John Garvey (soccer)
|Full name||John Garvey|
|Date of birth||March 26, 1969|
|Place of birth||Guilford, Connecticut, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1992||San Francisco Bay Blackhawks||6||(1)|
|1992–1993||Milwaukee Wave (indoor)||13||(5)|
|1994||Carolina Vipers (indoor)||23||(2)|
|1994–1995||Wichita Wings (indoor)||29||(39)|
|1995||Myrtle Beach Boyz|
|1995||Tampa Bay Terror (indoor)||10||(9)|
|1995–1996||Baltimore Spirit (indoor)||22||(23)|
|1996||Los Angeles Galaxy||13||(1)|
|1992||United States Futsal||1||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2009|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 April 2009
In 1991, following his graduation from Maryland, Garvey had a trial with Coventry City but was not offered a contract. He returned to the United States and signed with the Miami Freedom of the American Professional Soccer League. After eight games, he was traded to the Albany Capitals where he played in the 1991 APSL championship game. In 1992, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks of the A-League, and on November 7, 1992, he signed with the Milwaukee Wave of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) for the 1992-1993 winter indoor season.
In the spring of 1994, he joined the expansion Carolina Vipers of the Continental Indoor Soccer League for the summer indoor season before returning to the NPSL that fall, this time with the Wichita Wings. In the summer of 1995, he played outdoors with the Myrtle Beach Boyz of the USISL. The Boyz folded at the end of the season. In June 1995, the Wings traded Garvey moved to the Tampa Bay Terror in exchange for Mike Britton. On January 17, 1996, the Terror traded Garvey to the Baltimore Spirit in exchange for Zak Ibsen.
On February 6, 1996, the Los Angeles Galaxy selected him in the 4th round (34th overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. He played thirteen games with the Galaxy during their debut 1996 season., before retiring from professional competition in 1997 at the age of 28.
Garvey was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in April 2014.
- 1991 APSL
- 1992 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks
- November 7, 1992 Transactions
- 1995 USISL
- Spirit's pursuit of offense brings ex-Maryland star; Team acquires Garvey from Tampa Bay for Ibsen
- Galaxy All Time Player Roster Archived 2007-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
- USSF All Time Futsal Roster Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine