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Gerson Echeverry (born August 25, 1971) is an American retired soccer forward who played professionally in Major League Soccer, USISL and the National Professional Soccer League.

Gerson Echeverry
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-08-25) August 25, 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Paterson, NJ, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1990–1993 Seton Hall Pirates
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Richmond Kickers
1996 Cortuluá
1997 MetroStars 1 (0)
1997South Jersey Barons (loan)
1997 Richmond Kickers 14 (2)
1998 Hershey Wildcats 11 (0)
1998 Central Jersey Riptide (2)
1998–2000 Maryland Mania 21 (2)
1999 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 63 (40)
Teams managed
2004–2011 Seton Hall Pirates (assistant)
2012–2017 Seton Hall Pirates
2018– Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

PlayerEdit

YouthEdit

Echeverry was born in Paterson, New Jersey. In 1990, he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School where he had scored 55 goals during his high school soccer career. He played college soccer at Seton Hall University from 1990 to 1993.[1] He was a 1991 Third Team All American.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

In December 1993, the Buffalo Blizzard selected Echeverry in the fourth round of the National Professional Soccer League draft.[3] He did not sign with the team. In 1995, he played for the Richmond Kickers of the USISL. He then played for Cortuluá in Colombia. On February 2, 1997, D.C. United selected Echevvery in second round (fourteenth overall) of the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft. United waived him on March 28, 1997 during the pre-season.[4] On April 3, 1997, the MetroStars claimed Echeverry off waivers. He played one game with the MetroStars as well as a handful on loan to the South Jersey Barons.[5] The MetroStars released him on June 4, 1997. Less than two weeks later, he signed with the Richmond Kickers.[6] In 1998, he began the season with the Hershey Wildcats but was released in June. In August, he signed with the Central Jersey Riptide for the remainder of the season. In 1999, he finished his outdoor career with the Maryland Mania. In 1998, Echeverry moved indoors with the Harrisburg Heat of the National Professional Soccer League where he played two seasons.[7][8]

CoachEdit

In July 2004, Echevvery became an assistant coach with the Seton Hall Pirates soccer team. In February 2012, he was named the new head coach.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seton Hall soccer records". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
  2. ^ 1991 All Americans Archived November 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ BLIZZARD DRAFTS QUARTET OF CONNECTICUT COLLEGIANS IN NPSL DRAFT The Buffalo News – Friday, December 17, 1993
  4. ^ D.C. United Transactions[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ SOCCER / BARONS SEEK SECOND TRIUMPH Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) – Saturday, May 31, 1997
  6. ^ RICHMOND PADS ROSTER DESPITE WINNING STREAK Richmond Times-Dispatch – Wednesday, June 11, 1997
  7. ^ NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL STATISTICS – 1998–1999 Archived January 28, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL STATISTICS – 1999–2000

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