Brian Rowland

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Brian Rowland
Personal information
Full name Brian Rowland
Date of birth (1980-12-30) December 30, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1999–2003 UMBC Retrievers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Halifax Town
2001–2002 Chesapeake Dragons
2003–2004 Toronto Lynx 1 (0)
2003–2005 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 18 (0)
2005–2006 California Cougars (indoor) 3 (0)
2006 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 17 (0)
2006–2007 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 6 (0)
2007–2009 Crystal Palace Baltimore 53 (0)
National team
2001 Canada Canada U-20 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2009.

Brian Rowland (born December 30, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian soccer player who was a goalkeeper in both the indoor and outdoor versions of the sport. He is currently an assistant coach for the University of Maryland men's soccer team.



Rowland played college soccer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he was a four-year starter between 1999–2002. In 2002, he earned first team all-America East Conference, and was named an All-America honorable mention. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2003.[1]


Rowland was a member of the U20 Canadian National Team, the U19 Eastern Canadian regional team and the U20 Ontario Team. He played in a friendly match for Manchester United while on trial there, trained with Everton, and Fulham, and played a couple of first team games for Halifax Town as a triallist in 1998 and 1999.

During the 2001 and 2002 Rowland also played for the Chesapeake Dragons in the Premier Development League.


Rowland turned professional upon his graduation from college in 2003, and played for his hometown club Toronto Lynx in 2003 and 2004. Rowland also has extensive indoor soccer experience, having spent time playing for Baltimore Blast, the California Cougars and Milwaukee Wave.

Rowland signed with Crystal Palace Baltimore in 2007, and has been the team's first choice goalkeeper since then, helping the team to the USL-2 postseason for the first time in 2008. He became an assistant coach for the University of Maryland men's soccer team when he retired as an active player on February 15, 2010.[1][2]


Since 2004 Rowland has run a goalkeeper specific training camp named "Rowland Keeper Academy."[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup[4] Play-Offs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2007 19 0 1 0 - - 20 0
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2008 13 0 2 0 2 0 17 0
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2009 20 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
Total 2007–present 53 0 3 0 2 0 58 0


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