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Michael Videira (born January 6, 1986 in Milford, Massachusetts) is an American soccer player.

Michael Videira
Personal information
Full name Michael Videira
Date of birth (1986-01-06) January 6, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Milford, Massachusetts, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2008 Duke Blue Devils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Raleigh Elite 5 (2)
2007–2008 Cary RailHawks U23s 19 (4)
2008 Hamilton Academical 0 (0)
2009–2010 New England Revolution 12 (0)
2009Western Mass Pioneers (loan) 1 (1)
2010 AC St. Louis 8 (0)
2011–2013 Chicago Fire 14 (0)
National team
2003 United States U17 14 (0)
2004–2005 United States U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 7, 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 25, 2009


Youth and CollegeEdit

Videira attended Noble & Greenough School, where he was a Parade and McDonald's high school All-American and the Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year as a junior, and played club soccer for the Greater Boston Bolts club team, where he played for Revolution assistant coach Paul Mariner alongside teammate Chris Tierney.

He played college soccer at Duke University, where he was a three-time semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and was an NSCAA Third-Team All-American in both 2006 and 2007. Videira was also a four-time All-ACC selection and four-time NSCAA All-South honoree, was voted the ACC All-Tournament MVP as a junior, and was Soccer America's national freshman of the year in 2004.

During his college years, Videira also played with Cary RailHawks U23s in the USL Premier Development League.


Videira was drafted in the second round (18th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution, but chose not to sign an MLS contract, and instead went to Scotland, signing with Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical. Videira did not make any first-team appearances for the Accies because of a string of injuries, and after being released from his contract in December 2008, finally signed with Revolution. He made his professional debut on 25 April 2009, in New England's game against Real Salt Lake.[1]

During 2009 Videira also briefly spent time on loan with Western Mass Pioneers in the USL Second Division.[2]

Videira was released by New England on July 26, 2010,[3] and subsequently signed for AC St. Louis of the USSF Division 2 Pro League, eventually making 8 appearances for the team in the one and only season.

After AC St. Louis folded, Videira trialled with Chicago Fire during their 2011 pre-season and was eventually signed by the Major League Soccer club on March 10, 2011.[4]


Videira is a former member of both the United States Under-17 and Under-20 teams, and played in the Croix International Tournament in Spain in 2003 and in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland in 2003 and 2005.


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