Nerwinski played six seasons with Vancouver before entering Free Agency
St. Louis CITY SC signed MLS Free Agent and Vancouver right back Jake Nerwinski to a two-year deal with an option for 2025, the club announced today. Nerwinski played alongside newly acquired center back Tim Parker in the 2017 MLS season at Vancouver.
“We are pleased to have Jake join us for the inaugural season”, said Sporting Director Lutz Pfannenstiel. “The addition of Jake not only bolsters our back line, it gives our team another MLS experienced player to help navigate the long season for our younger players.”
Nerwinski, 28, has amassed a vast amount of professional soccer experience since being drafted seventh overall by Vancouver in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. In six seasons with the Whitecaps, the Lawrenceville, New Jersey, native has accrued 158 appearances across all competitions, which breaks down to 141 matches in MLS regular-season, 11 in the Canadian Championship, four in MLS Cup Playoffs and two in Concacaf Champions League.
In 2022, Nerwinski anchored a Vancouver backline to six clean sheets in the MLS regular-season and helped the Whitecaps capture the 2022 Canadian Championship to secure a spot in the 2023 Concacaf Champions League. He started in 23 of the 27 matches he appeared in across all competitions during the 2022 season.
Prior to being selected seventh overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, Nerwinski was a four-year starter for the University of Connecticut men’s soccer team. He started 75 of the 81 matches he appeared in and led the Huskies to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run that went all the way to the quarterfinals in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
TRANSACTION: St. Louis CITY SC signed right back Jake Nerwinski to a two-year deal with an option for 2025 on November 28, 2022.
Position: Right Back
DOB: 10/17/1994 (28)
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 174 lbs
Nationality: United States of America
Last Club: Vancouver Whitecaps
2023 St. Louis CITY SC ROSTER (21)
Goalkeeper (1) – Roman Bürki+
Defenders (8) - Center back: Jonathan Bell, Kyle Hiebert, Joakim Nilsson+,_ Tim Parker, Josh Yaro; Wing back: John Nelson, Jake Nerwinski, Selmir Pidro+
Midfielders (10) - Winger: Rasmus Alm+,_ Aziel Jackson, Isak Jensen+, Tomáš Ostrák+, Celio Pompeu, Max Schneider, Jared Stroud, Indiana Vassilev; Central Mid: Eduard Löwen+, Akil Watts
Forward (2) – João Klauss+, Nico Gioacchini
Designated Players (2) – Eduard Löwen, João Klauss
+ International player