Greg Simmonds

Gregory Simmonds (born 16 December 1975) is a retired Jamaican soccer player who played professionally in the USL First Division.

Greg Simmonds
Personal information
Full name Gregory Simmonds
Date of birth (1975-12-06) 6 December 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
1995–1998 Howard University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Hershey Wildcats 51 (32)
2000D.C. United (loan) 0 (0)
2001 Miami Fusion 9 (0)
2002 Rochester Raging Rhinos 26 (6)
2003 Richmond Kickers 27 (4)
2004–2005 Charleston Battery 49 (10)
2006 Virginia Beach Mariners 23 (9)
2007 Puerto Rico Islanders 7 (0)
2008–2009 Richmond United (indoor) 3 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Simmonds attended Howard University, playing on the men's soccer team from 1995 to 1998. He graduated as the all time leading scorer for the Bison. In 1999, Simmonds turned professional with the Hershey Wildcats of the USL A-League. He scored sixteen goals that season and was selected as the A-League Rookie of the Year.[1] His scoring touch led to D.C. United calling him up in January 2000 for two games in the 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. He came on for Jaime Moreno in a January 17, 2000 victory over L.D. Alajuelense. Four days later, he started the game with C.F. Pachuca.[2] Simmonds continued his scoring pace for the Wildcats in 2000, adding another sixteen goals to his total. In February 2001, the Miami Fusion selected Simmonds in the fourth round (thirty-eighth) overall of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. He scored four goals for the Fusion, all in Open Cup games, but never scored in league play. When the Fusion folded following the 2001 season, Simmonds moved to the Rochester Rhinos. In 2003, Simmonds moved to the Richmond Kickers. On February 19, 2004, the Charleston Battery of the USL First Division signed Simmonds.[3] He led the team in scoring in both 2004 and 2005. In 2006, he joined the Virginia Beach Mariners and lead the team with nine goals.[4] He finished his career in 2007 with the Puerto Rico Islanders in 2007. In November 2008, Simmonds joined Richmond United for the Premier Arena Soccer League season. He scored five goals in three games.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1999 A-League
  2. ^ D.C. United Media Guide Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Battery sings Greg Simmonds
  4. ^ "Jamaican Simmonds shines for VB Mariners". The Jamaica Observer. 31 July 2006. Retrieved 2 June 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ "2008-2009 PASL". Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.

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