Ethan Finlay

Ethan Finlay
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Midfielder
  • Columbus Crew
  • 5' 9"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 08-06-1990
  • Marshfield, WI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 (Crew) - through matches played on October 11: Has made 27 appearances -- including 19 starts -- on the wing ... has scored 10 goals and recorded five assists ... was a 73rd-minute substitute at right midfield in the Crew’s 2-1 win at Seattle (March 29) ... was an 81st-minute substitute at forward in the Crew’s first loss of the season against Toronto (April 5) ... was a 78th-minute substitute at center midfield in the Crew’s 1-1 tie against D.C. United (April 19) ... was a 76th-minute substitute at right midfield in the Crew’s 1-1 draw against New York (April 26) ... made his third consecutive substitute appearance in the match at Sporting KC (May 4) ... saw his next appearance as a sub against Vancouver (May 10) ... scored his first career goal in the 80th minute of the 3-3 draw at Portland (May 17) ... made his first start of the season in the next match (May 24) and scored his second goal of the season -- the game-winning goal -- against Chicago ... started in his second consecutive match and recorded his first career assist on Justin Meram’s goal at Toronto FC (May 31) ... was a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake (June 4), scored his third goal of the season -- the game-tying goal -- and extended his streak of recording a goal or an assist to four matches ... started at right wing in the 0-0 draw at D.C. (June 7) ... missed the match against FC Dallas (June 29) while recovering from an appendectomy ... returned to the starting lineup and scored the Crew’s only goal in a 1-1 draw at Colorado (July 4), his fourth of the season ... notched his second assist of the season in a start at New York (July 12) ... again started against Sporting Kansas City (July 16) and versus Montreal (July 19) ... started at New England (July 26) and scored the game- winning goal in the 84th minute ... notched his third assist of the year on Federico Higuain’s goal in a start at Chicago (August 2) ... started for the seventh consecutive match versus Toronto FC (August 9) ... notched a goal and an assist versus the LA Galaxy in his eighth-straight start (August 16) ... started versus Houston (August 23) and recorded his fifth assist of the year on Aaron Schoenfeld’s goal ... started the club’s next seven League matches, registering goals at Houston (September 13), versus Montreal (September 27), at New England (October 4) and at Philadelphia (October 11), becoming the first American player on the Crew to record 10 goals in a season in the last 10 years ... Finlay appeared in one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match ... he started and played all 120 minutes in the 2-1 win over Indy Eleven in the Fourth Round (June 17) but missed the Fifth Round match at Chicago (June 25) with an acute case of appendicitis.  

2013 (Crew): Finlay made 19 appearances -- including three starts -- in 2013. He made his season debut in a substitute appearance against San Jose (March 16) and made a substitute appearance in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13). His first start of the season came in a start at right midfield against Houston (September 4) and earned a second start in the next match at Sporting KC (September 7). He returned to the starting lineup - his third start on the season - at right midfield at New England (October 19). He also recorded one goal and two assists in 12 starts in MLS Reserve League action and also made two appearances, including one start at right wing, in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

2012 (Crew): Drafted 10th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Finlay made appeared in 15 matches and made three starts as a rookie for the Black & Gold. The winger's professional debut came in the season opener on March 10 in Colorado, coming on as a substitute in the 12th minute for an injured Dilly Duka. Registering 426 minutes for the Crew First Team, Finlay played a key role in the Black & Gold's 2012 MLS Reserve League Eastern Conference title.

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Finlay appeared in 79 matches (all starts) scoring 43 goals as a student-athlete at Creighton University. The winger led the Bluejays to its first College Cup appearance since 2002 and a 21-2-1 record during his senior season and was a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist in 2011. Finlay received the prestigious Fred Ware Award in 2012 as Nebraska's top collegiate athlete.

YOUTH EXPERIENCE

Finlay was honored honored by the NSCAA as a Youth All-American and tabbed first-team all-state and all-conference as a senior when he was named team MVP after totalling 41 goals and 19 assists for 101 points  for Marshfield High School. Marshfield won the regional championship in each of his final three prep campaigns. Finlay holds school record with 98 career goals and 59 career assists for 255 career points. The winger played club soccer for FC Milwaukee, scoring the game-winning goal in the Region II championships to help his team advance to nationals. Finlay was also a member of Wisconsin ODP and the Chicago Fire's PDL side.

