Billy Schuler

  •  04.27.1990
  •  Allentown, New Jersey
  •  San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
Schuler, 24, joins WFC2 after spending the 2014 season playing in MLS for San Jose Earthquakes. 
The native of Allentown, New Jersey made his Earthquakes debut in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals in a 1-1 second leg draw against Mexican club Deportivo Toluca FC. After both teams remained tied through extra time, Schuler scored for San Jose in the penalty kick shootout before the Earthquakes ultimately fell to defeat. Schuler went on to make six appearances for San Jose during the 2014 MLS season, including one start.
Prior to joining the Quakes, Schuler played two seasons under current Columbus Crew SC head coach Gregg Berhalter with Hammarby IF in the Swedish Allsvenskan. The 5-foot-11 striker made 26 appearances for Hammarby, scoring two goals.
In his collegiate career, Schuler played at the University of North Carolina, scoring 29 goals in 79 appearances. The former Tar Heel capped off his collegiate career by winning the 2011 NCAA Division I National Championship. For his efforts, Schuler was named an NSCAA First Team All-American.
Internationally, Schuler has represented the United States at both the U-20 and U-17 levels. In 2007, the American took part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea, starting three matches and scoring in the opening game against Tajikistan.