Paul Moran (soccer)

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Paul Moran
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-05-16) May 16, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Redwood City, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Rochester Thunder
Number 4
Youth career
2001–2002 Santa Clara Broncos
2003 Fresno State Bulldogs
2004–2005 Fresno Pacific Sunbirds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Fresno Fuego 32 (3)
2007 Montreal Impact 0 (0)
2007 Trois-Rivieres Attak (loan) 4 (4)
2008 Minnesota Thunder 5 (0)
2009– Rochester Thunder 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2009.

Paul Moran (born May 16, 1983 in Redwood City, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Rochester Thunder in the USL Premier Development League.


Youth and College[edit]

Moran grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area playing for the Palo Alto Pumas which won the 2002 Dallas Cup. He graduated from Bellarmine College Prep. In 2001, he entered Santa Clara University, playing on the men’s soccer team in 2001 and 2002. He transferred to Fresno State University for the 2003 season,[1] then to Fresno Pacific University for the 2004 and 2005 seasons.[2]

During his college years he also spent three seasons with Fresno Fuego in the USL Premier Development League.


Moran signed with Montreal Impact of the USL First Division on May 10, 2007, but he was released a month later having never appeared with the first team, and later played four games on loan with the Trois-Rivieres Attak in the Canadian Soccer League.[3]

On March 11, 2008, he signed a one year contract with an option for a second year with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division.[4]

In 2009 Moran signed with Minnesota's development team, Rochester Thunder, in their inaugural campaign in the USL Premier Development League.


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