Danny Cepero

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Danny Cepero
Danny Cepero RedBull NY.jpg
Personal information
Full name Daniel Cepero
Date of birth (1985-04-22) April 22, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Baldwin, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2003–2006 Penn Quakers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 New York Red Bulls 15 (1)
2008 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 18 (0)
2010 Harrisburg City Islanders 15 (0)
2010 Philadelphia Union (loan) 0 (0)
2010 New York Red Bulls (loan) 0 (0)
Total 48 (1)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Florida Gulf Coast University (assistant)
2013– University of Louisville (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Danny Cepero (born April 22, 1985 in Baldwin, New York) is a former American soccer player.

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

Cepero played four years of college soccer at the University of Pennsylvania, where he captained the squad, set Penn's all-time career record for shutouts, and was named to the All-Ivy team in his senior year.[1]

Professional[edit]

Cepero was drafted by the New York Red Bulls in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft and spent the early part of 2007 balancing his remaining academic duties with his attempts to make the team roster.[2] On March 26, 2007, the team announced that it had signed Cepero to a developmental contract.[3] Cepero spent some time in the post-season of 2007 training with Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, where he impressed coaches.

Cepero was loaned out to the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division in 2008,[4] and while with the City Islanders Cepero established himself as one of the top keepers in USL-2. Following his successful loan stint he was recalled by the Red Bulls.

Cepero made his Red Bulls debut on October 18, 2008, against the Columbus Crew, because of first choice goalkeeper Jon Conway's 10 game suspension for using illegal substances. In the 83rd minute of the game Cepero scored a goal from a free kick deep inside his own half to become the first goalkeeper in MLS history to score a goal from open play.[5]

Cepero was waived by New York on February 12, 2010.[6] He later signed with Harrisburg City Islanders.

It was reported on March 14, 2011 that Cepero retired as a professional soccer player.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Cepero joined Florida Gulf Coast University as an assistant men's soccer coach. In February 2013, he joined University of Louisville also as an assistant coach working mostly with goalkeepers. [8][9]

Honors[edit]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny Cepero", Penn Soccer, retrieved March 28, 2007.
  2. ^ Angel, Sebastien. "Chance of a Lifetime", The Daily Pennsylvanian, January 22, 2007, retrieved March 28, 2007.
  3. ^ Red Bull New York Media Relations. "New York Red Bulls sign five players", MLSnet.com, March 26, 2007, retrieved March 28, 2007.
  4. ^ MetroFanatic. "Danny Cepero loaned to Harrisburg of the USL", MetroFanatic.com, April 2, 2008, retrieved May 9, 2008.
  5. ^ Michael Lewis (2008-10-19). "Red Bulls' Danny Cepero becomes first goalie to score a goal in MLS". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Red Bulls waive GK Cepero, D Johnson, D Garcia". USA Today. February 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ http://blog.pennlive.com/upper90/2011/03/city_islanders_training_camp_r.html
  8. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/pub/danny-cepero/27/7b2/a13
  9. ^ http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/danny_cepero_851621.html

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