Ryan McMahen

Ryan McMahen (born December 22, 1982) is an American soccer player who retired from professional soccer in January 2011.

Ryan McMahen
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-12-22) December 22, 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Munster, Indiana, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2005 Michigan State Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Michigan Bucks 22 (9)
2006–2008 Kansas City Wizards 0 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2009


Collegiate and amateurEdit

McMahen played college soccer at Michigan State University from 2001 to 2005. He finished his career with 26 goals and 28 assists, coming out of the midfield; the latter was good enough for second all-time in school history. While at Michigan State, McMahen garnered many accolades including All Big Ten three times, and All America as a senior. During his college years he also played with the Michigan Bucks in the Premier Development League, where he was an All League Performer.


McMahen was drafted in the second round, 16th overall, by the Kansas City Wizards in 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft, but saw no playing time with the first team during the 2006 season.

He made his professional debut on July 12, 2006, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against Des Moines Menace, playing the full game.[1] He also made an appearance on July 1, 2008, in the same competition, starting the match against the Carolina Railhawks.[2]

McMahen was waived by the Wizards on September 5, 2008, never having registered a single minute in a Major League Soccer game. He joined Austin Aztex of the USL First Division for the 2009 season, but was released by the Aztex at the end of the year.[3]


  1. ^ Player Bio From http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com, Retrieved 05 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Kansas City Wizards Advance to Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals with Extra-Time Victory Tuesday over Carolina RailHawks". mlssoccer.com. July 2, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Austin Announces Release Of 14 Players From The 2009 Squad". OurSports Central. November 6, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2020.

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