Nelson Pizarro

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Nelson Pizarro
Personal information
Full name Nelson Pizarro
Date of birth (1985-07-08) July 8, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Los Angeles Blues
Number 4
Youth career
2004–2007 Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Ventura County Fusion 13 (2)
2008–2009 Kansas City Wizards 3 (0)
2009 Miami FC 8 (0)
2010 San Diego Flash
2013– Los Angeles Blues 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nelson Pizarro (born July 8, 1985 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is an American soccer player currently playing for Los Angeles Blues in the USL Professional Division.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Pizarro played college soccer for Lincoln Memorial University. His style of attacking football was adored by fans and was extremely successful. The reason for this is growing up Nelson never played 11 aside soccer instead learning the game at his families indoor and 5 aside facility in Florida. He played with adults at a very young age and became a very technically gifted player with strength to match.

He regularly scored goals in big matches and could be utilized by the coaching staff in many positions including central defence and as a wide midfielder or full back. However, his most effective position is an attacking midfielder due to his technical ability and effective runs into the box.

As a sophomore at LMU he won several awards including a Gulf South Conference Championship. In his upperlassman career he won more awards including All-American honors as he captained the team to not only another conference championship, this time the South Atlantic Conference, but two regional championships, a final four berth in 2006 and in his last game at the University the National Championship final against Franklin Pierce University in 2007.

During his college years Pizarro also played in the USL Premier Development League for Ventura County Fusion,

Professional[edit]

Pizarro was signed to a developmental contract by Kansas City Wizards on April 30, 2008 after impressing head coach Curt Onalfo and GM Peter Vermes during a two-day open tryout .[1] He made his full professional debut for the Wizards on 8 July 2008, in a US Open Cup quarter final game against the Seattle Sounders.

He was waived by the Wizards in May, 2009. He later signed with USL-1 side Miami FC, and played 8 games for the Blues before being released at the end of the season.

Having been able to sign with a professional club elsewhere, Pizarro moved to California to play an exhibition season with the reborn San Diego Flash in 2010, in preparation for their return to full competition in 2011.

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