Brooks Cryder (born January 13, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the American Soccer League, North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League.

Brooks Cryder
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-01-13) January 13, 1955 (age 65)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1975 Philadelphia Textile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976 Tacoma Tides
1977 Los Angeles Skyhawks
1978–1979 Philadelphia Fury 40 (0)
1979–1980 Cleveland Force (indoor) 32 (6)
Pennsylvania Stoners
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Cryder graduated from Roxborough High School. He spent at least one season, 1975, with the Philadelphia Textile soccer team. Drafted by the Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League in 1976, Cryder elected instead to play for the Tacoma Tides of the American Soccer League.[1][2] He played the 1977 season with the Los Angeles Skyhawks. In 1978, Cryder signed with the Philadelphia Fury of the North American Soccer League. That fall, he also signed with the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He also played for the Pennsylvania Stoners.


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