Jonny Walker (soccer)

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Jonny Walker
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-09-13) September 13, 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Torrance, California, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1994 Louisville Cardinals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Memphis Jackals ? (?)
1996 Dallas Burn 0 (0)
1997 Jacksonville Cyclones 11 (0)
1998–2002 Universidad Católica 74 (0)
1998Huachipato (loan) 11 (0)
2003 Colo-Colo 17 (0)
2003–2004 MetroStars 42 (0)
2005–2006 Columbus Crew 16 (0)
National team
2004 United States 3 (0)
Teams managed
2009– Memphis Tigers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jonny Walker (born September 13, 1974) is an American soccer goalkeeper who is an assistant coach with the University of Memphis women's soccer team. Walker played professionally in Chile and the United States, including Major League Soccer. He earned three caps with the United States men's national soccer team

Playing career[edit]

In the summer of 1994, he played for the Memphis Jackals of the USISL. He then played a year at the University of Louisville. Upon the formation of MLS, he was drafted 28th overall in the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft, and became a third-string goalkeeper of the 1996 Dallas Burn, behind Mark Dodd. Unhappy with his situation, he left MLS and played for the now-defunct Jacksonville Cyclones of the A-League.

On a recommendation, Walker went to Chile and signed with Universidad Católica. They loaned him out to Huachipato in 1998, then brought him back, and he became the starting goalkeeper for the club, playing in the Copa Libertadores, and winning the Apertura 2002 Championship. Jonny then signed with Colo-Colo in 2003, and played a season there.

Walker came back to the US later that year, signing with the MetroStars, after starting goalkeeper Tim Howard signed with Manchester United. In 2005, The MetroStars signed Tony Meola and traded Walker to the Columbus Crew. Walker retired after the 2006 season due to a chronic, inoperable back injury.

Walker received his first cap for the United States national team against Denmark in January 2004.

Coaching career[edit]

In the fall of 2009, Jonny Walker became the goalkeeper coach for the University of Memphis Women's Soccer Team. In 2010, Walker became the assistant coach and continues in that position to date.

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

 Chile Universidad Católica


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