About John Doyle
John Doyle played as a central defender for five years for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer from the start of the inaugural season in 1996 until his retirement in 2000.
John played college soccer at the University of San Francisco and then in the APSL with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks. He played the 1995 season in the A-League with the Atlanta Ruckus in their inaugural season. He moved back to the Bay Area, becoming the first player in Clash’s history in 1996. He was then named MLS’s first defender of the year. John scored 11 goals and 15 assists in his time in the league.
Since retiring from the MLS in 2000 after playing 132 games with the San Jose Earthquakes, John has earned honors in youth sports by educating young players to become better and more mature soccer players.
John Doyle’s most significant moments of his career include:
- General Manager of the San Jose Earthquakes for ten seasons
- Inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame
- San Jose Earthquakes Team Captain for five seasons
- Playing for the US at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul
- Being named a 1990 World Cup Starter
- Selected as 1996 MLS Defender of the Year
- US Soccer “A” License