Marco Franco

Marco Franco (born October 6, 1991) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for Miami FC in the National Independent Soccer Association.

Marco Franco
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-06) 6 October 1991
Place of birth Chino Hills, California, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Miami FC
Number 3
Youth career
2010–2013 UC Irvine Anteaters
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Orange County Blue Star 10 (0)
2013 OC Blues Strikers FC 5 (0)
2014 Chicago Fire 0 (0)
2014Orange County Blues (loan) 4 (0)
2014Indy Eleven (loan) 6 (0)
2015–2017 Indy Eleven 82 (0)
2018 Penn FC 26 (0)
2019– Miami FC 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 August 2019


Youth & College

Franco played four years of college soccer at UC Irvine between 2010 and 2013.[1] While at college, Franco also appeared for USL PDL club's Orange County Blue Star and OC Blues Strikers FC in 2012 and 2013 respectively.[2]


On January 16, 2014, Franco was selected 13th overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire.[3]

Franco was loaned to USL Pro club Orange County Blues on August 8, 2014.[4]

In September 2014, Franco joined NASL side Indy Eleven on loan.[5]


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  3. "Chicago Fire Soccer Club Signs Defender Marco Franco". 25 February 2014.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "ELEVEN ADD DEFENDER MARCO FRANCO". Indy Eleven. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
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