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Dick McCormick

Dick McCormick
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-09-09) September 9, 1968 (age 45)
Place of birthSeattle, Washington, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
1987-1988Warner Pacific College
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1988-1990Portland Timbers
1989-1991Tacoma Stars (indoor)76(6)
1992-1994Canton Invaders (indoor)57(25)
1993Portland Pride (indoor)28(27)
1994-1996Seattle Sounders52(6)
1997Seattle SeaDogs (indoor)28(31)
1998Seattle Sounders15(4)
1998-1999Florida ThunderCats (indoor)8(5)
2000-2002Seattle Sounders34(1)
Teams managed
2002-Seattle Sounders (assistant)
2002-Seattle Sounders Saints
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dick McCormick (born September 9, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a former U.S. soccer midfielder and current youth soccer coach. McCormick had an extenisive professional career in six indoor and outdoor leagues over his fourteen-year professional career. He has served as an assistant coach with the Seattle Sounders and head coach of the Sounders W-League women’s team. He is currently the Director of Coaching with the Crossfire Premier soccer club.

High school and college

McCormick grew up in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Seattle. He attended Interlake High School where he was a four-year soccer letterman. He then attended Warner Pacific College, playing soccer in 1987 and 1988.

Professional

In the summer of 1988, McCormick spent the collegiate off season with the semi-professional F.C. Portland of the Western Soccer Alliance. When he left college after the 1988 fall collegiate season, he rejoined the team which had become a fully professional team known as the Portland Timbers. In the fall of 1989, McCormick also signed with the Tacoma Stars of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). Over the next two years, he would alternate between these two teams, playing outdoor with the Timbers in 1990 and indoor with the Stars in 1990-1991. In 1992, McCormick signed with the Canton Invaders of the indoor National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). He played two winter indoor seasons with the Invaders (1992–1993 and 1993–1994). In the summer of 1993, he played with the Portland Pride of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL). In 1994, McCormick signed with the expansion Seattle Sounders of the American Professional Soccer League. He spent three seasons with the Sounders, then moved to the Seattle SeaDogs of the CISL for the summer of 1997. The SeaDogs won the championship, then folded. McCormick returned to the Sounders for the 1998 season, but moved to the Florida ThunderCats of the NPSL. The ThunderCats lasted only one season and McCormick signed with the Sounders as a free agent in April 2000.

Coaching

McCormick began coaching on the youth soccer level with the Crossfire Premier soccer club in 1997. In February 2002, he was hired as an assistant coach with the Seattle Sounders and in July 2002, he became the head coach of the Seattle Sounders Saints, the club’s women’s team which competes in the W-League. he coaches a Boys Developmental team, a B-U13 State Cup Champion team, a G-U15 State Cup Champion team, and a G-U17 State Cup Quarter finalist team. In 2009, his G-U17 team won both state and region IV championships and competed at nationals in Boston as one of the top 6 teams in the nation. In 2010, his B-U14 team won the State Championship, then the Regional Championship, and then finished their journey in the finals of the National Championship where they lost.[1]

References

External links

  • 1995 Seattle Sounders Media Guide
  • 2000 Seattle Sounders Media Guide
  • MISL stats
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