Sam George (soccer)

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Sam George
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-06-29) June 29, 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Mission Viejo, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1991 UCLA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Los Angeles Heat
1993 Los Angeles United (indoor)
1994–1996 Anaheim Splash (indoor) 59 (38)
1997 New England Revolution 15 (1)
1997 Worcester Wildfire (loan) 1 (0)
1997–1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 45 (3)
1999–2000 Chicago Fire 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sam George (born June 29, 1970 in Mission Viejo, California) is a retired American soccer midfielder who played two seasons in the Western Soccer Alliance, three in the Continental Indoor Soccer League and four in Major League Soccer.


George grew up playing soccer with the North Huntington Beach Futbol Club.[1] In 1988, he entered UCLA where he played on the Bruins soccer team from 1988 to 1991. In 1990, the Bruins won the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship.


In 1988, George joined the Los Angeles Heat of the Western Soccer Alliance before entering UCLA.[2] He played for the Heat again 1989 during the collegiate off season. Following his graduation from UCLA in 1992, there is a one-year gap in George’s career records. In 1993, the expansion Los Angeles United of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) drafted George in the first round of the CISL Amateur Draft. In 1994, new ownership moved United to Anaheim, California and renamed the team the Anaheim Splash. George played through the 1996 season with the Splash.[3] In New England Revolution of Major League Soccer selected George in the third round (22nd overall) of the Supplemental Draft. He played fifteen games with the Revolution and was loaned to the Worcester Wildfire of USISL. On August 13, 1997, the Revolution traded George to the Tampa Bay Mutiny and he played seven games with the Mutiny. He remained with Tampa Bay until August 2, 1999 when he was traded, along with Paul Dougherty and a draft pick to the Chicago Fire for Ritchie Kotschau and Manny Lagos. He finished the 1999 season in Chicago, then played sixteen games in 2000. He announced his retirement from playing on November 3, 2000.

Post playing career[edit]

Since retiring, George worked at the Newport Printing Service Company in Irvine, California and has coached youth soccer.[4]

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