Daniel Withrow

Daniel Withrow
Daniel Withrow
Real Name: Daniel Withrow
HT: 6' 1" WT: 180
Age: 25 (05/24/1990)
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI


2013 (Crew): Withrow did not make a regular-season appearance in his rookie season with the Crew after signing with team on March 7, 2013. He missed matches against Houston (June 1) and at Philadelphia (June 5) with a right foot injury. He served as the primary back-up in the match against Portland (July 7) before making his professional debut in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13) where he conceded a goal in 40 minutes of action. Withrow became the primary back-up to starter Matt Lampson when Andy Gruenebaum missed time due to a left shoulder injury for eight matches from August 3-September 14 before suffering a concussion ahead in training that would cause him to miss matches against Chicago (September 21) and at FC Dallas (September 29). He posted a record of 2-1-0 with a 1.00 goals against average in three appearances – all starts – in 2013 MLS Reserve League play.

Withrow played collegiately at Marshall University. As a senior, started 17 games, only allowing nine goals. The netminder also posted a 0.52 goals against average, 11 wins and nine shutouts. He earned NCAA All-Midwest Region and All-Conference USA honors after being named the program's first Co-Conference USA Player of the Year. As a junior, Withrow recorded four shutouts on the year in 16 starts. He led C-USA in saves with 79 and in saves-per-game (4.94) as a junior. That year, Withrow also provided the game-winning assist to Tom Jackson in the Herd's 3-0 win over Memphis. He was named to the All-Conference USA First Team for the second year in a row, and was the only goalkeeper elected to the C-USA First Team. As a sophomore, in 18 starts, Withrow played every minute of the season in net for the Herd to record 65 saves and had five shutout wins and a 1.04 goals against average. He earned Conference USA Defender of the Year, First-Team All-Conference USA and Second Team All-Midwest Region selections as well as a sophomore. As a redshirt freshman in 2009, Withrow played in 16 games, started 14, and logged 1391 minutes in net to register 65 saves with a 1.10 goals against average and a .793 saves percentage. He recorded one goal and one assist on the season and was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on September 21 and earned a Soccer America National Team of the Week selection that same week. Withrow was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year, All Conference USA Second-Team selection and  Conference USA All-Freshman Team at the end of his freshman season.


Withrow attended high school at Rochester Adams and played for coach Juan Delgado. He recorded 27 shutouts during a three-year campaign and was selected all-league two different years. Withrow was also a two-time all-county, all-district, all-region and all-state member in 2006 and 2007. He guided Rochester to a league championship in 2006 and 2007, and the 2006 district championships. He was named the 2007 team MVP and captain.


Withrow is the son of Chuck and Lisa Withrow. He has a Border Collie named Toby. When he’s off the field, Withrow enjoys listening and playing music, as well as being around other people. He is a fan of all movie genres, but his top movies include “Dumb and Dumber,” “Finding Neverland” and “The Dark Knight.” Withrow likes any music that makes him sing or dance including The 1975, Taking Back Sunday and Kings of Leon. He is a supporter of the BPL’s Chelsea F.C. and a fan of Chelsea F.C. defender David Luiz. Outside of soccer, he’s a supporter of the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey team. A fun fact about him is that he has a life-size ceramic bull dog named Terrance that guards his front door. Withrow’s favorite soccer memory is being named Marshall University’s 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year. 


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