Alen Marcina

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Alen Marcina
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Personal information
Full name Alen Ivano Marcina
Date of birth (1979-07-30) July 30, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 New Westminster Khalsa 18 (38)
2002–2003 Ottawa Wizards 10 (9)
2004–2005 PAOK Thessaloniki 28
2004 ÍA Akranes (loan)
2005 Schweinfurt (loan)
2005 Herfølge 22 (0)
2006 Puerto Rico Islanders 27 (13)
2006–2007 New Zealand Knights 8 (2)
2007 Puerto Rico Islanders 8 (1)
2007 Montreal Impact 8 (1)
2007 Vancouver Whitecaps 6 (1)
2008 Minnesota Thunder 18 (3)
2008 Rochester Rhinos 3 (0)
2009 Miami FC 29 (5)
Teams managed
2012–2015 San Antonio Scorpions
2016 Rayo OKC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 22, 2009.

Alen Marcina ([martʃina], born July 30, 1979) is a Canadian soccer coach and former player. He is a three-time champion with San Antonio Scorpions and Rayo OKC in the NASL.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Playing[edit]

Marcina played college soccer with Barry University, and with New Westminster Khalsa in the Pacific Coast Soccer League,[4] before joining the Ottawa Wizards for the 2002-03 CPSL season, where he scored 9 goals in just 10 matches. When the Wizards had their license revoked by the CPSL, Marcina tried his luck in Europe and managed to land a contract with Greek giants and UEFA Cup Participants PAOK Thessaloniki in January 2004. The next years saw him play with ÍA Akranes of Iceland, Schweinfurt of Germany and Herfølge Boldklub of Denmark.

Marcina signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders for the 2006 season of the second tier league of American soccer, the USL First Division, which is a level below Major League Soccer. He scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for the Islanders earning All-League selection before moving to the New Zealand Knights[5] in November 2006. He netted his first goal for the Knights against the Newcastle Jets and also scored in the 3-1 win over the Queensland Roar.

Marcina returned to the USL and Puerto Rico in 2007, making another handful of appearances, before being bought by Canadian club Montreal Impact in June 2007. He was traded in July 2007 to the Vancouver Whitecaps. He signed with the Minnesota Thunder on February 12, 2008. On August 27, 2008, the Thunder sold Marcina's contract to the Rochester Rhinos.[6] In April 2009 left Rochester Rhinos and signed with Miami FC[7] where he led the team in goals, games played and minutes played. Marcina announced his retirement in 2010 after turning down multiple offers in the US and Vietnam.

International[edit]

Marcina called up by the Canadian national team missed New Zealand's round 21 match against Perth Glory at North Harbour Stadium. [8]

Managerial[edit]

  • 2012 NASL Champion-North American Supporters' Trophy (most goals scored (46) and fewest goals conceded (27)[9]
  • 2013 NASL Spring season third place (1 point out of first place)[10]
  • 2014 NASL Fall Champion[11]
  • 2014 NASL Soccer Bowl Champion. (fewest goals conceded (24) and second-most goals scored (43))[12]
  • 2015 NASL Spring seventh place (SA scorpions folded November 2015)[13]
  • 2016 NASL Fall season second place (one point out of first place)[14]
  • 2016 NASL Top 5 overall standings (resigned August 1, 2016)[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Review - NASL". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2014 Review - NASL". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "S.A. Scorpions win NASL championship title". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ PCSL Premier Men - 2000 to 2008 Archived February 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ [1] Archived October 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Rochester Rhinos acquire Alen Marcina". Democratandchronicle.com. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Miami Player Profile[dead link]
  8. ^ (http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-s-men-s-national-team-arrives-in-florida-p147069&t=article_canadasoccer100)
  9. ^ "2012 Review - NASL". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ "NASL Spring Season (USA) 2013 - Table, Results & Fixtures". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ "2014 Review - NASL". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ "S.A. Scorpions win NASL championship title". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Summary - NASL - USA - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Dude, where's my field? Rayo OKC gives whole new meaning to turf war - This is Cosmos Country". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 

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