Jim Rooney (soccer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jim Rooney
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-09-09) 9 September 1968 (age 45)
Place of birth The Bronx, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current club United States U-17 (assistant)
Youth career
1987–1988 Fordham University
1993 C.W. Post
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Long Island Rough Riders
1998–1999 MetroStars 29 (8)
1999–2001 Miami Fusion 67 (12)
2002 New England Revolution 20 (1)
2004 Long Island Rough Riders 09 (1)
Total 116 (21)
Teams managed
2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (assistant)
2012– United States U-17 (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jim Rooney (born 9 September 1968) is an American former professional soccer player who played as both a midfielder and a striker.[1] He is currently an assistant coach for the United States men's national under-17 soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Jim Rooney was born in The Bronx, New York City.[1]

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

Rooney played college soccer at Fordham University and C.W. Post. At C.W. Post, he played with the Pioneers. He set their record of most goals in a single season: 21. This record still stands today.[2]

Professional[edit]

Rooney began his professional career in 1994 with the Long Island Rough Riders. he later played in Major League Soccer for the MetroStars, the Miami Fusion and the New England Revolution, making a total of 116 appearances.[3] Rooney then returned to the Long Island Rough Riders before in June 2004.[4][5]

Coaching career[edit]

Rooney was hired as assistant coach for Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on February 4, 2011.[6] In February 2012, it was announced that Rooney would be joining the staff of Richie Williams and the United States men's national under-17 soccer team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jim Rooney profile". Metro Fanatic. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "What Ever Happened To: Jim Rooney". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "All-Time MLS Player Register". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 24 July 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Rough Riders add Rooney, Espinosa". United Soccer Leagues. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Long Island Rough Riders All Time Stats
  6. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4149481

External links[edit]