Matt Polster

Matt Polster
Matt Polster
Matt Polster
Midfielder
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Real Name: Matt Polster
HT: 6' 0" WT: 170
Age: 24 (06/08/1993)
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

How he joined the club: Selected in the first round (No. 7 overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft

2016 (CHICAGO FIRE): Had two goals and two assists in his second MLS campaign. Polster played 27 matches, 24 of which were starts. His first career goal as a professional came on 7/31 vs. NYRB. Two games later, he notched his first career assist in the pro ranks on 8/14 vs. ORL. U.S. Open Cup: Started two of the club’s four matches, and came off the bench in the semifinal on 8/9 at NE.

2015 (CHICAGO FIRE): Polster played in 30 games, including 27 starts, during his rookie campaign. He made his club debut against LA on 3/6 and took hold of a starting spot one week later vs. VAN on 3/14. U.S. Open Cup: Polster started each of the club’s four games in the tournament.

INTERNATIONAL (UNITED STATES): 2016: Named to Jurgen Klinsmann’s January Camp roster. Also played in both of the U.S. U-23’s Olympic Playoff matches against Colombia, logging 90-minute shifts in each. 2015: Polster earned his first call-up with the U.S. U-23’s ahead of 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in the United States. He started group stage matches against Canada on 10/1, Cuba on 10/3 and Panama on 10/6. He also started both of the American’s knockout matches, a 2-0 loss against Honduras on 10/10 and a 2-0 win against Canada on 10/13.

COLLEGE (SIU EDWARDSVILLE): Started all 79 matches in which he appeared, tallying six goals and 12 assists. A product of Las Vegas, Nev., Polster earned 2014 NSCAA All-West Region First Team, 2014 NSCAA Scholar All-American First Team, 2012 NSCAA All-Region First Team and 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors while in college. The 2010-11 Gatorade Nevada Boys Soccer Player of the Year, Polster made three appearances for the Chicago Fire PDL squad in 2014.

PDL (CHICAGO FIRE): Appeared in three matches in 2014.

YOUTH (DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS SC): Played with the club for seven years and was coached by George McKenna, Patrick Lawrence and Liam Connors. 


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Chicago Fire21201170379324230
2016Chicago Fire272422107220439150
2015Chicago Fire3027024220124571100
Career Totals-787136232941111204180
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