Dan Calichman

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Dan Calichman
Personal information
Full name Daniel Jacob Calichman[1]
Date of birth (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 54)
Place of birth Huntington Station, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Position(s) Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Williams Ephs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 50+ (1+)
1994 Boston Storm
1995 New York Centaurs
1996–1998 LA Galaxy 68 (0)
1999–2000 New England Revolution 29 (0)
2000 San Jose Earthquakes 16 (0)
2001 Charleston Battery 22 (1)
Total 185+ (2+)
International career
1997 United States 2 (0)
Managerial career
2002–2014 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags
2010–2011 New York Cosmos (youth)
2011–2013 Chivas USA (youth)
2014–2020 Toronto FC (assistant)
2021– LA Galaxy (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Daniel Jacob Calichman (born February 21, 1968) is an American soccer coach and retired player. He played as a defender and is an assistant coach for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

Calichman played college soccer at Williams College, where he was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American.[2]

Professional[edit]

Calichman began his professional career in Japan, first for Mazda in the Japan Soccer League in 1990 and 1991, and then for its successor Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the newly formed J. League Division 1 in 1992 and 1993. Calichman became the first American to play in the J-League. In 1995, he moved back to the United States and played for Boston Storm and New York Centaurs in the A-League.

In 1996, Calichman was allocated to Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. He captained the team for three seasons, earning All-Star recognition in 1996, until a trade to New England Revolution before the 1999 season. He ended his MLS career splitting 2000 between the Revs and San Jose Earthquakes and spent 2001 in the A-League with Charleston Battery. He retired from competitive soccer at the end of the 2001 season. Calichman held the captain armband for the Earthquakes when John Doyle wasn't in the lineup.

Calichman was honored by the Galaxy in a pre-game match ceremony on April 4, 2009.[3]

International[edit]

Calichman was capped two times for the United States national team, both in 1997.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2002, Calichman was appointed as head coach of the men's soccer team at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.[4] In 2007, Calichman also became the director of player development for Southern California-based youth soccer organization LAFC Chelsea. The club later became part of first the New York Cosmos and then the Chivas USA academy setups. From 2014 until 2020, he was an assistant coach for the Major League Soccer team Toronto FC under head coach Greg Vanney.[5] In 2021, he moved to LA Galaxy to serve as an assistant coach.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[7][8][9][10]
Club Season League Domestic Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1990–91 JSL Second Division 26 1 0 0 3 1 29+ 2+
1991–92 JSL First Division 11 0 0 0 0 0 11+ 0+
1992 J1 League 0 1 6 1 6+ 2+
1993 13 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Total 50+ 1+ 0 1+ 10 2 0 0 0 0 60+ 4+
Boston Storm 1994 USISL 0 0 0 0
New York Centaurs 1995 A-League 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA Galaxy 1996 Major League Soccer 28 0 5[c] 0 33 0
1997 32 0 1[d] 0 2[c] 0 35 0
1998 8 0 1[c] 0 9 0
Total 68 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 77 0
New England Revolution 1999 Major League Soccer 25 0 25 0
2000 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
San Jose Earthquakes 2000 Major League Soccer 16 0 2 0 18 0
Charleston Battery 2001[11] A-League 22 1 2 0 2[e] 0 26 1
Career total 185+ 2+ 4+ 1+ 10 2 1 0 10 0 210+ 5+
  1. ^ Includes the Emperor's Cup and U.S. Open Cup
  2. ^ Includes the JSL Cup and J.League Cup
  3. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in the MLS Cup Playoffs
  4. ^ Appearance in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup
  5. ^ Appearances in the A-League playoffs

International[edit]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[10]
National team Year Apps Goals
United States 1997 2 0
Total 2 0

Managerial[edit]

Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W L T Win % Ref.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags September 6, 2002 September 13, 2014 242 140 82 20 057.85 [12]
Total 242 140 82 20 057.85

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Calichman at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ Slater, Robert (2000). Great Jews in Sports. Jonathan David Publishers. p. 54. ISBN 0-8246-0453-9.
  3. ^ Magaña, Angel (April 5, 2009). "Familiar Problems Haunt Galaxy". LAist. Gothamist. Archived from the original on April 9, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  4. ^ "Dan Calichman – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps profile". Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags and Athenas. Claremont Colleges. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  5. ^ MLSsoccer staff (September 17, 2014). "Old faces, new place: Greg Vanney names Toronto FC coaching staff, and they're loaded with MLS experience". Major League Soccer. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Baxter, Kevin (January 5, 2021). "Galaxy hire Greg Vanney as next coach to lead rebuilding project". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  7. ^ Dan Calichman at J.League (archive) (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ Dan Calichman at Major League Soccer
  9. ^ "Dan Calichman – LA Galaxy player registry". LA Galaxy. Major League Soccer. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Dan Calichman". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  11. ^ "Dan Calichman at StatsCrew.com". Stats Crew. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  12. ^ "CMS Men's Soccer Year-by-Year Web Archives". Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags and Athenas. Claremont Colleges. Retrieved February 3, 2021.

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