Conor Doyle


Conor Doyle
Conor Doyle
Personal information
Full name Conor Doyle
Date of birth October 13, 1991 (1991-10-13) (age 20)
Place of birth McKinney, Texas, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Derby County
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2009 Dallas Texans
2010 Creighton Bluejays
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Derby County 18 (0)
National team
2010– United States U20 6 (4)
2011 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:31, 5 November 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:51, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Conor Doyle (born October 13, 1991 in McKinney, Texas, United States) is an Irish-American soccer player who plays for Derby County.

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Career

Youth career

Doyle played his youth football with the Dallas Texans Soccer Club and McKinney Boyd High School,[1] from which he graduated in December 2009 in order to enroll early at Creighton University, where he was scheduled to play college football (soccer) for the Bluejays. He appeared in all seven spring exhibitions for the Bluejays in 2010, helping the team to a perfect 7–0–0 record.[2]

Derby County

However, on August 6, 2010, he signed with Football League Championship club Derby County on a two-year contract before ever making an official appearance for Creighton.[3] He made his full debut as a second half substitute in a 1–0 defeat away to Crewe Alexandra in the League Cup First Round on August 10, 2010.[4] He made his first league appearance at home in the 2–1 defeat to Cardiff City on August 14, 2010, in the Championship.[5] He started in The Rams' next game against Coventry City, being substituted in the 72nd minute by Tomasz Cywka.[6]

Despite normally playing as a forward, Derby manager Nigel Clough tried him in an unfamiliar holding midfield role during the 2011-12 preseason, with the side switching to a new 4-1-3-2 formation.[7]

International career

Doyle was called up to the U.S.A Under 20 squad for their training camp in mid December. In January 2011, he was called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad to face Cyprus.[8] International rules state Doyle can play for both Ireland and U.S.A below full senior level, and in December he revealed he was yet to make a final decision on which country he will represent.[9]

Doyle was called up to the United States U-20 squad for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in March-April.[10] In June 2011, Doyle committed his future to the United States. [11] In October 2011, Doyle was called up to a training camp with the USA Under-23 squad.

Statistics

(correct as of 5 November 2011)

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Derby County 2010–11 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2011–12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career Total 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0

Personal life

Conor's Irish-born father, David, is a former indoor football player who played for the Kansas City Comets, Dallas Sidekicks, St. Louis Ambush, and Wichita Wings as a forward. He is currently the head soccer coach at Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound, Texas.[12]

References

  1. ^ Kirk, Steve (March 21, 2007). "Doyle Is A Believer". McKinneyNews.net. http://mckinneynews.net/news.php?nid=4691&cat=1. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Men's Soccer Explodes For 10-Goal Weekend". Creigton Athletic Department. April 26, 2010. http://www.gocreighton.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=89401&SPID=2518&DB_OEM_ID=1000&ATCLID=204938007. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Bell, Arch (August 6, 2010). "Doyle Derby Deal Done". Yanks-Abroad.com. http://www.yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=6601. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Crewe 1–0 Derby". BBC Sport. August 10, 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/8890059.stm. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Derby 1–2 Cardiff". BBC Sport. August 14, 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/8901705.stm. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Coventry 2–1 Derby". BBC Sport. August 21, 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/8918046.stm. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ Rams set to take a gamble on Bailey, This is Derbyshire
  8. ^ "James McCarthy and Conor Doyle named in U21 squad". GreenScene. February 27, 2011. http://greenscene.me/2011/01/james-mccarthy-and-conor-doyle-named-in-u21-squad/. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.dcfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10270~2279484,00.html
  10. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/News/U-20-MNT/2011/03/Rongen-Finalizes-Roster-for-CONCACAF-U20-Championship.aspx Rongen Finalizes Roster for CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
  11. ^ http://www.therams.co.uk/news/Doyle-commits-international-future/article-3625017-detail/article.html Doyle commits his international future to the US
  12. ^ "Young American hopes to fulfil childhood dream of a career playing in England". Derby Evening Telegraph. August 13, 2010. http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/Young-American-hopes-fulfil-childhood-dream-career-playing-England/article-2522194-detail/article.html. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 

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