Marshall Leonard

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Marshall Leonard
Personal information
Full name Marshall Leonard
Date of birth (1980-12-29) December 29, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth El Paso, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position defender
Youth career
1998–2001 Virginia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 New England Revolution 63 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2006

Marshall Leonard (born December 29, 1980 in El Paso, Texas) is an African American[1] soccer defender and midfielder, who recently played for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

Leonard attended high school in Columbus, Georgia, earning letters at both Shaw High School and Brookstone School. He went on to play college soccer at the University of Virginia from 1998 to 2001. Leonard started a total of 89 games at UVA, every one that he played in, while scoring one goal and 8 assists.[2]

Leonard was selected 45th overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, and signed to a developmental contract. After spending his first year entirely on the bench,[3] Leonard came on strong at the end of 2003, appearing in ten games, including five starts. He developed into a consistent starter in 2004, and when Joe Franchino went down with an injury, Leonard took his spot at left back; he finished the year with one assist in 22 starts. In 2005, while playing most of the year at the left wing spot, he scored a goal and an assist. He was waived by New England in 2007.

Honors[edit]

New England Revolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mello, Felicia. "A background check for human posterity", The Boston Globe, September 25, 2007. Accessed March 17, 2012. "Marshall Leonard, a midfielder for Major League Soccer's New England Revolution, traveled the world with his military family and later as a player on the U.S. under-17 national team. But the African-American from Georgia never expected to discover that his roots trace back to Finland and Asia."
  2. ^ "Marshall Leonard Bio". VirginiaSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Martins, Gus (August 30, 2003). "Soccer; Revs' Leonard gets shot". Boston Herald.