Josué Mayard

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Josué Mayard
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-10-03) October 3, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Montreal, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Montreal Impact 13 (4)
2001 Nashville Metros 1 (0)
2001–2002 Dallas Burn 6 (0)
2002 Kansas City Wizards 0 (0)
2003–2005 Toronto Lynx 55 (2)
2005 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (0)
2006 Pors Grenland 26 (4)
2007–2008 Notodden FK 14 (0)
National team
2000–2007 Haiti 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 February 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 February 2008

Josué Mayard (born October 3, 1980 in Montreal) is a former Haitian international soccer player who had stints in Europe. Major League Soccer, and the USL A-League.

Club career[edit]

Mayard began his professional career in 2000 with the Montreal Impact of the USL A-League where he had an impressive rookie campaign, recording 4 goals and 2 assists in only 13 games.[1] After having an impressive campaign with the Impact he signed for Dallas Burn of the Major League Soccer.[2] He split the 2002 season between the Dallas Burn and Kansas City Wizards playing only three matches with Dallas.[3] Mayard returned to the A-League to sign with the Toronto Lynx his signing was announced in a press conference on April 30, 2003.[4] He made his debut for the club on May 3, 2003 against Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[5]

He re-signed with Toronto for the 2004 season his signing was announced on April 7, 2004.[6] Throughout the 2004 season the Lynx failed to acquire a playoff berth. Mayard returned for his third stint with the organization on April 19, 2005.[7] On June 21, 2005 Mayard was traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for Said Ali.[8] With the Caps he helped the team make the playoffs reaching the semi-finals but losing to Richmond Kickers in a penalty shootout.

In 2006, he went abroad to Norway and signed with Pors Grenland in the Norwegian First Division playing 26 games and scoring 4 goals. In 2007, he moved to league rivals Notodden FK, and appeared in 14 matches.[9]

International career[edit]

Although he is a Canadian citizen, due to his Haitian heritage he was able to compete for the Haiti national football team in their quest to qualify for the 2002 World Cup,[10] making his debut for Haiti against Honduras. He also helped the team qualify for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He did not however make their Gold Cup squad.

Personal life[edit]

Mayard has two brothers who also play professional soccer; Pierre-Rudolph and Elkana Mayard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Impact 2000 - Return to the outdoor game". Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  2. ^ "DALLAS BURN 2001 ROSTER". www.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Josue Mayard". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  4. ^ Glover, Robin. "April 30, 2003 Toronto Lynx Media Conference". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  5. ^ Nutt, Dave. "May 3, 2003 Toronto Lynx vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds (from Toronto Lynx)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  6. ^ Glover, Robin. "April 7th, 2004 Lynx press conference by Rocket Robin". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  7. ^ Glover, Robin. "April 19th, 2005 Toronto Lynx press conference (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  8. ^ Nutt, Dave. "June 21, 2005 USL Toronto Lynx upcoming week (from Lynx media release)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  9. ^ "Google Translate". translate.google.ca. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  10. ^ FIFA World Cup qualifying games – FIFA.com

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