Joey Worthen

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Joey Worthen
Personal information
Full name Joey Worthen
Date of birth (1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Austin Aztex
Number 18
Youth career
1998–2001 University of South Carolina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Cape Cod Crusaders 14 (5)
2002–2003 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 51 (1)
2004–2005 Richmond Kickers 37 (7)
2006 Real Salt Lake 3 (0)
2007–2008 Carolina RailHawks 27 (3)
2009 Richmond Kickers 17 (3)
2010– Austin Aztex 15 (0)
National team
1999 United States U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 3, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joey Worthen (born December 3, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American soccer player currently playing for Austin Aztex in the USSF Division 2 Professional League.


College and amateur[edit]

Worthen attended Cottonwood High School where he was named to the Parade High School All-America soccer team in 1998. He played college soccer at the University of South Carolina in 1998, but after his freshman season he withdrew from school to play for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team. He returned to South Carolina in 1999 and continued until his senior season in 2001, finishing his career with 24 goals and 15 assists.

Worthen also played with the Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL Premier Development League in 2000.


Worthern turned professional and was drafted in the second round of the A-League College Draft by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. In his first season in Pittsburgh he appeared in all 28 games and was named the Riverhounds' Rookie of the Year. He transferred to the Richmond Kickers in 2004, and spent the next two seasons there, before being offered a contract with Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer in March 2006.

On April 11, 2007 Worthen signed with the expansion Carolina RailHawks of USL First Division.

On February 17, 2009, Worthen announced his return to the Kickers.,[1] and was part of the Kickers team which won the 2009 USL Second Division championship.

He transferred to the Austin Aztex just days before the start of the 2010 USSF Division 2 Professional League season.[2]


Worthen played for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team in 1999, but has never been called into the senior team.


Richmond Kickers[edit]


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