Eric Reed (soccer)
|Full name||Eric David Reed|
|Date of birth||December 7, 1983|
|Place of birth||Nashua, New Hampshire, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2003–2006||Southern California Seahorses||48||(0)|
|2008||Cleveland City Stars||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 29, 2014.
College and Amateur
Reed grew up in Laguna Hills, California, and attended Laguna Hills High School, where he was a four-year starter. During this time, he received a handful of United States U-18 caps. After high school, he attended UCLA where he redshirted his freshman year. The following year he appeared in four games and continued his good form earning an additional 16 games in his second year. He was a consistent first team starter over the next two years.
While attending college, he competed in the USL Premier Development League with the Southern California Seahorses. Reed was the 2006 PDL Goalkeeper of the Year, leading the league with a 0.62 goals against average as well as the top shutout total with 10.
After he was not selected in the 2007 MLS Superdraft, Reed was selected by the California Victory of the USL First Division in the 2007 USL First Division College Player Draft. At the end of the 2007 USL-1 season, California Victory fans voted Reed as team MVP.
Following the demise of the Victory, Reed transferred to USL Second Division outfit Cleveland City Stars, who he helped win the USL2 title in 2008. On February 9, 2008, Reed joined Carolina RailHawks for the 2009 season.
Reed was briefly employed as the Men's Goalkeeping Coach at the University of San Francisco while playing for California Victory in 2007. He served as the Men's goalkeeper coach for Davidson College for two seasons in 2012-2013. He is currently the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach of Bowling Green State University Men's Soccer Team.
Eric is married with two children and currently lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.