Peri Marošević

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Peri Marošević
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Personal information
Full name Perica Marošević
Date of birth (1989-05-05) May 5, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Brčko, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2004–2006 IMG Soccer Academy
2006–2008 Michigan Wolverines
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Chicago Fire Premier 11 (4)
2009–2011 FC Dallas 4 (0)
2010 Austin Aztex (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Toronto FC 7 (2)
2012–2013 Junak Sinj 4 (0)
2013 New York Cosmos 8 (2)
National team
2008–2009 United States U20 14 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 16, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Perica "Peri" Marošević (born May 5, 1989) is a Bosnian-born American soccer player.

Early life[edit]

Marošević was born in Bosnia in Yugoslavia prior to the Bosnian War, and initially moved to Frankfurt, Germany with his parents as a young child to escape the conflict, before eventually settling in Rockford, Illinois.[1]

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Marošević attended Guilford High School in Rockford, IL and Edison High School in Bradenton, FL, played club soccer with the Rockford Raptors and Chicago Sockers,[2] and played college soccer at the University of Michigan, where he was named to the CoSida Academic All-District First Team in 2007, was a two-time All-Big Ten Second Team nominee and a one-time All-Big Ten First Team nominee, scoring 24 goals and registering seven assists becoming the team's leading scorer 2 out of his 3 seasons.[3] During his college years he also played with Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

Marošević was drafted in the first round (fifth overall) by FC Dallas in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, and signed to a Generation Adidas contract. He made his professional debut on March 29, 2009 in a Dallas's game against Chivas USA.[4] In April 2009, Peri appeared alongside 14 other Major League Soccer Players on Cosmogirl.com's "Hottest Soccer Guys".[5]

In June 2010, having found it increasingly difficult to break into the FC Dallas first team, Marošević was loaned to USSF-D2 side Austin Aztex.[6] He made his debut for the Aztex on June 19, coming on as a substitute against Miami FC.[7] Marošević scored a hat-trick for the Aztex in a second round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game against Arizona Sahuaros on June 22, 2010. The young striker ended his month long loan deal tallying four goals in four games.[8]

Marošević was signed by Toronto FC on July 28, 2011,[9] after asking to be released from FC Dallas. Two days later Marošević made his debut for Toronto as a second half sub for Nick Soolsma against Portland Timbers, with Toronto down 2-0. Marosevic ignited a comeback by scoring on his debut in the 63rd minute followed by a Danny Koevermans strike, earning a well-fought 2-2 away draw for Toronto FC. In Toronto's next league match against DC United, Peri again came in the game as a second half substitute earning his second league goal in only two league appearances for Toronto FC. The game ended in a 3-3 draw.[10] Marošević made his mark on the Reds season once again scoring against UNAM Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage, the game ended in a 1-1 home draw to the Mexican side.[11]

Marošević declined a contract offer by Toronto FC in January 2012.[12] In October 2012, he signed with NK Junak Sinj of the Croatian second division.[13]

On February 21, 2013, Marošević signed on to play for New York Cosmos in the team's inaugural year in the NASL.[14]

In July, 2014, the New York Cosmos cut ties with Marošević. [15]

International[edit]

Marošević has been a member of the U.S. U-17,[16] U-18,[17] and U-20[18] national teams. He was a member of the squad for the United States in the 2009 U-20 FIFA World Cup,[19] coming on as a substitute at halftime in a 3-0 loss to Korea.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (October 3, 2008). "Interview in Soccer America - Peri Marosevic (former Raptors player)". Rockford Raptors FC. 
  2. ^ "US Club Soccer Member Clubs’ Players Training With U.S. National Teams". U.S. Club Soccer. January 13, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten Awards First Weekly Honors of the Men's Soccer Season". Big Ten. September 8, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Peri Marosevic Player Profile". FC Dallas Player Profile. 
  5. ^ "Hot Soccer Guys Picture Gallery". Cosmogirl. April 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Peri Marosevic Loaned to Austin Aztex". ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth. June 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Austin Aztex vs. Miami FC Blues Official Match Information". June 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Marosevic Nets 3 in 3-1 Aztex Win". USL Soccer. June 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Toronto Adds Marosevic". Toronto FC. July 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Revamped Reds Earn A Draw". Toronto FC. July 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Depleted Reds Earn CCL Draw". Toronto FC. September 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2012/01/iro-marosevic-decline-offers
  13. ^ http://yanks-abroad.com/content.php?mode=shortcorner&entry=337
  14. ^ http://nycosmos.com/news/cosmos-add-two-players-roster
  15. ^ http://www.empireofsoccer.com/cosmos-with-marosevic-27223
  16. ^ "U-17 '89 MNT Defeat Lobos 2-1". U.S. Soccer. April 1, 2006. 
  17. ^ "U.S. Under-18 Men Take Third at Lisbon International". U.S. Soccer. June 4, 2007. 
  18. ^ "U.S. U-20 MNT Tops Mexico, 3-0, as Marosevic Nets Two Goals in Rivalry Match". U.S. Soccer. July 12, 2008. 
  19. ^ Shirey, Joel (August 28, 2009). "Soccer Goals: Rongen releases 21-man roster for the U-20 World Cup". Soccer Addict News. 
  20. ^ "Match: Korea v United States - U-20 World Cup". ESPN Soccernet. 

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