Yohance Marshall

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Yohance Marshall
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Personal information
Full name Yohance Marshall
Date of birth (1986-01-22) January 22, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Central FC
Number 50
Youth career
St. Anthony's College
South Florida Bulls men's soccer
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 2 (0)
National team
2010- Trinidad and Tobago 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 18, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 16, 2011

Yohance Marshall (born January 22, 1986 in Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago) is a Trinidadian footballer playing for TT Pro League club Central FC.

Career[edit]

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]

Professional[edit]

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]

International[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

Rochester Rhinos[edit]

Personal[edit]

  • Myanmar All Star player 2013[10]

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