Yohance Marshall

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Yohance Marshall
Yohance Marshall during a game with Juventud Independiente versus Alianza F.C.
Personal information
Full name Yohance Marshall
Date of birth (1986-01-22) January 22, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Juventud Independiente
Number 5
Youth career
2002–2004 St. Anthony's College
2005–2008 South Florida Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Austin Aztex (loan) 24 (3)
2011 Vermont Voltage 3 (0)
2011 Rochester Rhinos 7 (0)
2012 Chainat FC 1 (0)
2013 Nay Pyi Taw 21 (3)
2014 Central FC 20 (0)
2015– Juventud Independiente 17 (0)
National team
2010– Trinidad and Tobago 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 11, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 11, 2015

Yohance Marshall (born January 22, 1986 in Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago) is a Trinidadian footballer playing for Salvadoran Primera División club Juventud Independiente.


Youth and college[edit]

Marshall attended High School at St. Anthony’s College in Trindad, he led the school team to three intercollegiate titles[1] while captaining the team in 2004 and playing in a star-studded team including future internationals Kenwyne Jones, Julius James, and Jan-Michael Williams.

In 2005, Marshall earned a scholarship to attend the University of South Florida, helping USF reach the final stages of the NCAA Tournament in three of his four years, and consequently named as an NSCAA Second Team All-American, a College Soccer News First Team All- American, and to the All-Big East First Team in his senior year. He also served as USF's team captain from 2006-2008 and started all 73 games he appeared in, scoring 7 times and assisting 6.[2]


Despite a predicted first round pick, a poor performance in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Combine saw Marshall undrafted during 2009 MLS SuperDraft.[3] However, two weeks later Marshall was signed by Los Angeles Galaxy in February 2009, after playing with the team during the 2009 pre-season, including the Pan-Pacific Championship. He made his professional debut for them on April 7, 2009, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Colorado Rapids.[4]

Marshall was sent on loan to USL-1 side Austin Aztex in June 2009, and again prior to the 2010 season. He scored his first professional goal for Austin on May 19, 2010 in a 3-3 tie with FC Tampa Bay, going on to score three goals that season.[5] He made his MLS debut with the Galaxy on September 18, 2010, starting against DC United after an emergency recall from Austin.

On January 25, 2011 the Galaxy announced that his contract option would not be picked up for the 2011 season, and Vermont Voltage from the USL Premier Development League moved quickly to sign him on a short-term contract. On June 8, 2011, the Rochester Rhinos of the USL Professional Division announced that they had signed Yohance Marshall for the remainder of the season, which saw them go on to win the USL Regular Season

On 6 March 2012, Marshall signed a 2-year contract with Thai Premier League side, Chainat FC. He made his debut on May 26, 2012, in a 2-2 tie against Thai Port F.C.. In August 2012, Marshall and Chainat FC decided to terminate the contract by mutual consent.

On December 10, 2012, Marshall signed a 1-year contract with Myanmar National League side Nay Pyi Taw F.C..[6] Marshall made his debut for Nay Pyi Taw F.C. on January 12, 2013, in a 1-1 tie against Ayeyawady United F.C.. He scored his first goal for the club in dramatic fashion, as he grabbed the game-winning goal against Hantharwady United football club in 90+5 minutes of the game to give Nay Pyi Taw F.C. their first win of the season. After a successful first half of the season in the Myanmar top-flight, Marshall was selected for a Foreign Player All-star team that will play against the Myanmar national football team.[7] Marshall came off the bench to start the second half of the All-Star game with the Foreign team trailing 1-0. He scored a header from a corner kick to equalized the game. The foreign All-Star team went on to win the game 2-1. Marshall finished the season with three goals in 21 games and went the entire season without being shown a card. He helped Nay Pyi Taw F.C. qualify for the AFC Cup for the first time in their short history with a runner-up finish in the Myanmar National League.

Marshall transferred to Central FC in Trinidad and Tobago at the season's close.[8] A regular in their Defence, his performances have recently earned praise in the popular press.[9] He made his debut for Central FC on January 24, 2014, in a goalless draw against Point Fortin Civic FC.[10] He has played in every game since joining the Sharks in the January transfer window while helping them go 17 games without a loss while stifling opposing attacks. In his 20 games for the club he surmounted 13 wins 5 draws and only 2 losses. Marshall also help guide Central to their second piece of silverware for the season by winning the Trinidad and Tobago Goal Shield[11] over arch-rivals W Connection F.C. Marshall also helped Central FC for the CONCACAF Champions League qualifying berth by finishing second in the league.[12] For his performances since joining Central FC, Marshall was recalled to the Trinidad and Tobago national football team for two upcoming friendly internationals game before the World Cup 2014[13]

On 11 January 2015, his current agent Simone Ghirlanda, of Pan American Calcio, announced that Marshall signed a 1-year contract with Salvadoran Primera División side, Juventud Independiente.

Marshall debuted with Juventud Independiente on January 18, 2015, playing 90 minutes in a 4-2 win over C.D. Pasaquina.


Marshall represented Trinidad and Tobago at the U-17, U-20 and U-21 level, and played for his country in a number of qualifiers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Marshall got his first cap for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team in October 2010, in a friendly match against local Concacaf rivals Jamaica. He represented Trinidad and Tobago again by helping them qualify for the Caribbean Cup held in Martinique in November 2010. Marshall was recalled to represent Trinidad and Tobago national football team in May 2014 for two Friendly Internationals games against Argentina national football team and Iran national football team respectively in their preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014[14]


LA Galaxy[edit]

Rochester Rhinos[edit]

Central FC[edit]


  • Myanmar All Star player 2013[15]


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