|Full name||Nick Garcia|
|Date of birth||April 9, 1979|
|Place of birth||Plano, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2000–2007||Kansas City Wizards||224||(1)|
|2008–2009||San Jose Earthquakes||36||(0)|
|1995||United States U-17||2||(0)|
|1999||United States U-20||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 23, 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 4, 2010
Youth and College
As a junior and senior at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas, and helped his high school win their first 2 TAPPS state boys soccer championships in 1996 and 1997. He was selected to the all-district, all-state and all-tournament teams. Garcia won the 1996–97 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award, as well, while starring for Dallas Texans youth club. Garcia played college soccer at Indiana University, leading Indiana to the consecutive national titles in 1998 and 1999, and was named All-American in his final season. Garcia was also named the Soccer America National Freshman of the year while at Indiana University and won the 1999 NCAA Defensive MVP in the College Cup Tournament.
He joined the San Jose Earthquakes as their captain upon their return to MLS in 2008. In early 2009 Garcia signed a multi-year contract with San Jose, but was traded (along with the rights to Canadian international Ali Gerba) to Toronto FC on June 9, 2009 for a third round pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
After the 2010 MLS season Toronto declined Garcia's contract option and he elected to participate in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Garcia became a free agent in Major League Soccer when he was not selected in the Re-Entry draft.
Garcia played in the 1997 World Youth Championship in Ecuador and captained the US Under-20 national team at the World Youth Championship in Nigeria in 1999. Garcia earned his first cap for the full national team on January 18, 2003, against Canada. So far, he has amassed six caps for the United States.
Garcia is married to wife MeLinda. They welcomed their first child Cruz in early 2009.
- Kansas City Wizards
- Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: 2004
- Major League Soccer MLS Cup: 2000
- Major League Soccer Supporters' Shield: 2000
- Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship: 2004
- Toronto FC
|Kansas City Wizards captain
|San Jose Earthquakes captain