Nolan Wirth

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Goalkeeper
  • 1995
  •  Comox, BC
  •  UVI United
 

PROFILE
A tall goalkeeping product that hails from Vancouver Island, Nolan Wirth joined Whitecaps FC Residency in Sept. 2011 after playing at the Metro and provincial team level.

UNITED STATES SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
2012-13: The Comox, BC native started 12 of 13 regular season games he played for Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency. He amassed a 6W-6L-1D record, with one clean sheet on the season. 2011-12: Wirth started 17 of 18 games for Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency. He held a solid 10W-2L-4D record with four clean sheets on the season.

INTERNATIONAL
U-18:
Wirth was called up to a week-long training camp with the Canadian U-18 team in November 2012. In October 2013, Wirth was also called up to the Canadian U-18 team for an October 8 to October 14 camp in Guatemala.

UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2012:
Wirth earned a clean sheet in his PDL debut with Whitecaps FC U-23, as they won 4-0 at home to North Sound SeaWolves FC on July 6.

YOUTH/AMATEUR
Growing up in the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Wirth started his soccer career with Comox Valley United Soccer Club, where he played U-12 to U-14 Gold level (2006 to 2009). He also helped Upper Vancouver Island (UVI) to a runners-up finish at the British Columbia U-13 provincial championship. He then made the step up to UVI United Metro to play at the U-16 level from 2009 to 2011. With UVI United, the shot-stopper was named two-time season Most Valuable Player (MVP) and was the club's MVP in the 2010-11 season. Wirth also represented his home province of BC at the U-15 and U-16 levels (2010 to 2011). This included a bronze medal for BC at the 2011 Canadian U-16 All-Star Championship in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. In 2011, the goalkeeper participated in the Canadian Soccer Association's National Training Centre (British Columbia region) program. 

PERSONAL
A native of Comox, BC, the goalkeeper's parents are Donna Wills and Kelly Wirth. He also has a brother named Liam. As a student in the Comox Valley, Wirth attended Ecole Robb Road Comox (2000 to 2002), Brooklyn Elementary School (2002 to 2007), Cape Lazo Middle School (2007 to 2008), and Highland Secondary School (2008 to 2011). 

INTERESTING FACTS 
When not concentrating on his soccer career, Wirth enjoys playing other sports like golf, as well as the pastime of boating. He enjoys home cooked meals from his mom, especially pizza and cheesy lasagne, and enjoys watching his favourite team in English Premier League giants Manchester City FC. He is a fan of Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart, while he desires to play at the famous Wembley Stadium in London, England, one day.