Ryan Pore

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Ryan Pore
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Personal information
Full name Ryan Pore
Date of birth (1983-09-23) September 23, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Kansas City Wizards 58 (3)
2009–2010 Portland Timbers (USL) 52 (25)
2011 Portland Timbers 8 (0)
2011 Montreal Impact (loan) 11 (7)
Total 129 (35)
Teams managed
2013– Tulsa Golden Hurricane (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryan Pore (born September 23, 1983 in Mansfield, Ohio) is an American former professional soccer player and a current associate head men's soccer coach at his alma mater, The University of Tulsa.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Pore attended Madison Comprehensive High School and holds the OHSAA record for most goals scored in a season (62) and school record in basketball for career scoring. He then went on to play college soccer at the University of Tulsa, where in 2004 he was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy and was awarded Soccer America Player of the Year.

Professional[edit]

Pore went on to forgo his senior season at Tulsa and signed a Generation Adidas contract. He was drafted in the second round (16th overall) of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards,[1] and spent the next four years with the MLS side, playing in 58 league games and talling three goals.

After the 2008 season, he was out of contract and signed with Portland Timbers of the USL First Division on March 12, 2009.[2] During his first year with Portland, Pore appeared in 23 league matches scoring 10 goals. During the 2010 season Pore appeared in 29 league matches for Portland and led the USSF D2 Pro League in scoring with 15 goals and won both the golden boot and MVP.

On October 19, 2010 Pore was named as one of the first four players to be signed by the Portland Timbers ahead of their expansion into Major League Soccer in 2011, along with Steve Cronin, Bright Dike and Eddie Johnson.[3]

On July 22, 2011 Pore joined NASL club Montreal Impact on loan until the end of the season.[4]

Following the 2011 season, the Timbers announced that they had declined a second year option on Pore's contract and he would not be brought back for the 2012 season.[5] Pore entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft but was not selected, making him a free agent.

Pore retired after the 2011 season and then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma with his family and went back to school at the University of Tulsa.[citation needed]

Personal[edit]

He is married to the former Ashley Glenn, whom he went to high school with at Madison Comprehensive High School. In 2007, they were married in Mansfield, Ohio at St. Johns United Church Of Christ. Ryan and Ashley have two children, Luca and Stella. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys watching Cleveland sports teams and playing golf.

Coached his TSC 2000 boys team to being 2014 Oklahoma State Cup Champions and Quarter-Finalists in the 2014 USYS Southern Regional Championships.

Honors[edit]

Portland Timbers[edit]

Individual[edit]

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