Shaun Higgins (soccer)

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Shaun Higgins
Personal information
Full name Shaun Higgins
Date of birth (1978-10-17) October 17, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Redlands, California, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1996–2000 Fullerton Titans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Orange County Blue Star
2005 Portland Timbers 16 (2)
2006 Orange County Blue Star 10 (0)
2006 Chivas USA 0 (0)
2007–2009 Portland Timbers 56 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2009.

Shaun Higgins (born October 17, 1978 in Redlands, California) is a professional soccer agent and a retired American soccer player. He is currently President and CEO of PROficient Agency, a firm he founded which represents numerous professional soccer players in the United States and Europe.


College and amateur[edit]

Higgins played college soccer at California State University, Fullerton from 1996 to 2000, and four seasons with Orange County Blue Star in the USL Premier Development League, helping them to the PDL national semi-finals in 2004 and 2006.


Higgins signed with the Portland Timbers in the USL First Division in 2005, playing 16 games (934 minutes) in his rookie season. He scored two goals during the season, both against Northwest rivals the Seattle Sounders, was named to the USL First Division Team of the Week for Week 18.

Higgins did not re-sign with the Timbers in 2006, and instead played one more campaign in the USL Premier Development League with Orange County Blue Star while training with Chivas USA's reserve team, appearing in six MLS Reserve Division games without seeing any first-team action.

In 2007, Higgins rejoined the Timbers and was mostly in the starting line-up. Higgins played primarily at left midfield, but was known as a utility player who can also fill in as outside defender. He retired from the Timbers on December 7, 2009,[1] having played 56 games and scored two goals during his three years with the team.


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