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Jovan Kirovski (born March 18, 1976 in Escondido, Californiamarker) is an Americanmarker soccer player of Macedonian descent who currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.



Kirovski joined Manchester United's youth team in 1992, becoming the first American to sign with the club. He led the reserve team in scoring in 1996, but was not able to break into the first team because of work permit regulations. After that season, he signed with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Kirovski spent the next four seasons in Germany, playing sparingly for Dortmund; he did however play and score in Dortmund's 1996–97 Champions League campaign, becoming the first American to win the competition. His only significant playing time in Germany was in the 1998–99 season, when Borussia loaned him out to second division club Fortuna Köln.

In 2000, Kirovski signed with Portuguesemarker club Sporting CP, but once again could not get much playing time. After a season there, he went back to Englandmarker, signing with Football League First Division club Crystal Palace. In 2002, Kirovski signed with Birmingham City, but after two seasons and not much first-team action there, he signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy. In his first season in MLS, Kirovski scored eight goals. In 2005, the Galaxy traded him to the Colorado Rapids for a first round pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. After spending the 2008 season with the San Jose Earthquakes, he rejoined the Galaxy in a November 2008 trade.


Kirovski made his US national team debut at the age of 18 on October 19, 1994, against Saudi Arabia, and played at the 1996 Olympics and the 1999 and 2003 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Kirovski has 62 caps in total with the US, but has never been selected for a World Cup squad.



Borussia Dortmund
Los Angeles Galaxy

See also


  1. A Foot In The Door with the statment "second son of Macedonian immigrants"
  2. Kirovski is making up for lost time with Quakes with the statement "Sons of Macedonian immigrants"

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