James Thorpe (soccer)

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James Thorpe
Personal information
Full name James Thorpe
Date of birth (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2004–2007 Franklin Pierce Ravens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Boulder Rapids Reserve 10 (0)
2007 Cape Cod Crusaders 13 (0)
2008 D.C. United 0 (0)
2009 Western Mass Pioneers 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2009.

James Thorpe (born February 17, 1985 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts) is an American soccer player.



Thorpe played college soccer at Franklin Pierce College, where he was named Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and as Freshman of the Year in 2004, was awarded NSCAA/adidas All-American Third Team honors, was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-New England and All-Northeast-10 first team as a sophomore and a junior, and was also NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Year three years in a row. He also led Franklin Pierce to its first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship in his senior year in 2007.


Thorpe was signed to a developmental contract by D.C. United on March 27, 2008, but did not see any first team action in league play. His lone first team appearance came in United's 2-0 loss to Cruz Azul in the CONCACAF Champions League, in which he received two yellow cards and was sent off.[1] He also played in seven games for DC in the MLS Reserve Division before being released at the end of the season.

He subsequently signed for Western Mass Pioneers in the USL Second Division for the 2009 season.


D.C. United[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Goff, Steven. "United's Champions League Bid Ends Meekly". Washington Post, October 22, 2008. Retrieved on May 5, 2013.