Brian Kelly (American soccer)
Brian Kelly (born October 6, 1974) is an American former professional soccer player who played as a midfielder. Kelly spent five seasons in Major League Soccer. He also played at both the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship and 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship.
|Date of birth||October 6, 1974|
|Place of birth||Mission Viejo, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|2000–2001||Los Angeles Galaxy||11||(0)|
|2001||→ Portland Timbers (loan)||1||(1)|
|2001||Tampa Bay Mutiny||2||(0)|
|United States U17|
|–||United States U20|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Kelly, after starring at Lake Lehman High School in Northeastern Pennsylvania, attended Duke University, playing on the men's soccer team from 1993 to 1996. In February 1997, the New York/New Jersey MetroStars selected Kelly in the first round (fifth overall) in the 1997 MLS College Draft. He remained with the MetroStars until the 2000 season. That year, he played seven games in New Jersey before being traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for Roy Myers. He played eleven games with the Galaxy, began the 2001 season with the Galaxy before finishing it with the Tampa Bay Mutiny. Before moving to Tampa Bay, the Galaxy sent Kelly on loan to the Portland Timbers where he scored the first goal in that team's history when he hit in a rebounded shot from Mark Baena in a 2-1 loss to the El Paso Patriots. He left MLS at the end of the season.
After retiring from soccer, Kelly entered banking. In January 2002, he was hired by Goldman Sachs. He is currently a director in MBS sales at BNP Paribas.