Scott Cook (soccer)

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Scott Cook
Personal information
Full name Scott C. Cook
Place of birth United States
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1983 Connecticut Huskies
1985–1987 South Carolina Gamecocks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988 Maryland Bays
1989 Orlando Lions
1990–1991 Maryland Bays
1988–1991 Dayton Dynamo (indoor)
1991 Chicago Power (indoor) 18 (19)
1991–1995 Dayton Dynamo (indoor)
1993 Charlotte Eagles
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Scott Cook is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the American Professional Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League and USISL.

Cook graduated Charles W. Woodward High School from where he was part of the school’s 1982 Maryland state championship high school soccer team. In 1983, he attended the University of Connecticut, playing on the men’s soccer team for one season before failing out of school. In 1985, Cook entered the University of South Carolina. He would play on the Gamecocks’ soccer team from 1985 to 1987. In 1988, he turned professional with the Maryland Bays of the American Soccer League.[1] In 1989, he moved south to the Orlando Lions[2] but was back with the Bays for the 1990 and 1991 seasons.[3][4] In the fall of 1988, Cook also began his indoor soccer career. That year, he signed with the Dayton Dynamo of the National Professional Soccer League. Cook began the 1990-1991 season with Dynamo, scoring fourteen goals in eighteen games. However, in January 1991, Cook criticized Dynamo’s owner for firing head coach Tony Glavin. The team suspended Cook, then traded him to the Chicago Power in exchange for cash.[5] The Power won the NPSL championship that season. In September, the Power traded Cook back to the Dynamo in exchange for Mark Simpson.[6] Cook remained with the Dynamo through the 1994-1995 season. In 1993, he also played for the Charlotte Eagles of the USISL. He was named to the USISL All Atlantic team that season.[7]

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