Ever since Wil Trapp made his breakthrough in high school soccer, everyone expected the young prodigy to become a star player in the MLS and the U.S men’s national team.
While many would have succumbed to the pressure of being in the limelight at such a young age, Trapp rose to the challenge as he has now become one of the best players in the MLS and for his national team.
Furthermore, having served seven long years for his hometown club, Columbus Ohio, the 27-year-old recently moved to Inter Miami CF, where he will probably write a new history and break many more records.
However, that is in the future, and we are not here for that.
Instead, we are here to tell you about his past and present life, along with his career. You will also find details on his salary, net worth, age, height, wife, son, and social media.
So let’s begin with some quick facts.
|Full Name||William Alexander Trapp|
|Birth Date||January 15, 1993|
|Birth Place||Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A|
|Nick Name||Not available|
|Education||University of Akron|
|Father’s Name||John Trapp|
|Mother’s Name||Liz Trapp|
|Siblings||Christian Trapp, Julia Trapp|
|Age||29 years old|
|Height||5’8″ (1.73 m)|
|Shoe Size||Not available|
|Body Measurement||Not available|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Clubs||Inter Miami CF (Current), Columbus Crews ( Former)|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
Wil Trapp: Early Life & Family
William Alexander Trapp was born to his parents, John Trapp and Liz Trapp, on January 15, 1993, in Columbus, Ohio. Furthermore, Wil grew up with his two siblings, elder brother, Christian Trapp, and sister, Julia Trapp.
Talking about his educational and early sporting career, Trapp attended Lincoln High School. Although Wil played just two years with the high school, his performances were so impressive that Lincoln High School decided to retire his jersey number 20 in 2014.
Most notably, the 27-year-old was an All-American in both those years while also leading the team to their first-ever state title in 2009.
Thereafter, Trapp spent some time at the U.S Soccer Development Academy and then attended the University of Akron in 2011.
Like in high school, Wil helped his college team win three MAC titles, two regular-season tournaments and qualified in the NCAA Tournament in both of his years with the Akron Zips.
Thus, after only two years with the University of Akron, Trapp decided to turn professional at the end of 2012.
Wil Trapp: Career
Trapp began his professional career with hometown club Columbus Crew as a homegrown player. The Ohio native made a stunning debut against Portland Timbers in a 1-0 victory.
As a result, Wil bagged the man of the match award, which made his debut one to remember.
After that, he played another fifteen games for the club that season before earning the club’s Breakout Performer of the Year award.
Consequently, Columbus rewarded the youngster with the vice-captain’s responsibility for the following season.
Subsequently, the then 21-year-old broke many records in his second professional season. To illustrate, Trapp became the youngest player in MLS history to captain a team at just 21 years and 122 days.
In doing so, Will became the first Homegrown Player in the league’s history to hold the captain’s armband.
Besides, the 5 feet 8 midfielders scored his first professional goal against Houston Dynamo in a 2-2 draw on September 12, 2014.