Hunter Gorskie

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Hunter Gorskie
Personal information
Full name Hunter J. Gorskie
Date of birth (1991-06-27) June 27, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth New York, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 27
Youth career
2008–2009 Players Development Academy
2009–2012 Stanford Cardinal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Central Jersey Spartans 4 (0)
2011 Chicago Fire Premier 10 (1)
2012 New Jersey Rangers 2 (0)
2013–2015 New York Cosmos 45 (0)
2016–2017 Miedź Legnica 27 (0)
2017– Tampa Bay Rowdies 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:58, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Hunter J. Gorskie (born June 27, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.


Youth, college and amateur[edit]

Gorskie grew up in Marlboro Township, New Jersey and played soccer at Marlboro High School, where he set the career record in assists and is ranked second in career goals.[1]

He played club soccer for the Player Development Academy of New Jersey before committing to Stanford University where he played for four years. In 2009, Gorskie started all 20 games for the Cardinal and helped them to nine clean sheets, including three in the Pac-10 tournament and two in the NCAA Tournament. In 2010, Gorskie made 16 appearances, including four starts, and helped the Cardinal defense to a 1.14 goals against average. One of his four starts came on October 15 in Stanford's 2-1 upset victory over #13 UCLA.[2] He also went on to be named Pac-10 honorable mention All-Academic.[3] In 2011, he all 17 games in which he saw action and scored his first collegiate goal on September 25 in a 2-1 victory over Vermont.[4][5] He went on to be named Pac-12 All-Academic second team that same year.[6] In his final season at Stanford, Gorskie started in all 18 games and was named second team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic first team.[7][8]

During his time in college, Gorskie also played in the Premier Development League for Central Jersey Spartans, Chicago Fire Premier and New Jersey Rangers.[9][10][11]


After going undrafted in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, Gorskie went on trial with San Jose Earthquakes and made two reserve league appearances for them before signing his first professional contract with North American Soccer League club New York Cosmos on April 26, 2013.[12] He made his professional debut on August 3 in a 2-1 victory over Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the opening match of the NASL fall season.[13][14][15] Gorskie went on to make eight appearances for the Cosmos during the 2013 NASL season that culminated in the team defeating the Atlanta Silverbacks 1-0 to claim the NASL Soccer Bowl title.[16]

On September 13, 2014, Gorskie recorded his first professional assist in a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks.[17]

Gorksie started the final three games of the Cosmos season, including the team's NASL Championship semifinal against the San Antonio Scorpions as a central defender. Gorskie was named the team captain for the final regular season match of the year on November 1, 2014, against the San Antonio Scorpions.[18]

Gorskie finished the 2014 season with seven starts in 13 appearances across 672 minutes of action and recorded one assist.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Hunter's older brother Jason, who played college soccer at the University of Pennsylvania, currently plays professionally for Polish II liga side Wisła Puławy.[20]


  1. ^ Anness, Kaitlyn. "Marlboro Native Advances Soccer Career in New York; Hunter Gorskie grew up in Marlboro, and now he'll hit the field as a New York Cosmo.", Marlboro-Coltsneck Patch, July 8, 2013. Accessed September 10, 2015. "Gorskie, 22, is still the all-time assist leader and second in total points at Marlboro High School."
  2. ^ "Stanford Upsets No. 13 UCLA". Stanford Athletics. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stanford's 14 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorees Lead The Conference". Stanford Athletics. 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stanford Finishes 2-0 Weekend by Upending Vermont". Stanford Athletics. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's Soccer Earns Two Big Wins". Stanford Athletics. 26 September 2011. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Abolfathi, Binnie Earn Pac-12 All-Academic First Team Honors". Stanford Athletics. 21 November 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Six Cardinal Earn All-Pac-12 Honors; Kovar Named Top Freshman". Stanford Athletics. 13 November 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Men's Soccer Has 12 Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Recognition". Stanford Athletics. 14 November 2012. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "2010 Central Jersey Spartans stats". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "2011 Chicago Fire Premier stats". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "2012 New Jersey Rangers stats". United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Cosmos Sign Three More Players". New York Cosmos. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Match Report: New York Cosmos 2-1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers". New York Cosmos. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Gorskie Makes Pro Debut With Cosmos". Stanford Athletics. 8 August 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Harris, David (4 August 2013). "New York Cosmos reboot the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 2-1". Soccer Long Island Megazine. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
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