Eddie Henderson (soccer)

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Eddie Henderson
Personal information
Full name Eddie Henderson
Date of birth (1967-09-11) September 11, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Youth career
Seattle Kickers
1985-1989 University of Washington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-1990 Seattle Storm
1990-1991 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 4 (0)
1991 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 63 (15)
1992-1998 Wichita Wings (indoor) 235 (98)
National team
U.S. U-17
U.S. U-23
Teams managed
2001 Wichita Jets

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Eddie Henderson (born September 11, 1967 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired U.S. soccer player and current Nevada Director of Youth Coaching. Henderson spent two seasons in the Western Soccer League, one in the American Professional Soccer League, one season in Major Soccer League and seven in the National Professional Soccer League. He also played for the U.S. at the U-17 and U-20 levels.

High school and college[edit]

Henderson, the youngest of 18 children, grew up in Seattle, Washington where he played for the Seattle Kickers, a local youth club. In 1985 the Kickers won the WSYSA championship. Henderson attended O'Dea High School where he played both basketball and soccer. After he graduated from high school, Henderson attended the University of Washington from 1985 to 1989 where he played on the men’s soccer team. In 1989, he was a third team All American. He finished his four years with 29 goals and 21 assists.


While in college, Henderson spent two seasons as a forward with the Seattle Storm of the Western Soccer League (WSL). In 1988, he was selected as a first team WSL All Star.[1] In 1989, he was a second team All Star. After graduating from the University of Washington, Henderson spent one more season with the Storm, the last in its existence as it folded at the end of the 1990 season. The Tacoma Stars of the Major Indoor Soccer League drafted Henderson, but he signed with the San Diego Sockers. The Sockers cut him four games into the 1990-1991 season and he signed with the Milwaukee Wave of the American Indoor Soccer Association in January 1991.[2] In 1992, Henderson signed with the Wichita Wings of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) and remained with the team through the 1997-1998 season.

Junior national teams[edit]

Henderson spent time with the U.S. U-17 and U.S. U-23 national team. He was on the roster for the U.S. at the 1987 U-20 World Cup.[3]


After he retired from professional soccer, Henderson spent time as the junior varsity coach at O’Dea High School. He was also a coach with the Wichita Jets of PDSL for the team’s single season in 2001.[4]

Henderson also spent time as a stockbrocker.[5] However, he was unable to remain away from soccer and he became the Kansas Director of Youth Coaching before moving to Nevada where he currently holds the same position.


  1. ^ [1] Archived September 30, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Wave deals Kramer, will sign Henderson Milwaukee Sentinel - Thursday, January 10, 1991
  3. ^ FIFA Player Profile
  4. ^ "Premier Development Soccer League: Wichita Jets". Soccertimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  5. ^ http://www.odea.org/development/Newsletter.pdf

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