At 31 years old, Wil Trapp has this physical status:
William Alexander Trapp (born January 15, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays for MLS club Columbus Crew SC as a midfielder.
He has appeared for the United States national team, and serves as captain for Columbus. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Trapp graduated from Lincoln High School, where he was the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year, and played two years in college at Akron.
He signed with Columbus Crew SC as a Homegrown Player, the fourth in club history, and would eventually be named as the club's captain.
Trapp wore the armband for Crew SC for the first time on May 17, 2014, and received the nod permanently ahead of the 2017 season.
While with Columbus, he was named as a 2016 MLS All-Star, and appeared in MLS Cup 2015. At international level, Trapp first installed himself as a fixture for the United States with the youth teams.
He captained the U20s at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and did the same for the U23s in the 2016 CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off.
Trapp earned his first cap for the senior national team on January 28, 2015.
Trapp is of Greek descent through his maternal grandfather, a former semi-professional footballer in Greece. In May 2018, Trapp became a Greek citizen and acquired a Greek passport, potentially allowing him an easier move to a club in an EU country.
Trapp had signed as a Homegrown Player with his hometown Major League Soccer team, Columbus Crew, on December 13, 2012. He was the fourth HGP signing in club history, following Aaron Horton's, Matt Lampson, and Ben Speas. Trapp made his professional debut for the Crew on July 7, 2013, starting and playing the full 90 percent of his passes in a 1–0 victory over Portland Timbers; he was named as the team's man of the match after completing 86 percent of his passes. Trapp started the season with a landslide in Columbus, earning a postseason nod as the club's Breakout Performer of the Year.
Trapp was named as the vice captain for Columbus in his second professional season, while Michael Parkhurst was understudy. On May 17, 2014, Trapp wore the captain's armband for the first time, while the Crew was manning the Crew in Parkhurst's absence against Portland. He was the first Homegrown Player to wear the captain's armband in a league fixture, and at 21 years old, he was the youngest captain in league history. Trapp scored his first red card against Sporting Kansas City on May 4, as part of a 2–0 loss, and scored his first professional goal against Houston Dynamo on September 13. He made his postseason debut in the conference semifinals, starting both legs against the New England Revolution. Trapp and his teammate Lampson were also selected to participate in the 2014 Major League Soccer Homegrown Game. Trapp had one goal in 31 total appearances last season.
Trapp's 2015 season was defined by absences at club level, both for injury and international service. In April, his first serious injury with Columbus was sustained, resulting in his suspension that required him to miss thirteen total games before the end of June. Trapp went from two call-ups to the United States' U23 national team in the fall, missing multiple games. He was at his best in the postseason, starting all five games as Crew SC made their bid for MLS Cup 2015. Crew SC was defeated 2–1 by Portland, Trapp tallied a shot and committed three fouls. During the season, he made 25 appearances.
Trapp was named as a 2016 MLS All-Star, the first Homegrown Player in Crew SC to be named as an all-star. In the 2–1 loss to Arsenal, he made the 22-man game day squad, serving as a halftime replacement. However, 2016 was mostly a season of disappointment for both Trapp and Crew SC. After suffering a concussion in late August, he missed the entire month of September before returning to the field. Trapp had just one assist in 32 appearances in all competitions, the lowest number of his career's lowest total number, and Columbus missed the playoffs for the first time since being a pro. Trapp tied the club to the club through his age-27 season ahead of the 2017 season.
Parkhurst was traded by Atlanta United ahead of the 2017 season; Trapp was promoted to captain's position. He served as vice president before the creation of a five-man leadership team made up of Federico Hide, Ethan Finlay, Justin Meram, Jonathan Mensah, and Josh Williams, who collectively served as vice captains. Trapp appeared in all 40 games in Columbus' first season as captain, five in the playoffs, five in the playoffs, and one in the United States Open Cup. In a 2–1 victory over Toronto FC, he earned his 100th appearance in MLS on April 15, playing the full ninety minutes. Trapp set multiple personal records on the season, his career-high in assists with five, minutes played with more than 3,000 people and named three MLS Team of the Week nods.
Despite Trapp's service as captain for the 2018 season, the executive council behind him was updated, consisting of Ricardo Clark, Hinton, Hector Jiménez, Jonathan, Zack Steffen, and Williams. Trapp scored his second career goal in a 3–2 victory over Orlando City on July 21, his second in a career. Crew SC was awarded all three points and was named as MLS Goal of the Week after his strike from nearly 40 yards out, two minutes into second-half stoppage time.
Trapp was traded to Inter Miami CF, the MLS expansion team. Columbus received $100,000 in General Allocation Funds as a result of the exchange and an international roster slot.
Minnesota United FC announced on January 5, 2021, that they had signed Trapp as a free agent. Wil Trapp, a midfielder, said, "I am delighted to be playing for a team and club with high hopes." "This staff and the Twin Cities' support give me a lot of enthusiasm." "I'm excited to work and help this club achieve its goals."
Trapp's first male call-up from the United States U18 national team for the 2011 Lisbon International Tournament came after he spent time with the U14 and U15 national teams. Caleb Porter, the Americans' assistant coach, had just signed up to play under At Akron. Trapp appeared in Lisbon twice, starting as a replacement in the opener against the Netherlands and Portugal. These will be his only two appearances at U18 level.
Trapp earned his first call-up to the U20 national team in January 2012, as part of a training camp held in Florida. Trapp didn't have a game to watch, and the team didn't have a match until June 6 to make his official debut for the team, starting with a 4–2 loss at Estadio Gran Parque Central, as the camp did not have a match. Trapp was selected in the American squads for the 2013 Toulon Tournament, the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On February 26, 2013, he scored his only goal at U20 World Cup in the CONCACAF Championship quarterfinals, with the intention of sending the United States to the U20 World Cup at the expense of Canada, and was named to the tournament's Best XI. Trapp capped his time with the U20s at the World Cup by playing all 270 minutes and captaining the team against France, although the United States failed to progress beyond the group stage. He scored one goal in 21 appearances at U20 level, and was named as the United States Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2013.
Trapp had already earned his first senior cap, but he had been called up by the U23 national team for the first time in March 2015. He was a member of the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship, and was later invited to participate in the CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off against Colombia. Both games featured Trapp's armband, culminating in a 3–2 aggregate loss for the Americans that sent Colombia to the Olympics. He gained seven caps while unemployed at the U23 level.
In a 3–2 friendly loss at Chile on January 28, 2015, Trapp made his debut for the senior national team. In the 60th minute, he came on as a replacement for Mix Diskerud. Trapp was called back to the team by Dave Sarachan in January 2018 after he only earned one cap in the next two years. Trapp wore the captain's armband against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 28, his first-ever appearance for the United States and just his third cap. He'll keep the armband for the United States' next few games, including a 1–1 draw with eventual 2018 FIFA World Cup champions France on June 9th.