A product of the MNUFC Academy, Fred Emmings signed as Minnesota United's first Homegrown Player in club history ahead of the 2020 season. While with MNUFC’s first team, Emmings saw the majority of his playing time with MNUFC2 during both the 2022 and 2023 campaigns. In January 2024, he signed a one-year MLS NEXT Pro contract, that includes a club option, with MNUFC2.
To-date, the Saint Paul native has made 37 game appearances (all starts) for MNUFC2, playing over 3,300 minutes in the net while making 132 total saves in MLS NEXT Pro regular-season action. Notably during the 2023 game at home against Austin FC II, Emmings recorded four (4) shootout saves, setting the league record for most shootout saves in a single game, both regular season and playoffs. For Minnesota United’s first team, Emmings has appeared in two international friendlies – first as a substitute against SC Paderborn 07 in 2022, then against FC Kaiserslautern in 2023.
Emmings has been invited to train with two youth national teams. He was first invited by the U.S. U15 national team to training camp in January of 2018. In 2019, Emmings spent two weeks with the U16 Luxembourg national team. With dual Luxembourg/United States citizenship, the opportunity to play both European and American soccer places him in a unique pool of players who are called up for international duty by their home countries throughout the season.
Weight: 210 lbs
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Previous Club: Minnesota United FC