Mike Randolph

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Mike Randolph
Personal information
Full name Michael Horace Randolph
Date of birth (1985-12-03) December 3, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Chino Hills, California, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Left Back, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlanta Silverbacks
Number 2
Youth career
2004–2005 Yavapai Roughriders
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Portland Timbers 25 (0)
2006–2008 Los Angeles Galaxy 39 (0)
2007 California Victory (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Los Angeles Legends 10 (0)
2010 Miami FC 16 (0)
2011 Los Angeles Blues 19 (2)
2012 Ventura County Fusion 1 (0)
2012 Cal FC
2012– Atlanta Silverbacks 3 (0)
National team
2007 United States U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 17, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 5, 2012

Michael Horace "Mike" Randolph (born December 3, 1985 in Chino Hills, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Atlanta Silverbacks in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Randolph attended Canyon Hills Junior High, where he played basketball, and Ruben S. Ayala High School. He is said to be one of the best soccer players to ever attend Ayala High School.

Randolph played for Yavapai College in Arizona, where he was named the ACCAC player of the year.[1] Randolph had been recruited at UCLA but did not meet academic requirements at the time.

In 2004, he helped the Roughriders to a 23–2 record and its 16th consecutive Arizona Community College Athletic Conference championship. Randolph, the 2004 ACCAC Player of the Year, helped Yavapai reach the National Semifinals but could not advance to the championship and defend the back-to-back titles the team had won in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, he finished his career at Yavapai College in Prescott Ariz., helping his team to a 24–2 record and a berth in the NJCAA National Championship. However, in the Final, the Roughriders lost 3–1 to Georgia Perimeter College, denying Yavapai of its sixth National Championship.

Professional[edit]

Randolph began his career at the Portland Timbers, where he had played 25 matches in his rookie season and been considered as one of three finalists for the USL First Division "Rookie of the Year" honor.[1]

Randolph was signed by Los Angeles Galaxy on September 16, 2006[2] and made his Galaxy debut April 13, 2007 as a substitute against FC Dallas.

He was released by Galaxy in February 2009, having made 39 appearances in his two years with the team. Having been unable to secure a spot on a professional team, he signed to play with Los Angeles Legends in the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season.[3]

Randolph was signed by USSF Division 2 club Miami FC on March 2, 2010.[4] After one season in Florida, Randolph returned to California when he signed with Los Angeles Blues of the USL Pro league on March 17, 2011.[5] After six years as a professional, Randolph scored his first professional goal on April 20, 2011 in a 4–2 win over Puerto Rico United.[6]

Personal[edit]

His younger brother, Sean Randolph, currently plays soccer for Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coach Mike. "Former Chino Hills AYSO Player Mike Randolph Emerges as a Finalist for First Division Rookie of the Year Honor", Chino Hills AYSO Region 779: Online Community for Teams & Players, September 27, 2006, retrieved December 4, 2006.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Galaxy Media Relations. "Los Angeles Galaxy sign forward Gavin Glinton and midfielder Mike Randolph", MLSnet.com, September 15, 2006, retrieved December 4, 2006.
  3. ^ Los Angeles Legends 2009 roster. Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved on September 9, 2011.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ United Soccer Leagues (USL). Uslsoccer.com (March 17, 2011). Retrieved on September 9, 2011.
  6. ^ United Soccer Leagues (USL). Uslpro.uslsoccer.com (April 20, 2011). Retrieved on September 9, 2011.

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