Dzung Tran

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Dzung Tran
Personal information
Place of birth Huế, South Vietnam
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1984 Foothill College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 San Jose Earthquakes ? (2)
1985 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 0 (0)
1986–1987 Los Angeles Heat ? (0)
1987 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 39 (10)
1988 San Jose Earthquakes ? (3)
1990–1991 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 23 (10)
1990–1991 Salt Lake Sting
1991 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 6 (0)
1996 San Jose Oaks
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dzung Tran is a retired Vietnamese-American soccer player who spent time in the Major Indoor Soccer League, Western Soccer Alliance and National Professional Soccer League.

In 1978, Tran, his father and brother, escaped Vietnam after the communist capture of South Vietnam. He attended Livermore High School before transferring to San Jose High School where he graduated in 1983. In 1984, he practiced with the Golden Bay Earthquakes, including playing two minutes of a preseason game.[1] That fall, he began playing soccer at Foothill College, but Golden Gate Conference officials determined that his game with the Earthquakes counted as a professional event. Therefore, he was stripped of his collegiate eligibility during the season. In June 1985, the San Diego Sockers selected Tran in the first round of the Major Indoor Soccer League draft.[2] The Sockers released him in December 1985.[3] In 1985, he played for the San Jose Earthquakes which won the Western Alliance Challenge Series.[4] He continued to play for the Earthquakes in 1986 before moving to the Los Angeles Heat for the 1987 Western Soccer Alliance season.[5][6] In the fall of 1986, Tran signed with the Milwaukee Wave of the American Indoor Soccer Association. In 1988, he returned to the Earthquakes.[7] In 1990, he played for the Salt Lake Sting in the American Professional Soccer League.[8] He then returned to the Milwaukee Wave for the 1990–1991 indoor season. In 1991, he began the season with the Sting which folded halfway through the season. He then signed with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.[9][10] He later played for the San Jose Oaks.


  1. ^ "EARTHQUAKES SIGN TWO FORMER QUAKES" San Jose Mercury News (CA) – Monday, June 3, 1985
  2. ^ "Sockers feel right at home with draftees" San Diego Union (CA) – Thursday, June 20, 1985
  3. ^ "Deyna may remain victim of numbers games for a while" Evening Tribune (San Diego, California) – Tuesday, December 24, 1985
  4. ^ Jose 1985 San Jose Earthquakes
  5. ^ 1986 San Jose Earthquakes
  6. ^ 1987 Los Angeles Heat
  7. ^ 1988 San Jose Earthquakes
  8. ^ 1990 Salt Lake Sting
  9. ^ Wave's Tran puts best foot forward in APSL
  10. ^ 1991 APSL season

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