Sergei Raad

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Sergei Raad
Personal information
Full name Sergei Kolomeites Raad
Date of birth (1982-08-03) August 3, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Leningrad, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC JAX Destroyers
Number 21
Youth career
2000–2004 Furman Paladins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Calgary Mustangs 20 (4)
2005 Central Florida Kraze 6 (0)
2006 Kansas City Wizards 1 (0)
2007 Central Florida Kraze 1 (0)
2010 Central Florida Kraze 13 (3)
2011– FC JAX Destroyers 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 10, 2011.

Sergei Raad (born August 3, 1982) is a Russian footballer who currently plays for FC JAX Destroyers in the USL Premier Development League.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Raad's birth name is Sergei Kolomeites. He moved to the United States in 1995 after his Russian club team came to Orlando, Florida to play in a tournament; he was sponsored by a local family and obtained a student visa so he could learn English, and eventually took on the surname of his adoptive family, Raad.[1] He attended Oviedo High School and played college soccer at Furman University from 2000 to 2004, where he appeared in 62 games, notching 20 goals and 29 assists.

Professional[edit]

Raad turned professional in 2004 when he joined the now-defunct A-League team, the Calgary Mustangs. With the Mustangs he played in 20 games, scoring 4 goals and contributing 2 assists, before being released at the end of the season when the team folded.

He spent the early months of 2005 training with Zenit St. Petersburg, but was not offered a contract by the Russian team, and instead returned to the United States, playing for Central Florida Kraze in the USL Premier Development League.

He trained with Major League Soccer side New England Revolution during the second half of 2005, and must have impressed some scouts, as he signed a developmental contract with the Kansas City Wizards on April 1, 2006. He played in one MLS game during the season, before being waived at the end of the 2006 season.

During early 2007 Raad was training with the Seattle Sounders, but eventually returned home to play PDL soccer with the Central Florida Kraze again in 2007. After a couple of years out of the game in 2008 and 2009 Raad embarked on a third stint with the Kraze in 2010; he scored his first ever goal for the team in their 2010 season opener, a 3-1 win over Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy.[2]

In 2011, Raad signed with the new PDL expansion team, FC Jax Destroyers.[3]

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