|Playing position |
Name Lee Nguyen
Salary 44,000 USD (2012)
Weight 68 kg
|2005 Indiana Hoosiers|
Height 1.73 m
Role Soccer Player
|Date of birth (1986-10-07) October 7, 1986 (age 29)|
Place of birth Richardson, Texas, United States
Current teams New England Revolution (#24 / Midfielder), United States men's national soccer team (Midfielder)
Parents Michelle Nguyen, Pham Nguyen
Similar People Jermaine Jones, Jay Heaps, Geoff Cameron, DaMarcus Beasley, Jordan Morris
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Lee Nguyễn (Vietnamese: Nguyễn Thế Anh), born October 7, 1986) is an American soccer midfielder for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer. Nguyen holds dual citizenship in the United States and Vietnam.
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- Youth and college
- PSV Eindhoven
- Randers FC
- Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
- Becamex Binh Duong
- New England Revolution
- International career
- Career statistics
- Personal life
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Youth and college
Nguyen graduated from Plano East Senior High School in his native Texas and was named National Gatorade Boys Soccer High School Player of the Year in 2005. He played one season for Indiana University in 2005, producing five goals and 12 assists in 22 games and was selected as 2005 National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America and Soccer Times. Nguyen was also a first team All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
Nguyen began his professional career by signing a three-and-half-year deal with Dutch Eredivisie team PSV Eindhoven in February 2006, but after making just two appearances with the club's senior team, he moved on in order to get more first-team time somewhere else.
On January 31, 2008, Nguyen signed with the Danish Superliga club Randers FC until the summer of 2009. He made 23 appearances with the club in parts of two seasons.
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
With Nguyen still hoping to remain in Europe but ready for a change of scenery, V.League 1 club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai, based in the centrally located city of Pleiku, gave his Vietnamese father a contract offer in January 2009 to pass along to his son. The offer was much more lucrative than what he could have hoped for anywhere else, but by accepting it he took himself completely off the United States Men's National Team radar at the age of 23 after just three appearances.
Nguyen became the Vietnamese league's first American player when he signed with Hoàng Anh Gia Lai on January 17, 2009. He scored 13 goals and 16 assists in 24 appearances in all competitions for the club in 2009. Through club partnership connections, Nguyen spent the middle of 2009 training with English club Arsenal in the hopes of earning another contract in Europe.
Becamex Binh Duong
In January 2010, Nguyen signed with another V.League 1 club, Becamex Binh Duong F.C. in Thủ Dầu Một. Injuries limited his impact as he scored just one goal in five appearances for the club in one and a half years. His desire to play for the U.S. was rekindled, however, by the August 2011 hiring of head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, whose style Nguyen hoped would better fit his midfield skills. Despite a large new contract offer in Vietnam, he decided to return to the U.S.
New England Revolution
Nguyen signed a multi-year deal with Major League Soccer on December 7, 2011 and was originally allocated to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a weighted lottery. He made three preseason appearances with Vancouver before being waived on March 1, 2012. On March 2, 2012, he was selected by the New England Revolution with the second overall pick in the MLS Waiver Draft.
Nguyen made 30 regular-season appearances for the Revolution in 2012, including 27 starts. He finished second on the team with five goals and was voted the team's MVP by the fans. His second career MLS goal—and second goal of the game against Vancouver on May 12—was one of four finalists for the MLS Goal of the Year Award.
In 2013, Nguyen appeared in 33 league matches, scoring four goals and recording seven assists.
In 2014, Nguyen led the Revolution with 18 goals and 5 assists, which is the most ever by a midfielder in an MLS season, and was again voted team MVP. For his contributions to the team—including 9 game-winning goals in the regular season—Nguyen was named as a finalist for the 2014 version of the Major League Soccer MVP Award along with Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane. Nguyen's goal against the Houston Dynamo also made it to the final round of voting for the 2014 version of the MLS Goal of the Year Award.
During the 2016 season, Nguyen became the Revolution's team captain.
After playing for several United States junior level squads, namely the Under-18s, Under-20s, and Under-23s, including being the only high school player named to the Under-20 roster for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, Nguyen made his debut for the senior United States Men's National Team in a friendly against China on June 2, 2007. He made two other appearances with the team in 2007 as part of the Copa América roster.
On November 10, 2014, Jürgen Klinsmann called up Nguyen for the first time in seven years for friendlies against Colombia and Ireland, and again on January 9, 2015, for the training camp ahead of friendlies versus Chile and Panama. Nguyen made his reappearance with the USMNT as a substitute in a friendly match against Costa Rica on October 13, 2015.
Career statisticsAs of December 17, 2016
In 2012, Nguyen was named one of The Boston Globe's 25 Most Stylish Bostonians.