Brian Maisonneuve

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Brian Maisonneuve
Personal information
Full name Brian Maisonneuve
Date of birth (1973-06-28) June 28, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Warren, Michigan, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1989 Carpathia Kickers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Indiana Hoosiers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2004 Columbus Crew 172 (23)
National team
1997–2002 United States 13 (0)
Teams managed
2005–2008 United States U-17 (assistant)
2008–2010 University of Louisville (assistant)
2010–2017 Indiana University (assistant)
2018– Ohio State Buckeyes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Maisonneuve (born June 28, 1973 in Warren, Michigan) is an American retired soccer player and current coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He spent his entire professional career as a defensive midfielder with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. He was a member of the U.S. soccer teams at both the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1998 FIFA World Cup, earning a total of thirteen caps with the U.S. national team.

Youth and college[edit]

Maisonneuve played for the Carpathia Kickers in Metro Detroit as a child and teen.[citation needed] He played his high school soccer at De La Salle Collegiate High School of Warren, Michigan.[1] He played college soccer at Indiana University from 1991 to 1994, winning the Hermann Trophy his senior season, as well as finishing his career as the Big Ten's all-time top goalscorer with 44, and helping Indiana to the NCAA Championship game, losing 1–2 to Virginia.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

He was allocated to the Columbus Crew for the 1996 MLS season, becoming one of two players without any pro experience on the league's initial allocation list; the other was Damian Silvera.[citation needed] Maisonneuve would quickly earn a starting spot with the Crew, and would hold on to it for the next 8 years.[citation needed] He started 83 games for the Crew between 1996 and 1999.[3]

Before the 2000 season, he suffered a series of devastating ankle injuries, forcing him to sit out the season and threatening his career.[2] Maisonneuve returned in 2001, however, and slotted right back into his starting role.[2][3] He would remain there for the next three years, before finally losing his spot when the Crew acquired Simon Elliott prior to the 2004 season;[citation needed] Maisonneuve would go on to play only nine games in 2004.[3]

By Major League Soccer's ninth year, Maisonneuve was one of only two players to have played for a single club throughout that period, and when he retired after the season, he left Cobi Jones as the lone player with that distinction.[citation needed] Maisonneuve scored 23 goals and 37 assists in his pro career.[3]

International career[edit]

After graduating from Indiana University, Maisonneuve spent 1995 training with the U.S. Olympic Team; he later played in the 1996 Summer Olympics.[1] During his professional career, Maisonneuve was a fringe player for the United States national team, totalling just 13 caps with the team.[1] Despite his limited playing time, Maisonneuve did play all three of the United States' games at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Following his retirement in 2004, Maisonneuve joined the United States U-17 team as an assistant coach, spending four years there.[4] In 2008, he joined the Lousiville Cardinals men's soccer team coaching staff as an assistant coach.[4] He would stay with the team for two years, during which time they had a 24–11–4 record.[5] In 2010 Maisonneuve joined the Indiana Hoosiers men's soccer team coaching staff as an assistant coach. During his tenure, he helped the team to a NCAA Division I Championship in 2012, a regular season championship in 2010, a Big Ten Tournament Championship in 2013, and an overall record of 102–42–34.[5] On April 23, 2018, Maisonneuve was announced as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes men's soccer team.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup North America Total
1996 Columbus Crew Major League Soccer 15 5
1997 32 3
1998 13 3
1999 29 2
2000 0 0
2001 25 8
2002 26 1
2003 23 1 ? ?
2004 9 5
Total USA 172 23 ? ?
Career total 172 23 ? ?



Columbus Crew



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Brian Maisonneuve – USMNT". US Soccer Players. April 2, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Craig Merz (January 25, 2011). "What Ever Happened To: Brian Maisonneuve". MLS. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Players". Archived from the original on October 22, 2008. Retrieved August 20, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Brian Maisonneuve Named Men's Soccer Assistant Coach". Louisville Cardinals. April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Brian Maisonneuve Named Ohio State Men's Soccer Head Coach". CBS Interactive. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "2014 Circle of Honor Nominees". MLS. Retrieved April 27, 2018.