| Yevgeni Starikov|
| (1988-11-17) November 17, 1988 (age 27)|
FC Chornots Odesa (#87 / Forward)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR
Eugene Starikov Wikipedia
Yevgeni Starikov, also known as Eugene Starikov (Russian: Евгений Валерьевич Стариков; born November 17, 1988) is an American soccer player of Russian descent who plays for New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League.
Starikov was born in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR and grew up in Huntington Beach, California where he played for Edison High School, San Diego Surf, and Irvine Strikers. He transferred to Florida before his junior year, where he was the Pinellas County scoring champion twice and led the Palm Harbor University High School Hurricanes to a victory in the 2006 FHSAA 5A Championship. He spent two years at Stetson University and played one season for the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League.
Starikov was signed by Zenit in the Russian Premier League before the 2009 season. On March 17th, 2017, Starikov returned to the United States and signed for NASL side New York Cosmos.
On January 7, 2011, Starikov was called up to the United States national team for a friendly game against Chile.As of match played 3 September 2017