| Erik John Ustruck|
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara Broncos
| (1985-01-04) January 4, 1985 (age 30)|
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Guam national football team (Defender, Midfielder)
Erik Ustruck Wikipedia
Erik John Ustruck (born January 4, 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an mainland American-born soccer player for the Guam national football team. He played for Orlando City in the USL Professional Division before his retirement from club soccer. Ustruck is now a team administration manager for Orlando City.
Ustruck played four years at Santa Clara University, scoring eight goals during his collegiate career and fighting back from a knee injury during his junior year. He was noted for his versatility and work ethic. Erik was pursuing an art minor prior to turning pro and is best known for his artistic interpretation of a pomegranate with a wine chalice. His original paintings can be found on eBay and have been known to sell for upwards of $19.99 (including shipping and handling).
Ustruck was drafted by the Dynamo in the third round of the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft – a draft that he watched online with his friends – as the 39th supplemental pick overall. Though he played as both a forward and a midfielder in college, Ustruck appears likely to be converted to a right back or right-sided midfielder in MLS.
Ustruck made his full professional debut for Dynamo on 1 July 2008, in a US Open Cup third round game against Charleston Battery.
He was sent on loan to Austin Aztex on June 16, 2009.
After returning from his short loan spell, Ustruck made his MLS debut, coming on as a sub in Houston's 2–1 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on the road in Seattle.
Ustruck was waived by Houston on March 24, 2010, and signed a one-year contract with the FC Tampa Bay on April 5, 2010.
After his contract was up for FC Tampa Bay, Ustruck signed a multi-year contract with USL Pro club Orlando City on March 18, 2011.
He played several games with the Under-20 United States national team in 2004, but never made an official FIFA or confederation appearance for the senior team, so he is not cap tied to any National federation. He was also selected into the Guam National team preliminary squad for the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in February 2013. He made his debut for the Matao against Laos in November 2013 during the FIFA International friendly between the two nations.USL Pro (2): 2011, 2013