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Dan Calichman | American Soccer Player, Age, Biography, Early Life, Career, Facts

QUICK FACTS

IntroAmerican soccer player
IsSports official, Athlete, Football player, Association football player, Association football manager
FromUnited States of America
TypeSports
GenderMale
Birth21 February 1968, New York City
Age52 years

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Jacob “Dan” Calichman (born February 21, 1968 in Huntington Station, New York) is a retired American soccer player and current assistant coach for Toronto FC.

CAREER

College

Calichman played college soccer at Williams College, where he was a three-time Division III All-American.

Professional

Calichman began his professional career in Japan, first for Mazda in the Japan Soccer League in 1990 and 1991, and then for its successor Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the newly formed J. League Division 1 in 1992 and 1993. Calichman became the first American to play in the J-League. In 1995, he moved back to the United States and played for the Boston Storm and the New York Centaurs of the A-League.

In 1996, Calichman was allocated to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. He would captain the team for three seasons, earning All-Star recognition in 1996, until a trade to the New England Revolution before the 1999 season. He would end his MLS career splitting 2000 between the Revs and the San Jose Earthquakes and spent 2001 in the A-League with the Charleston Battery. He retired from competitive soccer at the end of the 2001 season.

Calichman was honored by the Galaxy in a pre-game match ceremony on April 4, 2009.

International

Calichman was capped 2 times for the United States national team, both in 1997.

POST-SOCCER CAREER

In 2004 Calichman was appointed head coach of the men’s soccer team at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, a post he continues to hold. Since 2007 Calichman has also been the Director of Player Development for Southern California-based youth soccer organization LAFC Chelsea.

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