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Duke Hashimoto

Duke Hashimoto
Personal information
Full name Duke E. Hashimoto
Date of birth (1984-12-15) December 15, 1984
Place of birth Kapolei, Hawaii, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Atlanta Silverbacks
Number 16
Youth career
Years Team
2002-2005 Southern Methodist
2006 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2007-2008 Real Salt Lake 0 (0)
2008 Atlanta Silverbacks 4 (0)
† Appearances (Goals).

Duke Hashimoto (born December 15, 1984 in Kapolei, Hawaii) is an American soccer forward with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division.

College

Hashimoto grew up in Hawaii, where he played soccer at Iolani School. He was a two time (2001, 2002) All State soccer player and the 2002 State Soccer Player of the Year. His Honolulu Bulls club team won the 2005 USYSA U-19 National Championship. However, his junior year, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which would become a recurring theme in his career. He attended Southern Methodist University, playing on the men’s soccer team from 2002 to 2005.[1] He lost the last third of his junior season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. He was a 2005 second team All American.[2]

Professional

In 2005, Hashimoto played as an amateur with the DFW Tornados of the fourth division Premier Development League. On January 20, 2006, the Columbus Crew selected Hashimoto in the fourth round (38th overall) in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. On May 23, 2006, the Crew traded Hashimoto to Real Salt Lake in exchange for Noah Palmer. He then spent the rest of the season with Real’s reserves, playing eight games and scoring three goals.[3] In June 2007, he tore the ACL in his left knee, forcing him to sit out the season.[4] He had surgery, but tore it again in September 2007. He failed to gain first team game time in 2008 and on March 3, 2008, the Salt Lake waived him.[5] On August 28, 2008, the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division acquired him for the remainder of the season.[6] Today Duke Hashimoto is the head coach of a youth soccer academy called ABUNAI.

References

  1. ^ SMU Mustangs Player Profile
  2. ^ 2005 All Americans
  3. ^ 2007 MLS Reserve Stats
  4. ^ Weekly Update: Rest for the winners
  5. ^ Real Salt Lake Waives Four Players
  6. ^ Silverbacks Ink Forward Duke Hashimoto from Real Salt Lake (MLS)

External links

  • Atlanta Silverbacks Player Profile
  • Real Salt Lake Player Profile
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