Shawna Gordon

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Shawna Gordon
Personal information
Full name Shawna Gordon
Date of birth (1990-01-18) January 18, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Fontana, California, United States
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Long Beach State 49ers 89 (17)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Boston Breakers 0 (0)
2013–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 10 (1)
2014 Umeå IK 6 (0)
2015–2016 Sky Blue FC 21 (0)
National team
2007 United States U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 2, 2015.

Shawna Gordon (born January 18, 1990) is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder. She previously played for the Boston Breakers, Sky Blue FC, the Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia, and Umeå IK in the Swedish Damallsvenskan.

Early life[edit]

Born in Fontana, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, Gordon was raised in the nearby city of Rancho Cucamonga . She attended Los Osos High School where she played for the varsity soccer team all four years and led the team to two league championships.[1] Gordon was named to the league's first-team four times and was named most valuable player (MVP) as a senior.[1]

Gordon played club soccer for the Arsenal and played in regional and (Olympic Development Program (ODP) camps for five years . In 2006, she helped the '90 Cal South ODP team to an ODP national championship title and a second-place finish the following year.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

California State University, Long Beach, 2008–2011[edit]

Gordon attended California State University, Long Beach where she played for the Long Beach State 49ers from 2008 to 2011 and helped lead the team to three Big West titles as well as three NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2011, the team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time.[2] The same year, Gordon was named Big West Conference Midfielder of the Year.[3]

Club[edit]

2013–14: Boston Breakers, Western Sydney Wanderers, LA Blues, Umeå IK[edit]

In 2013, Gordon signed with the Boston Breakers for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), but did not make an appearance for the club.[4][5]

Following the close of the 2013 NWSL season, Gordon joined the Western Sydney Wanders FC in Australia's W-League for the 2013–2014 season. In December 2013, she was named W-League Player of the Week after the team's 3–0 win over Perth Glory FC.[6] Gordon made 10 starts for the club and scored one goal.[7] The Wanderers finished in 7th place during the regular season with a 2–7–3 record.[7]

In the summer of 2014, Gordon joined LA Blues in Los Angeles and helped lead the team to their fourth W-League championship. She scored five goals and served five assists during the season.[8]

In the fall, Gordon joined Umeå IK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan for the 2014 season.[9] She made six appearances for the club. Umeå finished in sixth place with a 8–9–3 record.[7]

2015–present: Sky Blue FC[edit]

In October 2014, Gordon signed with NWSL side Sky Blue FC based in New Jersey.[9][10] Of her signing, head coach Jim Gabarra said, "Shawna is a left-footed midfielder who is a great addition to our team. She is very good at set plays, and she has some good playing experience. Her experience at the professional level makes her someone who will add some nice depth to our team."[9] During the 2015 season, she made 13 appearances for the club with 10 starts.[7] Sky Blue finished in eighth place during the regular season with a 5–8–7 record.[7]

International[edit]

Gordon has represented the United States on the under-17 national team. In 2008, she was called into training camp for the United States under-20 women's national soccer team.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2015 Gordon was reported to be in a relationship with actor Shemar Moore, star of CBS television series Criminal Minds.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Shawna Gordon". California State University, Long Beach. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "FORMER 49ER SHAWNA GORDON SET TO CONTINUE PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN SWEDEN". Long Beach State University. July 29, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ Eskilson, J.R. (July 30, 2012). "Big West Conference women's preview". Top Drawer Soccer. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "A potential heartbreaker: Boston Breakers season preview". SB Nation. April 14, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ Grainey, Tim (November 26, 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "W-League player of the week: Shawna Gordon". Football Federation Australia. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Shawna Gordon". Soccer Way. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Grainey, Tim (August 4, 2014). "After fourth USL W-League title, what does future hold for LA Blues?". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c "MIDFIELDER SHAWNA GORDON INKS DEAL WITH SKY BLUE FC". Sky Blue FC. October 28, 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Sky Blue signs midfielder Shawna Gordon". Big Apple Soccer. October 28, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ Bednall, Jai (January 16, 2015). "Former Western Sydney player Shawna Gordon is dating Criminal Minds actor Shemar Moore". News.com.au. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 

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