Michael Harris (soccer)

Michael Ryan Harris (born October 3, 1991) is an American soccer player. He is best known for his flip-throw.[1][2]

Michael Harris
Personal information
Full name Michael Ryan Harris
Date of birth (1991-10-03) October 3, 1991
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Snohomish United
2010–2013 Washington Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Washington Crossfire 14 (0)
2013 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 9 (0)
2015–2017 Oklahoma City Energy 57 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:56, 21 October 2017 (UTC)


College and Amateur

Harris spent his entire college career at the University of Washington. He made a total of 76 appearances for the Huskies and tallied four goals and 19 assists.

He also played in the Premier Development League for Washington Crossfire and Seattle Sounders FC U-23.[3][4]


On January 27, 2015, Harris signed a professional contract with USL club Oklahoma City Energy FC.[5] He made his professional debut on March 28 in a 1–1 draw against Tulsa Roughnecks FC.[6]


  1. Langsam, Steve (3 October 2013). "UW's Michael Harris is a master of the flip-throw". Pac-12.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. Lapelosová, Katka (14 January 2014). "US soccer player uses "flip throw" to hurl ball longer than any human has ever thrown". MatadorNetwork.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. "2011 Washington Crossfire stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. "2013 Seattle Sounders U-23 stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League players. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. Brannick, Chris (27 January 2015). "Oklahoma City Energy FC sign defender Michael Harris". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  6. "Roughnecks Open With Draw Before Sellout Crowd". TulsaRoughnecksFC.com. Tulsa Roughnecks FC. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
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