Kevin Goldthwaite

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Kevin Goldthwaite
Kevin Goldthwaite RedBull NY.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kevin Patrick Goldthwaite
Date of birth (1982-12-09) December 9, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Sacramento, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2001–2004 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Indiana Invaders 1 (0)
2005 San Jose Earthquakes 3 (0)
2005 Portland Timbers (loan) 10 (0)
2006–2007 Houston Dynamo 21 (0)
2007 Toronto FC 9 (1)
2007–2010 New York Red Bulls 54 (2)
2010 Portland Timbers (USL) 1 (0)
2011 Portland Timbers 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin Goldthwaite (born December 9, 1982 in Sacramento, California) is a former American soccer player who last played for Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

After graduating from Christian Brothers High School (Sacramento, California), Goldthwaite played college soccer at the University of Notre Dame from 2001 to 2004. He was named second-team all-Big East as a junior in 2003 and first-team all-Big East in 2004. Goldthwaite was also a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy in 2004. He led the Irish with nine assists in 2003 and also scored two goals in an NCAA tournament game against Milwaukee. He also played for Indiana Invaders in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

Goldthwaite was selected 17th overall in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes but was loaned to the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division during his first year. He played in eight reserve matches for San Jose, scoring two goals, and made two U.S. Open Cup appearances for the Earthquakes. He also made 10 regular-season and two post-season appearances with Portland, rejoining San Jose after the Timbers' playoff loss. He played in three regular-season games and one playoff contest for the Earthquakes, earning an assist in his Major League Soccer debut.

Along with the rest of his Earthquakes teammates, Goldthwaite moved to the Houston Dynamo for the 2006 season and saw sporadic time on the back line. On April 18, 2007, he was traded along with a first-round pick in 2008 MLS SuperDraft to Toronto FC for Richard Mulrooney. He scored Toronto's first ever game-winning goal in the match against Chicago Fire on May 12, 2007, but was moved to New York Red Bulls in a trade for Todd Dunivant on June 27, 2007. After struggling in 2007 with New York, Goldthwaite emerged as a key player for the Red Bulls in 2008. He started 28 regular season matches, scoring 2 goals and recording 2 assists. His consistency throughout the season earned him the club's Defender of the Year Award. He then helped lead the Red Bulls to an unlikely appearance in the MLS Cup Final, playing in a back line that yielded one goal in three playoff matches. In 2009 Goldthwaite had an injury-riddled season for New York limiting him to 17 league appearances.

Goldthwaite was unable to recover from his injuries during the 2010 season and was waived by New York on August 6, 2010 to make room on the Red Bulls roster for new signing Rafael Márquez.[1] On August 25, 2010, Portland Timbers signed Goldthwaite for the remainder of the 2010 USSF Division-2 Professional League season.[2] Having played for Portland in 2005 while on loan from San Jose Earthquakes, it is his second stint in the Rose City.

On November 28, 2011, Goldthwaite announced his retirement from professional soccer.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

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Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2005 Portland Timbers USL First Division 10 0 - - 2 0 - - 12 0
2005 San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer 3 0 2 0 1 0 - - 6 0
2006 Houston Dynamo 20 0 2 0 - - - - 22 0
2007 1 0 - - - - 1 0 2 0
2007 Toronto FC 9 1 - - - - - - 9 1
2007 New York Red Bulls 9 0 - - - - - - 9 0
2008 28 2 1 0 4 0 - - 33 2
2009 17 0 1 0 - - 1 0 19 0
2010 Portland Timbers D-2 Pro League 1 0 - - 2 0 - - 3 0
2011 Portland Timbers Major League Soccer 4 1 1 0 - - - - 5 1
Total USA 102 4 7 0 9 0 2 0 120 4
Career total 98 3 6 0 9 0 2 0 115 3

Honors[edit]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

References[edit]

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