U.S. Soccer
Men's National Team

Robbie Findley

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-9 / 165

  • Hometown

    Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Club

    Nottingham Forest (English League Championship)

The pacy and direct forward used fantastic league form in 2009 and 2010 to catapult himself into the fold for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where Findley snatched a regular starting role. Setting career highs for games and minutes played, he served as Jozy Altidore’s primary strike partner in South Africa. He had a career-year in 2009 that culminated in an MLS Cup title with Real Salt Lake, and after the 2010 season he has taken his talent overseas where he now continues his professional career with Nottingham Forest.

  • Started three of four games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, missing only the Algeria match due to yellow card accumulation
  • Played in a career-high eight games in 2010, starting seven
  • His strong production for Real Salt Lake made him a late candidate for the U.S. roster in South Africa
  • Debuted for the U.S. Men’s National Team in October of 2007 when he came on as a late sub in the USA’s 1-0 victory against Switzerland at St. Jakob Park in Basel
  • Appeared in all five games in U-23 Olympic qualifying during 2008, starting twice and adding an assist for Peter Nowak’s team
  • Scored the equalizer in the 2009 MLS Cup and buried his penalty during the shootout to help Real Salt Lake win the title for the first time in franchise history
  • Recorded RSL’s first-ever hat trick in MLS play in the team’s home opener on April 2, 2009, against Columbus
2010: Made his first appearances since 2007, starting in seven matches … Started against England, Slovenia and Ghana the World Cup, missing out on the final group game against Algeria while serving a one-match suspension for yellow card accumulation … Played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win against Australia on June 5 in the final tuneup in South Africa … Opened the year starting three straight, including the away match on March 3 against eventual World Cup runner up Holland … Replaced Landon Donovan in the 63rd minute of the 2-0 loss on Aug. 10 against Brazil … 2009: A member of the training camp in September as the team prepared for World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago … 2007: Came on as a late sub replacing Clint Dempsey in the USA’s 1-0 win against Switzerland at St. Jakob Park in Basel … Under-23s: Selected in July 2008 as one of four alternates for the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team for the Beijing Olympics … Helped the U.S. Under-23 MNT qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics by appearing in all five contests for the USA during the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in March … Started and registered assist on Freddy Adu’s goal in a 1-1 draw on March 8 against Cuba that kicked off group play … Participated in training camp and two-game tour of China in December 2007 … First Appearance: Oct. 17, 2007, vs. Switzerland … First Goal: None.
2010: National team duty limited his minutes  … Finished the season with 15 games and five goals …Scored his first goal of the season in his last match before joining the U.S. for the World Cup, a 3-1 win on May 11 against Houston … Also scored in his first match back from South Africa when RSL crushed New England 5-0 on July 2 … Tallied the lone goal in the 1-1 draw in the second leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals on Nov. 6 against Dallas … 2009:  Ended one of RSL’s finest offensive regular seasons with 12 goals and four assists in 27 games … The dozen goals gave him his second RSL Golden Boot in three seasons with the club … Ranked as RSL’s all-time leader with 24 goals and eight game-winning goals in regular season play at the conclusion of the season … Scoring carried into postseason, as Findley played all 420 minutes and scored three of RSL’s five goals en route to its first MLS Cup crown …  Scored the game-tying goal in the 64th minute of the MLS Cup final against LA on against on Nov. 22 in Seattle … Converted his chance in the penalty shootout … 2008: Appeared in 29 of RSL’s 30 regular season affairs, starting 15 … Scored six goals … Assist on goal by Javier Morales on Nov. 8 at Chivas USA in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series marked his first career playoff point … 2007: Scored eight goals in 25 games in his rookie season for LA & RSL … Despite playing only 16 games, led RSL in scoring with six goals, making him the first rookie in club history to capture the team’s Golden Boot award … Selected by L.A. in the second round (16th overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft  … Made his MLS debut for LA on April 8 against Houston … Scored first MLS goal four days later on a header against Dallas … Acquired by RSL on June 21 via trade with Los Angeles Galaxy along with Nathan Sturgis in return for Chris Klein … Became 11th player in MLS history to score multiple goals in his debut with a club with his two goal effort on June 23 against D.C. United.
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