Ted Chronopoulos

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Ted Chronopoulos
Personal information
Full name Ted Chronopoulos
Date of birth (1972-09-16) September 16, 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Loma Linda, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
1990–1991 Cal State San Bernardino
1993 San Diego State
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Panionios 47 (7)
1996–2002 New England Revolution 144 (16)
2002 MetroStars 18 (0)
2003–2005 Charleston Battery 57 (13)
2004–2005 Chicago Storm (indoor) 19 (2)
National team
1997 United States 1 (0)
Teams managed
2005 Charleston Battery (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ted Chronopoulos (born September 16, 1972) is a retired American soccer player. He spent three seasons in the Greek First Division, seven seasons in Major League Soccer, three in the USL First Division and one in Major Indoor Soccer League. He also earned one cap with the United States national team.


High school and college[edit]

Chronopoulos grew up in Rialto, California, graduating from Eisenhower High School in 1990. That fall, he entered California State University, San Bernardino, and spent two seasons with the Coyotes before transferring to San Diego State University for the 1993 season.[1]


In 1993, Chronopoulos left San Diego State to sign with Greek First Division club Panionios. He spent three seasons in Greece, seeing time in forty-seven first team games.


In February 1996, the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer selected Chronopoulos in the fifth round (forty-fifth overall) of the 1996 Inaugural Draft. He was traded to the MetroStars on May 24, 2002. The Revs sent Chronopoulos, Andy Williams and Mamadou Diallo to the MetroStars for Daniel Hernandez, Diego Serna and Brian Kamler. He played eighteen games with the MetroStars before being put on waivers on November 5, 2002.


Choronopolous signed with the Charleston Battery of the USL First Division on February 10, 2003.[2] He spent three seasons with the Battery, earning second-team All-Star honors in 2003. That year, he also scored one of the Battery's three goals in its championship victory over the Minnesota Thunder.


On August 10, 2004, Chronopoulos signed with the Chicago Storm of Major Indoor Soccer League.[3] While he was selected as team captain, he suffered from several injuries during the season. He retired from playing professionally in September 2005.[4]

National team[edit]

Chronopoulos earned one cap with the U.S. national team, taking part in a 2-1 win over Israel on June 17, 1997. He came on for Jeff Agoos in the seventy-first minute.[5]


Throughout his playing career, Chronopoulos served as a trainer or coach for numerous youth teams. In 2005, he was also an assistant coach with the Charleston Battery.

With an USSF 'A' License, Chronopoulos is the Director of Coaching for LAFC (Los Angeles Futbol Club).[6]

In August 2010, Teddy joined the New York Cosmos (2010) in the role of Director of The Cosmos Academy with a focus on developing world class youth talent.[7]

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