This afternoon Minnesota United announced that forward Foster Langsdorf has decided to retire from professional soccer. This comes less than 12 months after Minnesota acquired him from now defunct USL Championship side Reno 1868.
Langsdorf a native of Portland was a product of the Portland Timbers Academy after playing for two youth clubs prior to that. Following his time at the youth level he attended Stanford University, playing four years for the Cardinal winning four Pac-12 titles. three NCAA titles, and two Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the year awards from 2014-2017. During the summers of 2014-16 he played for Portland Timbers U23 in Salem, OR and in 2017 played for San Francisco City FC, both in the Premier Development League (now USL2).
After college Langsdorf signed a Homegrown Player contract with the Timbers before the 2018 season. He would spend a majority of 2018 with Timbers 2 making 30 appearances for T2 in the United Soccer League. He would debut with the Timbers that season in a Fourth Round match of the US Open Cup against San Jose Earthquakes.
In 2019 he again spent most of the year playing for USL Championship side Timbers 2, making 27 total appearances for the side. He made his MLS debut for the Timbers on April 6th, 2019 once again against the Earthquakes. This completed playing a league match in every level of the Portland Timbers system.
Prior to the 2020 season he would sign with Reno 1868 making 18 appearances overall for the club before signing with MNUFC after the USLC season ended. After signing for MNUFC he appeared in one match, playing 32 minutes against Austin FC on May 1st. At the beginning of June the Loons loaned Langsdorf to USLC side Tampa Bay Rowdies for the remainder of 2021. He made three appearances for a combined 83 minutes with the Rowdies since joining them.
Langsdorf’s career finished with 82 appearances and 37 goals for Stanford, 20 appearances and four goals in the PDL, 60 appearances and 22 goals for USL Championship sides, and four appearances with zero goals for Major League Soccer clubs.