|Full name||Nick Scott Downing|
|Date of birth||January 25, 1980|
|Place of birth||Redmond, Washington, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Seattle Sounders Select|
|2001–2003||New England Revolution||17||(0)|
|2003||→ Portland Timbers (loan)||26||(0)|
|1997||United States U-17||29||(1)|
|1999||United States U-20||22||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
Nick Downing (born January 25, 1980 in Redmond, Washington) is a retired American professional soccer player who is currently the strength and conditioning coach for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.
The son of Jim and Linda Downing, Nick played soccer locally for Eastlake High School. As a teenager, Downing had stints training with German clubs Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart. Downing made 29 appearances and scored one goal with US U-17 national soccer team, including captaining the team at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt. Afterwards, he was named the 1998 Gatorade Player of the Year.
As a freshman, Downing played in 23 matches and was named to Soccer America's All-Freshman team. In his second season, he was a second-team All South Atlantic Regions selection. In 1999 Downing was a Hermann Trophy and Missouri Athletic Club award finalist. During his junior year, Downing announced his decision to forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and enter the MLS SuperDraft.
Major League Soccer
In 2001, Downing was signed to a Project-40 contract. Selected in the second round of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft, Downing made only five league appearances for New England Revolution. The next season Downing saw the pitch twelve times. In 2003, Downing did not make any first team appearances, was loaned to Portland and was later released.
- New England Revolution
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2001||New England Revolution||MLS||5||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||7||0|
|2003||Portland Timbers (loan)||A-League||26||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||26||0|
- "Profile: Nick Downing". Soccer Times. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
- "Defender Nick Downing To Forgo Final Year Of Eligibilty". Atlantic Coast Conference. 18 January 2001. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
- "Major League Soccer Draft - 2001". ESPN. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
- "Stats (2001)". New England Revolution. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
- "Stats (2002)". New England Revolution. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
- "Timbers acquire Nick Downing on loan from Revs". United Soccer Leagues. 14 April 2003. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
- "Battery Signs Nick Downing". Charleston Battery. 29 January 2004. Retrieved 4 February 2011.