Sean Rush

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Sean Rush
Sean Rush CPFC USA.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sean Patrick Rush
Date of birth (1985-02-27) February 27, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2005 Baltimore Bays
2005–2006 Venezia
2006–2007 Treviso
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Treviso 0 (0)
2007–2008 Crystal Palace Baltimore 12 (1)
2008 Osvaldo Cruz 20 (7)
2009 Real Maryland Monarchs 16 (1)
2009 Vila Meã 9 (0)
2010 Real Maryland Monarchs 11 (1)
2010– Ribeirão 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 15, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sean Patrick Rush (born February 27, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American soccer player who last played for Ribeirão in the Portuguese Second Division.[1]

He is usually employed in the central midfield role, although he has also played as a withdrawn striker and a right midfielder.



Rush grew up through the ranks of Baltimore Football Club, before the club merged with Baltimore Bays. Rush won state, regional, and national titles with both teams.[2] On a select trip to Italy, including a match against Milan at the Nereo Rocco Cup, Rush was invited by Milan's Franco Baresi to join their youth squad, but could not sign due to regulations.[citation needed] Rush returned to Italy, leaving school behind in the United States on the word of his agent.[3]


At age 19, Rush became only the second American to be signed by a team in Italy's top two divisions, Serie B side Treviso – the first was Alexi Lalas who played for Padova.[4] In 2007, the coaching staff was changed, bringing in an entirely new outfit.[5] Rush and a few others who were expected to be a part of the next season were not offered another deal.[6]

Rush signed for Crystal Palace Baltimore of the USL Second Division for their inaugural 2007 season.[7] Rush scored an important goal in the 92nd minute against New Hampshire on July 21, 2007, to keep Palace's playoff hopes alive.[8]

After one season at Palace, Rush decided to take the advice of a close friend and went to Brazil to play, subsequently spending the year with Osvaldo Cruz in the Campeonato Paulista Serie A3.[9]

Rush signed to play with Real Maryland Monarchs on February 10, 2009.[10] Starting and playing 80 minutes of the season opener against Bermuda Hogges, He scored the first goal of the season in the second minute of play.[11] Rush Tallied 1 goal and 5 assists in 2009, he played in 16 games before leaving early to play in Europe.[12]

Following conclusion of the 2009 USL2 regular season, Rush went on trial and after three days signed a yearlong contract with Portuguese side Vila Meã.[13] Rush made his first appearance in the 3-0 win over AD Olivereanse.

In April 2010, Rush announced he would be signing back with Real Maryland Monarchs under head coach Anthony Hudson.[14] For two consecutive seasons, Rush scored the seasons first goal for Real Maryland.[15]

In September 2010, Rush signed a yearlong contract with Ribeirão of the Portuguese Second Division.[16]


Rush is the Owner and founder of Pipeline International Soccer Academy, an American-based training academy for youths playing soccer.[17] Sean Rush and Santino Quaranta have started a non-profit premier soccer club in Baltimore, MD called Pipeline Soccer Club.[18] Rush is also the Associate Director of The International Soccer School which is located in Baltimore Maryland .[19] Rush holds an Irish passport,[20] His great grandfather, grandfather, and father all played the game at different levels.[21] He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, with his older brother, William, and his younger sisters, Dani and Kelly. They all attended Dulaney High School in Timonium, Maryland.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 23 September 2008)[citation needed]
Club Season League Cup[23] Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Treviso 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2007 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 1
Osvaldo Cruz 2008 20 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Maryland Monarchs 2009 16 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 3
Vila Meã 2009/10 26 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Maryland Monarchs 2010 11 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ribeirão 2010- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 2006–2010 82 12 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 38 2 4


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