Player Details

Name

Sam Nicholson

Height

5' 9"

Weight

157 lbs

Date of Birth

1.20.1995 (27)

Birthplace

Edinburgh, Scotland

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Winger

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Citizenship: British
Birth date: January 20, 1995
Acquired: Signed to a two-and-a-half-year contract with a club option for an additional year on June 17, 2022.

MLS CAREER

2019

  • Made 2019 debut against FC Dallas when he subbed on in the 81st minute for Nicolás Mezquida at Toyota Stadium (3/23).
  • Assisted Jonathan Lewis' goal just before the half on 5/25 against Columbus Crew SC. His performance during that game landed him on the MLS Team of the Week - Week 13.
  • Assisted Andre Shinyashiki's goal just before the half on 6/1 against FC Cincinnati at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park (6/1).
  • Opened his 2019 scoring account with a goal against the Portland Timbers in the 76th minute at Providence Park on 7/13.
  • Made his 55th MLS appearance against the Montreal Impact on 8/3 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.

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.