Jason Jordan

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Jason Jordan
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-05-30) May 30, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1994-1996 Richmond United
1998-1999 Langara College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 - 2008 Vancouver 86ers/Whitecaps 257 (78)
National team
1996-1997 Canada U-20 7 (2)
Teams managed
2009- Coastal WFC (U-16 Boys)
2009 Crofton House Varsity
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jason Jordan (born May 30, 1978 in Richmond, British Columbia) is a retired professional soccer player who formerly played for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the First Division of the United Soccer Leagues. He is currently Vancouver's third all-time leading scorer with 74 goals in 207 games.

Career[edit]

He began playing college soccer with Langara College from 1998 till 1999, he signed with the Vancouver 86ers in 1997.

In June 2002, he turned down a contract offer from the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer in favour of remaining with the Whitecaps.

In the 2005 season he enjoyed a career year with the Whitecaps being named 2005 USL First Division MVP and lead the league with 17 goals. Jordan as well was named Whitecaps Player of the Year, and was presented with the "Domenic Mobilio Golden Boot", and shared the Supporter's MVP award with goalkeeper Mike Franks.

Unfortunately, he suffered numerous injuries in 2006 that restricted him to playing only six games in the regular season and two games in the playoffs. Despite limited action, he tallied two assists and fired six shots in his regular season appearances as the Whitecaps won the USL First Division Championship, beating the Rochester Raging Rhinos 3-0.

On December 19, 2008, Jordan was released from the Vancouver Whitecaps[1] and retired few days later.

International[edit]

Jordan is also a former member of the Canadian Under-20 and Under-23 national teams.

Coaching career[edit]

Jordan is currently involved with the Vancouver Selects youth soccer club, coaching their U18 team as well as overseeing the rest of the club, from U14 to U18. In 2009 he led the Crofton House Varsity soccer team to victory at the ISA's on Vancouver Island and works as U-16 Boys coach for Coastal WFC. They continue to improve with his guidance and support.

Honours[edit]

Canada[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Jordan moves on | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. December 19, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2013.