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MATHEUS SILVA – DEFENDER

Position: Defender
Height: 6-2
Born: December 8, 1996
Birthplace: Taboão da Serra, Brazil
Previous Club: Figueirense FC
Pronunciation: Muh-TAY-us Sil-vuh


Matheus Silva Bio

FC TULSA
 

2022
Matheus Silva was signed by FC Tulsa ahead of the 2022 regular season.

2021 – FIGUEIRENSE FC (BRAZIL)
Silva moved back to Brazil for the 2021 season and joined third-tier side Figueirense Football Clube where he made one substitute appearance on the year.

2020 – HARTFORD ATHLETIC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
Silva’s busiest season as a professional in 2019 earned him a promotion to Hartford Athletic in the USL Championship in 2020. Silva started all 14 matches he appeared in, just as he did in 2019. He scored the second goal of his professional career against New York Red Bulls on September 17, 2020. The Brazilian also started in Hartford’s playoff match vs Saint Louis FC and played all 90 minutes, his third trip to to the postseason in as many USL Championship seasons in a row.

2019 – ORLANDO CITY B (USL LEAGUE ONE)
Following a successful 2018 season, Silva signed with Orlando City B, the USL League One affiliate for the Floridian MLS side, and had a career year. He moved back to center-back and set career highs in starts (18), appearances (18), and minutes played (1,617).

2018 – SWOPE PARK RANGERS (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
Silva signed with Swope Park Rangers, now Sporting KC II, for the 2018 season. Having traditionally played primarily as a center-back, 2018 saw Silva transition to the holding midfield position. He made 13 starts in 16 appearances and scored his first career goal against Real Monarchs on June 14. Swope Park would reach the Conference Semi-Finals that season after upsetting the No. 2 seed Sacramento Republic FC in the first round.

2017 – RENO 1868 FC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
Upon the end of his loan from Arizona United, Silva was loaned to Reno in the club’s inaugural USL season from its MLS parent club, San Jose. He appeared twice for the club, starting both matches, and registered the first assist of his professional career. Reno made the playoffs, marking the first time Silva participated in the USL Championship postseason in his career.

2016 – ARIZONA UNITED (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
In May of 2016, Silva was loaned to USL-side Arizona United, now Phoenix Rising FC. With Arizona United, Silva made 17 appearances with 12 starts, amassing 1,078 total minutes.

2016 – SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (MLS)
In 2015, Silva signed with his first professional club – the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS. He would make his debut in 2016 with the club and finish the season making four appearances starting to matches. In addition to MLS competition, Silva also mustered a 90-minute effort in the US Open Cup for San Jose before being loaned to Arizona United in the USL Championship.

 

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