Full nameMike Banner RoleSoccer player Height1.78 m
2002Georgetown Hoyas Weight73 kg NameMike Banner Salary42,000 USD (2011)
Date of birth(1984-10-20) October 20, 1984 (age 31) Place of birthWashington, D.C., United States 2003–2006SIU Edwardsville Cougars EducationSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Number7 (Chicago Fire Soccer Club / Midfielder) Similar PeopleBob Bradley, Frank Klopas, Denis Hamlett, Frank Yallop, Dave Sarachan
Playing positionMidfielder, Left Back
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Mike Banner (born October 20, 1984) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Kokkolan Palloveikot.
Born in Washington, D.C., Banner attended Gonzaga College High School and began his collegiate soccer career at Georgetown University in 2002. He played in 18 matches during his freshman season for the Hoyas, starting 13 games, but transferred to Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville the following season. After sitting out a season he went on to play three more seasons for the Cougars, appearing in 56 matches during his career, scoring 18 goals along the way.
Banner was drafted in the third round, 34th overall, by the Chicago Fire in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. He stayed with Chicago for five seasons. In January 2012, the club announced that Banner would not return for the 2012 season. He later signed with the Illinois Piasa indoor soccer team. In March 2012, Banner signed a two-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliiga side FF Jaro.
Banner signed with FC Edmonton ahead of the 2014 season.