ACQUIRED

Finlay was selected 10th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew.

PERSONAL

Finlay is the son of Brent and Julie Finlay. His role models are his parents. In his time off the field, he enjoys playing board game Settlers of Catan, cards and tennis. He enjoys eating Jet’s Pizza, pasta and grilled chicken with anything.  Finlay enjoys a wide variety of movies including action movies, dramas, comedies and even a good chick flick sometimes. His go-to movies include the “Harry Potter” series, “Rounders” and the “Bourne” series. Finlay is a fan of country and pop music, and his favorite musical artists include Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney and Justin Timberlake. His favorite place he’s visited is Paris and would like to travel to London someday. Finlay is a fan of Manchester United and the Green Bay Packers, and his favorite soccer player is FC Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery. His favorite soccer memory is scoring the game-winning, overtime goal against the University of South Florida, which sent his team, Creighton University, to the 2011 NCAA College Cup -- its first in nine years.

 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Columbus Crew 28 20 11 1833 7 48 22 18 12 2 0
2013 Columbus Crew 19 3 0 391 0 4 2 8 0 2 0
2012 Columbus Crew 15 3 0 426 0 5 3 5 2 0 0
Career Totals 62 26 11 2650 7 57 27 31 14 4 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 28 20 11 1833 7 48 22 18 12 2 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 19 3 0 391 0 4 2 8 0 2 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 15 3 0 426 0 5 3 5 2 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/19/2014 CLB @ NY W 3-1 Started 90 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 0
10/11/2014 CLB @ PHI W 3-2 Started 90 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
10/4/2014 CLB @ NE L 1-2 Started 90 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
9/27/2014 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Started 76 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0
9/20/2014 NE @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
9/13/2014 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 3 1 2 3 0 0
9/7/2014 CHV @ CLB W 0-3 Started 76 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
8/30/2014 CLB @ MTL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
8/23/2014 HOU @ CLB W 0-3 Started 76 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
8/16/2014 LA @ CLB W 1-4 Started 90 1 1 4 2 1 1 0 0
8/9/2014 TOR @ CLB L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
8/2/2014 CLB @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 5 1 2 3 0 0
7/26/2014 CLB @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 1 0 3 1 1 3 0 0
7/19/2014 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
7/12/2014 CLB @ NY L 1-4 Started 70 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
6/29/2014 DAL @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 CLB @ DC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 13 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 CLB @ TOR L 2-3 Started 89 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
5/24/2014 CHI @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5/17/2014 CLB @ POR T 3-3 Subbed On 10 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Subbed On 13 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC L 0-2 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
4/26/2014 NY @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 DC @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 TOR @ CLB L 2-0 Subbed On 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA W 2-1 Subbed On 17 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 CLB @ DC W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2013 NE @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 CLB @ NE L 2-3 Started 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
10/5/2013 KC @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 CLB @ DAL W 4-2 Subbed On 34 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
9/21/2013 CHI @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 CLB @ MTL W 2-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CLB @ KC L 0-3 Started 45 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/4/2013 HOU @ CLB W 0-2 Started 81 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SEA @ CLB L 1-0 Subbed On 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 TOR @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/10/2013 NY @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CLB @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CLB @ TOR L 1-2 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 NE @ CLB L 2-0 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Subbed On 32 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA L 1-2 Subbed On 24 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 CLB @ KC L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2013 CLB @ PHI L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 HOU @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2013 CLB @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
5/11/2013 COL @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 NY @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DC @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI L 0-1 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2013 CLB @ MTL T 1-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/6/2013 PHI @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/23/2013 CLB @ DC W 2-1 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 SJ @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/9/2013 CLB @ VAN L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 CLB @ CHV W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 CHV @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2012 CLB @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 NE @ CLB W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/22/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Subbed On 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC L 0-1 Subbed On 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC W 2-1 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB W 0-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 CLB @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 RSL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 CLB @ NE T 0-0 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DAL @ CLB W 1-2 Started 44 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
5/5/2012 CLB @ POR T 0-0 Started 79 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/28/2012 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Subbed On 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Started 65 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB L 4-1 Subbed On 35 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
3/31/2012 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Subbed On 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/24/2012 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Subbed On 78 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves