Darren Spicer

Darren Spicer (born August 27, 1983) is an American soccer player who last played for Rochester Rhinos in the USSF Division 2 Professional League.

Darren Spicer
Personal information
Full name Darren Spicer
Date of birth (1983-08-27) August 27, 1983
Place of birth Upland, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2002–2005 Princeton Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Chivas USA 0 (0)
2006–2007 Brinkumer SV (4)
2007 Minnesota Thunder 17 (2)
2008–2009 Charleston Battery 53 (6)
2010 Rochester Rhinos 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2, 2010


Youth and College

Spicer attended Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California, played club soccer with the Newport Slammers, and played college soccer at Princeton University from 2002 to 2005. Spicer was a first team all Ivy League selection in 2004 and 2005 and Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004. He also received NSCAA first team all region honors in 2004 and 2005.[1] He captained the team his senior year and finished his career as a Tiger with 26 goals. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in international politics.


Spicer was drafted in the second round (13th overall) of the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft by Chivas USA. He never appeared in a first team game, playing three games with the Chivas Reserves before leaving the club to go play abroad in Germany.[2]

In the fall of 2006, Spicer signed with Brinkumer SV of the Oberliga Nord. He made his debut in October 2006, going on to score eight goals, but he left the team after it began experiencing financial difficulties. On May 15, 2007, Spicer signed with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division[3] After one season in Minnesota, he moved to the Charleston Battery, signing with them on February 8, 2008.[4] Spicer played two seasons in Charleston, scoring 10 goals (in all competitions) in 66 appearances with the club. He led the team in scoring in Open Cup play en route to the Open Cup final in 2008.[5] Spicer left Charleston when the club decided to move down to USL Second Division after the end of the 2009 season.

Spicer joined USSF Division 2 club Rochester Rhinos on February 18, 2010.[6] After an injury early in the season, he appeared in 25 matches and helped the team to the best record in USSF Division 2 in 2010. Spicer left the club after one season and is no longer playing.

In retirement, Darren successfully competes in a recreational beach volleyball league and is an avid Taboo player.


Rochester Rhinos


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