Joey Worthen

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Joey Worthen
Personal information
Full name Joey Worthen
Date of birth (1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Florida Atlantic Owls (head coach)
Youth career
1998–2001 University of South Carolina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Cape Cod Crusaders 14 (5)
2002–2003 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 51 (1)
2004–2005 Richmond Kickers 37 (7)
2006 Real Salt Lake 3 (0)
2007–2008 Carolina RailHawks 27 (3)
2009 Richmond Kickers 17 (3)
2010 Austin Aztex 15 (0)
National team
1999 United States U-20
Teams managed
2012–2016 South Carolina Gamecocks (assistant)
2017– Florida Atlantic Owls
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 3, 2010

Joey Worthen (born December 3, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a former American soccer player and the current head coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls men's soccer program.


College and amateur[edit]

Worthen attended Cottonwood High School where he was named to the Parade High School All-America soccer team in 1998. He played college soccer at the University of South Carolina in 1998, but after his freshman season he withdrew from school to play for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team. He returned to South Carolina in 1999 and continued until his senior season in 2001, finishing his career with 24 goals and 15 assists.

Worthen also played with the Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL Premier Development League in 2000.


Worthern turned professional and was drafted in the second round of the A-League College Draft by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. In his first season in Pittsburgh he appeared in all 28 games and was named the Riverhounds' Rookie of the Year after leading the team in assists, minutes played, games played, and games started. He transferred to the Richmond Kickers in 2004, and spent the next two seasons there, before being offered a contract with Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer in March 2006.

On April 11, 2007 Worthen signed with the expansion Carolina RailHawks of USL First Division.

On February 17, 2009, Worthen announced his return to the Kickers.,[1] and was part of the Kickers team which won the 2009 USL Second Division championship.

He transferred to the Austin Aztex just days before the start of the 2010 USSF Division 2 Professional League season.[2]


Worthen played for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team in 1999, but has never been called into the senior team.

Coaching career[edit]

From 2012–2016, Worthen was an assistant coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks men's soccer program. On February 14, 2017, Worthen was named the head coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls men's soccer team ahead of the 2017 NCAA Division I men's soccer season.[3]


Richmond Kickers[edit]


  1. ^ Worthen returns to Richmond
  2. ^ Austin Aztex acquire Worthen and Marshall
  3. ^ "Joey Worthen Named FAU Men's Soccer Head Coach". Florida Atlantic University Athletics. February 14, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 

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