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John Tucker Waller

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John Waller
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Waller in action with Detroit City FC in 2019
Personal information
Full name John Tucker Waller
Date of birth July 27, 1993
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Right and Left Back
Club information
Current team
Atlantic City Football Club
Number 5
Youth career
Muskegon Sailor Soccer Club
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014-2018 Michigan State University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015-2017 Muskegon Risers 10 (2)
2018 Oakland County FC 8 (0)
2019 Napa Valley 1839 FC 4 (0)
2020 New Amsterdam FC 3 (0)
2021 Atlantic City FC - (-)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Amazon.com Logo.png Search John Tucker Waller on Amazon.John Tucker Waller (born July 27, 1993) is a Liberian professional footballer who plays outside back for Atlantic City Football Club in the National Premier Soccer League. He is nicknamed "Kimani," an African word meaning "Strong and Powerful."

Early Life and Education[edit]

Waller was born in Monrovia, Liberia where he learned the game of soccer at an early age. He began playing at the age of 8 with his neighborhood friends. He lived in Liberia before being adopted by Darin and Angela Waller at the age of 12. He met the Wallers at the US Embassy in Monrovia to which he would walk many miles from his home to seek help with his schooling.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag He was a "jack-of-all-trades" in high school.

Waller began his college soccer career at Muskegon Community College before going on to Michigan State University to run track and field and play football. In the winter of 2015 he decided to shift his focus solely on soccer.

Club Career[edit]

Waller began his club career in 2016 after signing with the Muskegon Risers of the National Premier Soccer League. Waller played two seasons for the Risers. He scored 2 back to back goals within 7 minutes in a 2017 game. In 2018, Waller signed with Oakland County Football Club in the USL League 2. Waller played as a center forward at the beginning of the season before switching to outside back.

Waller started the 2019 season with Detroit City Football Club[1] before signing a professional contract with the Napa Valley 1839 Football Club to play in The Members Cup.

In 2020, Waller trialed with Loudoun United Football Club of the USL Championship and competed with the team in pre-season games but never got contracted.

In 2021, Waller made a trip to his native Liberia after 16 years. He donated food to many orphanages, as well as school supplies and soccer equipment to youth teams. Waller also renovated an old well that is now providing clean water to thousands in the capital of Monrovia. Waller runs an organization in Lansing, Michigan called "Summer Place FC". This organization creates opportunities for refugee children living in Lansing, Michigan as well as children in Liberia through the international game of soccer.



Style of Play[edit]

Waller is athletic, strong, and quick outside back. He is capable of playing both the right or the left back position. Waller uses his speed and athleticism to make his mark on offense. His height, speed, quickness, and athleticism enable him to be an amazing 1v1 defender.

References[edit]

  1. "Liberian Sports International". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.


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