Rusty Troy

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Rusty Troy
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-11-15) November 15, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Houston, Texas, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward / Defender
Youth career
1984–1987 North Texas Mean Green
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 185 (78)
1990 Washington Diplomats
1992–1994 Baltimore Spirit (indoor) 76 (74)
1994 Baltimore Bays 4 (0)
1994 Las Vegas Dustdevils (indoor) 19 (13)
1995–2001 Dallas Sidekicks (indoor) 111 (79)
1997–1999 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 53 (22)
National team
1998 USA Futsal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rusty Troy is a retired American soccer player. Troy played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League and USISL. He was the 1989 MISL Rookie of the Year and the 1998 PSA Defender of the Year.

Youth[edit]

In 1984, Troy graduated from MacArthur High School (Irving, Texas). He attended the University of North Texas, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1984 to 1987.

Professional[edit]

In June 1988, the Chicago Sting selected Troy in the first round (third overall) of the 1988 Major Indoor Soccer League college draft.[1] The Milwaukee Wave also selected him with the first pick of the 1988 American Indoor Soccer Association Amateur Draft. Troy signed with the Sting, but when the team folded soon after, the Baltimore Blast took him with the first pick in the Dispersal Draft. He became a regular on the Blast as the team went to the MISL finals and Troy was named the 1989 MISL Rookie of the Year.[2] Troy played for the Blast until they folded in 1992. In 2012, he was inducted into the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame. In 1990, Troy spent the summer with the Washington Diplomats of the American Professional Soccer League.[3] In 1992, he signed with the expansion Baltimore Spirit of the National Professional Soccer League. In 1994, after completing the indoor season with the Spirit, Troy moved to the outdoor Baltimore Bays of the USISL. He played four games, then returned to the University of North Texas to finish his degree in finance.[4] That summer, he also played for the Las Vegas Dustdevils as they won the Continental Indoor Soccer League title. In 1995, Troy signed as a free agent with the Dallas Sidekicks. He would play for the Sidekicks every summer until his retirmement in 2001. In 1998, he was the Premier Soccer Alliance Defender of the Year.[5] In addition to his summers with the Sidekicks, Troy also spent two winter indoor seasons (1997-1999) with the Milwaukee Wave. On April 9, 2001, Troy announced his retirement from soccer at the end of the 2001 WISL season.

International[edit]

Troy played for United States national futsal team at the 1998 Rio de Janeiro Futsal Tournament.[6]

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