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Joseph Nasco (born June 18, 1984) is an American soccer player who last played for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.

Joe Nasco
Personal information
Full name Joseph Nasco
Date of birth (1984-06-18) June 18, 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2003–2004 Andrew Fighting Tigers
2005–2007 Birmingham–Southern Panthers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Panama City Pirates 8 (0)
2012–2013 Atlanta Silverbacks 23 (0)
2014 Colorado Rapids 4 (0)
2014Atlanta Silverbacks (loan) 4 (0)
2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 23, 2016


After spending time in Andrew College and Birmingham–Southern College, Nasco made eight appearances for Panama City Pirates in the USL Premier Development League. However, he left the game shortly after battling injury and took the job as a police officer for the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department in Calhoun.

In 2012, Nasco caught an eye of the Atlanta Silverbacks coaching staff at the team’s first open combine and on March 21, Nasco signed a professional contract with the Silverbacks.[1] On May 16, Nasco made his professional debut in a 3-0 loss to the Puerto Rico Islanders.[2]

On February 12, 2014, Nasco signed with Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids.[3] On September 5, against the Los Angeles Galaxy, he set the MLS record for fastest red card in a game with a foul against Alan Gordon a mere 34 seconds into the match.[4]


  1. ^ "Silverbacks Sign Goalkeeper Nasco". Atlanta Silverbacks. 21 March 2012. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Islanders Extend NASL Lead With 3-0 Win". North American Soccer League. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Nasco and Watts join the Rapids ranks". Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Colorado Rapids' Joe Nasco earns the fastest red card in MLS history with first minute ejection vs. LA Galaxy". Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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