Brian Kamler

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Brian Kamler
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-02-12) February 12, 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Creighton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 St. Louis Knights
1995 Richmond Kickers
1996–1999 D.C. United 55 (3)
1999–2000 Miami Fusion 40 (0)
2001 D.C. United 17 (0)
2002 MetroStars 8 (1)
2002–2004 New England Revolution 66 (8)
2005 Real Salt Lake 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Kamler (born February 12, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a retired American soccer midfielder, who played two seasons in the USISL, winning the 1995 U.S. Open Cup and league titles with the Richmond Kickers, and ten seasons in Major League Soccer.

Youth[edit]

Kamler grew up in St. Louis, playing in local YMCA, church and club leagues as a boy. In 1984, he joined the Anheuser Busch club which won the 1988 and 1989 D.J. Niotis Cup (U-16 National Championship).[1] He attended Parkway West High School in Chesterfield, Missouri where he was part of a state championship soccer team his freshman season. In 1991, he entered Creighton University where he was a multi-position player until 1993. He was a 1991 second team, a 1992 second team and a 1993 first team All American.[2][3][4] Creighton inducted Kamler into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.[5]

Professional[edit]

In 1994, Kamler left Creighton and signed with the expansion St. Louis Knights in the USISL. In 1995, he moved to the Richmond Kickers, which won the league and 1995 U.S. Open Cup titles. In February 1996, D.C. United selected Kamler in the 6th round of the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. He played three and a half seasons with DC before being shipped to the Miami Fusion in 1999. Kamler was sent back to DC United (in exchange for Carlos Llamosa) before the 2001 season, and spent a year there before being shipped to the MetroStars for Richie Williams. His stay with the Metros did not last long: midway through the year, Kamler was part of a massive six-player deal in which he wound up with the New England Revolution. After two and a half seasons with the Revs, it was time once again to pack his bag, as he was chosen by Real Salt Lake with the eighth overall pick of the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft. In ten years in MLS, Kamler scored 12 league goals with 27 assists; half of his goals came in the 2003 season for the Revs. He retired following the 2005 season.

He was named MLS Humanitarian of the Year in 2005.

Personal[edit]

Brian Kamler is married to Suzanne Miller Kamler, with two sons.

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