Marc Pelosi

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Marc Pelosi
Marc Pelosi 2015.jpg
Pelosi playing for United States U23 at the 2015 Toulon Tournament
Personal information
Full name Marc Anthony Pelosi
Date of birth (1994-06-17) June 17, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Bad Säckingen, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position 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)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 24, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 6, 2015

Marc Anthony Pelosi (born June 17, 1994) is an American soccer player.



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 which ruled him out for over a year.[3] Pelosi 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]


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] Pelosi was released by San Jose on November 27, 2017.[11]


Pelosi has represented the United States in every youth level so far. 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 didn't feature in either of the matches.[12]


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]


  1. ^ "Marc Pelosi – Force and US National". De Anza Force. March 8, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Straus, Brian (November 8, 2011). "American teen Pelosi signs with Liverpool". Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  3. ^ Wagner, Matt (February 26, 2013). "Breaking Bad: Three U.S. Prospects Suffer Injuries". Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Walsh, Kristian (June 10, 2015). "Liverpool FC announce released players ahead of 2015–16 season". Retrieved July 27, 2015.
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  6. ^ "Earthquakes Sign Midfielder Marc Pelosi". Earthquakes Media Relations. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  7. ^ Media, Hangar (July 27, 2015). "Rewind: Quakes Remain Focused After Loss in Vancouver". 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.
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  12. ^ "Klinsmann Calls 28 Players for First Training Camp of 2015". 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. The New York Times Company. 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.

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