David Vaudreuil

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David Vaudreuil
Personal information
Full name David Scott Vaudreuil
Date of birth (1966-12-12) December 12, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
1984–1987 Princeton University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989 Washington Stars
1989–1991 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 49 (10)
1991–1992 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) ? (20)
1992–1995 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 100 (39)
1993 Tampa Bay Rowdies 19 (3)
1994 Puebla FC
1995 Houston Force 1 (0)
1995 New York Centaurs 24 (0)
1995–1996 Baltimore Spirit (indoor) 23 (23)
1996 Hampton Roads Mariners
1996–1997 D.C. United 39 (0)
1998 Miami Fusion 20 (3)
1998–2000 Colorado Rapids 66 (0)
2001 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 12 (2)
2001 Connecticut Wolves 7 (1)
2001–2002 Chicago Fire 26 (1)
2001 Milwaukee Rampage (loan) 1 (0)
Teams managed
1992 DePaul University (assistant)
2003 Jersey Shore Boca
2004–2005 Atlanta Silverbacks
2006 Chicago Storm (assistant)
2007 Hollywood United
2012 New England Revolution (reserve team)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Vaudreuil (born December 12, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a retired American soccer player whose career spanned fifteen teams in over six leagues including seven seasons in Major League Soccer. He spent two seasons coaching in the USL First Division.

Player[edit]

Youth[edit]

Born in Hawaii, Vaudreuil grew up in Canton, Connecticut where he was a 1983 high school All American soccer player at Canton High School. He was a member of the school’s 1981 state championship soccer team. He graduated in 1984, was inducted into the school’s Wall of Fame in 2006[1] and was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007.[2] In 1984, Vaudreuil entered Princeton University, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1984 to 1987[3] He graduated in 1988 with a bachelors degree in East Asian History.

Professional[edit]

Vaudreuil began his professional career in 1989 with the Washington Stars in the American Soccer League.[4] That fall, he signed with the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1990, the Blast went to the MISL championship series where they fell to the San Diego Sockers. On October 18, 1991, Vaudreuil signed with the expansion Harrisburg Heat in the National Professional Soccer League. He spent one season in Harrisburg. In September 1992, the Cleveland Crunch selected Vaudreuil in the NPSL Expansion Draft then traded him to the Milwaukee Wave in exchange for Tim Barto, Mark Kerlin and Bill Andracki on October 19, 1992. During this season, he moved from midfield to defense, a position he remained in for the rest of his career.[5] He would play three indoor seasons in Milwaukee before moving to the Baltimore Spirit in 1995. However, he also continued to sporadically play outdoor soccer. On June 5, 1993, he signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the American Professional Soccer League.[6] The team went to the playoff semifinals then folded at the end of the season. Then in 1995, he joined the Houston Force, an expansion team in the USISL. The team played only one game, a 3–0 loss to the Los Angeles Salsa, then folded seven days later.[7] He then moved to the New York Centaurs of the A-League for the rest of the season. In 1994, he played for Puebla FC when it won a Mexican indoor championship. In the fall of 1995, Vaudreuil moved to the Baltimore Spirit for the 1995–1996 NPSL season. On February 4, 1996, Los Angeles Galaxy selected Vaudreuil in the second round (seventeenth overall) of the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft. The Galaxy waived him on March 26, 1996.[8] He then signed with the Hampton Roads Mariners in the USISL. On May 16, 1996, the Mariners sent him on loan to D.C. United of Major League Soccer. He transferred to United on June 28.[9] He spent two seasons in D.C., winning two MLS championships. On November 6, 1997, the Miami Fusion selected him with the second pick of the 1997 MLS Expansion Draft. On August 14, 1998, Miami traded Vaudreuil to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for Tyrone Marshall and Jason Boyce.[10] He played two season in Colorado before being released at the end of the 2000 season. On February 23, 2001 he moved back to the Baltimore Blast.[11] In the spring of 2001, Vaudreuil joined the Connecticut Wolves in the USL First Division.[12] On July 3, 2001, the Chicago Fire signed Vaudreuil as a discovery player. He spent two seasons in Chicago, going on loan to the Milwaukee Rampage for one game in 2001.

Coach[edit]

In 1992, Vaudreuil served as an assistant coach with DePaul University’s men’s soccer team while he took graduate courses at the university. On January 10, 2003, Vaudreuil was hired as the head coach of the Jersey Shore Boca in the Premier Development League.[13] On February 9, 2004, the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division hired Vaudreuil as head coach.[14] On June 15, 2005, the Silverbacks fired Vaudreuil after he had compiled a 17–16–6 record over two years.[15] On September 15, 2005, he became an assistant coach with the Chicago Storm.[16] He then spent the fall of 2006 as the Executive Director for Chivas USA. He then moved Hollywood United where he served as head coach in 2007. As of August 3, 2009 he was appointed as the head coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy U-18. He is presently the Director of coaching for the Connecticut PSE Rush franchise. He is a former Assistant Coach for the New England Revolution MSL Soccer club.

In addition to his playing and coaching careers, Vaudreuil served as an Executive Committee Member of the Major League Soccer Players Association from 1997 to 2002. He was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canton High School Wall of Fame". Canton1981.homestead.com. May 22, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Connecticut: Soccer Hall of Fame Adds Seven". Maxpreps.com. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Princeton Media Guide". Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1989 American Soccer League". A-leaguearchive.tripod.com. January 27, 2007. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL STATISTICS – 1992–1993[dead link]
  6. ^ "1993 APSL". A-leaguearchive.tripod.com. January 27, 2007. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "1994 APSL". A-leaguearchive.tripod.com. January 27, 2007. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "March 26, 1996 Transactions". The New York Times. March 26, 1996. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ D.C. United Transactions[dead link]
  10. ^ "Rapids Load Up For Playoff Run With Acquisition Of Veteran Defender David Vaudreuil". Intermark.com. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ National Professional Soccer League Final Official Statistics – 2000–2001[dead link]
  12. ^ "Faster, Stronger, Better:Wolves stun MLS' Tampa Bay in Open cup contest, 3–2". Ctsports.homestead.com. June 26, 2001. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Vaudreuil set to coach PDL team". Jerseyshoreboca.com. January 9, 2003. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ "David Vaudreuil Named As New Head Coach". Atlantasilverbacks.com. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Silverbacks And Vaudreuil Part Company". Atlantasilverbacks.com. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Vaudreuil Joins Storm as Assistant Coach". Misl.net. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 

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