Shalrie Jamal Joseph (born May 24, 1978 in St. George's) is a Grenadian footballer who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.
Joseph moved to Brooklyn, New York with his family as a teenager. He played college soccer at Bryant & Stratton College, and St. John's University, New York, graduating in 2002.
Joseph was drafted fourteenth overall in the 2002 MLS Superdraft by New England Revolution, but did not join the team until the 2003 season, having spent much of 2002 searching for a club overseas, and later playing for the New York Freedom of USL D-3 Pro League. Upon joining the Revolution, Joseph quickly proved himself to be one of the most talented defensive midfielders in the league. He was named to the MLS Best XI in 2005. He became the Revolution's captain in 2010 after previous captain Steve Ralston left the Revolution to join AC St. Louis.
In August 2006 Joseph had a $1 million offer from Celtic FC but MLS rejected the offer. In January 2007 another offer of $2 million from Celtic was also rejected by MLS. (link?)
In 2008, he started, and played the entire MLS All-Star Game versus West Ham United. The All-stars won that game 3-2, making them 5-0 all time against foreign teams.
In 2010, Joseph took a leave of absence from the New England Revolution while he was involved in the Major League Soccer substance abuse and behavioral health program. Joseph returned to the Revolution at the end of May. The club signed Joseph to a Designated Player contract for the 2012 season.
On August 1, 2012, Joseph was traded to C.D. Chivas USA in exchange for Blair Gavin, a second round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.
On February 19, 2013, Joseph was traded to the Seattle Sounders FC along with second round picks in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and 2015 MLS SuperDraft, and a swap in allocation order.
Joseph is a member of the Grenada national team, for whom he has played in the Caribbean Cup, the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and in World Cup qualifiers.
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