Lance Laing

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Lance Laing
Personal information
Full name Lancelot Laing
Date of birth (1988-02-28) 28 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
FC Edmonton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Harbour View
2010–2011 Village United
2011–2012 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 39 (2)
2013– FC Edmonton 33 (2)
National team
2004–2005 Jamaica U17
2008– Jamaica 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2012

Lance Laing (born 28 February 1988 in Trelawny Parish) is a Jamaican footballer currently playing for FC Edmonton in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Laing began his career in his native Jamaica, playing for Harbour View and Village United in the Jamaican National Premier League. He was part of the Harbour View team which won JNPL titles in 2007 and 2010, and played in the 2007 CFU Club Championship, the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup and the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League.

Laing moved to the United States in 2011 when he signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[1] He made his debut for the Strikers on 29 April, in a 2-2 tie with the Puerto Rico Islanders.[2] He scored his first goal with the club against Montreal Impact on 13 July 2011. Following an impressive debut season with the Strikers, Laing was named to the NASL Best XI for the 2011 season.[3] After the 2011 season, Laing spent some time on trial with both the Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. Laing scored his second goal with the Strikers, and his first of the 2012 season, off of a freekick in the 3-3 draw against the Carolina RailHawks on 2 May 2012.[4]

On 21 November 2012 FC Edmonton announced that Laing will be joining the team ahead of the 2013 season.[5]

International[edit]

Laing represented Jamaica several times at the under 17 level between 2004 and 2005, and made his debut for the senior national team on 26 July 2008 in an international friendly against El Salvador.[6] As a result of his performances with the Strikers, on 14 May 2012, Laing was recalled to the national team.[7]

Honors[edit]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

Harbour View[edit]

References[edit]

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