Rauwshan McKenzie

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Rauwshan McKenzie
Rauwshan McKenzie 1999.jpg
Personal information
Full name Rauwshan Isaam McKenzie
Date of birth (1986-11-19) November 19, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2004–2007 Michigan State Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Michigan Bucks 21 (1)
2007 Chicago Fire Premier 12 (0)
2008–2009 Kansas City Wizards 5 (0)
2010–2011 Real Salt Lake 6 (0)
2012 Chivas USA 20 (0)
2013–2014 Portland Timbers 8 (0)
2014Orange County Blues (loan) 3 (0)
2015 Atlanta Silverbacks 29 (1)
2016 Rayo OKC 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 30, 2017

Rauwshan Isaam McKenzie (born November 19, 1986 in Stamford, Connecticut) is an American soccer player.


College and Amateur[edit]

McKenzie played college soccer for Michigan State University from 2004 to 2007. In 2004, he was named to the Freshman All-Big-10 team, and as a senior in 2007 he was selected 1st Team All-Big-10. During his college years, McKenzie also played for the Michigan Bucks and the Chicago Fire Premier in the Premier Development League.


McKenzie was drafted in the fourth round (53rd overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards. He made his full professional debut for the Wizards on July 8, 2008 in the U.S. Open Cup quarter final against Seattle Sounders.[1]

McKenzie was released by the Wizards on February 8, 2010.[2] He was claimed on waivers by Real Salt Lake days later.[3] McKenzie remained with RSL through the 2011 season. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. McKenzie was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.

He signed with Chivas USA on February 22, 2012.[4] Chivas USA released McKenzie exactly one year later on February 22, 2013.[5]

On May 22, 2013, McKenzie signed with Portland Timbers.[6] He scored his first Timbers goal in the 72nd minute of a CONCACAF Champions League match against CD Olimpia on September 16, 2014, which the Timbers would win 4-2.[7]

McKenzie signed with NASL club Atlanta Silverbacks on March 18, 2015.[8]

On January 15, 2016, McKenzie was announced as one of the first three players signed by North American Soccer League expansion side Rayo OKC.[9]


  1. ^ "Wizards bow out on penalty kicks". K.C. Wizards. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
  2. ^ TPB (2010-02-07). "Kansas City Wizards 5 – 0 Arizona Sahuaros". The Back Post. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
  3. ^ "rsltothecore.com". rsltothecore.com. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-02-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-02-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-05-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "CONCACAF Champions League MATCH RECAP Portland Timbers 4, CD Olimpia 2". MLS. September 16, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/1j6ebcl1r5a0g155gpavy839t9/silverbacks-add-veteran-defender-rauwshan-mckenzie#.VQrSIvmsV8E Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "RAYO OKC SIGNS THREE PLAYERS". www.rayookc.com. Rayo OKC. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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