In The Pros: A Look At Men's Soccer Alums Playing At The Next Level

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March 3, 2008

QUEENS, N.Y. - Shalrie Joseph Joseph made his third straight appearance in the MLS Cup as a member of the New England Revolution. Joseph was named an MLS Best XI at the end of the season for the second time, earned his fourth selection to the All-Star team and also served as a team captain of the All-Star team. For the past two seasons Joseph has named to the All-Star team as a First XI selection, a distinction given to the top vote-getters in the league. In a ranking published by Yahoo! Sports, Joseph was rated as the best player in the MLS. "Strong and intelligent, Joseph is the heartbeat of the Revs," the article said. Joseph holds a share of the New England club record with six career penalty kicks made.

In 2007, Joseph started in all 27 games in which he played. The defensive midfielder tallied four goals and five assists during the regular season and also picked up two assists during four post season games. Joseph was selected by the Revolution as the 14th overall pick in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.

Chris Wingert

Wingert split time between Colorado and Real Salt Lake in 2007. The 2003 M.A.C Hermann Trophy winner saw action in six games and made four starts for Colorado before being sent to Real Salt Lake. Wingert tallied two assists, played in 16 games and made 12 starts for Salt Lake. The Columbus Crew originally drafted Wingert in the first round of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft and spent his first two seasons with Columbus as a starting defender.

Chris Corcoran

In his second season with the Charleston Battery, Corcoran remained a fixture in the starting lineup. Corcoran played in 31 games and made 31 starts and also tallied his first point with the Battery with an assist. In two seasons with Charleston, Corcoran has played in 52 games and has made 51 starts.

Corcoran was originally selected by the MetroStars as the 25th overall selection in the MLS SuperDraft in 2005, but saw limited action on the reserve squad while rehabilitating from injuries.

 

 

Jeff Carroll

Carroll spent 2007 playing for the D.C. United reserve squad. Carroll tallied two assists, while playing in nine games and making eight starts. Though he did not see game action on the first team, Carroll was named to the 18-man roster on several occasions.

Carroll was selected by D.C. United as the 39th overall pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft.

Stefani Miglioranzi

After spending five seasons with Swindon FC in England, Miglioranzi returned to the MLS and joined the Los Angeles Galaxy. With the Galaxy in 2007, Miglioranzi saw action in 23 games and made 17 starts. Miglioranzi also tallied three goals and two assists.

Miglioranzi was originally selected by the Chicago Fire as the 39th pick in the 1999 MLS SuperDraft.

Andre Schmid

Schmid spent 2007 with the Seattle Sounders of the USL. Schmid tallied one goal and one assist, saw action in 18 games and made three starts. Schmid and the Sounders finished the regular season 16-6-6 and went on to win the USL First Division Championship.

Schmid was originally selected by the Houston Dynamo as the 32nd overall pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft.

Steven Old

Old spent the 2007 season with the Wellington Phoenix of the Australian A-League. Old and the Phoenix played against David Beckham and the the L.A. Galaxy in an exhibition match. The match was played in front of 31, 853 fans; a record for a soccer match played in New Zealand. Old is also a member of the New Zealand national team and played all 180 minutes against Costa Rica and Venezuela during the team's tour of America.

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