|Full name||Duncan Edward Oughton|
|Date of birth||14 June 1977|
|Place of birth||Karori, New Zealand|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|–1997||University of Otago|
|1997–2000||Cal State Fullerton Titans|
|2011–2013||Columbus Crew (assistant)|
|2013–||Toronto FC (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
Duncan Oughton (born 14 June 1977 in Karori) is a retired New Zealander association football player. Oughton played professionally in the United States for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew and represented New Zealand internationally. He is currently an assistant coach for Toronto FC.
Youth and college
Oughton attended the University of Otago in New Zealand, before moving to the United States to play college soccer at Cal State Fullerton from 1997 to 2000. As a senior as CS Fullerton, he scored 17 goals and was credited with 8 assists.
Upon graduating, Oughton was selected 10th overall in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew. Oughton immediately found playing time with the Crew, playing 20 games as a rookie, including 12 starts. He maintained a starting role for the Crew for the majority of his early career, in part due to his ability to play numerous positions in the midfield and defence. Oughton missed the entire 2005 season with a knee injury and was released in May 2006. However, he continued to train with the team, and in August 2006 the team waived Leonard Bisaku and re-signed Oughton. However, Oughton's playing time with the Crew became more sporadic; he made just nine first team appearances in 2006 and only five in 2008. In 2009, Oughton scored a bicycle kick goal against USL 1st Division Rochester Rhinos in a US Open Cup match, however, the Crew lost in penalties, with Oughton's being saved. In the 2009 MLS season, Oughton has been given the chance to be back in the first team and was rewarded with two straight starts, earning an assist.
After the 2010 MLS season Columbus declined Oughton's contract option, and he elected to participate in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Oughton became a free agent in Major League Soccer when he was not selected in the Re-Entry draft.
Oughton has represented the New Zealand national team, on numerous occasions. He received his first cap in 2002 in a win over Tahiti in the Oceania Nations Cup and went on to make 25 appearances and score 2 goals in A-internationals.
He was a member of New Zealand's 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup squad, and had a second taste of the big tournament atmosphere when he was named as part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup squad to travel to South Africa. His final appearance for New Zealand was as a second half substitute in the 2–0 loss to South Africa on 17 June 2009.
|1||2004-05-31||Marden Sports Complex, Adelaide, Australia||Solomon Islands||2–0||3–0||2004 OFC Nations Cup|
|2||2004-06-4||Marden Sports Complex, Adelaide, Australia||Tahiti||8–0||10–0||2004 OFC Nations Cup|
After retiring, Oughton joined the staff of the Crew, serving as an assistant coach in addition to serving as assistant technical director. He also served as analyst on regional television broadcasts of the club on Ohio News Network and later Fox Sports Ohio. In March 2013, Oughton was a candidate to replace Ricki Herbert as head coach of the Wellington Phoenix. During the 2013 season, he left Columbus to join the staff of Toronto FC, where he serves as an assistant to former international teammate Ryan Nelsen. Oughton holds a "B" license by the United States Soccer Federation.
- Major League Soccer MLS Cup (1): 2008
- Major League Soccer Supporters Shield (3): 2004, 2008, 2009
- Lamar Hunt US Open Cup (1): 2002
- Soccerway profile
- Oughton retires
- Oughton retires, joins front office
- "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
- "A-International Scorers – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
- "New Zealand – All Whites name Confederations Cup squad". Oceania Football confederation. 7 May 2009.
- "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
- Jardy, Adam (12 March 2013). "Oughton A Candidate For Hometown Job". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 9 May 2013.