Shalrie Joseph

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Shalrie Joseph
Shalrie Joseph warmup 2010.jpg
Joseph warming-up for the New England Revolution in 2010
Personal information
Full name Shalrie Jamal Joseph
Date of birth (1978-05-24) May 24, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth St. George's, Grenada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Coach for FC Boston
Youth career
1998–1999 Bryant & Stratton Bobcats
2000–2001 St. John's Red Storm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 New York Freedom 18 (7)
2003–2012 New England Revolution 261 (37)
2012 Chivas USA 12 (2)
2013 Seattle Sounders FC 10 (1)
2014 New England Revolution 0 (0)
2016– FC Boston 4 (0)
National team
2002–2008 Grenada 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 28, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 3, 2009

Shalrie Jamal Joseph (born May 24, 1978) is a Grenadian footballer.



Joseph moved to Brooklyn, New York with his family as a teenager. He played college soccer at Bryant & Stratton College[1] and St. John's University, New York, graduating in 2002.


Joseph was drafted fourteenth overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution, but did not join the team until the 2003 season, having spent much of 2002 searching for a club overseas and later playing for the New York Freedom of USL D-3 Pro League. Upon joining the Revolution, Joseph quickly proved himself to be one of the most talented defensive midfielders in the league. He was named to the MLS Best XI in 2005.

In August 2006, Joseph had a $1 million offer from Celtic FC, but MLS rejected the offer.[2] In January 2007, another offer of $2 million from Celtic was also rejected by MLS.

In 2008, he started and played the entire MLS All-Star Game versus West Ham United. The All-stars won that game 3-2, making them 5-0 all time against foreign teams.

He became the Revolution's captain in 2010 after previous captain Steve Ralston left the Revolution to join AC St. Louis. Later in 2010, Joseph took a leave of absence from the team while he was involved in the Major League Soccer substance abuse and behavioral health program. Joseph returned to the Revolution at the end of May.[3]

The Revolution signed Joseph to a Designated Player contract for the 2012 season.[4] On August 1, 2012, Joseph was traded to Chivas USA in exchange for Blair Gavin, a second round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, and allocation money.[5]

On February 19, 2013, Joseph was traded to Seattle Sounders FC along with second round picks in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and 2015 MLS SuperDraft, and a swap in allocation order.[6]

In April 2014, Joseph rejoined the New England Revolution.[7]

On May 21, 2016, Joseph signed up to play with Premier Development League side FC Boston.[8]


Joseph is a member of the Grenada national team, for whom he has played for in the Caribbean Cup, the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and World Cup qualifiers.[9]


Joseph earned his U.S. citizenship in 2009.[10]


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