Shaun Francis

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Shaun Francis
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Personal information
Full name Shaun Francis
Date of birth (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Mandeville, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Louisville City
Number 21
Youth career
2004–2006 Sporting Central Academy
2006–2009 Lindsey Wilson College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Indiana Invaders 2 (0)
2009 Thunder Bay Chill 12 (3)
2010–2012 Columbus Crew 28 (0)
2013 Charlotte Eagles 12 (3)
2013 Chicago Fire 1 (0)
2014–2017 San Jose Earthquakes 69 (0)
2017 Montreal Impact 6 (0)
2018– Louisville City 1 (0)
National team
2010– Jamaica 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:09, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2017

Shaun Francis (born 2 October 1986) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for Louisville City FC in the United Soccer League.[1]

Early Life[edit]

Personal[edit]

Francis was born in Mandeville, Jamaica to Joy and Carlton Francis. He attended Glenmuir High School where he played soccer. While at Glenmuir he was an All-Island, Ben Francis Cup, and Dá Costa Cup Champion, as well as a member of an All-Conference Team.[2] He displayed exemplary skills for Calabar High at the Pepsi, Colts and Manning Cup levels.

College and Youth[edit]

Francis played three years of college soccer at Lindsey Wilson College between 2007 and 2009 entering as a Sophomore. As a Sophomore he appeared in 21 matches[2] and scored his first collegiate goal on October 29 against Campbellsville University.[3] His only goal of the season. As a Junior he appeared in 18 matches and scored three goals.[2] Prior to his Senior season Francis was named a team captian[4] and appeared in 22 matches once again scoring three goals.[5] Lindsey Wilson and Francis went on to win the 2009 NAIA Men's Soccer Championship with Francis being named to the All-Mid South first team.[4]

During his college years Francis also played with both Indiana Invaders[6] and the Thunder Bay Chill[7] in the USL Premier Development League.

Club career[edit]

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Francis was drafted in the fourth round (63rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew.[8] He was signed by the Crew in March 2010 to fill one of the club's four developmental roster spots.[9] In July 2010, Francis made his season debut in the US Open Cup. He made his MLS league debut versus New York Red Bulls on 17 July.

Francis was waived by Columbus on 27 June 2012.[10] In February 2013, Francis trialed with Philadelphia Union.[11] On 27 March 2013 Francis signed with USL Pro club Charlotte Eagles.[12]

At the end of the 2013 USL season Francis signed with Chicago Fire. At the conclusion of 2013, Chicago declined its contract option on Francis and he entered the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Francis was selected in stage two of the draft by San Jose Earthquakes and he signed with the club in January 2014.[13] On July 2017, he was traded to Montreal Impact for General Allocation Money in return.[14]

On July 13, 2017, San Jose traded Francis to Montreal Impact in exchange for Montreal's second round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, or for $50,000 in General Allocation Money, contingent upon Francis's performance during the rest of the season.[14]

The Impact opted not to re-sign Francis following the 2017 season.[15]

International[edit]

Francis earned his first cap for Jamaican national team squad during a friendly game against Trinidad & Tobago on 10 October 2010.[16] Francis scored his first senior national team goal in a 2–0 victory over Guadeloupe in the 2010 Caribbean Championship on 29 November 2010.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.[17]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 November 2010 Stade En Camée, Rivière-Pilote, Martinique  Guadeloupe 1–0 2–0 2010 Caribbean Cup
2. 11 October 2016 Leonora Stadium, Leonora, Guyana  Guyana 3–2 4–2 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
3. 20 July 2017 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, United States  Canada 1–0 2–1 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Columbus Crew

International[edit]

Jamaica

References[edit]

  1. ^ LouCity (9 March 2018). "Louisville City FC Signs defender Shaun Francis". 
  2. ^ a b c "#11 Shaun Francis". www.lindseyathletics.com. Lindsey Wilson College. 2009. Retrieved September 21, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Campbellsville Univ at Lindsey Wilson College". www.dakstats.com. NAIA. October 29, 2007. Retrieved September 24, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Bend it Like Francis, Former Men's Soccer Star Meets Beckham on the Pitch". www.lindseyathletics.com. Columbia, KY: Lindsey Wilson College. September 27, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2018. 
  5. ^ "#11 Shaun Francis 2009 Statistics". www.dakstats.com. NAIA. 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2009/22389.html#STATS Archived 19 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "2010 MLS SuperDraft". 
  9. ^ "Small school produces big for Crew rookie". MLS. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "Crew waives Francis, Perry and Veeder". MLS. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Daily Doop: Down time, Catching up with Curtin, Pfeffer and more". MLS. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes shore up defense by signing Brandon Barklage, Shaun Francis, Bryan Meredith". MLS. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "NEWS: Earthquakes Trade Defender Shaun Francis to Montreal Impact". MLS. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Impact exercises options for six players". MLS. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  16. ^ "[UPDATE] 23 MLSers called up for international duty". MLS. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  17. ^ "Francis, Shaun". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  18. ^ "Seattle Sounders FC Earn Second Consecutive Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Title in Front of Record-Setting Crowd at Qwest Field". U.S. Soccer. October 5, 2010. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  19. ^ Aliker, Pierre (December 5, 2010). "Digicel Cup ends in thriller as Jamaica retain title in shoot out". Dillon, Martinique: Digicel Football. Archived from the original on December 5, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  20. ^ Boehm, Charles (July 26, 2017). "USA 2, Jamaica 1 | 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Match Recap". www.mlssoccer.com. MLS. Retrieved September 18, 2018. 

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