Former California men's soccer player Evan Davila, Cal's leading scorer in his final season, has signed with Louisville City FC, joining brother Taylor Davila on the team's roster. Davila finished his collegiate career with team highs in goals, assists, points, and game-winning goals in 2023, earning spots on the United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region First Team and the All-Pac-12 First Team.

By the Numbers
  • 18 Golden Bear alumni playing professionally.
  • 7 Cal alums in MLS, 5 in the various levels of the USL, and 2 in the NISA.
  • 4 former Bears playing abroad.
  • Cal's highest MLS draftee at No. 2 in 2014.
State of Play
  • Evan Davila signs with Louisville City FC, increasing the number of Golden Bear alumni in professional soccer to 18.
  • 7 former Bears playing in MLS, 5 in the USL, and 2 in the NISA, with four playing abroad.
  • Two current Bears, Wyatt Meyer and Kevin Carmichael, plan to finish their college season before going pro.
Bottom Line

Evan Davila's signing with Louisville City FC adds to the impressive list of 18 Golden Bear alumni playing professional soccer, further solidifying Cal's strong presence in the sport at various levels, including MLS, USL, NISA, and abroad.