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Brian William Dunseth (born March 2, 1977 in Upland, California) is a TV soccer commentator and former American soccer player.

Brian Dunseth
Personal information
Full name Brian William Dunseth
Date of birth (1977-03-02) March 2, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Upland, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1995–1996 Cal State Fullerton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 New England Revolution 83 (1)
1998MLS Pro-40 (loan) 1 (0)
2001 Miami Fusion 15 (0)
2002–2003 Columbus Crew 51 (1)
2003 Dallas Burn 9 (1)
2004 Bodens BK 24 (2)
2005 Real Salt Lake 24 (2)
2006 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 (0)
National team
1997–2000 United States
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Dunseth played college soccer at California State University, Fullerton, and was one of the first players to sign a Project-40 contract, doing so in 1997. He was assigned to the New England Revolution and spent the next four and a half seasons there, before being traded to the Miami Fusion midway through 2001. The Fusion was contracted next year, and Dunseth was taken by the Columbus Crew in the 2002 MLS Dispersal Draft and spent a year and a half there, before a trade to the Dallas Burn.

Dunseth left Major League Soccer for 2004, playing for Bodens BK in Sweden. He was elected Best Player of the Norrbotten County that season by a major newspaper. He then returned to MLS, signing with Real Salt Lake. He played a year with the club, before a trade to Chivas USA for Douglas Sequeira and Christian Jimenez. Before the 2006 season started, Dunseth was traded again, to the Los Angeles Galaxy for a draft pick. In process, he became the first MLS player to be on the roster of seven different teams (although he never played for Chivas). He was waived by the Galaxy in May 2006. In eight years of MLS, Dunseth scored five goals and six assists. He retired from professional soccer in July 2006.[1]

He played for Los Angeles-based amateur team Hollywood United in the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup


Dunseth was captain of the U.S. team that competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 1997 World Youth Championship.

Other projectsEdit

Along with college teammate Ben Hooper and Ace Harrison, Dunseth co-owns a fashion line[2] called Bumpy Pitch and The Original Winger, a soccer-specific lifestyle website.[3]


He and his wife, Jade, married on August 2, 2006. The couple has three children.



Columbus Crew


  1. ^ "En gång länets bästa fotbollsspelare – nu slutar Brian Dunseth". NSD. July 28, 2006. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "Bumpy Pitch". Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Archived 2008-06-18 at the Wayback Machine The Original Winger