Coming off a distinguished college career that saw him average nearly a goal or an assist per game at Georgetown, Steve Neumann was the fourth pick in the MLS SuperDraft. Since then, Neumann has established himself as one of Jay Heaps’ first choices off the bench during his rookie season, making an MLS-best 20 substitute appearances. Capable of playing in central midfield or on either wing, Neumann’s versatility allows him to fill a number of roles on the club while his vision and passing ability make him an ideal fit for the Revs’ attacking style of play.
2015: Appeared in nine games, starting once in central midfield. He made his season debut on March 8 in the season opening defeat to Seattle, playing the final 13 minutes in place of Diego Fagundez. He made seven additional appearances in the league before starting for the first time on Sept. 19 at Montreal. He played a season-high 61 minutes in that game, which was his first start in almost a year. Neumann also started and played the full 90 minutes of the U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round defeat to Charlotte.
2014: Made 23 appearances in his rookie season with the Revs, coming off the bench an MLS-high 20 times. He made his professional debut at D.C. United on April 5 and started his first game on July 19 at FC Dallas after having come on as substitute in each of the team’s 12 league matches prior. Made his longest substitute appearance of the year against Sporting Kansas City on September 3, playing the entire second half after replacing Jermaine Jones at the half. He started all three of the Revs’ games in the U.S. Open Cup, playing the full 90 minutes in each. He had a goal and an assist in the Fourth Round win over Richmond on June 18. Neumann did not appear in any of the Revs’ five postseason games.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Georgetown, scoring 41 goals and adding 34 assists in 86 appearances for the Hoyas, starting 67 times. He scored at least 10 goals in each of his four years at Georgetown, serving as one of the team captains in both his junior and senior seasons. A MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalists in 2012 and 2013 and the BIG East Offensive Player of the Year during his senior year, Neumann was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection in each of his final three years as a Hoya while garnering Second Team honors as a freshman. He helped lead Georgetown to three NCAA Tournament appearances in his four years with the program, including the school’s first-ever appearance in the College Cup Final in 2012, with Neumann being named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the College Cup after scoring a hat trick in the semifinal win over Maryland.