Warren Creavalle

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Warren Creavalle
Warren Creavalle.jpg
Creavalle in 2014
Personal information
Full name Warren Creavalle
Date of birth (1990-08-14) August 14, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Acworth, Georgia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder, Full back
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 2
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Furman Paladins 36 (3)
2010–2011 UCF Knights 37 (5)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Carolina Dynamo 10 (1)
2012–2014 Houston Dynamo 54 (3)
2014–2015 Toronto FC 24 (2)
2015– Philadelphia Union 62 (0)
National team
2008 United States U20 3 (0)
2016– Guyana 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:00, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:04, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Warren Creavalle (born August 14, 1990) is a Guyanese-American footballer who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer and represents Guyana in international play.[1] He mainly plays as a defensive midfielder, central midfielder or rightback.

College and amateur[edit]

Creavalle appeared in 73 career collegiate games, and he scored eight goals and had 10 assists. He played two years at Furman University before transferring to University of Central Florida. In 2010, he was named to the All-American Third Team, becoming first UCF player to earn All-America status since 1997. The following year, Crevalle earned All-Conference USA First Team honors. That year he played in 17 games with 16 starts. He scored one goal and three assists. Creavalle was named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. Creavalle was also named to All-Conference USA First Team once again. He became the first player in program history to be named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-South Region First Team.[2]

In 2010, he played with the Carolina Dynamo in the Professional Development League.

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Creavalle in 2012

Creavalle was selected by the Houston Dynamo with the 37th pick in the second round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.[3] After a month-long trial with the team,[4] he was officially signed before the start of the 2012 MLS season.[5] On May 29, 2012, Creavalle made his debut for the Dynamo in a 1–0 defeat to the San Antonio Scorpions in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[6] He played 9 games in the 2012 reserve league season – getting 2 assists. On March 23, 2013, he scored his first Major League Soccer goal against Vancouver Whitecaps – it was the gamewinner in a 2–1 victory.[7] In 2013, he played 5 games with the Houston Dynamo reserve team, scoring 2 goals. He was named the team's Young Player of the Year in 2013.[8]

He was traded to Toronto FC on July 23, 2014 for the number one allocation spot to acquire DeMarcus Beasley.[9] He scored his first goal for Toronto FC on October 18, 2014 in a 1–1 tie with Montreal Impact.

On August 7, 2015, Creavalle was traded from Toronto FC to Philadelphia Union for a 2016 MLS SuperDraft 2nd round pick. He made his Philadelphia Union debut as a substitute in a 0–0 tie against Orlando City SC.[10]

International[edit]

Creavalle played with US National U-20 team in 2008 during a Fall tour of Spain. He played in games against the reserve teams of Real Madrid,[11] Atletico de Madrid, and Rayo Vallecano.

Creavalle received his first senior national call-up for Guyana for 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification on October 10, 2016. Creavalle made his debut for the Guyana national football team in a 3–2 loss to Suriname.[12][13]In 2019, He returned to the side in an encounter against Belize, He made a substitute appearance as Guyana defeated the Central American team 2-1, which qualified Guyana for the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the very first time in their history. He was named to the final Gold Cup squad on May 30, 2019.[14] However, Creavalle was ruled out of the final tournament after breaking his foot in training on June 11.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guyana select 20 for Caribbean Cup clash at Suriname". CONCACAF.
  2. ^ "Warren Creavalle Named All-American - UCF". UCF Athletics.
  3. ^ "Houston Dynamo select two players in 2012 MLS SuperDraft". January 12, 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2012/01/meet-2012-dynamo-trialists
  5. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2012/03/dynamo-sign-two-players-contracts
  6. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2012/05/usoc-dynamo-upset-1-0-san-antonio-scorpions
  7. ^ "Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – 24 March 2013 – Soccerway". us.soccerway.com.
  8. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2013/12/after-nailing-down-starting-role-2013-warren-creavalle-looks-take-next-step-year-three
  9. ^ "Dynamo acquire DaMarcus Beasley in trade with Toronto FC".
  10. ^ "Orlando City SC vs. Philadelphia Union – MatchCenter Boxscore". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  11. ^ "U.S. U-20 MNT Falls to Real Madrid Reserves in Spain". www.ussoccer.com.
  12. ^ "Scotiabank CFU Men's Caribbean Cup 2016". 9 October 2016.
  13. ^ Rupinski, Eugene (11 October 2016). "Match preview: Guyana vs. Jamaica". Brotherly Game.
  14. ^ "GFF release final 23-man squad ahead of Concacaf Gold Cup 2019 Alex Murray, Sheldon Holder, Daniel Wilson and Pernell Schultz included". Kaieteur News. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Warren Creavalle to miss Gold Cup due to injury". June 11, 2019.

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