Robin Fraser

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Robin Fraser
Personal information
Full name Robin Lucius Fraser
Date of birth (1966-12-17) December 17, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls (assistant)
Youth career
1985–1988 FIU Golden Panthers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Miami Sharks
1990–1995 Colorado Foxes 93 (6)
1996–2000 Los Angeles Galaxy 129 (1)
2001–2003 Colorado Rapids 74 (0)
2004–2005 Columbus Crew 57 (0)
National team
1988–2001 United States 27 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2010 Real Salt Lake (assistant)
2011–2012 Chivas USA
2013– New York Red Bulls (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 April 2009

Robin Fraser (born December 17, 1966 in Kingston) is Jamaican-born American soccer coach and former player. He is currently an assistant coach for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

Fraser played six seasons in the American Professional Soccer League and ten in Major League Soccer. He earned 27 caps with the United States men's national soccer team between 1988 and 2001.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Fraser grew up in Miami, Florida where he played soccer at Miami Palmetto High School. He played college soccer at Florida International University from 1984 to 1988, leading the team to a NCAA Division II Championship as a freshman. After the team moved to Division I before the 1987 season, he was recognized as a 1987 and 1988 second team All-American,[1][2] and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy as a senior.

Professional[edit]

In 1988, Fraser signed with the Miami Sharks in the American Soccer League. He played two seasons with the Sharks. In 1990, he moved to the Colorado Foxes of the American Professional Soccer League, for whom he played from 1990 to 1995. While with the Foxes, Fraser was named an APSL All-Star four straight years, from 1992 to his final season in 1995.

When Major League Soccer was created, he was the Los Angeles Galaxy's first selection (fourth overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. Fraser played five seasons with Galaxy, and was named to the league's Best XI four times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000), and was named MLS Defender of the Year in 1999.

Fraser was traded to the Colorado Rapids in a salary-cap related move before the 2001 season. He spent three years in Colorado, before being traded to the Columbus Crew for two draft picks. Although his career was considered to be on the downslide during his time with the Rapids, he anchored the Crew defense in 2004, and was once again considered one of the best at MLS at the position, winning his second Defender of the Year award and being named to his fifth Best XI while captaining the Crew to the Supporters' Shield. During the 2003 and 2004 season, Fraser helped mentor two of MLS's most promising young defenders, Nat Borchers and Chad Marshall. Never a big scorer, Fraser only scored one regular season and one playoff goal in his entire MLS career. He retired after the 2005 season.

International[edit]

Although Fraser was born in Jamaica, he chose to represent the United States at the international level, after becoming a citizen in June 1986. He made his debut against Chile on June 1, 1988 and amassed 27 caps. His last came in a scoreless tie with Ecuador on July 6, 2001.

Coaching[edit]

During the late 90s, Robin Fraser and Greg Vanney co-coached a local girls soccer club in Los Angeles California known as the Santa Anita Soccer Club or SASC. In 2007, Real Salt Lake hired Fraser as a third assistant coach. On January 4, 2011, Fraser was hired as the new head coach of Chivas USA, becoming the team's sixth coach in seven years.[3]

Fraser was dismissed by Chivas after a two-year run saw him post 15-32-21 record, including a 14-match winless streak in his second season.[4] During the off-season, he was named as an assistant coach for the New York Red Bulls under new head coach Mike Petke.[5]

Coaching record[edit]

As of November 20, 2012
Team From To Record
G W L T Win %
Chivas USA January 4, 2011 Nov 10, 2012 68 15 32 21 22.06
Total 68 15 32 21 22.06
  • 1.^ Includes league, playoffs, cup and CONCACAF Champions League.

Honors[edit]

Individual[edit]

Achievements[edit]

As an assistant coach

As a player

  • MLS Cup
    • Runner-up (2): 1996, 1999

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