Lance Lorenzo Laing (born 28 February 1988) is a Jamaican retired footballer.

Lance Laing
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Laing playing for FC Cincinnati in 2018
Personal information
Full name Lance Lorenzo Laing[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-28) 28 February 1988 (age 35)
Place of birth Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Left back/Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Harbour View
2010–2011 Village United (3)
2011–2012 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 39 (2)
2013–2015 FC Edmonton 71 (16)
2016 Minnesota United FC 17 (1)
2017 North Carolina FC 25 (8)
2018 FC Cincinnati 5 (0)
2018San Antonio FC (loan) 10 (5)
2019 San Antonio FC 7 (0)
International career
2004–2005 Jamaica U17
2008–2015 Jamaica 7 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals



Laing began his career in his native Jamaica, playing for Harbour View and Village United in the top flight Jamaica National Premier League. He was part of the Harbour View team which won JNPL titles in 2007 and 2010, and played in the 2007 CFU Club Championship, the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup and the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League.

Laing moved to the United States in 2011 when he signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[2] He made his debut for the Strikers on 29 April, in a 2–2 tie with the Puerto Rico Islanders.[3] He scored his first goal with the club against Montreal Impact on 13 July 2011. Following an impressive debut season with the Strikers, Laing was named to the NASL Best XI for the 2011 season.[4] After the 2011 season, Laing spent some time on trial with both the Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. Laing scored his second goal with the Strikers, and his first of the 2012 season, off of a freekick in the 3–3 draw against the Carolina RailHawks on 2 May 2012.[5]

On 21 November 2012 FC Edmonton announced that Laing would be joining the team ahead of the 2013 season.[6]

Laing was named FC Edmonton's MVP by supporter group ESG in 2013.[7]

In 2014, following a mid-season move from fullback to midfield, Laing led the Eddies in goals (7) and assists (6). He was twice named NASL Player of the Week including after scoring an 'Olimpico' goal in a 2–0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC.[8][9] As a result of his fine season, Laing was awarded a contract extension[10] and named MVP by ESG for a second straight year.[11] He was also named to the NASL's Best XI, as voted on by each of the league's 10 head coaches, for the second time in his career.[12]

In 2015, Laing only played 20 games for FC Edmonton as a result of international duty, but still managed 8 goals and 7 assists. The Eddies won just one of the 10 games that Laing missed while representing Jamaica. Following the season, it was reported that Laing would not return to FC Edmonton.[13] On 15 December 2015, it was announced that Laing had signed with Minnesota United FC.[14]

Laing signed with FC Cincinnati of the USL for the 2018 season on 19 December 2017[15]

On 23 August 2018 Laing was loaned from FC Cincinnati to San Antonio FC for the remainder of the 2018 season.[16]


Laing represented Jamaica several times at the under 17 level between 2004 and 2005, and made his debut for the senior national team on 26 July 2008 in an international friendly against El Salvador.[17] As a result of his performances with the Strikers, on 14 May 2012, Laing was recalled to the national team.[18]

In 2015, Laing was recalled to Jamaica's national team for the 2015 Copa America in Chile.[19] He appeared in Jamaica's three group-stage matches, including a start against Argentina on 20 June 2015.[20] Jamaica lost all three matches 1-0 and were eliminated from the tournament.

Laing was also named to Jamaica's roster for the 2015 Gold Cup and appeared in a 1–0 win over Haiti and in a 2–2 tie with Costa Rica. Laing did not appear in Jamaica's historic 2-1 semi-final win over the USA nor in its 3–1 loss to Mexico in the final.[21][22]


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  1. ^ "Reggae Boyz squad for Copa America". Jamaica Football Federation. 3 June 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Strikers Acquire Jamaican International Defender Lance Laing". 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Strikers Remain Undefeated on the Road".
  4. ^ [1] Archived 5 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "News | Fort Lauderdale Strikers". Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "2013 – Lance Laing – Edmonton Supporters Group". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  8. ^ "NASL: FC Edmonton's Lance Laing Named NASL Player of the Week". Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  9. ^ "NASL Honors Lance Laing - SoccerNation News Soccer News". Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  10. ^ "FC Edmonton NASL: Long-Term Sustainability in Mind with Contract Extensions for Two FCE Players". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  11. ^ "2014 – Lance Laing – Edmonton Supporters Group". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  12. ^ "NASL: NASL Names 2014 Best XI". Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Goodbye, FC Edmonton: Lance Laing confirms he won't return to the club |". Archived from the original on 4 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Latest News | Minnesota United FC". 15 December 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  15. ^ Kimura, Fumi (19 December 2017). "Three-Time NASL Best XI Laing Joins FCC". FC Cincinnati.
  16. ^ "SAN ANTONIO FC ADDS MIDFIELDER LANCE LAING ON LOAN FROM FC CINCINNATI". Archived from the original on 24 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Lance Laing - Jamaica - Caribbean Football".
  18. ^ "News | Fort Lauderdale Strikers". Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  19. ^ "SportsMax: Home of Champions".
  20. ^ "Live Scores - Copa América: Argentina - Jamaica -". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.
  21. ^ Ross, Terrance F. (26 July 2015). "Gold Cup final: classy Jamaica out to end Mexico's lucky run". the Guardian.
  22. ^ Graham, Bryan Armen (27 July 2015). "Gold Cup 2015 final: Mexico roll to seventh title with easy win over Jamaica". the Guardian.

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