most shots on goal (13) by any Rapids player.

2017

  • Made his MLS debut against New York Red Bulls (7/22).
  • Scored his first MLS goal at Houston Dynamo (9/30) and provided his first assist at Atlanta United FC (10/3)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

  • He scored 13 goals in 109 appearances for Heart of Midlothian, in a four year spell, and made his debut at the age of 18.
  • He made his senior debut with Hearts on August 2013 against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, replacing Jamie Walker in the 74th minute.
  • On January 18, 2014, he scored his first senior goal, helping Hearts earn a point in a 3-3 draw against St. Johnstone.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Nicolson had numerous call-ups to Scotland’s youth national teams and took part in the U21 squad’s European Championship qualification campaign.

YOUTH

  • He came through the Heart of Midlothian youth system from 2007-13.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2018Colorado Rapids1919215212311324930
2018Minnesota United861526115410300
2017Minnesota United1281639119513000
Career Totals-39334268646522471230
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