Ryshiem Henderson

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Ryshiem Henderson
Personal information
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1991–1994 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 California Jaguars
1996 San Jose Clash 3 (0)
1998 San Francisco Bay Seals
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ryshiem Henderson is a retired U.S. soccer forward who played at least two seasons in USISL and three games in Major League Soccer with the San Jose Clash. The official Major League Soccer records have incorrectly spelled Henderson’s first name as Ryseheim.[1]

Henderson attended Blackford High School where he was an outstanding prep soccer forward and football defensive back. In 1990, he played in the annual Silicon Valley Youth Classic football game.[2] Henderson then played college soccer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from 1991 to 1994. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Just prior to the final game of his college career, Henderson suffered a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The injury required a replacement of his ACL. In 1995 Henderson traveled to Europe where he trained with the likes of FC Nurmberg and Bayern Munich of the German Bundesliga before returning to the US. In 1996, Henderson signed with the California Jaguars in the USISL where he led them to their only National Championship as their top goal scorer. This led to his signing by the San Jose Clash . He joined the team prior to their 1996 playoff run. He played a total of 78 minutes with the Clash before being placed on waivers on October 20, 1996 with nagging knee injuries.[1] In 1998, he played for the expansion San Francisco Bay Seals.[3] He retired from playing professionally in 1998 then entered the financial services sector.[4]


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