Greg Klazura

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Greg Klazura
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Personal information
Full name Gregory Klazura
Date of birth (1989-01-27) January 27, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Rockford, Illinois, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2007–2011 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Indiana Invaders 13 (0)
2012–2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (0)
2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 25, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gregory "Greg" Klazura (born January 27, 1989) is an American soccer player who most recently played for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College & amateur[edit]

Klazura played soccer in the NCAA for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He spent five years with the Fighting Irish where he appeared in 38 matches. In his fifth year he was named co-captain.

Klazura also spent two seasons with the Indiana Invaders of the USL Premier Development League.[1][2]

Professional[edit]

On January 17, 2012, Klazura was drafted by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the second-round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft.[3] After impressing the coaching staff during the preseason he was signed by the Whitecaps on February 22, 2012.[4] On May 2, Klazura made his debut in a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton in the Canadian Championship.[5]

Following the 2013 MLS season, Klazura and the Whitecaps did not come to terms on a new contract. Klazura has decided to pursue a career in medicine; he will begin medical school in the fall of 2014.[citation needed] In the meantime, Klazura has traveled to Zimbabwe, to play professional soccer for the Bantu Rovers.[6] He will also be working for the GrassRootSoccer Organization to educate children on the risks of HIV and AIDS.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Whitecaps FC select four players in 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft". WhitecapsFC.com. May 17, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "'Caps add Greg Klazura". WhitecapsFC.com. February 22, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Whitecaps FC make good start to Amway Canadian Championship semifinal". WhitecapsFC.com. May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American Major League players for Bantu Rovers". The Chronicle. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 

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