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
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 13
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– Portland Timbers 150 (13)

* 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 an American soccer player who currently plays for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.


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.


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.

Jewsbury was traded to Portland Timbers for allocation money on March 1, 2011.[2] Just days after arriving in Portland, Jewsbury was given the captain's armband for the club's inaugural MLS season.[3]


Kansas City Wizards
Portland Timbers

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Portland Timbers captain
Succeeded by
Will Johnson