Dan Popik

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Dan Popik
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-03-23) March 23, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Syosset, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1998–99 St. John's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–02 Milwaukee Rampage ? (?)
2003–04 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 (0)
2006 Columbus Crew 1 (0)
Teams managed
NC State (assistant)
2009 Carolina RailHawks (assistant)
2011 Furman (assistant)
2012–2013 Green Bay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dan Popik (born March 23, 1979 in Syosset, New York) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who is currently coaching at CASL for the U14, U15, and U16 teams, representing all three in Region 3 play. He has previously served as an assistant with the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division and two Division I men's teams, NC State and Furman. Popik last played goalkeeper for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.

A highly touted prospect who spent time with the Under-20 United States national team, Popik played college soccer at St. John's University, but left after two seasons. He did not get into MLS right away; instead, he signed with the A-League's Milwaukee Rampage in 2000. Popik would play three years for the club, leading them to the league championship in 2002.

Popik signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy prior to the 2003 MLS season as backup to Kevin Hartman. In two seasons, he only appeared in two league games, neither of them starts.[1] The Galaxy released Popik after the 2004 season. He was the lone player who ended the 2004 season on an MLS roster to attempt to become a replacement player for the U.S. national team during the labor dispute in early 2005.

He is currently the assistant coach/goalkeeper coach at North Carolina State University. In 2006, he joined the Columbus Crew as an injury replacement and played one game.[1] He remained at NC State until 2009 when he became the goalkeeper coach with the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division. In 2011, he became associate head coach at Furman University, and took his current position at Green Bay in 2013.


  1. ^ a b "Dan Popik". Major League Soccer. Retrieved December 19, 2010. [permanent dead link]

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