Peri Marošević

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Peri Marošević
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Personal information
Full name Perica Marošević
Date of birth (1989-05-05) May 5, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Brčko, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2004–2006 IMG Soccer Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Michigan Wolverines
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Chicago Fire Premier 11 (4)
2009–2011 FC Dallas 4 (0)
2010Austin Aztex (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Toronto FC 7 (2)
2012–2013 Junak Sinj 4 (0)
2013–2014 New York Cosmos 8 (2)
2015 Michigan Bucks 2 (0)
Total 39 (8)
National team
2008–2009 United States U20 14 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 16, 2015

Perica "Peri" Marošević (born May 5, 1989) is a former American soccer player.

Early life[edit]

Marošević was born to a Croat father and a Serb mother in Bosnia in Yugoslavia prior to the Bosnian War, and initially moved to Frankfurt, Germany with his parents as a young child to escape the conflict, before eventually settling in Rockford, Illinois.[1]


Youth and college[edit]

Marošević attended Guilford High School in Rockford, IL and Edison High School in Bradenton, FL, played club soccer with the Rockford Raptors and Chicago Sockers,[2] and played college soccer at the University of Michigan, where he was named to the CoSida Academic All-District First Team in 2007, was a two-time All-Big Ten Second Team nominee and a one-time All-Big Ten First Team nominee, scoring 24 goals and registering seven assists becoming the team's leading scorer 2 out of his 3 seasons.[3] During his college years he also played with Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.


Marošević was drafted in the first round (fifth overall) by FC Dallas in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, and signed to a Generation Adidas contract. He made his professional debut on March 29, 2009 in a Dallas's game against Chivas USA.[4] In April 2009, Peri appeared alongside 14 other Major League Soccer Players on's "Hottest Soccer Guys".[5]

In June 2010, having found it increasingly difficult to break into the FC Dallas first team, Marošević was loaned to USSF-D2 side Austin Aztex.[6] He made his debut for the Aztex on June 19, coming on as a substitute against Miami FC.[7] Marošević scored a hat-trick for the Aztex in a second round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game against Arizona Sahuaros on June 22, 2010. The young striker ended his month-long loan deal tallying four goals in four games.[8]

Marošević was signed by Toronto FC on July 28, 2011,[9] after asking to be released from FC Dallas. Two days later Marošević made his debut for Toronto as a second half sub for Nick Soolsma against Portland Timbers, with Toronto down 2–0. Marosevic ignited a comeback by scoring on his debut in the 63rd minute followed by a Danny Koevermans strike, earning a well-fought 2–2 away draw for Toronto FC. In Toronto's next league match against DC United, Peri again came in the game as a second-half substitute earning his second league goal in only two league appearances for Toronto FC. The game ended in a 3–3 draw.[10] Marošević made his mark on the Reds season once again scoring against UNAM Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage, the game ended in a 1–1 home draw to the Mexican side.[11]

Marošević declined a contract offer by Toronto FC in January 2012.[12] In October 2012, he signed with NK Junak Sinj of the Croatian second division.[13]

On February 21, 2013, Marošević signed on to play for New York Cosmos in the team's inaugural year in the NASL.[14]

In July, 2014, the New York Cosmos cut ties with Marošević. [15]


Marošević has been a member of the U.S. U-17,[16] U-18,[17] and U-20[18] national teams. He was a member of the squad for the United States in the 2009 U-20 FIFA World Cup,[19] coming on as a substitute at halftime in a 3–0 loss to Korea.[20]


  1. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (October 3, 2008). "Interview in Soccer America – Peri Marosevic (former Raptors player)". Rockford Raptors FC.
  2. ^ "US Club Soccer Member Clubs' Players Training With U.S. National Teams". U.S. Club Soccer. January 13, 2006.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Awards First Weekly Honors of the Men's Soccer Season". Big Ten. September 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "Peri Marosevic Player Profile". FC Dallas Player Profile.
  5. ^ "Hot Soccer Guys Picture Gallery". Cosmogirl. April 18, 2009.
  6. ^ "Peri Marosevic Loaned to Austin Aztex". ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth. June 15, 2010.
  7. ^ "Austin Aztex vs. Miami FC Blues Official Match Information". June 19, 2010.
  8. ^ "Marosevic Nets 3 in 3–1 Aztex Win". USL Soccer. June 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "Toronto Adds Marosevic". Toronto FC. July 27, 2011.
  10. ^ "Revamped Reds Earn A Draw". Toronto FC. July 30, 2011.
  11. ^ "Depleted Reds Earn CCL Draw". Toronto FC. September 27, 2011.
  12. ^ "Iro & Marosevic Decline Offers". 20 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Cosmos add two players to roster". New York Cosmos.
  15. ^ "New York Cosmos cut ties with Peri Marosevic". Empire of Soccer.
  16. ^ "U-17 '89 MNT Defeat Lobos 2–1". U.S. Soccer. April 1, 2006.
  17. ^ "U.S. Under-18 Men Take Third at Lisbon International". U.S. Soccer. June 4, 2007.
  18. ^ "U.S. U-20 MNT Tops Mexico, 3–0, as Marosevic Nets Two Goals in Rivalry Match". U.S. Soccer. July 12, 2008.
  19. ^ Shirey, Joel (August 28, 2009). "Soccer Goals: Rongen releases 21-man roster for the U-20 World Cup". Soccer Addict News.
  20. ^ "Match: Korea v United States – U-20 World Cup". ESPN Soccernet.

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