Jim Rooney (soccer)
|Date of birth||9 September 1968|
|Place of birth||The Bronx, New York, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Striker|
|United States U-17 (assistant)|
|1994–1997||Long Island Rough Riders|
|2002||New England Revolution||20||(1)|
|2004||Long Island Rough Riders||9||(1)|
|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. He is currently an assistant coach for the United States men's national under-17 soccer team.
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.
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. Rooney then returned to the Long Island Rough Riders before in June 2004.
Rooney was hired as assistant coach for Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on February 4, 2011. 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.
- "Jim Rooney profile". Metro Fanatic. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
- "What Ever Happened To: Jim Rooney". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
- "All-Time MLS Player Register". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 24 July 2009.[dead link]
- "Rough Riders add Rooney, Espinosa". United Soccer Leagues. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
- Long Island Rough Riders All Time Stats
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