Chris Salvaggione

Chris Salvaggione (born April 7, 1987) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Real Colorado Foxes in the USL Premier Development League.

Chris Salvaggione
Personal information
Full name Chris Salvaggione
Date of birth (1987-04-07) April 7, 1987
Place of birth Monument, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Colorado Foxes
Youth career
2005–2006 Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
2007–2008 Charlotte 49ers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Colorado Springs Blizzard 14 (3)
2007 DFW Tornados 10 (0)
2008 Austin Aztex U23 4 (0)
2009 Real Colorado Foxes 13 (7)
2010 AC St. Louis 19 (3)
2011–2012 Charlotte Eagles 40 (4)
2013 Real Colorado Foxes 0 (0)
2015– Harpo's FC 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 15, 2012


College and Amateur

Salvaggione attended Lewis-Palmer High School, helped his junior club side Colorado Rush to a US Club Soccer national championship, and began his college soccer career at Gardner–Webb University, transferring to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a junior in 2007. He helped his Gardner-Webb team win the 2006 Atlantic Sun Championship and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament, while at UNC Charlotte he was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team and the NSCAA/Adidas All-Mid-Atlantic second team as a junior, and was the A-10 Offensive Player of the Year, an NSCAA Second Team All-American, and a Hermann Trophy semi-finalist as a senior.

During his college years Salvaggione also played extensively in the USL Premier Development League, featuring for Colorado Springs Blizzard, the DFW Tornados and Austin Aztex U23.


Salvaggione was drafted in the third round (38th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution, but was not offered a contract by the Major League Soccer side.[1]

After spending another year in the PDL in 2009, with the Real Colorado Foxes,[2] playing reserve matches with the Colorado Rapids, and trialing unsuccessfully with Charleston Battery, Chivas USA and in Germany with FC Saarbrucken, FSV Frankfurt and KSV Klein-Karben, Salvaggione signed his first professional contract on February 11, 2010 for AC St. Louis.[3] He made his professional debut on May 1, 2010 in a game against Crystal Palace Baltimore.[4]

After the demise of AC St. Louis, Salvaggione signed with Charlotte Eagles of the third division USL Pro league on February 25, 2011.[5]


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