Adam Cristman

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Adam Cristman
Adam Cristman NE Revolution 2007-04-29.jpg
Cristman as a player for the New England Revolution
Personal information
Full name Adam Cristman
Date of birth (1985-01-08) January 8, 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Washington, D.C., United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2003–2006 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Richmond Kickers Future
2007–2008 New England Revolution 46 (10)
2009 Kansas City Wizards 5 (0)
2010 D.C. United 17 (2)
2011–2012 Los Angeles Galaxy 13 (1)
Total 81 (13)
National team
United States U-18 31 (4)
United States U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 4, 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 4, 2012

Adam Cristman (born January 8, 1985, in Washington, D.C.) is a retired American soccer player.


Youth and college[edit]

Cristman graduated from Mills Godwin High School in Richmond, Virginia, where as a senior in 2003 he helped seal a perfect 22–0–0 record for the team on way to an AAA state championship and No. 1 national ranking. He played college soccer at the University of Virginia, where he scored 34 career goals and accumulated 15 assists. During his college years Cristman also played for the Richmond Strikers and Richmond Kickers Future in the USL Premier Development League.


Cristman was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution and signed a developmental contract with the club. He began his debut season as a starter with Pat Noonan out with injury, and later settled into a role as a regular sub and spot starter, appearing in almost every game of the season. His solid play quickly earned him a bump up to the senior roster in midseason.[1]

After the 2008 season, Cristman was traded to Kansas City Wizards for allocation money and a third round 2009 MLS SuperDraft selection.[2] On July 25, 2009, after being plagued by injury for the first few months of the year, he made his debut coming on as a second-half sub in an MLS game against LA Galaxy.

In February 2010, D.C. United acquired Cristman from Kansas City in exchange for use of an international roster slot through December 31, 2011.[3]

On January 11, 2011 Cristman was traded to Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for the Galaxy's first-round pick in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.[4] After an extended layoff while he recovered from a knee injury, Cristman made his Galaxy debut on June 3, 2011, as a late substitute in a 0–0 tie with D.C. United.

He signed a new contract with Los Angeles on December 23, 2011.[5]

On July 3, 2012, Cristman retired from professional soccer due to injuries (multiple concussions).[6]


Cristman has played for the US national U-18 and U-23 teams.


New England Revolution[edit]

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]


  1. ^ "Cristman Elevated to Revolution's Senior Roster". November 14, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "DC United sign Kansas City star". December 31, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Galaxy acquire forward Cristman from DC". January 11, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ LA Galaxy Communications (December 22, 2011). "Re-sign Three Players Ahead of 2012 Season". LA Galaxy. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ LA Galaxy Communications (July 3, 2012). "Forward Adam Cristman to Retire". LA Galaxy. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 

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