Goddard most recently played for the Central Coast Mariners in the Australian A-League
DETROIT, MI – Detroit City Football Club announced Tuesday the club has signed midfielder Cy Goddard for the remainder of the 2022 USL Championship season, with team and player options that could see him in Rouge and Gold through the 2024 season, pending league and federation approval.
At age 25, Goddard is already a well-traveled footballer; the globetrotting winger joins Le Rouge from Australia. In August of 2021, he signed a deal with the Central Coast Mariners of the Australian A-League. Last season for the Mariners, he appeared in 20 matches, starting 12 while also picking up one goal and three assists on the seaside.
Goddard, born on April 2, 1997, is from London, England. He began his career in the youth academy of Premier League powerhouse Tottenham Hotspur, suiting up for the Lilywhites for five years, developing his game at the Under-18 and Under-21 levels.
Goddard represented the country of Japan at the international level, making eight appearances for the Japan Under-16s, scoring two goals in 2013-2014.
Following his five years at Tottenham Hotspur, Goddard moved on to Serie B side Benevento Calcio in August 2018 on a three-year deal. Benevento then loaned him to Pafos, a club in the Cypriot First Division. There, he made eight appearances for Pafos before the league abandoned the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After returning to Italy, Benevento Calcio loaned Goddard to Mumbai City of the Indian Super League on a year-long loan deal. He scored his first ever professional goal on February 24, 2021, in a 6-1 win over Odisha Football Club. In his season at Mumbai City, Goddard started in 11 matches and played 18, which tallied up to 1,075 minutes of action. He contributed to a side that won the double that season, winning the league play-offs and the League Winners Shield.
Detroit City FC next takes the field on the road against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday, August 6. Le Rouge will next be at home on Saturday, August 13. To find more information on tickets, visit tickets.detcityfc.com
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