Nick Soolsma

Nick Soolsma
Nick Soolsma
Personal information
Full name Nick Soolsma
Date of birth January 17, 1988 (1988-01-17) (age 23)
Place of birth Andijk, Netherlands
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Toronto FC
Number 18
Youth career
FC Volendam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 HFC Haarlem 7 (0)
2008–2009 FC Chabab
2009–2010 VV Young Boys 21 (12)
2011– Toronto FC 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 22, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nick Soolsma (born 17 January 1988 in Andijk) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

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Club career

Netherlands

Soolsma began his career in the youth ranks of Dutch side FC Volendam. During the 2007 season he played for FC Volendam's Under-19 side. He left Volendam at the end of the season and joined HFC Haarlem in the Eerste Divisie and appeared in 7 league matches for his new side. The following seasons he played for Dutch lower division sides FC Chabab and VV Young Boys.

While with Chabab, Soolsma was regarded as one of the clubs finest players and began to draw interest from several higher level clubs.[1] He went on a trial stint with Eredivisie side RKC Waalwijk during the 2009 season.[2] After one season with FC Chabab, Soolsma joined VV Young Boys where he went on to quickly establish himself with the club scoring 6 league goals and 2 others in the domestic cup as he helped the club gain promotion to the Hoofdklasse. He began the 2010/11 season with Young Boys in top form scoring 6 goals in the clubs first 11 matches.[3] His play with Young Boys led to offers from several Qatari clubs, which Soolsma elected to reject.[4]

Canada

In January 2011 Soolsma went on trial with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer in hopes of securing a contract. He signed with the Canadian club on March 9, 2011 along with two other Dutch trialists Elbekay Bouchiba and Javier Martina.[5] Soolsma made his debut for the team on March 19, 2011 versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the first all Canadian match-up in the league.[6] On June 29, 2011 Soolsma scored his first goal for Toronto from the penalty spot in a 1-0 home victory over Canadian rivals Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[7]

Honours

Toronto FC

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References

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