Matt Kennedy

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Matt Kennedy
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-04-07) April 7, 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979 Philadelphia Fury 0 (0)
1979–1981 Philadelphia Fever (indoor) 14 (0)
1983 Carolina Lightnin' 21 (0)
1984–1987 Minnesota Strikers (indoor) 20 (0)
1987–1988 Wichita Wings (indoor) 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Matt Kennedy is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who played in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League.

In 1979, Kennedy signed with the Philadelphia Fury of the North American Soccer League, but saw no game time before being released. He then played for the Philadelphia Fever of the Major Indoor Soccer League from 1979 to 1981. In 1983, he played for the Carolina Lightnin' in the American Soccer League. He was the league's second leading goalkeeper.[1] In 1984, he signed with the Minnesota Strikers of the MISL but suffered what first appeared to be a career ending knee injury during the pre-seasons He played only two games over the next two years, but became a regular starter during the 1986-1987 season.[2] On July 15, 1987, Kennedy signed as a free agent with the Wichita Wings.[3]

Kennedy is currently a coach with Vision Soccer Academy in Waukee, Iowa. He is also the Head Coach of Hoover High-School. Before moving to Iowa to help start Iowa United Soccer Club he was a founding member of the Bangu Soccer Club of Minneapolis.[4]


  1. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1983
  2. ^ Kennedy gets help from pals as Strikers win Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities - Monday, February 16, 1987
  3. ^ Kennedy shuns Strikers , signs instead with Wings Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities - Thursday, July 16, 1987
  4. ^ VSA coaching bio

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