Mark Sherrod

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Mark Sherrod
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-08-13) August 13, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2009–2013 Memphis Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Chattanooga FC 12 (3)
2012–2013 Portland Timbers U23s 24 (11)
2014 Houston Dynamo 9 (2)
2015–2016 San Jose Earthquakes 6 (0)
2015 Sacramento Republic (loan) 5 (1)
2016 Sacramento Republic (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 29, 2016.

Mark Sherrod (born August 13, 1990) is a former American professional soccer player who played as a forward in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sherrod played high-school soccer at Carter High School where he scored 172 goals during his time there with 63 goals coming his final season at the school.[1] It was during that final season that Sherrod also won the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year award.[1] He then went on to attend the University of Memphis where he played college soccer for the Memphis Tigers.[2] During the summers, Mark spent 2011 playing with Chattanooga FC[3] and 2012 and 2013 with Portland Timbers U23s.

Professional[edit]

On January 16, 2014 it was announced that Sherrod had been drafted by the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer in the second-round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.[4] He then made his professional debut for the Dynamo on March 8, 2014 against the New England Revolution. He came on in the 90th minute for Will Bruin as the Dynamo won 4–0.[5]

On May 11, 2014 Sherrod make his first career start and scored his first MLS goals, scoring twice against Real Salt Lake. Sherrod went on to start the next three games for the Dynamo before having his promising rookie season come to a close with a torn ACL on May 21, 2014.[6]

At the conclusion of the 2014 MLS season, Sherrod was left unprotected by Houston for the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft and he was selected by Orlando City SC. The following day Sherrod was traded to San Jose Earthquakes for a second-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[7]

Sherrod started two games with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2015, and did not appear in any games with the team in 2016 after suffering another left knee injury.[8]

Mark retired at the age of 26 before the 2017 season due to recurring knee injuries.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of July 7, 2014[10][11][12]
Club Season League MLS Cup U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Memphis Tigers 2010 NCAA D-1 17 4 0 0 0 0 17 4
Memphis Tigers 2011 NCAA D-1 18 19 0 0 0 0 18 19
Memphis Tigers 2012 NCAA D-1 18 12 0 0 0 0 18 12
Portland Timbers U23s 2012 PDL 16 10 0 0 0 0 16 10
Memphis Tigers 2013 NCAA D-1 18 7 0 0 0 0 18 17
Portland Timbers U23s 2013 PDL 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Houston Dynamo 2014 MLS 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
San Jose Earthquakes 2015 MLS 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 104 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 104 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sherrod gets Gatorade state player of year". Knox News. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "In the News: Tigers' Mark Sherrod on All-AAC soccer team". Commercial Appeal. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Willis, Richard. "Dynamo Draft Picks: #32, Mark Sherrod". Dynamo Theory. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Houston vs. New England". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ortiz, Jose de Jesus. "Dynamo's Sherrod lost for season with torn ACL". http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2014/05/dynamos-sherrod-lost-for-season-with-torn-acl/. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 2, 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.orlandocitysc.com/post/2014/12/11/orlando-city-trade-mark-sherrod-2015-superdraft-pick
  8. ^ "Carter to retire MLS player Mark Sherrod's soccer jersey". KnoxNews.com. 2016-12-16. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  9. ^ "Who's in and who's out for San Jose Earthquakes this year". The Mercury News. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  10. ^ Mark Sherrod at Soccerway
  11. ^ "Portland Timbers U-23 Stats". 
  12. ^ "Mark Sherrod Memphis Tigers Profile". Memphis Tigers. 

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