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Hunter J. Gorskie (born June 27, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Thisted FC in the Danish 1st Division.[1]

Hunter Gorskie
Personal information
Full name Hunter J. Gorskie
Date of birth (1991-06-27) June 27, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth New York, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Thisted FC
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2009 Players Development Academy
2009–2012 Stanford Cardinal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Central Jersey Spartans 4 (0)
2011 Chicago Fire Premier 10 (1)
2012 New Jersey Rangers 2 (0)
2013–2015 New York Cosmos 45 (0)
2016–2017 Miedź Legnica 27 (0)
2017–2018 Tampa Bay Rowdies 42 (5)
2019– Thisted FC 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:33, October 15, 2018 (UTC)



Youth, college and amateurEdit

Gorskie grew up in Marlboro Township, New Jersey and played soccer at Marlboro High School, where he set the career record in assists and is ranked second in career goals.[2]

He played club soccer for the Player Development Academy of New Jersey before committing to Stanford University where he played for four years. In 2009, Gorskie started all 20 games for the Cardinal and helped them to nine clean sheets, including three in the Pac-10 tournament and two in the NCAA Tournament. In 2010, Gorskie made 16 appearances, including four starts, and helped the Cardinal defense to a 1.14 goals against average. One of his four starts came on October 15 in Stanford's 2–1 upset victory over #13 UCLA.[3] He also went on to be named Pac-10 honorable mention All-Academic.[4] In 2011, he all 17 games in which he saw action and scored his first collegiate goal on September 25 in a 2–1 victory over Vermont.[5][6] He went on to be named Pac-12 All-Academic second team that same year.[7] In his final season at Stanford, Gorskie started in all 18 games and was named second team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic first team.[8][9]

During his time in college, Gorskie also played in the Premier Development League for Central Jersey Spartans, Chicago Fire Premier and New Jersey Rangers.[10][11][12]


After going undrafted in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, Gorskie went on trial with San Jose Earthquakes and made two reserve league appearances for them before signing his first professional contract with North American Soccer League club New York Cosmos on April 26, 2013.[13] He made his professional debut on August 3 in a 2–1 victory over Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the opening match of the NASL fall season.[14][15][16] Gorskie went on to make eight appearances for the Cosmos during the 2013 NASL season that culminated in the team defeating the Atlanta Silverbacks 1–0 to claim the NASL Soccer Bowl title.[17]

On September 13, 2014, Gorskie recorded his first professional assist in a 3–2 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks.[18]

Gorskie started the final three games of the Cosmos season, including the team's NASL Championship semifinal against the San Antonio Scorpions as a central defender. Gorskie was named the team captain for the final regular season match of the year on November 1, 2014, against the San Antonio Scorpions.[19]

Gorskie finished the 2014 season with seven starts in 13 appearances across 672 minutes of action and recorded one assist.[20]

on February 14, 2019, Hunter joined Danish 1st Division club Thisted FC on a free transfer for the rest of the season.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Hunter's older brother Jason, who played college soccer at the University of Pennsylvania, currently plays professionally for Polish II liga side Wisła Puławy.[22]


  1. ^ "THOSE NAMES ARE FAMILIAR: Cedar Stars Academy adds Ex-Cosmos Fernandes, Gorskie, Mulligan from USL clubs". United Soccer Leagues.
  2. ^ Anness, Kaitlyn. "Marlboro Native Advances Soccer Career in New York; Hunter Gorskie grew up in Marlboro, and now he'll hit the field as a New York Cosmo.", Marlboro-Coltsneck Patch, July 8, 2013. Accessed September 10, 2015. "Gorskie, 22, is still the all-time assist leader and second in total points at Marlboro High School."
  3. ^ "Stanford Upsets No. 13 UCLA". Stanford Athletics. October 15, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Stanford's 14 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorees Lead The Conference". Stanford Athletics. November 12, 2010. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "Stanford Finishes 2–0 Weekend by Upending Vermont". Stanford Athletics. September 25, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Men's Soccer Earns Two Big Wins". Stanford Athletics. September 26, 2011. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "Abolfathi, Binnie Earn Pac-12 All-Academic First Team Honors". Stanford Athletics. November 21, 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Six Cardinal Earn All-Pac-12 Honors; Kovar Named Top Freshman". Stanford Athletics. November 13, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  9. ^ "Men's Soccer Has 12 Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Recognition". Stanford Athletics. November 14, 2012. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "2010 Central Jersey Spartans stats". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "2011 Chicago Fire Premier stats". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on January 9, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "2012 New Jersey Rangers stats". United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  13. ^ "Cosmos Sign Three More Players". New York Cosmos. April 26, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  14. ^ "Match Report: New York Cosmos 2–1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers". New York Cosmos. August 3, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  15. ^ "Gorskie Makes Pro Debut With Cosmos". Stanford Athletics. August 8, 2013. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  16. ^ Harris, David (August 4, 2013). "New York Cosmos reboot the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 2–1". Soccer Long Island Megazine. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
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  21. ^ THISTED FC HENTER HUNTER GORSKIE,, February 14, 2019
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