Nick Downing

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Nick Downing
Personal information
Full name Nick Scott Downing
Date of birth (1980-01-25) January 25, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Redmond, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1998–2001 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Seattle Sounders Select
2001–2003 New England Revolution 17 (0)
2003 Portland Timbers (loan) 26 (0)
2004 Charleston Battery 19 (0)
Total 62 (0)
National team
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.

Biography[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1] Afterwards, he was named the 1998 Gatorade Player of the Year.

College[edit]

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.[2]

Major League Soccer[edit]

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.[3][4] The next season Downing saw the pitch twelve times.[5] In 2003, Downing did not make any first team appearances, was loaned to Portland and was later released.[6]

After being released from his MLS contract, Downing signed with Charleston Battery.[7]

Coaching[edit]

Downing joined New England Revolution in January 2012 as the club's first ever strength and conditioning coach.[8]

Honors[edit]

New England Revolution

Statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2001 New England Revolution MLS 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2002 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Portland Timbers (loan) A-League 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2004 Charleston Battery 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Career total 62 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 64 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile: Nick Downing". Soccer Times. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Defender Nick Downing To Forgo Final Year Of Eligibilty". Atlantic Coast Conference. 18 January 2001. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Major League Soccer Draft - 2001". ESPN. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Stats (2001)". New England Revolution. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stats (2002)". New England Revolution. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Timbers acquire Nick Downing on loan from Revs". United Soccer Leagues. 14 April 2003. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Battery Signs Nick Downing". Charleston Battery. 29 January 2004. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/01/20/revs-find-familiar-face-new-conditioning-coach-downing

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