Sean Rush

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Sean Rush
Sean Rush CPFC USA.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sean Patrick Rush
Date of birth (1985-02-27) February 27, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2005 Baltimore Bays
2005–2006 Venezia
2006–2007 Treviso
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Treviso 0 (0)
2007–2008 Crystal Palace Baltimore 12 (1)
2008 Osvaldo Cruz 2 (0)
2009 Real Maryland Monarchs 16 (1)
2009 Vila Meã 9 (0)
2010 Real Maryland Monarchs 11 (1)
2010– Ribeirão 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 15, 2010.

Sean Patrick Rush (born February 27, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American soccer player who last played for Ribeirão in the Portuguese Second Division.[1]

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Rush grew up through the ranks of Baltimore Football Club, before the club merged with Baltimore Bays. Rush won state, regional, and national titles with both teams.[2] On a select trip to Italy, including a match against Milan at the Nereo Rocco Cup, Rush was invited by Milan's Franco Baresi to join their youth squad, but could not sign due to regulations.[citation needed] Rush returned to Italy, leaving school behind in the United States on the word of his agent.[3]

Professional[edit]

At age 19, Rush became only the second American to be signed by a team in Italy's top two divisions, Serie B side Treviso – the first was Alexi Lalas who played for Padova.[4] In 2007, the coaching staff was changed, bringing in an entirely new outfit.[5] Rush and a few others who were expected to be a part of the next season were not offered another deal.[6]

Rush signed for Crystal Palace Baltimore of the USL Second Division for their inaugural 2007 season.[7] Rush scored an important goal in the 92nd minute against New Hampshire on July 21, 2007, to keep Palace's playoff hopes alive.[8]

After one season at Palace, Rush decided to take the advice of a close friend and went to Brazil to play, subsequently spending the year with Osvaldo Cruz in the Campeonato Paulista Serie A3.[9]

Rush signed to play with Real Maryland Monarchs on February 10, 2009.[10] Starting and playing 80 minutes of the season opener against Bermuda Hogges, He scored the first goal of the season in the second minute of play.[11] Rush Tallied 1 goal and 5 assists in 2009, he played in 16 games before leaving early to play in Europe.[12]

Following conclusion of the 2009 USL2 regular season, Rush went on trial and after three days signed a yearlong contract with Portuguese side Vila Meã.[13] Rush made his first appearance in the 3-0 win over AD Olivereanse.

In April 2010, Rush announced he would be signing back with Real Maryland Monarchs under head coach Anthony Hudson.[14] For two consecutive seasons, Rush scored the seasons first goal for Real Maryland.[15]

In September 2010, Rush signed a yearlong contract with Ribeirão of the Portuguese Second Division.[16]

Personal[edit]

Rush is the Owner and founder of Pipeline International Soccer Academy, an American-based training academy for youths playing soccer.[17] Sean Rush and Santino Quaranta have started a non-profit premier soccer club in Baltimore, MD called Pipeline Soccer Club.[18] Rush holds an Irish passport,[19] His great grandfather, grandfather, and father all played the game at different levels.[20] He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, with his older brother, William, and his younger sisters, Dani and Kelly. They all attended Dulaney High School in Timonium, Maryland.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 23 September 2008)[citation needed]
Club Season League Cup[22] Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Treviso 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crystal Palace Baltimore 2007 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 1
Osvaldo Cruz 2008 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Maryland Monarchs 2009 16 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 3
Vila Meã 2009/10 26 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Maryland Monarchs 2010 11 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ribeirão 2010- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 2006–2010 82 12 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 38 2 4

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