Steve Patterson (soccer)

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Steve Patterson
Personal information
Full name Steven Patterson
Place of birth United States
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1994–1996 Fresno State Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Colorado Foxes 28 (16)
1998–2000 Orange County Zodiac 75 (35)
2004 Orange County Blue Star 13 (7)
National team
1994 U.S. U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Patterson is a retired American soccer forward. He is the head coach of the Foothill High School girls’ soccer team.


In 1994, Patterson graduated from Foothill High School. He attended Fresno State University, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1994 to 1996.[1]


In 1997, Patterson turned professional with the Colorado Foxes of the USISL A-League. He finished the season with sixteen goals, placing him fourth on the league’s scoring chart. Patterson was also selected as Second Team All League.[2] At the end of the season, Patterson signed with the Colorado Rapids.[3] On November 6, 1997, the Chicago Fire selected Patterson in the 1997 MLS Expansion Draft. The Fire waived him on March 1, 1998.[4] In 1998, Patterson moved to the Orange County Zodiac where he played until 2000. In 2004, he spent the first half of the season with the Orange County Blue Star.[5]


In 1994, Patterson played for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team at the 1995 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament. Patterson and his team mates failed to qualify for the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship.

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