Pete Marino

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Pete Marino
Personal information
Full name Peter Marino
Date of birth (1973-04-23) April 23, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Brevard Community College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SC Brouck
Bayer Leverkusen 0 (0)
1996–1997 Columbus Crew 57 (19)
1998 Kansas City Wizards 11 (1)
1998 MLS Pro 40 (loan) 4 (4)
1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 15 (1)
1999 Richmond Kickers (loan) 1 (0)
2000 D.C. United 15 (5)
2001 Miami Fusion 2 (0)
2003–2006 Cocoa Expos 34 (41)
2007– Treasure Coast Galleons 25 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pete Marino (born April 23, 1973) is an American soccer forward currently playing for the Treasure Coast Galleons in the FESL. Marino spent six seasons in Major League Soccer and one USL Premier Development League.

Marina attended Brevard Community College before moving to Germany to pursue a professional career. He spent two and a half years playing in the lower division with a team identified as SC Brouck. He then moved to Bayer Leverkusen, playing for its Regionalliga team. Marino was picked by the Columbus Crew in the 12th round of the 1996 Inaugural Draft, overall, and emerged as the 13th-highest scorer in the first season of MLS. In 1997, Marino led the Crew in scoring, but saw himself reduced to a substitute after being traded to the Kansas City Wizards for Frank Klopas[1]) in 1998. His luck was no better the next year at the Tampa Bay Mutiny, as he again scored only one goal and was waived shortly thereafter. On May 27, 2000, D.C. United picked up Marino,[2] who surged back to score 5 goals that season, finding play as a "super-sub". Marino ended up at the Miami Fusion for the 2001 season, scoring a goal and an assist before suffering a knee injury which forced him to sit out for the next two years, which ultimately ended his career with the Fusion and MLS after the team was contracted at the season's end.[3]

Though his nickname came to refer to his clever, goal-poaching style of play, and was reinforced by a notable handball goal in early MLS history,[4] Marino was first dubbed "Sneaky" by a Crew teammate who found him slippery and hard to mark in practice games.[5]

In 2007, Marino became a founder of, and player with, the Treasure Coast Galleons of the newly formed Florida Elite Soccer League (FESL).[6] In 2007, Marino was named the league MVP as the Galleons won the league title. In 2008, he finished fifth in league scoring and first in assists with 8 assists in 11 games.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wizards trade Klopas to Columbus for "Sneaky Pete"
  2. ^ MLS notes:United adds Marino hoping to stem slide
  3. ^ MLSnet.com player bio
  4. ^ Soccer Nicknames - US players
  5. ^ The Lantern - Marino sneaks first Crew goal
  6. ^ Galleons ready to get soccer started on the Treasure Coast

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