- Position Forward
- Number 11
- Date of Birth Sep 25 2002
- Hometown Clifton, Va.
- Height 5' 9"
- Club D.C. United
Player Bio - Griffin Yow
National Team: An energetic winger who made an instant impact upon joining the U-17 MNT in late 2018, netting seven goals in 12 appearances … Played for the USA at September’s 4 Nations Tournament in the Netherlands … Helped the USA qualify for a record 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup at the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship, appearing in six of seven matches … Netted the USA’s lone goal vs. Mexico in the final … Bagged a brace vs. Guatemala in the group stage … Scored two of the USA’s three goals at the 2018 Nike International Friendlies, putting the U-17s up vs. Portugal and Brazil … Scored in his U-17 debut vs. host England at October 2018’s U17 International Youth Tournament … Tallied in the USA’s 3-2 comeback effort vs. Brazil at the same competition … Earned his first U-17 call-up at a June domestic training camp in Bradenton, Fla. … Called into a May 2017 U-15 Boys’ National Team futures camp in California.
Professional: Signed with D.C. United as a Homegrown Player on March 19, 2019 … Made his MLS debut with D.C. on April 21, 2019 vs. New York City … Spent most of this season with Loudon United, making 15 appearances and logging 1093 minutes … Scored three goals for Loudon on the season, including the first goal in franchise history during his first pro start on March 16, 2019 vs. Memphis …Earned his pro debut on March 9, 2019 vs. Nashville.
Youth: Played with D.C. United in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Named to the 2018 East Conference U-16/17 Best XI … Joined D.C. at the U-16/17 level … Previously played U-14 with Virginia Development Academy … Also selected to the Virginia Olympic Development Program team, as well as the regional ODP team … Kicked off his youth club career with Southwest Youth Association from U-9 to U-13 … Started playing soccer at age four.
Personal: Full name is Griffin McDorman Yow … Also played basketball and football growing up … Mom was an All-American soccer player at North Carolina State … She won a U-19 national championship with future U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Va. … Older brother and sister both played college soccer … Proud owner of two pugs, named Puma and Pele … Describes himself on the field as “quick, hard-working, confident” … Describes himself off the field as “humble, laid-back, friendly” … Enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games and watching Netflix … Favorite soccer player is Serge Gnabry, lists Kylian Mbappe as his biggest athletic inspiration … Greatest soccer moment thus far was scoring the go-ahead goal vs. Portugal in the 2018 Nike International Friendlies … Favorite movie is The Lion King, favorite TV show is Criminal Minds … Loves playing FIFA … Favorite musical artist is A Boogie with a Hoodie … Loves eating tacos.