Marshall Leonard

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Marshall Leonard
Personal information
Full name Marshall Leonard
Date of birth (1980-12-29) December 29, 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth El Paso, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Position(s) Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 New England Revolution 63 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, 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 American soccer defender and midfielder, who last played for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

Leonard is African American.[1] He attended high school in Columbus, Georgia, earning varsity 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 played and started in a total of 89 games at UVA 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.

Following his retirement from soccer, Leonard graduated from the Stony Brook School of Medicine in 2016. He later completed his residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in 2019.[4]


New England Revolution[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". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Martins, Gus (August 30, 2003). "Soccer; Revs' Leonard gets shot". Boston Herald.
  4. ^ "Former Rev Marshall Leonard joins New York City virus battle as physician". ESPN. Reuters. March 29, 2020. Retrieved March 29, 2020.