Rod Dyachenko

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Rod Dyachenko
Personal information
Full name Rodion Sergeyevich Dyachenko
Date of birth (1983-09-22) 22 September 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Georgiyevsk, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Than Quảng Ninh
Number 83
Youth career
2002–2005 UNLV Rebels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 D.C. United 41 (1)
2009 Minnesota Thunder 27 (2)
2009–2010 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 18 (6)
2010 Real Maryland Monarchs 6 (0)
2011 Samut Songkhram 1 (0)
2012–2013 Pattaya United 30 (8)
2014 Samut Songkhram 11 (0)
2015 Putrajaya SPA 10 (3)
2016 Than Quảng Ninh 24 (12)
2017 TP Hồ Chí Minh 11 (4)
2017 Than Quảng Ninh 12 (12)
2018 XSKT Cần Thơ F.C. 2 (0)
2019– Than Quảng Ninh 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2019

Rodion Sergeyevich "Rod" Dyachenko (Родион Сергеевич Дьяченко; born 22 September 1983 in Georgiyevsk) is a Russian footballer who currently plays in Vietnam for Than Quảng Ninh.


Youth and college[edit]

Dyachenko was born in the Russian SFSR in the Soviet Union prior to the breakup of the country in the early 1990s. After moving with his family to the United States as a child, Dyachenko attended Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Washington, played club soccer with West Villa Thunder, FC Portland and Westside Metros and played college soccer with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 2002 to 2005, scoring 23 goals in those four years.


Dyachenko was selected in the third round (31st overall) in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United, but did not play regularly with the team in his first year in the league, He was selected in the 2006 MLS Expansion Draft by Toronto FC, but was re-acquired by D.C. in February 2007 in a trade for a first round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, after he ran into difficulty obtaining permission to work in Canada:[1] Dyachenko holds a U.S. green card, allowing him to be counted as an American domestic player under MLS roster rules, but no passport from any country. Dyachenko was released by D.C. in January 2009 after playing 41 games and scoring one goal for the team.

On February 26, 2009, the Minnesota Thunder announced the signing of Dyachenko to a two-year contract.[2] He played 27 games and scored 2 goals for the team in his debut season, but along with the rest of the Minnesota Thunder team had his contract terminated in December 2009.

In November 2009 Dyachenko signed to play professional indoor soccer for Baltimore Blast in the Major Indoor Soccer League during the 2009/10 USL-1 offseason.


D.C. United


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