Michael Harrington (soccer)

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Michael Harrington
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Harrington with Chicago Fire in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 37)
Place of birth Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2001–2003 IMG Soccer Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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)
2016–2017 Chicago Fire 28 (0)
2018 North Carolina FC 24 (0)
Total 283 (6)
International career
2003 United States U17 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12:21, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of October 24, 2012

Michael Harrington (born January 24, 1986) is a former American soccer player.


College and amateur[edit]

Born in the North Carolina city of Greenville, 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]

In January 2018, Harrington signed with USL hometown side North Carolina FC.[4]


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. Two years later Harrington represented America at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.[5]


Sporting Kansas City[edit]


  1. ^ "Sporting ship Harrington to Portland for allocation money". 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Portland Timbers acquire allocation money from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for defender Michael Harrington". 8 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Chicago Fire Sign Michael Harrington and Patrick McLain". 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ NCFC Communications (10 January 2018). "MLS Veteran, Defensive Powerhouse Michael Harrington Signs With North Carolina FC". North Carolina FC.
  5. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - Mike HARRINGTON". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012.

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