Mike Saunders (soccer)

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Mike Saunders
Personal information
Full name Michael C. Saunders
Date of birth (1972-04-01) April 1, 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Jamaica
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1990–1992 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Connecticut Wolves
1995–1996 New York Fever
1996 Connecticut Wolves (loan) ? (15)
1996–1997 Wichita Wings (indoor) 11 (4)
1997 Connecticut Wolves 11 (5)
1997 Carolina Dynamo (loan) 3 (2)
1998–1999 Minnesota Thunder 26 (7)
2000 Connecticut Wolves 5 (0)
Teams managed
2010– University of the District of Columbia (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mike Saunders is a retired Jamaican soccer player who played professionally in the USL A-League and National Professional Soccer League.

Saunders attended the University of Connecticut where he played on the Huskies soccer team from 1990 to 1992. In 1993, he left the team to sign with the Connecticut Wolves of the USISL.[1] He played for the Wolves again in 1994.[2] In 1995, Saunders joined the New York Fever.[3] In 1996, the Fever moved up to the A-League, but they sent Saunders on lone to the Wolves of the 1996 USISL Select League for most of the season. Despite playing on loan, Saunders scored fifteen goals for Connecticut.[4] That fall, Saunders moved indoors with the Wichita Wings of the National Professional Soccer League. He was back with the Connecticut Wolves in 1997 as it played in the 1997 USISL A-League. The Wolves sent Saunders on loan to the Carolina Dynamo for three games. On January 20, 1998, the Connecticut Wolves sold Saunders contract to the Minnesota Thunder.[5] In 1999, Saunders and the Thunder won the USL A-League championship. On May 10, 2000, the Thunder released Saunders. Eight days later, the Connecticut Wolves signed him.[6] He played five games that season, then retired.

In June 2010, Saunders became an assistant with the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team.

External links

  • Columbia Firebirds: Michael Saunders


  1. ^ Wolves End The Season With Victory
  2. ^ Saunders Scores 2, Wolves Win Opener
  3. ^ Wolves get Fever in National Open Cup
  4. ^ The Year in American Soccer – 1996
  5. ^ January 20, 1998 Transactions
  6. ^ Wolves Seek Home Edge
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