Sterling Flunder

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Sterling Flunder
Sterling Flunder 2.JPG
Flunder with Riverhounds, 2014
Personal information
Full name Sterling Flunder
Date of birth (1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Bothell, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Youth career
2004 Spokane Bigfoot
2005–2008 Marshall Thundering Herd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 West Virginia Chaos 16 (0)
2009 Portland Timbers U23s 15 (1)
2010–2015 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 123 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:23, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Sterling Flunder (born February 14, 1986 in Bothell, Washington) is a retired American soccer player who last played for Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL.


College and Amateur[edit]

Flunder played club soccer for Snohomish United and the Sandpoint Strikers, was a three-time Washington State ODP team player, and played one year of college soccer at Spokane Community College, before moving to Marshall University prior to his sophomore season. With the Herd he was named to the C-USA second team and the C-USA All-Tournament team as a sophomore, and earned All-Conference Third team honors as a junior.[1]

During his college years Flunder also played with West Virginia Chaos[2] and Portland Timbers U23s[3] in the USL Premier Development League.


Flunder turned professional in 2010 when he signed for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Second Division. He made his professional debut on May 15, 2010 in a game against Charleston Battery.[4] Flunder played for the team until February 2016 when he officially announced his retirement from playing so that he could lead one of the club's academies full-time. Over the course of six seasons, he made 123 league appearances for the club, ranking among the highest players all-time in that category.[5]


  1. ^ MU Opens C-USA Soccer Tournament Wed Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2014-11-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Archived 2014-11-08 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Archived 2012-09-17 at
  5. ^ "Flunder Retires as Longest Tenured Hound". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved 24 February 2016.[permanent dead link]

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