|#5 Patrick Phelan|
Phelan is an American soccer player who currently plays for San Antonio Scorpions in the North American Soccer League.
Phelan played for the USA Under-18, Under-20, and Under 23 national teams, and was part of the squad for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. He was named the Most Valuable Player of 2002 Talence International Tournament in Talence, France, and competed in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in 2003 and 2004.
Phelan grew up in Enfield, Connecticut, and attended Wilbraham & Monson Academy, where he was named the 2003 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year . He also played club soccer for the Oakwood Soccer Club. He played college soccer for Wake Forest University where he was named to the 2004 ACC All-Freshmen Team, the 2005 Top-Drawer Soccer 2nd All-America team, the 2005 NSCAA All-Region Team, and 2007 ACC First Team. He was an NSCAA First Team All American in 2007 and captained the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to their first NCAA Division 1 National Championship.
Phelan was drafted in the first round (10th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC, but was traded to New England Revolution without making a first team start for Toronto.
In May 2012, he signed with SJK of the Ykkönen. After one season in Finland, Phelan returned to the United States when he signed for NASL club San Antonio Scorpions on March 1, 2013.