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Brad North (born January 21, 1985 in The Woodlands, Texas) is a retired American soccer player and now businessman.[1] A 6'1", 190 lb. forward from Northwestern University, North was a two-time All Big Ten first team selection, scoring 28 goals (10 GWG), 8 assists over a four-year career, and a three-time Big Ten Academic All-Conference Team. North was the first player from Northwestern U. to be picked in the MLS SuperDraft. [2]

Brad North
Personal information
Full name Joseph Bradley North
Date of birth (1985-01-21) January 21, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999–2004 Texans SC (Houston)
2003–06 Northwestern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Chicago Fire Premier 13 (2)
2007 D.C. United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 Sept 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 Sept 2007

Playing careerEdit


North was selected by D.C. United in the second round (24th overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.[3] He appeared in each of the reserve's 12 games (11 starts), seeing time at both forward and as a defender. Started in the US Open Cup match at Harrisburg, which would be his only official appearance for the club. He was waived the following year.

Made 3 appearances during the 2008 season with the Fire Reserves against teams including; former club D.C United (30 min, 1 goal), Columbus Crew (41 min), and F.C. Toronto (37 min, 1 goal).

Premier Development LeagueEdit

North made 13 appearances for the Chicago Fire Premier of the Premier Development League's Great Lakes division in 2006 and had one assist in the regular season and 2 overtime goals in the first playoff game before the Des Moines Menace answered with two goals to force a shoot-out (which the Chicago Fire Premier won).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Brad North | LinkedIn
  2. ^ "NU Player Bio: Brad North". Archived from the original on 9 December 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2007.
  3. ^ "D.C. United: Roster: Player Bio". Archived from the original on 24 April 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2007.