FC Wichita has signed 26-year-old attacking midfielder Matt Clare.

“We’re very excited about Matt’s decision to play in Wichita. Bringing in a player with his experience and abilities is exactly what we wanted to build the club around,” FC Wichita Manager Larry Inlow said.

As the son of former pro John Clare has been in a professional soccer environment his entire life. At the age of 15 Matt moved away from home and into the residential IMG Academy. During 2005/2006 Clare was called up to residency with the National Team. With his pedigree and resume he quickly became a professional prospect and spent time in the USL & NASL.

“Matt’s a perfect fit for this city, he works hard everyday and won’t settle for anything but his best. He’s already in the youth community coaching and doing private lessons so there’s not much more we could expect from a guy, he’s class.” CEO Blake Shumaker said.

– 2005/2006 US National Team residency

– 2006 Wilmington Hammerheads USL – 11 games 6 goals

– 2008-2009 IMG ACADEMY PDL – 22 games 14 goals 11 assist

– 2011-2013 Tampa Bay Rowdies NASL – 21 games 11 goals 4 assist / 2012 NASL champions

– 2012 Norfolk Sharx MISL – 15 games 20 goals 15 assist

– 2013 Syracuse silver Knights MISL – 6 games 8 goals 4 assist (traded)

– 2013 Wichita (indoor) MISL – 4 games 5 goals 5 assist

– 2014 Wichita (indoor) PASL – 16 games 28 goals 6 assist

– 2015 Wichita (indoor) MASL – 17 games 35 goals 13 assist / Team MVP

Clare Inlow

 

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