Troy Ready

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Troy Ready
Personal information
Full name Troy Vincent Ready
Date of birth (1980-05-15) May 15, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Spokane, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1999–2003 Washington Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2004 Spokane Shadow
2005 Cascade Surge 11 (0)
2006–2008 Portland Timbers 20 (0)
2009–2013 Vakhsh Qurghonteppa
Teams managed
2017– Vancouver Victory
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2015.

Troy Ready (born May 15, 1980 in Spokane, Washington) is a former American soccer player, who played as a midfielder, and current head coach of Vancouver Victory. After his professional career with the Timbers, Ready moved to Tajikistan where he played professionally for Vakhsh FC and later headed up the development of football in Tajikistan,[1] before returning to Portland Timbers as a chaplain.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Ready attended Mead Senior High School. While in high school, he played for the Spokane Shadow of the USISL, continuing with the team through his collegiate career. In 1999, he entered the University of Washington where he played on the men’s soccer team. He redshirted his junior season after breaking his leg during the 2001 pre-season.[2]

Professional[edit]

On December 17, 2003, the Seattle Sounders selected Ready in the first round of the USL First Division draft.[3] The Sounders did not sign him as he decided to pursue trials with teams in Norway. Ready was wanted by Clubs IK Start and Skeid of the Norways Professional League, but was unable to obtain a work permit. At the end of this year, he returned to the Spokane Shadow. Ready played with the Shadow for eight years and tallied more appearances than anyone in club history. Premier Development League.[4] In 2005, he moved to the Cascade Surge of the PDL, playing eleven games.[5] On March 30, 2006, Ready signed with the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division. He played three seasons before needing a surgery. Ready moved to Tajikistan in 2009, signing with Vakhsh Qurghonteppa with whom he won the Tajik League with in 2009, before returning to the USA after four seasons.[6]

Administrative[edit]

In the autumn of 2010, Ready struck a deal with his former club Portland Timbers, to supply Vakhsh's youth teams with sports equipment. In February 2013, Ready was appointed as Technical Director of the Tajikistan Football Federation.[7] In this role, Ready has expanded the number of youth clubs to 18, 12 male and 6 female, and also opened a national goalkeeper academy.[1]

Managerial[edit]

On 16 February 2017, Ready was appointed as manager of Evergreen Premier League side Vancouver Victory.[8]

Honours[edit]

Vakhsh Qurghonteppa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Американец из Курган-Тюбе". http://pda.sports.ru/ (in Russian). pda.sports. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Washington Huskies
  3. ^ 2004 Draft List
  4. ^ Shadow earn share of 1st
  5. ^ 2005 Cascade Surge
  6. ^ "Tajikstan: bitter-sweet for coach Ergashev". worldsoccer.com. World Soccer. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Former USL Timbers midfielder Troy Ready becomes technical director for Tajikistan". timbers.com. Portland Timbers. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Troy Ready named new head coach of Vancouver Victory FC". goalwashington.wordpress.com. goalWA. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 

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