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23 - Michael Nanchoff

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: 9/23/1988

Hometown: North Royalton, Ohio

Previous Club: Portland Timbers

Height: 5'8"

Weight: 150

Michael Nanchoff originally signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies on January 8, 2016.

Nanchoff, 27, joins the Tampa Bay Rowdies after spending the last two seasons with the Portland Timbers. He split his time between the MLS Cup Champion team and Timbers 2 in the USL, scoring two goals in six appearances for Timbers 2 and making four appearances for the first team.

After playing collegiately at Akron University, Nanchoff was drafted 8th overall by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. He is now the third member of the Tampa Bay Rowdies with ties to Akron, joining Assistant Coach Stuart Dobson and defender Zac Portillos, though he didn’t overlap with either.

Nanchoff played two seasons for Vancouver before joining the Timbers in 2013. He spent part of the 2013 season on loan to Sweden’s Jönköpings Södra IF, scoring twice for the Swedish side before re-joining Portland for the 2014 season.

2016 Stats: Twenty-one appearances (16 starts), playing 1,399 minutes ... Made Rowdies debut as a starter on 4/2 vs IND ... Named to the NASL Team of the Week for Spring week 1.

2015: Split time between Major League Soccer's Portland Timber and their United Soccer League affiliate... Made 5 MLS appearances off the bench, totalling 42 minutes ... Made 6 starts in the USL ... Scored 2 goals against the Tulsa Roughnecks on 5/31.

2014: Three appearances (1 start) for the Portland Timbers of MLS, playing 85 minutes.

2013: One appearance (zero starts) for the Portland Timbers, playing 8 minutes ... Five appearances (five starts) for the Portland Timbers reserves, plyaing 437 minutes ... scored on 4/7 vs VSI Tampa Bay, twice on 4/15 vs the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves and on 6/2 vs VSI Tampa Bay ... Loaned to Jönköpings Södra in the Swedish Superettan on 7/14 ... Eleven appearances (ten starts), playing 831 minutes ... Scored on 8/15 vs Degerfors and on 8/24 vs Ängelholm.

2012: Nine appearances (1 start) for Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS, playing 144 minutes...

2011: Five appearances (1 start) for Vancouver Whitecaps, plyaing 137 minutes.