Barney Boyce

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Barney Boyce
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-11-02) November 2, 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980 Washington Diplomats 5 (0)
1981 Montreal Manic 1 (0)
1981–1982 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 3 (0)
1982 San Jose Earthquakes 11 (0)
1982–1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes (indoor) 38 (1)
1983–1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes 24 (0)
1985–1988 San Jose Earthquakes
1990 Salt Lake Sting
1992 San Jose Oaks
Teams managed
1987–1988 San Jose Earthquakes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Barney Boyce is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the North American Soccer League, Major Indoor Soccer League and Western Soccer Alliance. He coached the San Jose Earthquakes in the Western Soccer Alliance.


On September 13, 1979, the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League signed Boyce who was eighteen at the time. He had been playing in Yugoslavia at the time.[1] In the fall of 1980, the Montreal Manic purchased Boyce's contract from the Dips. He played limited time with the Manic in 1981 before moving to the Kansas City Comets for the 1981-1982 Major Indoor Soccer League season. In 1982, Boyce moved to the San Jose Earthquakes. In the fall of 1982, the team was renamed the Golden Bay Earthquakes and spent the indoor season playing in the MISL. The Earthquakes returned to the NASL for the 1983 outdoor season. Boyce remained with the Earthquakes through the 1984 NASL season, the 1985 independent exhibition season, and continued with the Earthquakes as they entered the Western Soccer Alliance in 1986.[2] He continued to play for the Earthquakes through 1988.[3][4] In 1990, he played for the Salt Lake Sting in the American Professional Soccer League.[5] In 1992, Boyce played for the San Jose Oaks.


In 1987, Boyce became the head coach of the Earthquakes and took the team to the WSA championship game.[6][7] He began the 1988 season as head coach, but was fired in June and replaced by Tomás Boy after a poor start.[8]


  1. ^ Dips Sign American, 18 Washington Post, The (DC) - Thursday, September 13, 1979
  2. ^ 1986 San Jose Earthquakes
  3. ^ 1987 San Jose Earthquakes
  4. ^ 1988 San Jose Earthquakes
  5. ^ 1990 Salt Lake Sting
  6. ^ EARTHQUAKES WILL OPEN WSA SEASON TODAY San Jose Mercury News (CA) - Sunday, March 15, 1987
  7. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1987
  8. ^ QUAKES NAME BOY COACH, REPLACING BOYCE San Jose Mercury News (CA) - Friday, June 17, 1988

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