Andy Gruenebaum

Andy Gruenebaum

Professional Soccer Player


Columbus Crew

Columbus, OH USA


I’ve never been highly touted; I’ve always just been a guy who got a chance and tried to prove my worth.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Always loved “diving around” as a child; when he played Little League baseball, he’d purposely move away from balls so he’d have to dive further for them.
Soccer was always a huge part of his life, but when he got to the collegiate level, he started to have doubts about it; thought about quitting.
He approached his coach about his apprehensions; in turn, his coach told him, “If you don’t want to be here, there’s the door.”
Realized he couldn’t waste his unique opportunity and started turning his attitude around; he got great grades and really started proving himself on the field.
He learned that during difficult seasons, the sport that you love can start to feel like a job—you just have to keep showing up and putting work in.
After college, he was selected to play for the Columbus Crew; eventually became their starting goalkeeper.
Believes that as a professional athlete, it’s important to have a backup plan; plans on opening his own goalkeeping clinic after he retires.
Says, “I don’t want to be in a bar someday saying, ‘I played professionally.’ No one cares anymore. Figure out what’s next.”
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
University of Kentucky
Career

Career

Professional Soccer Player

I get to dive around as a professional goal keeper.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Action Sports
Sports
Sports
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals