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Matthew Real Profile, Bio, Soccer Career, Personal Life, Family, Net Worth | Major League Soccer

Matthew Real  Profile, Bio, Soccer Career,  Personal Life, Family, Net Worth | Major League Soccer


Matthew Real  Profile, Bio, Soccer Career,  Personal Life, Family, Net Worth | Major League Soccer
Matthew Real  Profile, Bio, Soccer Career,  Personal Life, Family, Net Worth | Major League Soccer(Image-Getty)


Matthew Real  Bio

Full nameMatthew Real
Date of birth10th July 1999
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nation United States
marital status  married
Profession Professional Soccer Player

Soccer Profile

Roster CategorySenior
Present ClubPhiladelphia Union(20218-
Previous ClubBethlehem Steel( 2016-19)
Senior Career started2016
Senior Career started at Bethlehem Steel(2016)
Total goals for his country 0
Total goals for club 3

Professional Journey

2022 (Philadelphia):

Real's 2022 season kicked off with a bang when he scored his first goal against the Colorado Rapids on August 27. He made his initial start of the season against RBNY on September 3. Throughout the 2022 season, Real accumulated a total of eight appearances, including two starts, for the Union.

2021 (Philadelphia):

Real's presence in 2021 was marked by 11 appearances, with one start, across various competitions. He secured his first start of the 2021 MLS season at leftback during the Union's match against NYCFC on May 1.

2020 (Philadelphia):

 Real's 2020 season was characterized by 15 appearances, including five starts, for the Union. One of the standout moments of his career came when he scored his first MLS goal during a resounding 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on September 6. Real further showcased his versatility by registering two assists in a remarkable 4-1 away win against the Montreal Impact on September 20.

2019 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem):

 In 2019, Real donned the Union jersey in three appearances, with one start, and contributed a valuable assist. He missed the match against Columbus on March 23 due to his international duty with the U.S. U-20s. Real's inclusion in the U.S. roster for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup temporarily led to his absence from Union matches between May 18 and June 8. At the U-20 World Cup, he made substitute appearances in two Group Stage matches against Ukraine and Qatar. He finally made his 2019 regular-season debut for the Union against Orlando on July 7, impressively providing the game-tying assist in the 90th minute. His first MLS start of the season took place in Montreal on July 27. Real also contributed to one Open Cup appearance as a substitute during the Fourth Round match against D.C. United on June 12. Additionally, for Bethlehem, Real tallied 18 appearances, all of which were starts, and secured two assists. He kick-started Steel FC's 2019 season by assisting Zach Zandi's goal against Birmingham on March 10, and his second assist came against Atlanta United 2 on May 12.

2018 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem):

Real's involvement in 2018 included three regular-season appearances, all of which he started, for Philadelphia, primarily at leftback. He made his debut for both the club and the league with a start against Colorado on March 31. In addition to his club duties, Real was called up to the United States Under-20 National Team, where he participated in training camps and friendlies in Honduras. His contributions extended to the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game, where he made a substitute appearance. Real also captained the U.S. U-20 team during the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship. In the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, he made one appearance as a starter at leftback. For Bethlehem Steel FC, Real was an essential part of the squad, featuring in 20 regular-season matches, all of which he started. His notable moment came when he scored a goal in a 3-1 victory against Richmond on May 6. He continued to shine during Steel FC's postseason, playing a crucial role in the victory against Pittsburgh on October 20.

2017 (Bethlehem):

Real's professional journey commenced in 2017 when he signed a USL contract with Steel FC on January 17. During his debut professional season, he showcased his skills with one goal and one assist in 17 appearances, all of which were starts, amassing a total of 1,607 minutes on the field. His season debut occurred as a leftback against Toronto FC II on May 13. Real's first professional assist was recorded in a match against Tampa Bay on September 27, and he scored his debut goal during the regular season finale against Saint Louis FC on October 15. He also played a crucial role in Steel FC's USL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal at Louisville City FC, completing the full 90 minutes. In 2016, Real had a couple of appearances with Steel FC as an amateur.

International Odyssey

Real's international journey has been marked by his contributions to the United States Under-20 National Team. His call-up to the inaugural United States Youth National Team Summit Camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, in late 2017 marked the beginning of his international career with the U-20s. Subsequently, he earned his first call-up as a professional for a US U-20 training camp in Spain, where friendlies were scheduled. Real's debut appearance came in a friendly against France's U-21s.

In 2018, Real received further call-ups for a domestic training camp in Florida and friendlies in Honduras. Despite injuries preventing his participation, he remained a key figure in the U-20s' lineup. Towards the end of 2018, he was summoned once more for the Four Team International Tournament and the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, where he captained the team to victory. His leadership extended to starting in critical matches that secured the U.S.'s place in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, including the final against Mexico, which ended in a 2-0 win.

In 2019, Real continued his international journey by earning a call-up for a camp in Spain, where he featured in two friendlies against France and Japan. His notable achievement came when he was named to the U.S. roster for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, where he played in several Group Stage matches and contributed to the team's advancement to the Knockout Round.

Prior to his U-20 journey, Real represented the U.S. U-18s and played in various international tournaments, including the 2017 U-18 Lisbon International Tournament, where he started all three matches against Japan, Norway, and Portugal.

Youth Development

Real's path to professional soccer began in his youth. He initially played for the Union Juniors before joining the Academy ahead of the 2013-14 season. During his time in the Academy, he featured in 26 matches with the U-14s and subsequently progressed through the ranks, accumulating 46 appearances across the U-16 and U-18 teams. Beyond his Union involvement, Real also played for FC Delco and Lower Merion Soccer Club during his youth career.

Personal Profile

Wife unknown

Children   unknown
Home Town  Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States

Annual Salary$ 140,000
Weekly Salary$ 2692
contract with 
Philadelphia Union
expiring on Dec 31, 2023
Net Worth $ 5 million

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