Chance Myers

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Chance Myers
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Personal information
Full name Chance Russell Myers
Date of birth (1987-12-07) December 7, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Full Back
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 4
Youth career
1998–2004 Real So Cal
2004–2006 Pateadores
2006–2007 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Ventura County Fusion 12 (0)
2008–2016 Sporting Kansas City[1] 147 (2)
2016 Swope Park Rangers (loan) 1 (0)
2017– Portland Timbers 0 (0)
2017– Portland Timbers 2 (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2007 United States U18 3 (0)
2006–2008 United States U20 3 (0)
2008 United States U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 16, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 26, 2012

Chance Russell Myers (born December 7, 1987 in Thousand Oaks, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.


College and amateur[edit]

Chance Myers pushes up the wing versus Houston on July 7th, 2012 at Livestrong Sporting Park

Myers attended Thousand Oaks High School, and played college soccer at UCLA from 2006 to 2007. Over two years he started in 26 of his 42 appearances and managed 4 goals and 4 assists. During his college years he also played in the USL Premier Development League with Ventura County Fusion.


Leaving school early, Myers was drafted with the first overall pick of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards and signed for $130,000.[2][3] He made his MLS debut on April 9, 2008 against the New England Revolution, but struggled to maintain a consistent place in the starting lineup due to a series of injuries a new diagnosis of asthma.

It was announced on November 18, 2010 that Myers would graduate from the MLS Generation Adidas program at the end of the 2010 season.[4] He scored his first two professional goals on May 25, 2011 in a 5-0 win over New England Revolution in the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[5]

After his release from Kansas City at the end of 2016 season, Myers signed with Portland Timbers as a free agent on January 23, 2017.[6]


Sporting Kansas City[edit]


  1. ^ Team was known as Kansas City Wizards 2008-2010
  2. ^ Wizards Take UCLA's Myers With Top Pick, ABC News, 2008-01-19, retrieved 2008-04-23 [dead link]
  3. ^ Bowers, Dave (2008-04-23), There are no better MLS Fantasy brains to pick!, Fox Sports, archived from the original on May 5, 2008, retrieved 2008-04-23 
  4. ^ Generation adidas players to graduate at season's end
  5. ^ Sporting stomp New England 5-0, to round of 16
  6. ^

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