Brandon Prideaux

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Brandon Prideaux
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-08-18) August 18, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1994–1997 Washington Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Seattle Sounders 23 (2)
1999–2001 Kansas City Wizards 69 (0)
2002–2006 D.C. United 116 (0)
2007 Colorado Rapids 21 (0)
2008–2009 Chicago Fire 49 (0)
Total 278 (2)
Teams managed
2010– University of Washington (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2009.

Brandon Prideaux (born August 18, 1976 in Seattle, Washington) is a former American professional soccer player, currently an assistant coach for the men's soccer team at the University of Washington.

Prideaux spent virtually his entire professional in Major League Soccer, playing for the Kansas City Wizards, D.C. United, the Colorado Rapids and Chicago Fire. His final game as a professional was on November 14, 2009, when his Fire team lost on penalties to Real Salt Lake in the 2009 MLS Cup Eastern Conference playoff final.



Prideaux played college soccer for the University of Washington from 1994 to 1997. After his MLS career, he returned to his alma-mater where he is currently the assistant coach. His coaching style is known for taking examples of himself and his experience in the MLS.


Upon graduating in 1998, Prideaux joined the Seattle Sounders of the A-League. He excelled for the Sounders, registering two goals and ten assists while leading the team in minutes played.

Prideaux's performance in the A-League attracted the attention of MLS, and he signed with the Kansas City Wizards for the 1999 season; he played in 15 games, starting 8, registering one assist. In his second year with the Wizards, Prideaux seized a starting role, starting all 31 of the games he played in, and helped lead the Wizards to an MLS Cup, playing a part in one of the best defenses in the league's history. Prideaux played with the Wizards one more season, before being traded to D.C. United for Stephen Armstrong prior to the 2002 season.

Prideaux started 53 of 55 games he played for D.C. in 2002 and 2003, but had his starting position challenged in 2004 with the emergence of Josh Gros, and a tactical shift that led the team to play a 3-5-2 formation more often. Nevertheless, he started 16 games, and was a useful role player for the club. In 2005, he resumed his regular role, starting 28 of 29 games, but served primarily as a backup in 2006, playing in only 9 matches after suffering a knee injury. While in D.C., Prideaux coached the NCSL division 1 Arlington Warriors, and led them to great success in Metro area league. Prideaux has yet to score a goal after eight years in MLS and currently holds the record for most matches played without scoring having succeeded Nick Garcia after the latter finally scored his first in June 2006.[1]

On December 15, 2006, D.C. United traded Prideaux to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for two draft picks.[2]

Prideaux was waived by the Colorado Rapids on March 4, 2008, and was picked up by the Chicago Fire in the MLS Waiver Draft.

On June 9, 2009, he announced his retirement from MLS, effective at the end of the season.[3] He became an assistant coach at the University of Washington on January 1, 2010.

Early life[edit]

Prideaux is a native of Renton, Washington and a graduate of Kentridge High School.[4][5]


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