John Doyle’s Soccer Career

  • 2003 Appointed Technical Director of US Super Y League alongside former US Men’s National Team teammate Peter Vermes. Duties include the implementation of ODP Program with final say on all Youth National Team selections for boys and girls U14- U19.
  • 2002 Reelected to US Soccer Board of Directors and appointed to the US Soccer Technical Committee with Bruce Arena (Men’s National Team Coach) and April Heinrichs (Women’s National Team Coach). Renewed contract as Technical Director of Mustang Soccer League.
  • 2001 Announces retirement from the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer. Retires with team record of games played (132), all time leading defensive goal scorer. Elected by peers to the US Soccer Board of Directors.
  • 2000 Team captain of the SJ Earthquakes. Scored two spectacular goals in the home opener. Finished the season with four goals. Earned the highest US Soccer Coaching “A” License.
  • 1999 Team captain, SJ Clash. Inducted to the California Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame. Inducted to the University of San Francisco Hall of Fame. Reached milestone 100 games played for the MLS. Most game minutes played over four seasons with the San Jose Clash. Named Director of Coaching for Mustang Soccer (Danville) overseeing 5200+ kids.
  • 1998 Team captain, SJ Clash. Elected by peers to the US Soccer BOD. Served on the US Soccer Board of Appeals. Acquired US Soccer Coaching “B” License.
  • 1997 Named to the MLS West All-Star Team. Spokesperson for MLS Children’s Charities.
  • 1996 First marquee player selected by the SJ Clash. Named captain. First defender to be named MLS Player of the Week. Named to and captained the West All-Star Team. League leading goal scoring defender. Voted Bic Tough Defender of the Year by MLS coaches. Honored as one of AT&T’s Best Eleven players in MLS.
  • 1995 Captain, Atlanta Ruckus of the A-League. Led the Ruckus to the league finals by scoring three game winning shoot-out goals in the playoffs. Named best defender in the league.
  • 1994 One of a handful of Americans ever to play in the prestigious German Bundesliga. Played for VfB Leipzig against such powerhouses as Bayern-Munich and Werder Bremen.
  • 1993 Started all three matches of the US Cup, including historic win over England.
  • 1992 Started all three matches of the US Cup, defeating Ireland, Portugal and tying Italy. Named one of the best defenders of the tournament.
  • 1991 Helped the US to its first ever Gold Cup, scoring the game winning goal against Mexico. Named to All Tournament Team.
  • 1990 Started against Italy and Austria in Italia ’90 (1990 World Cup). Named Budweiser Man of the Match against Italy in Rome Stadium. The first American player sold to a European Club, Oergryte IS of the Swedish Premier Division.
  • 1989 Member of the first US National Team to qualify for the World Cup in 50 years.
  • 1988 Played in the Seoul Olympic Games while a junior at USF. Scored a goal against the eventual gold medal winners, Russia.
  • 1987 First National Team appearance was a must-win game against Canada to qualify for the Seoul Olympic Games. This 3-0 win sparked a resurgence of soccer in America. At USF, was named All American and finished third in the voting for the Herman Award, college soccers’ Heismann Award.
  • High School Graduated from Washington High School in Fremont, CA where his all time leading scoring record still stands. Named All League each year. Won the league championship as a senior.
  • Youth Soccer Played youth soccer in the Fremont City Soccer Club and won four state championships.Family Married to Kaarin (1989) who was named most athletic female at WHS. Daughter Kate was born in 1992, son Jay was born in 1994.

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