Oscar Draguicevich

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Oscar Draguicevich
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-08-19) August 19, 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Pflugerville, Texas, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
University of North Texas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Orlando Lions
1990–1991 Detroit Rockers (indoor)
1991–1994 SC Norderstedt
1994 Detroit Neon (indoor) 27 (17)
1994–1996 Cleveland Crunch (indoor) 69 (40)
1996–1998 San Jose Clash 45 (4)
1997 Seattle Sounders (loan) 2 (0)
1998 San Francisco Bay Seals (loan) 1 (0)
1998–2000 Cleveland Crunch (indoor) 46 (11)
National team
1989 U.S. U-20
1996–1999 U.S. Futsal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Oscar Draguicevich (born August 19, 1969, in Pflugerville, Texas) is a retired American soccer player who spent three seasons in Major League Soccer. He also played in the American Professional Soccer League, Continental Indoor Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League and the German third division. He was a member of the United States U-20 national team at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Youth[edit]

Draguicevich attended the University of North Texas. In 1989, he was an unused substitute on the U.S. U-20 national team which placed fourth at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship. He later earned three caps with the U.S. national futsal team between 1996 and 1999.[1] He was a member of the U.S. team which competed at the 1996 FIFA Futsal World Cup. During college, Draguicevich also served as a locker room attendant for the Dallas Sidekicks during the 1986-1987 season.[2]

Professional[edit]

In 1990, he began his professional career with the Orlando Lions in the American Professional Soccer League.[3] That fall, he signed with the Detroit Rockers in the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). In 1991, he moved to Germany where he spent three seasons with Third Division SC Norderstedt. In 1994, he returned to the United States where he spent the summer playing for the Detroit Neon of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. In the fall of 1994, he signed with the Cleveland Crunch of the NPSL. On February 7, 1996, the San Jose Clash selected Draguicevich in the eleventh round (108th overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. Over three seasons, he played forty-five games for the Clash before being waived on November 2, 1998.[4] In August 1997, he played two games on loan with the Seattle Sounders of the USISL in August 1997.[5][6] After being waived by the Clash, Draguicevich returned to the Cleveland Crunch. He remained with the team through the end of the 1999-2000 season, retired on August 24, 2000.[7] He currently works with his brother Marcelo in their company, Laser Manufacturing in their hometown of Pfugerville, Texas.[8]

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