|Playing position |
Name Mark Simanton
1976-1979 Indiana Hoosiers
Role Soccer player
Education New Trier High School
1980-1984 Chicago Sting
|Date of birth (1958-12-08) December 8, 1958 (age 57)|
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Mark Simanton is a retired American soccer midfielder who spent his entire professional career with the Chicago Sting.
Simanton graduated from New Trier West High School. He attended the Indiana University where he played on the men's soccer team from 1976 to 1979.
In 1980, Simanton turned professional with the Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League. He would remain with the Sting for his entire career which consisted of five outdoor seasons, two NASL indoor seasons and four seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League. During these years, the Sting won both the 1981 and 1984 NASL titles. In 1987, Simanton publicly criticized the Sting for hiring Erich Geyer as head coach. He became a free agent that summer and refused to sign with the Sting. He then became a vice-president of Huron Partners, a real estate development company. He also served as a broadcast analyst for Sting games.