Nico Colaluca

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Nico Colaluca
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Colaluca
Date of birth (1986-05-23) May 23, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2004–2006 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Rhode Island Stingrays 6 (3)
2007–2009 Colorado Rapids 4 (0)
2009–2010 New England Revolution 7 (0)
2009Western Mass Pioneers (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Norrby IF 5 (1)
2011–2012 Atlanta Silverbacks 23 (2)
National team
2004 United States U20 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 26, 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 10, 2012

Nicolas "Nico" Colaluca (born May 23, 1986) is an American former professional soccer player who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he attended La Salle Academy in Providence.[1] Colaluca played college soccer at the University of Virginia, and in the USL Premier Development League with the Rhode Island Stingrays. In 2004, he was awarded NSCAA High School Player of The Year and also participated in the High School McDonald's All-American game that year.[2] While at Virginia, he was named to the 2004 Freshman All-American Team, the 2004 ACC All-Tournament Team, and the 2004 ACC All-Freshman Team.[3]

Professional[edit]

Colaluca was drafted in the first round (6th overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids, and subsequently made 4 MLS appearances during his two seasons with the team.[4] He was traded to New England Revolution in exchange for Rob Valentino on May 6, 2009.[5]

During 2009 Colaluca also spent time on loan with Western Mass Pioneers in the USL Second Division.[6]

It was announced on November 18, 2010 that Colaluca would graduate from the MLS Generation Adidas program at the end of the 2010 season.[7]

On August 3, 2011, he signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL.[8]

International[edit]

Colaluca played with the youth teams of the United States, including the under-20 level.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alumni News". LaSalle Academy. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Nico Colaluca :: Men's Soccer".
  3. ^ "Virginia profile". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09.
  4. ^ MLS player profile
  5. ^ "Revolution acquires R.I.'s Nico Colaluca from Colorado".
  6. ^ "USL Official Match Information". Archived from the original on 2009-06-12.
  7. ^ "Generation adidas players to graduate at season's end".
  8. ^ "Silverbacks Ink Midfielder Colaluca". Archived from the original on 2011-10-17.
  9. ^ "US Soccer Nico Colaluca". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25.