Mark Bloom

Mark Bloom (born November 25, 1987) is a retired American soccer player. Bloom played as a defender.

Mark Bloom
Personal information
Full name Mark Bloom
Date of birth (1987-11-25) November 25, 1987
Place of birth Marietta, Georgia, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Full Back
Youth career
2006–2009 Berry Vikings
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Atlanta Silverbacks U23's 7 (0)
2009 Southern California Seahorses 10 (1)
2010 AC St. Louis 29 (1)
2011–2012 Charlotte Eagles 44 (1)
2013 Atlanta Silverbacks 12 (0)
2013Toronto FC (loan) 6 (0)
2014–2016 Toronto FC 33 (0)
2016Toronto FC II (loan) 2 (0)
2017 Atlanta United 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:05, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Career

Youth and amateur

Born in Marietta, Georgia, Bloom played college soccer at Berry College, where he was a second-team All-Southern States Athletic Conference selection as a junior in 2008, and was his team's MVP in his senior year in 2009. During his time with Berry he helped the school to a 48-26-5 record, two conference titles, and scored 13 goals.

During his college years Bloom also played in the USL Premier Development League both in the Atlanta Silverbacks U23's[1] and the Southern California Seahorses.[2]

Professional

Bloom signed his first professional contract in 2010 when he was signed by AC St. Louis of the USSF Division 2 Professional League.[3] He made his professional debut on April 10, 2010 in St. Louis's first ever game, against Carolina RailHawks[4] Bloom joined Charlotte Eagles of the USL Pro league for the 2011 season.[5]

In 2013, Bloom joined the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL.[6] He was loaned to Toronto FC on July 12, 2013.[7] He made his Major League Soccer debut on September 14, 2013 playing a full 90 minutes in an away loss to New York Red Bulls. Bloom's loan option was exercised by Toronto FC, making a permanent move to the club the following season.[8] On January 13, 2015, it was announced that he re-signed with the team on a multi-year deal.[9]

On March 25, 2016, Bloom was loaned to affiliate club Toronto FC II. He made his debut the following day in a 2–2 draw with New York Red Bulls II.[10]

On December 13, 2016 he was traded to Atlanta United for Clint Irwin who was selected by Atlanta United FC in the third round of the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft.[11]

As of December 2017, Bloom had his contract option with Atlanta United declined.[12] He subsequently retired from professional football to work as a financial advisor.[13]

References

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