Jared Stroud

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Austin FC's Jared Stroud ditching pizza for barbecue as he adjusts to Texas after a life in New York

The plan was to stay in New York. Jared Stroud was born in New Jersey. He played college soccer at Colgate, located in New York. He then began his professional career with the New York Red Bulls II, performing well enough with the United Soccer League side in 2019 to get a call up to the senior squad in Major League Soccer. He played 20 matches in 2020, starting 11 and accounting for two assists.
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Jared Stroud settling into key role as Austin FC continues to gain momentum

There have been a lot of positive things to take from the first three games of Austin FC’s history, but one of the brightest spots has been Jared Stroud. In an effort to improve our website and enhance our local coverage, HillCountryNews.com has switched to a membership model. Fill out the form below to create a free account. Once you're logged in, you can continue using the site as normal. You should remain logged in on your computer or device as long as you don’t clear your browser history/cookies.
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'We play for them': Austin FC playmaker Jared Stroud is a man for the fans​

Back before Jared Stroud helped Austin FC to two of the team's four goals, the 24-year-old right winger was quickly rising up the ranks at the New York Red Bulls. After graduating from Colgate University, men's soccer standout, where he was named to the All-Patriot League twice, Stroud was drafted to USL side New York Red Bulls II in 2018, where he scoring seven goals and added 11 assists. A year later, Stroud was the team leader with 15 goals and nine assists in his 34 appearances, granting him a berth in the first-division New York Red Bulls.

Ex-Colgate Soccer Star Jared Stroud Joins Austin FC in MLS Expansion Draft

On Dec. 15, 2020, Major League Soccer held an Expansion Draft for their newest club, Austin FC (AFC). In the draft, AFC was permitted to make five selections from a pool of “unprotected players.” However, the caveat is that AFC could only take one player from a single club. So if there is a dearth of talent from the pool all coming from one team (for example, the New York Red Bulls), AFC can only take one of their guys.