George Taratsides

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George Taratsides
Personal information
Place of birth Greece
Playing position Forward / Goalkeeper
Youth career
1970–1973 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 Washington Diplomats 6 (0)
–1981 New York United 24 (0)
1982–1983 Pennsylvania Stoners 18 (0)
1982–1983 Pittsburgh Spirit (indoor) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Taratsides is a retired Greek-American soccer goalkeeper who played professionally in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League.

Taratsides attended the University of Maryland where he played on the men's soccer team from 1970 to 1973. In 1971, he spent the season at forward, leading the team with ten goals.[1] He then played the 1972 and 1973 season in goal. He was a 1972 Second Team and a 1973 Honorable Mention (third team) All American.[2] In 1974, he turned professional with the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League. In 1981, he played for New York United in the American Soccer League. He was a first team All Star that season.[3] IN 1982, he moved to the Pennsylvania Stoners.[4] He continued to play for the Stoners through the 1983 season. He also played one season, 1982–1983, with the Pittsburgh Spirit of Major Indoor Soccer League.

He was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997.[5]

George graduated from Howard University and has been a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer for the past 20 years practicing in Baltimore, Maryland.

Yearly Awards[edit]

  • ASL All-Star Team: 1981


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