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 55)
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Position(s) Forward / Midfielder
Youth career
Seattle Kickers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Washington Huskies (29)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Seattle Storm
1990–1991 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 23 (3)
1991 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 4 (0)
1991–1992 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 40 (12)
1992–1998 Wichita Wings (indoor) 235 (94)
International career
U.S. U-17
U.S. U-23
Management career
2001 Wichita Jets
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Eddie Henderson (born September 11, 1967 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired U.S. soccer player and current Washington Director of Youth Coaching for the ISC Gunners program. 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. Now he coaches ISC Gunners[4]

Henderson also spent time as a stockbroker.[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. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-18. Retrieved 2007-04-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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