Damien Pottinger

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Damien Pottinger
Personal information
Full name Damien Pottinger
Date of birth (1982-01-17) January 17, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Scarborough, Ontario
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
2000–2003 Duquesne University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Vaughan Sun Devils 1 (1)
2005 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 14 (3)
2004–2006 Philadelphia KiXX (indoor) 21 (5)
2006 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 22 (4)
2006 Toronto Lynx 21 (5)
2007 GS United
2007–2008 Orlando Sharks (indoor) 28 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2015-01-04.

Damien Pottinger (born January 17, 1982) is a former Canadian professional soccer player who played the majority of his career in the United Soccer Leagues and the Major Indoor Soccer League (2001–08)

Career[edit]

Pottinger began at the college level with Duquesne University in 2000, where he is currently the University's all-time leading goal-scorer with 34 goals.[1] After a successful stint with Duquesne where he was named to the Atlantic 10 Pre-Season All-Conference Team and the Most Valuable Offensive Player, he was selected second overall by Edmonton Aviators in the 2004 A-League draft.[2] Though he never signed a professional contract with the club. In 2002, he signed with the Vaughan Sun Devils of the Canadian Professional Soccer League, making his debut on June 21, 2002 in a match against the Ottawa Wizards where he registered a goal in a 3–1 victory.[3]

In 2005 Pottinger signed with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Second Division where he played 14 games and scored 3 goals, but the club failed to reach the postseason by finishing seventh in their division.[4] In 2006 Pottinger was acquired by the Toronto Lynx of the USL First Division after playing indoor with the St. Louis Steamers (1998–2006) during the winter.[5] He made his debut on Sunday June 4, 2006 against Virginia Beach Mariners which ended in a scoreless draw.[6] On June 15 he recorded his first goal with Toronto against Miami FC in a 2–2 draw.[7]

With the Lynx Pottinger formed a strong partnership with Kevin Jeffrey up front where he scored 5 goals in 21 games. He helped the Lynx to a 10 home game undefeated streak, and helped the Lynx reach the finals of the Open Canada Cup which the team lost 2–0 against Ottawa St. Anthony Italia.[8][9] The following year The Lynx dropped two divisions down to the Premier Development League, which resulted with Pottinger along with the rest of the senior players to be released from their contracts. During the winter season he played with the Orlando Sharks of the Major Indoor Soccer League.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Damien Pottinger Named A-10 Player of the Week
  2. ^ "Pottinger drafted first by Edmonton". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. December 17, 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-01-04. 
  3. ^ Glover, Robin (June 21, 2002). "Result of the CPSL game of Friday June 21st, 2002 between Vaughan Sun Devils and Ottawa Wizards played at Dufferin District in Vaughan.". Rocket Robin's Home Page. 
  4. ^ "Soccerstats.us". Soccerstats.us. 
  5. ^ Irwin, Rob (June 4, 2006). "Lynx Earn First Point of the Season". Rocket Robin's Home Page. Lynx media release. 
  6. ^ Glover, Robin (June 4, 2006). "Result of the Sunday June 4th, 2006 USL game between Toronto Lynx and Virginia Beach Mariners played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 6:00 pm.". Rocket Robin's Home Page. 
  7. ^ Irwin, Rob (June 15, 2006). "Lynx Earn Point on the Road". Rocket Robin's Home Page. Lynx media release. 
  8. ^ Irwin, Rob (September 12, 2006). "2006 SEASON WRAP-UP". Rocket Robin's Home Page. Lynx Media Release. 
  9. ^ Glover, Robin (September 24, 2006). "Result of the Sunday September 24, 2006 Open Canada Cup Final between Toronto Lynx and Ottawa St Anthony's Italia played at Esther Shiner in North York at 5:00 pm.". Rocket Robin's Home Page. 
  10. ^ Gordon, Andrea (July 8, 2008). "Everyone wins". thestar.com. Toronto Star. 

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