Michael Harrington (soccer)

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Michael Harrington
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Harrington warming up at Livestrong Sporting Park
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chicago Fire
Number 5
Youth career
2001–2003 IMG Soccer Academy
2003–2006 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Raleigh CASL Elite 10 (1)
2007–2012 Sporting Kansas City 149 (5)
2013–2014 Portland Timbers 58 (0)
2015 Colorado Rapids 14 (0)
2016– Chicago Fire 27 (0)
National team
2003 United States U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 13, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 24, 2012

Michael Harrington (born January 24, 1986 in Greenville, North Carolina) is an American soccer player who plays for the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.


College and amateur[edit]

Harrington attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he played on the men's college soccer team from 2003 to 2006. During the collegiate off season, he also played for the Raleigh CASL Elite of the Premier Development League.


Harrington was selected in the first round (third overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards. He finished 3rd overall in voting for Rookie of the Year.

After six years with Kansas City, Harrington was traded to Portland Timbers in December 2012 in exchange for allocation money.[1] He was traded to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money following the 2014 season.[2]

In January 2016, Harrington signed with the Chicago Fire.[3]


Harrington was a member of the U-17 Residency Program at the Bradenton Academy and while there played for the US at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland in which the team reached the quarterfinals.[4] Two years later Harrington represented America at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.[5]


Sporting Kansas City[edit]


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