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Mike Fall is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League, American Indoor Soccer Association and American Soccer League.

Mike Fall
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-03-01) March 1, 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Youth career
1978–1979 Bishop Moore High School
1981–1982 Tampa Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Memphis Americans (indoor) 40 (4)
1983–1984 Jacksonville Tea Men
1984–1986 Louisville Thunder (indoor) 76 (45)
1986 Orlando Lions
1986–1987 Tampa Bay Rowdies (indoor)
1987–1988 Tampa Bay Rowdies
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

YouthEdit

Fall graduated from Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Florida where he was part of the school's state championship soccer team. He attended the University of Tampa, playing two years on the men's soccer team (1981–1982).[1] In 1981, Tampa won the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship.

ProfessionalEdit

In 1983, the Tampa Bay Rowdies selected Fall in the North American Soccer League draft and he appeared in one indoor exhibition match for Tampa Bay.[2] When the Rowdies did not sign him for the outdoor season, Fall joined the Jacksonville Tea Men of the American Soccer League. The Tea Men won the 1983 championship, with Fall scoring two goals. Fall spent the 1983-1984 indoor season with the Americans, then returned to the Tea Men, now playing in the United Soccer League, for the 1984 outdoor season. In the fall of 1984, Fall joined the Louisville Thunder of the American Indoor Soccer League. He spent two seasons with the Thunder.[3][4] In 1985, Fall was the captain of the U.S. soccer team at the 1985 Summer Universiade. In 1986, Fall joined the independent Orlando Lions.[5] In 1986, the Thunder traded Fall to the Rowdies in exchange for the rights to Pete Smith.[6] In 1988, he played for the Rowdies in the American Soccer League.[7]

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