Matt Lampson

Matt Lampson
Matt Lampson
Matt Lampson
Real Name: Matt Lampson
HT: 6' 3" WT: 190
Age: 28 (09/06/1989)
Hometown: Cleveland, TN

How he joined the team: Signed on Feb. 26, 2016

2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Lampson set career-highs with 24 starts, eight shutouts, and 58 saves. Lampson had a stretch that included six shutouts in eight games from 5/17 to 7/1. Named a finalist for the 2017 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year award. U.S. Open Cup: Played every minute of the Fire’s two games.

2016 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded three shutouts and 55 saves in 11 matches. Made his club debut with a start on 3/6 vs. NYC. Notched his first career shutout with the Men in Red on 3/19 vs. CLB. Named 2016 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year. U.S. Open Cup: Started each of the club’s four games. Blocked two shots during a penalty-kick shootout in the Fire’s opening match on 6/15 vs. Indy Eleven.

2015 (COLUMBUS CREW / PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS / CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE): Did not make a first team appearance in 2015. Served as Steve Clark’s backup in Crew SC’s first nine matches. Went on loan to Pittsburgh (USL) for one match, starting in the Riverhounds’ 2-1 loss at Charlotte (June 13). Was loaned to Charlotte (USL) for a span of six matches on July 3. He made his Independence debut against Saint Louis FC (July 4), making two saves in a 2-1 defeat. Made seven saves against Louisville City FC in a 1-0 loss (July 11). Notched a shutout with four saves in a 0-0 draw at Rochester (July 18). Registered his second-straight shutout with a blanking of FC Montreal (July 24). Was named to represent Crew SC at the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game for the second time in as many seasons, playing 45 minutes in the contest (July 28). Started against Rochester (August 1), New York Red Bulls II (August 5) and at New York Red Bulls II (August 12) before re-joining Crew SC on a full-time basis. In the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Lampson served as Brad Stuver’s backup in both the Fourth Round match at Richmond (June 17) and the Round of 16 clash at Orlando (June 30).

2014 (COLUMBUS CREW): Lampson did not make a League appearance during the 2014 season but served as Steve Clark’s back-up in every match. Captured the club’s OhioHealth Humanitarian of the Year award for the second consecutive season. He was named to and represented the Black & Gold at the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game in a start as part of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities. He started and played the full 90 minutes in the Black & Gold’s international friendly versus Crystal Palace FC (July 23). He served as Steve Clark’s back-up for the club’s postseason opener against New England (November 1) and in the second leg at the Revolution (November 9). Lampson did not make an appearance in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. 

2013 (COLUMBUS CREW): The club’s 2013 Humanitarian of the Year, he made 13 starts in goal and compiled a record of 7-6-0, with a 1.38 goals against average and five shutouts in 2013. Earned his first start of the season on July 7 and earned the 1-0 shutout win. He started in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13) and then started 12 consecutive matches in goal from August 3-October 19 where he would record four or more saves in five straight contests and set a career-high in saves with seven in the 2-1 come-from-behind win at Montreal (September 14). Lampson went 3-5-1 – including two shutouts - with a 1.77 goals against average in MLS Reserve League play and also recorded an assist on a Tony Tchani goal against Dayton (July 10). He made one start in the 2-1 Third Round victory against Dayton Dutch Lions (May 29) in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.  

2012 (COLUMBUS CREW): Signed as a Homegrown player on Dec. 15, 2011. Appeared in three matches in his rookie season. Made his professional debut when he entered at halftime against the New England Revolution in a 4-3 win on Aug. 25. Earned the 2-1 road victory against the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 29. Also appeared in Columbus’ friendly against Stoke City and started the Black & Gold's U.S. Open Cup match against the Dayton Dutch Lions.

COLLEGE (NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND OHIO STATE): Lampson began his career at Northern Illinois before transferring to Ohio State. The 'keeper appeared in 56 matches for the Buckeyes starting 55 and posted a 0.86 GAA during that time. Lampson recorded 24 career shutouts during his time at OSU, which ranks second on the school’s all-time list.

YOUTH EXPERIENCE (CREW SOCCER ACADEMY): Two-time MVP at St. Charles Preparatory School 2006 and 2007, earning a spot on the 2007 All-Central Catholic League Team. He was named as team captain during final season. Lampson helped the Crew Soccer Academy advance to the Academy National Finals in 2008. He started on the Academy Great Lakes squad and was a five-time Ohio South State Champion.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017Chicago Fire2424216085831331275
2016Chicago Fire11119903551811164
2015Columbus Crew SC00000000000
2014Columbus Crew00000000000
2013Columbus Crew131311705431833760
2012Columbus Crew3114007311200
Career Totals-5149446016163708822199
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