Paul Broome

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Paul Broome
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-06-06) June 6, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1996–1999 SMU Mustangs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Dallas Burn 87 (2)
1999 Austin Lone Stars (loan) 1 (0)
1999 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (loan) 2 (0)
1999 MLS Pro 40 (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2005 Los Angeles Galaxy 29 (0)
2005–2006 Real Salt Lake 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Broome (born June 6, 1976 in Dallas, Texas) is a retired American soccer defender who played eight seasons in Major League Soccer.

Youth and College[edit]

Broome graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas where he was an All State soccer and football player. He also played youth soccer with the Dallas Texans Soccer Club.[1] He attended Southern Methodist University playing as a midfielder and forward on the men's soccer team from 1995 to 1998. He graduated with a degree in business administration.[2]


Broome was drafted in the first round (12th overall) in the 1999 MLS College Draft by his hometown Dallas Burn. In 1999, Broome appeared in thirteen games, registering one goal and two assists. He saw an enlarged role in 2000, playing a utility role for the Burn in outside midfield and left back, he played in 20 games in 2000, and 22 games in 2001. During the 2000 MLS offseason Broome trained with Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.

In 2002, Broome started all twenty-five games he played as a left back, registering four assists. However, in 2003, Chris Gbandi returned from a long-term injury and replaced Broome at left back. Broome requested a trade. On July 23, 2003, the Burn traded Broome to the Los Angeles Galaxy along with Ryan Suarez and Antonio Martinez in exchange for Gavin Glinton and Ezra Hendrickson.[3]

In 2003, Broome played as a left midfielder and back for the Galaxy. In 2004, he earned a starting position, starting twenty games. He was traded to Real Salt Lake in June 2005,[4] and played eleven games that season. In 2006, Broome saw no games with the RSL first team and, due to nagging injuries he retired at the end of the season.


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