Marc Pelosi

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Marc Pelosi
Marc Pelosi 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marc Anthony Pelosi
Date of birth (1994-06-17) June 17, 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Bad Säckingen, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2011 De Anza Force
2011–2015 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 San Jose Earthquakes 12 (0)
2017Reno 1868 (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2009–2011 United States U17 28 (8)
2012 United States U20 3 (0)
2015 United States U23 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Marc Anthony Pelosi (born June 17, 1994) is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Pelosi was born in Bad Säckingen, Germany, but moved to California during his youth and spent years with U.S. Soccer Development Academy club De Anza Force Academy in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] On November 8, 2011, Pelosi joined Premier League side Liverpool.[2] On February 17, 2013, in a match for the under-21 team, Pelosi suffered a double fracture on his right leg that ruled him out for over a year.[3] He signed a new contract with the club while recuperating from his injury, however, he was released by the club at the end of that contract on June 10, 2015.[4][5]

Professional[edit]

On July 17, 2015, Pelosi returned to the US and signed with his hometown MLS side San Jose Earthquakes.[6] He made his professional debut on July 26 in a 3–1 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[7] Pelosi was sidelined for the entirety of the 2016 season due to knee issues and did not return to the squad until appearing off the bench in the 63rd minute during San Jose's 4–1 friendly victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on July 14, 2017.[8][9] Following this appearance, Pelosi appeared on loan at Reno 1868 FC, named to the bench in the team's August 12 match against San Antonio FC.[10] He was released by San Jose on November 27, 2017.[11]

International[edit]

Pelosi represented the United States in every youth level. He was the captain for the under-17 national team at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was also a member of the under-23 side that took third place in the 2015 Toulon Tournament.

On January 9, 2015, Pelosi received his first senior call up for friendlies against Chile and Panama, but he did not feature in either of the matches.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Marc Pelosi is a distant relative of Paul Pelosi, husband of the current Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, although the two have never formally met.[13] After retiring, he moved to Park City, Utah, where he invests in cryptocurrency, real estate, and private equity.[14][15]

Pelosi attended high school at Bellarmine College Preparatory for a year before transferring to IMG Academy. He turned down an offer from UCLA to sign with Liverpool.[16]

Honors[edit]

United States U17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Pelosi – Force and US National". DeAnzaForce.org. De Anza Force. March 8, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Straus, Brian (November 8, 2011). "American teen Pelosi signs with Liverpool". SportingNews.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  3. ^ Wagner, Matt (February 26, 2013). "Breaking Bad: Three U.S. Prospects Suffer Injuries". AmericanSoccerNow.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Walsh, Kristian (June 10, 2015). "Liverpool FC announce released players ahead of 2015–16 season". LiverpoolEcho.co.uk. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Liverpool starlets Cameron Brannagan and Marc Pelosi sign new deals".
  6. ^ "Earthquakes Sign Midfielder Marc Pelosi". SJEarthquakes.com. Earthquakes Media Relations. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  7. ^ Media, Hangar (July 27, 2015). "Rewind: Quakes Remain Focused After Loss in Vancouver". SJEarthquakes.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes sign midfielder Marc Pelosi to new contract". Major League Soccer. December 16, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "RECAP: Earthquakes Defeat Bundesliga's Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  10. ^ @SKholdings_ (August 13, 2017). "Here is our Starting XI for tonight's match against @SanAntonioFC! Welcome @marcPelosi! #RNOvSA" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "NEWS: Earthquakes Announce Roster Moves Ahead of 2018 MLS Season | San Jose Earthquakes".
  12. ^ "Klinsmann Calls 28 Players for First Training Camp of 2015". USsoccer.com. U.S. Soccer. January 9, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  13. ^ Sciaretta, Brian (February 22, 2012). "Yanks Abroad: For Pelosi, Progress at Liverpool Takes a Knock in the Knee". The New York Times. Retrieved May 18, 2018. Pelosi was born in Germany in 1994 but moved to California when he was 3 years old. He also is a distant relative of the former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, though he has never met her.
  14. ^ "Former soccer phenom Marc Pelosi finds peace in Park City". Park Record. July 31, 2021.
  15. ^ "The story of Marc Pelosi, the US prospect on cusp of Liverpool debut who retired at 23".
  16. ^ "Sunnyvalle teen Marc Pelosi signs with English Premier League's Liverpool". November 8, 2011.

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