Brad Rusin

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Brad Rusin
Brad Rusin Interview 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Bradford Evan Rusin
Date of birth (1986-09-05) September 5, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Crown Point, Indiana, United States
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
San Antonio Scorpions
Number 2
Youth career
2002–2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2005–2008 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Bradenton Academics 15 (5)
2007 Ventura County Fusion 10 (0)
2008 San Fernando Valley Quakes 10 (1)
2009–2011 Carolina RailHawks 52 (2)
2011–2013 HB Køge 33 (2)
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 19 (0)
2014 Orlando City 23 (2)
2015 Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 (0)
2015– San Antonio Scorpions 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 29, 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bradford Evan Rusin (born September 5, 1986) is an American soccer player who plays for the San Antonio Scorpions in the North American Soccer League, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Rusin grew up in Indiana, and moved to Holmes Beach, Florida in 2002. There he attended St. Stephen's Preparatory School, where he was a 2005 Electronic Arts Sports All-American. He attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida from 2002 to 2005, winning the 2005 U-19 Dallas Cup, before playing college soccer at UCLA. He was named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman first team and to Top Drawer Soccer's All-Rookie Team in 2005, and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2006 and 2007, and was named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region second team, the All-Pac-10 first-team and the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season second-team in 2008.

During his college years he also played with Bradenton Academics,[1] Ventura County Fusion and the San Fernando Valley Quakes in the USL Premier Development League, helping the Quakes to the PDL Southwest Division title in 2008.

Professional[edit]

Having already trialed with Premier League side Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2004, Rusin travelled to Norway in the summer of 2008 to trial with both IK Start[2] and Bodø/Glimt. Having not been offered a contract by either team, Rusin joined Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in April 2009.[3] He made his professional debut on May 2, 2009, in a game against Portland Timbers.[4] In August 2010, HB Køge of the Danish 1st Division expressed an interest in Rusin, but was unable to come to an agreement with the RailHawks. In 2011, Rusin was named team captain but on July 6, 2011 he signed a three-year deal with HB Køge which had won promotion to the Danish Superliga for the upcoming season.[5]

On January 11, 2013, Rusin was sold to Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps FC for an undisclosed fee.[6]

On February 12, 2014, Rusin signed with USL Pro club Orlando City on a one-year deal.[7] He was released upon the conclusion of the 2014 season, a casualty of the club's transition to Major League Soccer.[8]

On December 24, 2014, Rusin signed with North American Soccer League club Tampa Bay Rowdies. Rusin was traded to the San Antonio Scorpions in exchange for midfielder Richard Menjivar on April 29, 2015.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2005 Bradenton Academics USL PDL 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5
2007 Ventura County Fusion USL PDL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2009 Carolina Railhawks USL First Division 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
2010 USSF Division 2 Pro League 20 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 26 2
2011 North American Soccer League 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Denmark League Danish Cup League Cup Europe Total
2011–12 HB Køge Danish Superliga 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2012–13 Danish 1st Division 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total USA 77 7 2 0 6 1 0 0 85 8
Denmark 33 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 37 2
Country 110 9 6 0 6 1 0 0 122 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Amerikaner på prøvespill (Norwegian)
  3. ^ RailHawks add defender Rusin
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. May 2, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ HB Køge henter stærk amerikaner (Danish)
  6. ^ "Rusin til MLS". Hbkoge.dk. April 29, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ 2 December 2014 3:56 PM By: Orlando City Public Relations (January 11, 2013). "Orlando City Soccer Club: News". Orlandocitysoccer.com. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ Radcliffe, Jeff (September 16, 2014). "13 Orlando City players released as part of Major League Soccer transition". Bright House Sports Network. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Scorpions Acquire Brad Rusin in Trade with Rowdies". 29 April 2015. 

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