Tommy Heinemann, Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)

Tom Heinemann, Ottawa FuryCurrent Club: Tampa Bay Rowdies

College: Rockhurst
High School: CBC

Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 04-23-1987
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO

Tom Heinemann signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies on December 14, 2015.

Heinemann spent the previous two seasons with Ottawa Fury FC, including leading the club to an appearance in the NASL Championship Final in 2015 with four total postseason goals. Heinemann departed Ottawa as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 18 goals in total.

The 28-year old forward is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and began his professional career with the Charleston Battery in 2009. Heinemann played for the Carolina RailHawks in 2010, scoring six goals in 12 matches for the NASL side before moving on to Major League Soccer.

Heinemann played for the Columbus Crew from 2011 to 2012, before making his way to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2013, moving to Ottawa for the 2014-2015 seasons.


2015 December 14 – Tom Heinemann Leaving Ottawa for Tampa Bay
Ottawa Fury FC’s top-scoring striker Tom Heinemann is leaving the city to play for another North American Soccer League side, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Tom Heinemann, Ottawa Fury vs FC Edmonton

2014 Season Statistics
18 Appearances
6 Goals
2 Penalty Goals
1324 Minutes Played


2015-03-17 Heinemann Preparing for Regular Season
Update on February article and a picture of Tommy’s new son, Hudson Jacob Heinemann!

2015-02-16 – Tommy Heinemann prepared for competition
After scoring six goals in 2014, despite being limited by an ankle injury, Heinemann is ready for the challenge of earning minutes with the Fury

2014 May 31 – Heinemann scores game-winner in return to Fury lineup following injury
Tom Heinemann was so ecstatic that he kissed a pitchside camera lens after scoring the goal that gave Ottawa Fury FC a 1-0 win in the newest battle of Canada.

A striker, the St. Louis, MO native featured in 14 games for the Whitecaps last season after beginning his MLS career in Columbus in 2011 playing two seasons and 31 games for the Crew. Some other highlights for Heinemann included helping the Charleston Battery to the USL-2 championship in 2010 and being a central piece in the Carolina RailHawks run to the final – also in 2010 – where he was named MVP of the championship game.

2014 February 6 – Ottawa Fury score experienced MLS Talent, sign Tom Heinemann
“Tom has scored with every team he’s played for and at all levels in North America – PDL, NASL, MLS,” said Fury FC Head Coach Marc Dos Santos. “He’s only reaching his prime age now and we believe he will grow a lot in our environment. He’s a very hard working forward, very honest in his game and definitely a team player. He will help this organization both on and off the field.”

2013 November – Whitecaps Contract Updates
Whitecaps FC signed striker Tommy Heinemann, 26, in January 2013 from Columbus Crew. The St. Louis, Missouri, native scored two goals and added one assist in 16 first team appearances with Whitecaps FC this past season. His contract was declined for 2014.

2013 January – in Vancover Whitecaps training camp as a Trialist

2012 November – Heinemann one of seven released by Columbus Crew Heinemann played five minutes in the opener before suffering a season-ending knee injury

tom-heinemann-columbus-crew2011 – Columbus Crew, 28 games played, 12 games started, with 3 goals and 1 assist in 1315 minutes of play

2010 – Began 2010 with the Charleston Battery (USL-2), starting 21 of 25 matches… Recorded eight goals and seven assists on his way to helping the Battery to a USL-2 Champion season. He was the MVP of the Championship match.

A few weeks after winning the championship with Charleston, he signed a short-term contract with the Carolina Railhawks (North Carolina) of the NASL (2nd Division). He scored 6 goals in 12 appearances with the club, leading them to the NASL Championship game.

2009 – Heinemann signed his first professional contract with the Charleston Battery (South Carolina) of the USL (3rd Division) in 2009. Scoring one goal in his rookie year, Heinemann made his splash in 2010

Played PDL for the St. Louis Lions …. Netted 35 goals in 36 games played over three seasons.

Attended Rockhurst University where he was a walk-on. He played from 2006 to 2008. He was named to the NSCAA All-American team in 2007 and 2008. In his three seasons at Rockhurst, Heinemann accumulated 36 goals and 21 assists for 93 points.

Attended CBC High School

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