HT: 5'11" WT: 170
Age: 22 (4/17/1995)
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
2017: 9 GP, 4 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 405 min.
Matthew Mahoney provided defensive depth to Bethlehem Steel FC in his rookie campaign. Mahoney made nine appearances during the 2017 season, starting four matches and playing 405 minutes. Mahoney made his professional debut at Toronto FC II on May 13, coming on as a second-half substitution to help preserve the club’s third shutout of the year. He earned his first professional start the following week at FC Cincinnati on May 20, making a team-high three clearances. Came on as a second-half substitute against Ottawa Fury FC on June 4 and Richmond on July 1. Mahoney returned to the starting lineup against Pittsburgh on July 15 as a center back. Made appearances against Richmond on July 22 and at Louisville City FC on September 15. Made his final start of the year at Ottawa on August 5. Overall, Mahoney led the squad by making the matchday 18 for 29 of the team’s 32 matches.
2014-16: Mahoney spent three seasons with the Jersey Express, appearing in 36 matches. During his time with the Express, Mahoney logged over 3,100 minutes while racking up four assists and scoring a goal.
2013-2016: A graduate of Temple University, Mahoney joins Steel FC after appearing in all 78 games in his college career. During his Owl career, Mahoney started 62 matches, including a streak of 55 straight starts to cap off his senior season. Mahoney helped lead the defense to 17 shutouts while scoring five goals and adding three assists.
Off the field interests:
Hobbies outside of soccer: hanging with friends, playing video games
Favorite places to travel: Seaside Heights in New Jersey
Profession if not playing soccer: Soccer Coach or a Strength and Conditioning Coach
Most memorable soccer memory: Getting to train with the Argentina national team when they visited the New York Red Bulls youth teams.
Favorite soccer player: Lionel Messi
Growing up, I pretended to be: Cristiana Ronaldo
Three unique facts/stories
1)Appeared in every single game of my collegiate career.
2) Am the middle child in a family of five…two older sisters and two younger brothers.
3) Was credited with a goal during his junior season but still feels that it should have been an own goal.