Jason McLaughlin

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Jason McLaughlin
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Personal information
Full name Jason Ray McLaughlin
Date of birth (1982-04-14) April 14, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Provo, Utah, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Youth career
2000–2005 UAB Blazers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Augusta FireBall 12 (7)
2006 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 (5)
2007 Montreal Impact 0 (0)
2007 Vancouver Whitecaps 19 (0)
2008 Atlanta Silverbacks 30 (6)
2009 Portland Timbers 21 (0)
2010 Portland Timbers U23s 3 (0)
Teams managed
2010 Portland Timbers U23s (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 7, 2010

Jason McLaughlin (born April 14, 1982 in Provo, Utah) is an American soccer player who last played for Portland Timbers U23s in the USL Premier Development League.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

McLaughlin grew up in Wetumpka, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, playing on the men's soccer team from 2000 to 2005, scoring 15 goals and assisted on 13 others during his career. McLaughlin captained the Blazers his junior season and led them to a third-place finish the Conference USA tournament. He led the team in scoring his senior season with five goals and eight assists and received numerous accolades for his performance, including a NSCAA All-South Region third-team selection and All-C-USA second-team honors.

During his college years McLaughlin also played one season with the Augusta Fireball of the USL Premier Development League.[1]

Professional[edit]

McLaughlin signed his first professional contract in 2006 when he joined the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division. He played 28 games, scoring 5 goals, in his debut season. On January 11, 2007, the Silverbacks traded him and Fabian Dawkins to the Montreal Impact in exchange for Mauricio Salles and Dan Antoniuk.[2]

On April 11, the Impact then traded McLaughlin to the Vancouver Whitecaps for Sita-Taty Matondo, with McLaughlin never having pulled on an Impact jersey.[3] McLaughlin spent the 2007 season in Vancouver, featuring in 19 games.[4]

On November 14, 2007, the Silverbacks announced they had re-signed McLaughlin to a three-year contract after he was released by the Whitecaps.[5] In January 2009, following Atlanta's demise, he moved to the Portland Timbers of the USL-1.[6] He played 21 games for Portland in 2009 before being released on December 7, 2009;[7] he subsequently signed to play for the Timbers' USL Premier Development League affiliate, Portland Timbers U23s, as an over-age player and assistant coach. He made his debut for the U23s on May 21, 2010 in a game against the Spokane Spiders.[8]

Honors[edit]

Portland Timbers[edit]

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