Ross Schunk

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Ross Schunk
Personal information
Full name Ross Schunk
Date of birth (1986-04-28) April 28, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Portland, Oregon, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2005–2008 Redlands Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Los Angeles Legends 27 (15)
2009–2010 Colorado Rapids 3 (0)
2009 Real Maryland Monarchs (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2009.

Ross Schunk (born April 28, 1986 in Portland, Oregon) is an American soccer player who last played for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.


College and Amateur[edit]

Schunk attended Woodrow Wilson High School, where he acquired his skills under the training of Don Juan Mercado. At a young age, Ross was known for his outstanding crossbar and soccer-tennis skills. Although widely speculated, it's know by many living in southwest Portland, Schunk developed his skills from the founding members of Gabe Academy (Don Juan Mercado and Shiloh were two of the founding fathers, among others). Ross would spend summers in Gabriel Park getting hustled by Shiloh. Many credit this with his playful spirit and love for the game, because the games were always just that: fun. No collecting ever took place.

He played college soccer at the University of Redlands from 2005 to 2008. He led his team in goals, assists and points in his junior year in 2007, and was named to the All-Far West Third-Team, the All-West First-Team, the All-SCIAC First Team, and was a Second-Team All-American. He finished his college career as a two-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and with 126 points, making him Redlands' all-time career points leader.[1]

Schunk also played for the Los Angeles Legends in the USL Premier Development League[2] where he was a prolific goalscorer, netting 15 times in 27 games during his two years with the team.


Schunk was the only NCAA Division III player invited to the 2009 MLS combine; he was drafted in the fourth round (47th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Colorado Rapids, and signed a professional contract on March 13, 2009.

He made his professional debut on April 7, 2009, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Los Angeles Galaxy.[3] He made his MLS debut on June 6, 2009, as a late substitute in a game against Real Salt Lake.[4]

Schunk was also briefly sent on loan to USL Second Division club Real Maryland Monarchs in May 2009.

Schunk was waived by Colorado on 24 November 2010.[5]


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