Cole Grossman

Cole Grossman
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Midfielder
  • Real Salt Lake
  • 6' 1"
  • 175 lbs.
  • 04-10-1989
  • St. Louis, MO
Acquired by Real Salt Lake in November 2012 after spending the first two years of his career with Columbus, Grossman’s Claret-and-Cobalt career got off to a tough start, with the 24-year-old sidelined for several months due to a concussion suffered at FC Dallas on March 23, 2013. The tenacious midfielder recovered in time to make four league appearances for RSL last year, starting in two of them. Grossman played hero for Real Salt Lake in his first appearance back after his concussion on Aug. 21, 2013 at the Portland Timbers. The Duke product came on as a late substitution with RSL down a man and a goal, and ended up scoring the equalizer in stoppage time to give the Claret-and-Cobalt a 3-3 draw at JELD-WEN Field.
 
The hard-working, aggressive midfielder will hope to remain healthy and see more time on the field for the Claret-and-Cobalt in 2014.
 
Acquired

RSL: Selected by Real Salt Lake in the MLS Waiver Draft on Nov. 19, 2012
CLB: Selected by Columbus in the second round (28th overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft

Professional Career

2013: Played in a total of four regular season games, two of which were starts … Suffered a concussion at FC Dallas on March 23, an injury that kept him out for several months … Made his first appearance following his injury coming on as a late sub against Portland Timbers on Aug. 21 and ended up scoring the equalizer in stoppage time in a 3-3 draw … Subbed on during extra time in RSL’s 2-0 win over LA Galaxy in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinal series

2012: Played in 10 league games in his second year as a pro, starting five … Scored his first professional goal in Columbus’s Aug. 19 2-2 draw at Houston, ripping a first-time shot into the top-right corner from the top of the box … The Crew went 5-1-4 in Grossman’s 10 appearances in 2012 and 3-0-2 in his five starts

2011: Played in just two MLS matches, totaling just 12 minutes on the field in league play in his rookie year … Started for Columbus in both legs of Real Salt Lake’s CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal win over the Crew, making his professional debut in the first match on Feb. 21, 2011 at Crew Stadium

College

Played in 70 career games and started 59 in four years at Duke University … Finished career with 25 goals and 24 assists for 74 points … Picked 28th by the Columbus Crew in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft … A two-time NSCAA All-South Region second team pick … Named to All-ACC teams twice (2nd-Team in 2009 and 1st-Team in 2010) … Played over 5,000 minutes for his career
 
High School/Club

Ranked No. 20 in Rise Magazine for 2007 top recruits ... 2006 adidas Youth All-America team ... Named to All-State, All-Metro, and All-Conference teams at St. Louis University High School ... Led team to No. 2 ranking in Missouri in 2006 ... Six-time club state champion with Scott Gallagher team ... adidas ESP All-Star ... Two-time ODP regional team member ... Trained in Brazil for seven months with club Curitiba in fall of 2005 ... honors student every year of high school.
 
Personal

Born Nicholas Holland Grossman on April 10, 1989 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Son of Skip and Karen Grossman ... Has a sister Lauren ... Holds a black belt in Chinese kempo karate ... Father, Skip, played soccer at Williams College and uncle, Cap, played baseball at Yale

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Real Salt Lake 11 5 0 496 0 2 0 6 0 1 0
2013 Real Salt Lake 4 2 1 160 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2012 Columbus Crew 10 5 1 500 0 3 1 10 0 1 1
2011 Columbus Crew 2 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 27 12 2 1168 0 7 2 17 0 2 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 11 5 0 496 0 2 0 6 0 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Real Salt Lake 1 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 4 2 1 160 0 2 1 1 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 10 5 1 500 0 3 1 10 0 1 1

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 2 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/30/2014 NY @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/24/2014 MTL @ RSL W 1-3 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/19/2014 VAN @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 RSL @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 NE @ RSL W 1-2 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/28/2014 RSL @ CHV L 0-1 Started 63 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/7/2014 POR @ RSL L 3-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/31/2014 RSL @ SEA L 0-4 Started 59 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/24/2014 DAL @ RSL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/17/2014 COL @ RSL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
5/11/2014 RSL @ HOU W 5-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/3/2014 RSL @ CHI W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 VAN @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 POR @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 RSL @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 RSL @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 TOR @ RSL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 LA @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 RSL @ SJ T 3-3 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 RSL @ LA W 1-0 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2013 CHV @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 RSL @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 DAL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN W 1-0 Started 72 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2013 POR @ RSL W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL W 0-4 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/21/2013 RSL @ POR T 3-3 Subbed On 8 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 RSL @ NY L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 RSL @ DAL W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 PHI @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 RSL @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SJ @ RSL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 RSL @ CHV W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 RSL @ MTL L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 RSL @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 VAN @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CHV @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 RSL @ VAN T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 RSL @ DAL L 0-2 Started 77 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 RSL @ SJ W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 CHV @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2012 CLB @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI W 2-1 Subbed On 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/25/2012 NE @ CLB W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/22/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 14 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Started 80 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 70 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC W 2-1 Started 89 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB L 2-0 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 CLB @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 RSL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 CLB @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DAL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 CLB @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 CLB @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 CLB @ NE W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 DC @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB L 1-0 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 TOR @ CLB L 4-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA L 2-6 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 NE @ CLB W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2011 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 CLB @ RSL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 CLB @ VAN W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 CLB @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 COL @ CLB W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/12/2011 CHI @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2011 RSL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 CLB @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 CHV @ CLB T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CLB @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 CLB @ SJ L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 VAN @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 CLB @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 CLB @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2011 DAL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 NY @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 CLB @ DC L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves