Neil Krause

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Neil Krause
Personal information
Full name Neil Krause
Date of birth (1981-06-12) June 12, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Western Mass Pioneers
Number 22
Youth career
2000 Assumption Greyhounds
2001–2003 Boston College Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Cape Cod Crusaders
2005–2006 Western Mass Pioneers 39 (13)
2007 New Hampshire Phantoms 17 (1)
2008– Western Mass Pioneers 36 (8)
2008– Massachusetts Twisters (indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2009.

Neil Krause (born June 12, 1981, in Framingham, Massachusetts) is an American soccer player for Western Mass Pioneers in the USL Second Division.


College and amateur[edit]

Krause grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts, attended Noble and Greenough School, and played one year of college soccer at Assumption College, where he was named the Northeast 10 Conference Freshman of the Year, before transferring to Boston College as a sophomore.[1]

During his college years he also played three seasons with the Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL Premier Development League,[2] helping the team to back-to-back PDL championships in 2002 and 2003.


Krause turned professional in 2005 with the Western Mass Pioneers, and made his pro debut on April 22, 2005, in Western Mass's 0–0 opening-day tie with the Charlotte Eagles.[3] He scored 10 goals in his debut season, helping the Pioneers to the USL2 regular-season title.

After a year away from Ludlow playing for the New Hampshire Phantoms in 2007, Krause returned to play for Western Mass in 2008, and has gone on to be an important part[according to whom?] of the Pioneers' strike force.

Krause also has indoor soccer experience, having played for several seasons with the Massachusetts Twisters in the National Indoor Soccer League (NISL). Krause scored the first goal in the history of the NISL in the Twisters game against the Philadelphia KiXX on November 15, 2008.[4]


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