Place of birth
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Date of birth
(1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 34)
Raphael Cox 2009 Highlights
Raphael Cox (born July 7, 1986 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American soccer player.
- Raphael Cox 2009 Highlights
- Stadium hoping for state under former MLS player Raphael Cox
- Youth and College
- Tampa Bay Rowdies
Stadium hoping for state under former MLS player Raphael Cox
Youth and College
Cox attended Stadium High School, and played one year of college soccer at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, before transferring to the University of Washington in sophomore year. At Washington he was a two-time All-Pac-10 honoree, and was named to the All-Pac-10 first-team as a senior. During his college years he also played with Colorado Rapids U23's and Tacoma Tide in the USL Premier Development League.
Cox was drafted in the fourth round (54th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake. He made his professional debut on 28 March 2009, coming on as a substitute in RSL's game against Seattle Sounders FC, and went on to make six MLS appearances, scoring one goal, before being waived on March 16, 2010.
Having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, Cox returned to play for Tacoma Tide in the USL Premier Development League in 2010.
Cox signed with Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League on April 6, 2011. Atlanta announced on November 8, 2011 that Cox would return for the 2012 season.
On August 17, 2012, Cox was released by Atlanta Silverbacks by mutual consent and was signed by Tampa Bay Rowdies the same day
Cox spent 2014 with USL club Harrisburg City Islanders, before moving to new franchise Charlotte Independence on March 25, 2015.