Julian Büscher (born 22 April 1993) is a German footballer who plays for Canadian club Cavalry FC.

Julian Büscher
Personal information
Full name Julian Büscher
Date of birth (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Soest, Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cavalry FC
Number 8
Youth career
2008–2011 VfL Bochum
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Syracuse Orange 45 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Preußen Münster 4 (0)
2013 Sportfreunde Lotte 5 (0)
2015 K–W United 2 (1)
2016–2017 D.C. United 27 (1)
2017Rochester Rhinos (loan) 12 (0)
2018 LA Galaxy II 21 (1)
2019– Cavalry FC 23 (5)
National team
Germany U16
Germany U18
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 March 2016

Before moving to North America for college, Büscher played for VfL Bochum, SC Preußen Münster and Sportfreunde Lotte. He played college soccer for the Syracuse Orange and at club level with K–W United, before turning professional with MLS side D.C. United. He has since played for LA Galaxy II.

CareerEdit

Youth and collegeEdit

Prior to playing in the United States, Büscher competed for both VfL Bochum and SC Preußen Münster. He was also a member of the U-16 and U-18 German national teams. Named the top midfield player in the U-19 German Bundesliga in 2011-12.

In 2014, Büscher joined the Syracuse Orange men's soccer program. During his freshman year, Büscher became an immediate starter for the Orange. There, he earned All-ACC Second Team honors and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. Büscher tallied his first collegiate assist on 27 September 2014 in a 1–0 win against the second-ranked Virginia. The assist to Skylar Thomas, gave the Orange a 1–0 win against Virginia.[1]

Throughout his freshman season, Büscher earned a reputation of being a set piece specialist. His assists in subsequent matches against Albany, Bucknell, Duke and Georgetown led to three game winning matches.

Büscher returned to Syracuse for his sophomore season where he remain a key cog in the Orange lineup. Büscher lead the team in assists and was second on the team in goals scored, en route to the program's first-ever college cup run. Büscher played in and started in all 25 matches the Orange played in 2015.[2]

D.C. UnitedEdit

Büscher was selected 11th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United. He made his United debut on 23 February 2016, in a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal match against Queretaro F.C..[citation needed] On 1 March 2016, he scored his first professional goal in the return leg of the Champions League against Queretaro, in a 1-1 draw.[citation needed] Büscher made his MLS debut on 6 March 2016 in a 1–4 loss at LA Galaxy, coming on for Luciano Acosta in the 75th minute.[citation needed] He scored his first MLS goal against Orlando City SC for D.C. United on 24 September 2016. On 28 November 28, 2017 his contract option with United was declined.[3]

LA Galaxy IIEdit

On 15 March 2018, Büscher signed with LA Galaxy II of the United Soccer League.[4] He made his debut on 17 March 2018 in a 2–0 loss to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.[5] On August 8, 2018 his contract with LA Galaxy II was mutually terminated.[6]

Cavalry FCEdit

On 13 February 2019, Büscher signed[7] with Canadian Premier League club Cavalry FC.[8] He scored his first goal for Cavalry FC on May 22, 2019 versus Pacific FC in the Canadian Championship.

Personal lifeEdit

Büscher was born in Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia and grew up in nearby Dülmen.[9]

In addition to playing for Cavalry FC, Buscher coaches youth soccer with Calgary Chinooks Soccer Club.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Cuse Upsets No. 2 Virginia". Syracuse University Athletics. Cuse.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 Syracuse Men's Soccer Statistics". Cuse.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ "D.C. United exercise contract options on six players". dcunited.com. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  4. ^ "LA Galaxy II sign midfielder Julian Büscher". lagalaxy.com. MLS. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Match Report: LA Galaxy II fall in season opener to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC". lagalaxy.com. MLS. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ "LA Galaxy II has mutually parted ways with midfielder Julian Büscher". LAGalaxy.com. LA Galaxy Communications. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ Ntsoane, Lethabo (2019-03-12). "Young German star Julian Buscher with world class". Alberta 365 News. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  8. ^ "Das ist Gut!". Cavalry FC. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Julian Buescher". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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