Dan O'Keefe (soccer)
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|1983-||Kansas City Comets (indoor)|
|1986-1988||Fort Wayne Flames (indoor)||65||(49)|
|1989-1990||Indiana Kick (indoor)||40||(108)|
|1990-1992||Detroit Rockers (indoor)||78||(130)|
|1992-1993||St. Louis Ambush (indoor)||40||(60)|
|1993-1994||Baltimore Spirit (indoor)||32||(32)|
|1994-1995||Detroit Rockers (indoor)||8||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
O’Keefe grew up in St. Louis where he attended McCluer High School and then attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he played on the men’s soccer team from 1980 to 1983. In 1982, he led the team in scoring with thirteen goals and finished his four-year career ranked twelfth on the school’s career goals list with twenty-seven.
In October 1983, the Kansas City Comets selected O’Keefe in the second round of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Draft.<ref>MISL Draft - Two St. Louisans Picked In 1st Round St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Wednesday, October 26, 1983</ref> In 1986, he played for the Bridgeton Soccer Club of St. Louis Played with the Fort Wayne Flames of the American Indoor Soccer Association (AISA) from 1986 to 1988. O'Keefe briefly retired from playing following the 1988 season to coach in Jefferson City, Missouri. He returned in 1989 to lead the AISA in goal scoring with the Indiana Kick. In 1990, he moved from the Kick to the Detroit Rockers. That year, the AISA renamed itself the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). He was selected as a first team NPSL All Star for the 1991-1992 season. In 1992, he signed with the St. Louis Ambush. On June 18, 1993, the Ambush traded O’Keefe to the Baltimore Spirit for Steve Boardman. He played one season in Baltimore before returning to the Rockers in 1994. He played only eight games in 1994-1995. After that, there is no further record of him until an Ambush reunion game in 2005.
Personal Life O'Keefe was born into a family of Irish Catholics, to Pat O'Keefe and Jack O'Keefe. He has four brothers, Kevin, Matt, John, and Dennis, and two sisters, Mary and Kathy. He is married to Shelia O'Keefe, and has three boys, Ty, Cullan, and Aidan. He coaches a overnight soccer club in the summer.
Fort Wayne Flames career stats
- Games Played - 65
- Goals - 49
- Assists - 18
- Points - 67
- Blocked Shots - 9
- Fouls - 70
- Penalty Minutes - 2
- Games Played - 11
- Goals - 14*
- Assists - 7
- Points - 21*
- Shots on Goal - 59*
Fouls - 8
- Penalty Minutes - 2.
(* = career franchise leader)