Matthew Bouraee

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Matthew Bouraee
Personal information
Full name Matthew Bouraee
Date of birth (1988-07-29) July 29, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Adelaide Comets
Youth career
2006–2009 Cornell Big Red
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 New York Red Bull NPSL ? (?)
2011 Puerto Rico Islanders 5 (0)
2012– Adelaide Comets 57 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Matthew Bouraee (born July 29, 1988 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Adelaide Comets in the FFSA Super League.


Youth and College[edit]

Bouraee attended Wall High School in Wall, New Jersey, where he broke the all-time school single season goal record previously held by University of Virginia's current head coach George Gelnovatch.[1] By scoring 31 goals in a single season, Bouraee earned All State First Team and All Region honors.[2] In his junior season Bouraee helped Wall become the #1 public soccer school in the state by winning a state championship.

Bouraee went on to play four years of college soccer at Cornell University in the Ivy League where he was named to the All Ivy League first team and the All America second team.[3] Bouraee led Cornell in goals and points[4] in all four of his years, and finished as the seventh leading scorer in the history of Cornell.

During his college years, Bouraee was a forward and eventual captain for the New York Red Bull NPSL team.[5]


Having spent time training with the New York Red Bulls, Sharjah SC, Red Bull Salzburg[6] and at the Pepsi Football Academy in Cairo, Egypt, Bouraee signed a contract to play for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the North American Soccer League in January 2011.[7]

He made his professional debut on April 17, 2011 in a game against FC Tampa Bay.

In 2012 he signed for FFSA Super League club Adelaide Comets. In his first season there they won the Carlsberg Cup.[8][9]

On August 15, 2012, Bouraee made his first appearance playing for South Australia.[10]