Mpho Moloi

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Mpho Moloi
Personal information
Full name Mpho Patrick Moloi
Date of birth (1983-05-20) May 20, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Soweto, South Africa
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2002–2005 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
2008–2009 Thanda Royal Zulu
2010 Harrisburg City Islanders 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 15, 2010.

Mpho Moloi (born May 20, 1983 in Soweto) is a South African footballer.



Moloi attended the famous soccer academy in South Africa named Transnet School of Excellence that also produced current Everton star Steven Pienaar before moving to Newark, New Jersey when he was a teenager. He attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School for his junior and senior years of high school, helping the Grey Bees to consecutive NJISAA prep championships. He also helped the Grey Bees win a National Championship in 2001.

He went on to play college soccer at the University of Connecticut, where he was a regular for four years and captain for three years. Moloi earned all-Big East honors three times, including first-team status his senior year, and was named Big East Midfielder of the Year in 2005.[1]


Moloi was drafted by Houston Dynamo in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft, and made one start for the team in the US Open Cup, but never saw any league playing time in two MLS years.

He returned home to South Africa in 2008, and played two seasons for Thanda Royal Zulu in the Vodacom League, before returning to the United States in 2010. Moloi signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division in 2010, and made his debut for them on April 17, 2010 in Harrisburg's opening day 2-2 tie with the Richmond Kickers.[2]


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