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Jim Rooney (soccer)

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Playing position  Midfielder / Striker
1993  C.W. Post
Name  Jim Rooney
Height  1.80 m
1987–1988  Fordham University
Years  Team
Role  Soccer player
Position  Forward, Midfielder
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Date of birth  (1968-09-09) September 9, 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth  The Bronx, New York, United States
Current team  United States men's national under-17 soccer team
Education  LIU Post, Fordham University

Jim Rooney (born September 9, 1968) is an American former professional soccer player who played as both a midfielder and a striker. He is currently an assistant coach for the United States men's national under-17 soccer team.


Early life

Jim Rooney was born in The Bronx, New York City.


Rooney played college soccer at Fordham University and C.W. Post. At C.W. Post, he played with the Pioneers. He set their record of most goals in a single season: 21. This record still stands today.


Rooney began his professional career in 1994 with the Long Island Rough Riders. he later played in Major League Soccer for the MetroStars, the Miami Fusion and the New England Revolution, making a total of 116 appearances. Rooney then returned to the Long Island Rough Riders in June 2004.

Coaching career

Rooney was hired as assistant coach for Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on February 4, 2011. In February 2012, it was announced that Rooney would be joining the staff of Richie Williams and the United States men's national under-17 soccer team.


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