Jason Garey

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Jason Garey
Personal information
Full name Jason Garey
Date of birth (1984-07-19) July 19, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Columbus Crew 83 (15)
2011 Houston Dynamo 10 (0)
2012 Carolina RailHawks 17 (3)
Total 110 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 26, 2012.

Jason Garey (born July 19, 1984) is an American soccer player.


Youth and College[edit]

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Garey, who grew up in Gonzales, Louisiana,[1] attended St. Amant High School and played for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club. He continues to hold Louisiana high school records for most goals in a season (73) and in a career (170). Garey played college soccer at the University of Maryland.In his senior season, he scored 22 goals in 25 games, was named a first-team All-American, won the Hermann Trophy as the best college player, and led the Terrapins to the College Cup.


Garey was drafted by Columbus Crew in the first round (third overall) at the 2006 MLS SuperDraft and was with the Ohio club when they won the 2008 MLS Cup.

After five seasons with Columbus Crew, Garey's rights were traded to Houston Dynamo in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[2] At the end of the 2011 season, Houston declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Garey was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.

Garey signed with Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League on January 20, 2012.[3][dead link]


Columbus Crew

Beyond the pitch[edit]

Garey is a spokesman for Vanishing Paradise, a joint campaign by Ducks Unlimited and the National Wildlife Federation to raise awareness for wetlands preservation in his home state of Louisiana.[1]


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