Brian Haynes (footballer)

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Brian Haynes
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-05-07) 7 May 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Couva, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlanta Silverbacks (head coach)
Youth career
1986–1989 Erskine College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Atlanta Attack (indoor)
1991–1996 Kansas City Attack (indoor) 170 (201)
1990 Orlando Lions
1991 Maryland Bays 20 (9)
1992–1995 Colorado Foxes
1995 Seattle Sounders 6 (0)
1996–2000 Dallas Burn 77 (8)
1997 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (loan) 1 (0)
1999 Milwaukee Rampage (loan) 2 (0)
1999 Texas Toros (loan) 2 (1)
2000 Texas Rattlers (loan) 2 (0)
1997–1998 Wichita Wings (indoor) 37 (29)
National team
1987–1996 Trinidad and Tobago 21 (8)
Teams managed
2001–2006 FC Dallas (assistant)
2007–2008 Real Colorado Cougars
2012 Atlanta Silverbacks (assistant)
2012–2013 Atlanta Silverbacks
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Haynes (born 7 May 1962 in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago) is a retired Trinidad soccer midfielder who earned twenty-one caps with the Trinidad and Tobago national football team. He spent his entire professional career in the United States where he played for numerous indoor and outdoor league. He was the 1991 American Indoor Soccer Association Rookie of the Year, won three American Professional Soccer League titles and played five seasons with the Dallas Burn in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

Haynes attended Erskine College, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1986 to 1989. He was a three time NAIA All American. He graduated in 1989. In the fall of 1989, Haynes signed with the Atlanta Attack of the American Indoor Soccer Association where he was the 1990 Rookie of the Year.[1] Haynes remained with the Attack until 1996. In 1990, the league was renamed the National Professional Soccer League. In 1991, Attack team moved to Missouri where it became the Kansas City Attack. That year, Haynes was a first team All Star. In 1990, Haynes began his outdoor career with the Orlando Lions of the American Professional Soccer League (APSL).[2] In 1991, Haynes played for the Maryland Bays of the American Professional Soccer League.[3] In 1992, he moved to the Colorado Foxes.[4] Haynes and his team mates won the 1992 and 1993 APSL championships. They also won the 1992 Professional Cup, with Haynes scoring a goal in the Final. In 1995, Haynes began the season with the Foxes, but the Seattle Sounders (1994–2008) purchased him for an undisclosed amount of cash in August 1995.[5] The move to the Sounders gave Haynes his third APSL and fourth overall championship as Seattle won the title.[6] On 6 February 1996, the Dallas Burn selected Haynes in the 4th round (33rd overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. He remained with the Burn through the 2000 season. However, that year, he played only one game. In 1997, he played one game on loan to the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers. On 27 August 1999, Haynes played two games on loan with the Milwaukee Rampage of the USL A-League while serving a red card suspension with the Burn.[7][8] He played one more indoor season during his time with the Burn. In 1997, he joined the Wichita Wings of the NPSL.

National team[edit]

Haynes earned twenty-one caps, scoring eight goals, with the Trinidad and Tobago national football team between 1987 and 1996.


On 16 March 2001, the Dallas Burn announced they had hired Haynes as an assistant coach. He remained with the Burn until 2007 when he became the head coach of the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League. He served as the head coach for the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League from 2012 until the end of 2013, losing in the final of the 2013 season, but he was not retained following the season[9] despite being named 2013 NASL Coach of the Year.[10]


  1. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1990". Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1990 Orlando Lions". 27 January 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1991 Maryland Bays". 27 January 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1992 Colorado Foxes". 27 January 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Northwest – Sounders' Win Streak Ends In Shootout Loss". 12 August 1995. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1995 Sounders". Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1999 Milwaukee Rampage". Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sounders-Milwaukee Match Report". Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
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  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 

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