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Justin Detter (born August 7, 1982 in Holly, Michigan) went to Holly High School and played soccer and now is a retired American soccer player, who played striker for the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer. He retired in 2005 citing poor pay ($18,500/year) as his primary factor in his decision.
Detter played club soccer at Detroit club Vardar and then began his journey to playing professional soccer at the Bradenton Academy and with the U.S. U-17 national team. After graduating from Bradenton, Detter moved to college soccer at the University of Notre Dame, where he played from 2000 to 2003. Detter was a starter all four years at Notre Dame, he had an amazing senior season after making a move from midfield to forward resulted in a scoring explosion, as he registered 14 goals and 5 assists that year, and was named to the All-Big East first team. He finished his college career with 28 goals and 18 assists.
Upon graduating, Detter was selected 47th overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards. He struggled to get playing time behind Josh Wolff, Davy Arnaud, and Matt Taylor and he had to undergo two sports hernia surgeries and finished the season with only 162 minutes over six games. During his short career in the MLS, Justin was a US Open Cup Champion and an MLS CUP 2004 runner-up.
- "Wizards Forward Justin Detter Announces Retirement". Infozine.com. June 29, 2005.