Kurt Morsink

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Kurt Morsink
Personal information
Full name Kurt Morsink
Date of birth (1984-06-27) June 27, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2003–2006 James Madison Dukes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Bradenton Academics
2004–2005 Cape Cod Crusaders 31 (4)
2006 Bradenton Academics 10 (1)
2007–2009 Kansas City Wizards 47 (0)
2010–2012 D.C. United 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 9, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kurt Morsink (born June 27, 1984 in San José, Costa Rica) is a retired American-Costa Rican soccer player.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Morsink was born and raised in San José, Costa Rica. Growing up, he played for Costa Rican powerhouse Liga Deportiva Alajuelense's youth system. He was a member of the U-15 Costa Rican national team. He joined the US U17 National team 84 age group for the residency program at IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida, although he never played an official match. He played collegiate soccer at James Madison University from 2003 to 2006. He started 73 out of 76 games scoring 32 goals and assisting on 29. He was an All Conference and All American as well as the National Player of the Week. During his college years he also played with both Bradenton Academics and Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

Morsink was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards in the 4th round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft (No. 42 overall) with their third pick. Started in all play-off games his rookie year, a team whom lost in the Western Conference Finals to eventual MLS Cup champions Houston Dynamo. After three seasons with the club, Morsink was traded to D.C. United in February 2010. After struggling with injuries, Morsink retired from playing professional soccer on August 9, 2012.[1]

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