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Jason Jordan (born May 30, 1978 in Richmond, British Columbiamarker) is a retired professional soccer player who formerly played for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the First Division of the United Soccer Leagues. He is currently Vancouver’s third all-time leading scorer with 74 goals in 207 games.

Career

He began playing college soccer with Langara College from 1998 till 1999, he signed with the Vancouver 86ers in 1997, he played for Richmond United of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League before joining the 86ers.

In June 2002, he turned down a contract offer from the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer in favour of remaining with the Whitecaps.

In the 2005 season he enjoyed a career year with the Whitecaps being named 2005 USL First Division MVP and lead the league with 17 goals. Jordan as well was named Whitecaps Player of the Year, and was presented with the Domenic Mobilio Golden Boot, and shared the Supporter's MVP award with goalkeeper Mike Franks.

Unfortunately, he suffered numerous injuries in 2006 that restricted him to playing only six games in the regular season and two games in the playoffs. Despite limited action, he tallied two assists and fired six shots in his regular season appearances. As the Whitecaps won the USL First Division Championship, beating the Rochester Raging Rhinos 3-0. On 12 October 2008 he helped the Whitecaps capture their second USL First Division Championship beating the Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1 in Vancouver.

On 19 December 2008, Jordan was released from the Vancouver Whitecaps and retired few days later.

International

Jordan is also a former member of the Canadian Under-20 and Under-23 national teams.

Coaching career

Jordan is currently involved with the Vancouver Selects youth soccer club, coaching their U18 team as well as overseeing the rest of the club, from U14 to U18. In 2009 he led the Crofton House Varsity soccer team to victory at the ISA's on Vancouver Island and works as U-16 Boys coach for Coastal WFC. They continue to improve with his guidance and support.

Honors

Vancouver Whitecaps



Individual



References

  1. http://www.whitecapsfc.com/schedule/match10120801.aspx
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