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Brian Dunseth
Personal information
Full name Brian William Dunseth
Date of birth (1977-03-02) March 2, 1977 (age 47)
Place of birth Upland, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Position(s) Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Cal State Fullerton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 New England Revolution 83 (1)
1998MLS Pro-40 (loan) 1 (0)
2001 Miami Fusion 15 (0)
2002–2003 Columbus Crew 51 (1)
2003 Dallas Burn 9 (1)
2004 Bodens BK 24 (2)
2005 Real Salt Lake 24 (2)
2006 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 (0)
International career
2000 United States 1 (0)
Medal record
Representing  United States
Runner-up CONCACAF Gold Cup 1998
Men's Soccer
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Brian William “Dunny” Dunseth (born March 2, 1977) is an American television soccer commentator and former player.



Dunseth played college soccer at California State University, Fullerton, and was one of the first players to sign a Project-40 contract, in 1997.


He was assigned to the New England Revolution and spent the next four and a half seasons there, before being traded to the Miami Fusion midway through 2001. The Fusion was contracted next year, and Dunseth was taken by the Columbus Crew in the 2002 MLS Dispersal Draft and spent a year and a half there, before a trade to the Dallas Burn.

Dunseth left Major League Soccer for 2004, playing for Bodens BK in Sweden. He was elected Best Player of the Norrbotten County that season by a major newspaper. He then returned to MLS, signing with Real Salt Lake. He played a year with the club, before a trade to Chivas USA for Douglas Sequeira and Christian Jimenez. Before the 2006 season started, Dunseth was traded again, to the Los Angeles Galaxy for a draft pick. In process, he became the first MLS player to be on the roster of seven different teams (although he never played for Chivas). He was waived by the Galaxy in May 2006. In eight years of MLS, Dunseth scored five goals and six assists. He retired from professional soccer in July 2006.[1]

He played for Los Angeles–based amateur team Hollywood United in the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup


Dunseth was captain of the U.S. team that competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 1997 World Youth Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Along with college teammate Ben Hooper and Ace Harrison, Dunseth co-owns a fashion line[2] called Bumpy Pitch and The Original Winger, a soccer-specific lifestyle website.[3]


After retiring from his professional soccer career, Dunseth worked as a sportscaster for Real Salt Lake. He frequently contributed to various MLS partners for commentary while still working for RSL. He was named one of the commentators for Apple TV's MLS coverage in 2023.



Columbus Crew


  1. ^ "En gång länets bästa fotbollsspelare – nu slutar Brian Dunseth". NSD. July 28, 2006. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "Bumpy Pitch". Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.theoriginalwinger.com Archived June 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine The Original Winger