Biography of USMNT soccer player Chris Wingert who played his club soccer mainly with Real Salt Lake in MLS.
Chris Wingert was called into the January USMNT camp in 2009, debuting against Sweden on Jan 24. Already five years into his MLS career, Wingert joined the Columbus Crew as the 12th overall pick in the 2004 SuperDraft. He was the 2003 Hermann trophy winner as college soccer’s top player. He moved to the Colorado Rapids in 2006, spending two seasons there before a trade to Real Salt Lake. Wingert was part of Real Salt Lake’s 2009 MLS Cup winning team. In 2013, Wingert’s RSL finished runners-up in the MLS Cup.
Called into the January USMNT camp where he made his international debut against Sweden on Jan 24.
Played with NY Cosmos B in the NPSL. 2017: Finished 8th with RSL, missing the playoffs.
Picked up in the preseason by Real Salt Lake and finished 6th in the West exiting the playoffs in the knockout round.
Joined NYCFC through the expansion draft, missing the playoffs.
Finished 3rd with Real Salt Lake.
Won the Western Conference with RSL.
30 starts from 31 games with RSL making the conference semifinals.
23 games played with 22 starts for Real Salt Lake.
Made 22 starts and 24 appearances for RSL.
An MLS Cup winner with Real Salt Lake, playing in 30 MLS regular season games and starting 27.
Played in 29 games with Real Salt Lake.
Played in 6 games for Colorado before a July trade to Real Salt Lake where he played in 16 games starting 12.
Traded to Colorado in January, playing in 10 games.
Made 27 appearances with the Crew.
Drafted 12th overall by the Columbus Crew in the MLS SuperDraft. Played in 22 games starting 16 in his rookie season.
Youth and College
Won the 2003 Hermann Trophy with St John's. Played for St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School where he was a New York All-State selection.