Brian Haynes (born 7 May 1962 in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago) is a retired Trinidad soccer midfielder who earned twenty-one caps with the Trinidad and Tobago national football team. He spent his entire professional career in the United States where he played for numerous indoor and outdoor league. He was the 1991 American Indoor Soccer Association Rookie of the Year, won three American Professional Soccer League titles and played five seasons with the Dallas Burn in Major League Soccer.
Club career [ edit ]
Erskine College, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1986 to 1989. He was a three time NAIA All American. He graduated in 1989. In the fall of 1989, Haynes signed with the Atlanta Attack of the American Indoor Soccer Association where he was the 1990 Rookie of the Year. Haynes remained with the Attack until 1996. In 1990, the league was renamed the [1 ] National Professional Soccer League. In 1991, Attack team moved to Missouri where it became the Kansas City Attack. That year, Haynes was a first team All Star. In 1990, Haynes began his outdoor career with the Orlando Lions of the American Professional Soccer League (APSL). In 1991, Haynes played for the [2 ] Maryland Bays of the American Professional Soccer League. In 1992, he moved to the [3 ] Colorado Foxes. Haynes and his team mates won the 1992 and 1993 APSL championships. In 1995, Haynes began the season with the Foxes, but the [4 ] Seattle Sounders (1994–2008) purchased him for an undisclosed amount of cash in August 1995. The move to the Sounders gave Haynes his third APSL and fourth overall championship as Seattle won the title. [5 ] On 6 February 1996, the [6 ] Dallas Burn selected Haynes in the 4th round (33rd overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. He remained with the Burn through the 2000 season. However, that year, he played only one game. In 1997, he played one game on loan to the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers. On 27 August 1999, Haynes played two games on loan with the Milwaukee Rampage of the USL A-League while serving a red card suspension with the Burn. [7 ] He played one more indoor season during his time with the Burn. In 1997, he joined the [8 ] Wichita Wings of the NPSL.
National team [ edit ]
Haynes earned twenty-one
caps, scoring eight goals, with the Trinidad and Tobago national football team between 1987 and 1996.
On 16 March 2001, the Dallas Burn announced they had hired Haynes as an assistant coach. He remained with the Burn until 2007 when he became the head coach of the
Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League. Today, he is the head coach of the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL.
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