Waylon Francis

Waylon Francis
14
Defender
  • Columbus Crew
  • 5' 9"
  • 160 lbs.
  • 09-20-1990

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 (Crew): Has made four starts at leftback ... made his Crew -- and MLS -- debuts in a start in the team’s 2014 Season Opener against D.C. United (March 8).

2012-2014 (CS Herediano): Joined CS Herediano ahead of the 2012-2013 winter season. With the club Francis made 65 regular-season appearances with the first-division squad and helped Herediano capture its second consecutive summer championship title in 2013, it’s 23rd in the Primera Division. In two runs in the CONCACAF Champions League, Francis made nine appearances and has faced MLS sides Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy, the latter of which Francis’ clubs squared-off against in the 2012-2013 Quarterfinals.   

2011-2012 (Limón FC): Staying in the Primera Division with in the 2011-2012 summer campaign, Francis doubled his career appearances, making 18 starts. 
 
2010-2011 (Brujas FC): Began his professional career in the 2010-2011 summer campaign with Brujas FC, where he earned nine starts and recorded two assists at the age of 20.  
 
INTERNATIONAL (COSTA RICA)
 
Earned his first career cap in group play of the 2013 Copa Centroamericana in the 2-0 win against Nicaragua on January 20, 2013 en route to Costa Rica’s seventh title, which launched the national side to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

ACQUIRED

Francis was signed as a Discovery Signing on November 26, 2013.  

PERSONAL 

Francis is married to his wife, Stephanie Gonzales Dávila, whom he married before joining the Crew. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to reggae music, especially the hits of the Jamaican American reggae artist Tarrus Riley. His favorite movie is “Tet” and his favorite food is lasagna. Francis enjoys traveling to the Costa Rican beaches and has always wanted to travel to New York City. Outside of MLS, he supports Barcelona and idolizes Ronaldinho. His role model is Nelson Mandela. Francis lists winning his first championship at the age of 10 as his favorite soccer memory. He is fluent in Spanish and is learning English here in the U.S.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Columbus Crew 5 5 0 449 1 3 0 6 0 1 0
Career Totals 5 5 0 449 1 3 0 6 0 1 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 5 5 0 449 1 3 0 6 0 1 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
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 TOR @ CLB L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 CLB @ DC W 3-0 Started 89 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 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