Jack Jewsbury

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Jack Jewsbury
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-04-13) April 13, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Joplin, Missouri, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
1999–2002 St. Louis Billikens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Kansas City Brass
2003–2010 Kansas City Wizards 195 (14)
2003 Syracuse Salty Dogs (loan) 7 (2)
2011–2016 Portland Timbers 154 (13)
Total 359 (30)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:14, 23 May 2016 (UTC).

Jack Jewsbury (born April 13, 1981) is a retired American soccer player.


Youth and college[edit]

Jewsbury was born in Joplin, Missouri. He attended Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri, where he scored a state record 59 goals in his senior season and 124 goals in his four-year high school career. He was named First-team All-Midwest Region, All-State, All-District, All-Ozark Conference and conference Player of the Year as a senior, and was a three-time All-District and All-State selection, before having his #21 jersey retired.

Jewsbury played five years of college soccer at Saint Louis University, finishing his career tied for tenth on the school's all-time scoring list with 101 points. Jewsbury was twice named first team All-Conference USA, winning the Conference Player of the Year award as a sophomore. During his college years, he also played with Kansas City Brass in the Premier Development League.


Kansas City Wizards[edit]

Jewsbury was drafted 43rd overall in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards, and signed to a developmental contract. As a rookie, Jewsbury struggled for playing time, appearing for only 61 minutes all season. In July and August 2003, the Wizards sent Jewsbury on loan to the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the USL A-League.[1] In his second year, however, Jewsbury played much more, becoming a significant utility player for the Wizards. That year he helped the club capture the 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the Western Conference title. He continued to progress with the club and soon became a very influential player for Kansas City. In eight years with the club, the central midfielder would appear in 195 league matches and score 14 goals.

Portland Timbers[edit]

Jewsbury was traded to Portland Timbers for allocation money on March 1, 2011.[2] For the expansion side heading to their inaugural season, Jewsbury was given the captain's armband being the franchise's first captain in history.[3] In the 2012 season, Jewsbury had scored the winning goal to have Portland defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps to win the Cascadia trophy for that season. In the Timbers off season, Potland acquired the services of Diego Valeri, Noberto Paparatto, and Will Johnson who eventually took over as the Team's captain in the following season. Following Portland clinching their second playoff berth in 2015, Jewsbury had played in all the Timbers' playoff games contributing in the Timbers run in the playoffs, and to the MLS Cup where they defeated Colombus Crew SC 2-1.[4]


Jack Jewsbury announced his retirement on Sunday October 9, 2016, during the annual Stand Together banquet hosted by the Timbers and the Thorns. Several players including long time teammate Darlington Nagbe got to express appreciation playing with Jewsbury.


Kansas City Wizards
Portland Timbers


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Portland Timbers captain
Succeeded by
Will Johnson