John Raus

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John Raus
Personal information
Full name John Raus
Date of birth (1984-08-31) August 31, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2003–2006 Seton Hall Pirates
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Łomża 22 (5)
2008–2009 Fisher Athletic 28 (6)
2010 FC Tampa Bay 0 (0)
2010 Real Maryland Monarchs 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 4, 2013.

John Raus (born August 31, 1984 in Stamford, Connecticut) is a former American soccer player.


Youth and college[edit]

Raus attended Stamford High School and St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut, played club soccer for the Beachside Premiere club team,[1] and played college soccer at Seton Hall University, where he was a teammate of US national team standout Sacha Kljestan. He was named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team as a freshman in 2003.


After spending a brief period trailing with Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, Raus turned professional when he signed with ŁKS Łomża of the Polish Second Division in 2007. While at Łomża Raus scored 5 goals in twenty-two appearances, but left at the end of the season.

He moved to England in 2008, and spent some on trial at League One side, Gillingham.,[2] before eventually signing with Conference South side Fisher Athletic in November 2008. He made his debut for Fisher on November 11 against St. Albans City, and scored his first goal on February 18 against Eastleigh.[3]

After Fisher folded at the end of the 2008/09 season, Raus returned home to the United States, and signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the new USSF Division 2 Professional League in April 2010. Raus never played a game for the Rowdies, and moved to Real Maryland Monarchs in the USL Second Division later in the season.


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