2014 (Columbus): Trapp made 28 starts at central midfield, where he recorded one goal and four assists. He started and was named Vice Captain for the Black & Gold in the team’s Season Opener against D.C. United (March 8) and has worn the captain’s armband twice: at Portland (May 17) and against Chicago (May 24). He recorded the game-winning assist in the club’s 2-1 home-opener victory against Philadelphia (March 22). He was called-in for the U.S. Under-21 camp (April 20-24) but was kept in Columbus as a precautionary measure following a slight groin tweak following the D.C. match (April 19). Trapp played in the next match against New York (April 26). He was issued a red card following a second caution in the 80th minute on the road against Sporting Kansas City (May 4) and missed Columbus’ midweek match at Houston (May 7). He did not travel and missed the match at Toronto FC (May 31) with a “slight knee knock” suffered ahead of the match. He returned to the starting lineup and played 68 minutes versus FC Dallas (June 29) as well as 90 minutes at Colorado (July 4) and at New York (July 12). He was named to and represented the Black & Gold at the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game as part of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities. Trapp scored his first career MLS goal at Houston (September 13). He made his postseason debut by starting at central midfield in the Black & Gold’s opener versus New England (November 1). He also started in the second leg at the Revolution (November 9). Trapp made one appearance -- a substitute appearance -- at midfield in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. He came on as a substitute in the Fifth Round match at Chicago (June 25) after recovering from a right knee sprain.
2013 (Columbus): The Homegrown Player made his professional debut, made 16 starts in the midfield and recorded one assist for the Black & Gold in his rookie season and earned the club’s Breakout Performance of the Year award. Trapp missed seven matches while on international duty with the U.S. Men’s Under-20 National Team for camp, the Toulon Tournament and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup from Mau 26 through June 29. He made his MLS debut with a start in the central midfield against Portland (July 7) – becoming the fourth Columbus Homegrown Player in club history to start a match – and earned “Barbasol Man of the Match” honors as he led all players in passing percentage with an 86 percent completion rate. He also started in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13), made a fourth consecutive start in the match against New York (August 10) and recorded his first career assist on Federico Higuain’s “Goal of the Week” winner. Trapp started in each of Columbus’ final 16 League matches. He left the match against Houston (September 4) with a lower-body injury and was able to start in the next match at Sporting KC (September 7). In MLS Reserve League action, Trapp made four appearances, including two starts.
The midfielder started 45 matches for the Zips in two seasons at Akron. He finished his college career with eight assists and one goal. Trapp was a two-time All-MAC First Team honoree in both seasons at Akron. As a freshman, Trapp was named MAC Newcomer of the Year and the top freshman in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
As of January 16, 2015
On January 9, 2015, Trapp earned his first-ever call-up to the United States Men's National Team's senior roster in order to participate in its January training camp. The camp runs through January 12 through February 8 and includes two scheduled friendlies.
Trapp has earned 15 caps as a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team, helping the team qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he earned three caps in group play. Was one of five finalists for U.S. Soccer’s 2013 Young Male Athlete of the Year award. Was called-in U-20 duty for the Toulon Tournament held from May 28 to June 8, 2013 and earned four caps. The midfielder earned a 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Best XI selection, scoring one goal in the tournament. Trapp also competed with the U-14, U-15 and U-18 National Teams.
Trapp won 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year. The midfielder was the fifth-ranked recruit in the country by both Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News and a Top Drawer Soccer five-star recruit. Trapp served as Crew Soccer Academy team captain for the U-16 and U-18 age groups and was two-time Columbus Crew Academy player of the year (2009, 2010). Trapp wn the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year (2009) and compiled a 41-1-2 record over a two-year high school career at Gahanna. He helped the Golden Lions' clinch their first state championship in 2009 with the game-winning penalty kick in the shootout. Trapp was a two-time high school All-American.
Trapp is the son of John and Liz Trapp. His grandfather emigrated from Greece where he played semi-professional soccer. Outside of MLS, Trapp supports Dortmund as his favorite club and is a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals outside of soccer. In his spare time, Trapp likes playing euchre, reading fiction books and watching movies, specifically sci-fi and fantasy flicks. His favorite soccer memory is when he served as the captain of the U.S. Under-20 team in 2013. Trapp’s favorite vacation spot is Lake Charlevoix, Michigan and he’d love to travel to New Zealand someday. His role model is his father, John. Trapp looks-up to soccer star Xabi Alonso.