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MATT TAYLOR
Germany Preußen Münster (3 Bundesliga)
#9 | Forward
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
October 17, 1981 (Age: 32)
Columbus, Ohio
5' 11", 185 lbs (1.8 m, 84 kg)
0/0
GP
23
S
22
M
1,786
G
7
A
5
YC
0
RC
0
OG
0
Taylor played his college soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles and later was selected by the Kansas City Wizards as the fourth overall pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.

He appeared in 17 matches for the Wizards where he scored three goals. Despite that decent performance, he was made available for the expansion draft held later that year. Southern California club Chivas USA quickly slid in and scooped up the young Ohio native.

The forward played three season with Chivas USA before departing the club over a contract dispute.

In 2008 Taylor set his sights on Europe and inked a deal with German club TuS Koblenz of the 2. Bundesliga. In 22 matches with Koblenz, Taylor scored seven goals including a hat trick against Kaiserslautern.

Following that season, Taylor signed with FSV Frankfurt, however only saw time in seven matches in his two seasons there.

Prior to the 2010 season, Taylor agreed to terms with 3rd Liga club Rot Weiss Ahlen. Taylor had a scintillating season, scoring 17 goals.

In 2011, Taylor moved to SC Paderborn in the 2.Bundesliga, where he was primarily a bench player.

One season later, Taylor made the short hop from Paderborn to Preußen Münster in the 3rd Liga.

A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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