Rick Iversen

Rick Iversen is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the American Professional Soccer League and USISL.

Rick Iversen
Personal information
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1987 San Diego State Aztecs
1988 Cal State Northridge Matadors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 San Diego Nomads
1988 Los Angeles Heat
1989 Victoria Vistas
1990 Aalborg BK 12
1991 Miami Freedom 7 (0)
1992 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 14 (0)
1994 Silicon Valley Firebirds
1996 San Jose Clash 0 (0)
1996Reno Rattlers (loan)
1997–1998 California Jaguars 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


In 1987, Iversen, in his only season with the San Diego State University men’s soccer team, went to the final of the 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. He then transferred to California State University, Northridge. In December 1988, Iversen scored the game-winning goal to put CSUN into the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship final where they fell to Florida Tech.[1] He was the 1988 NCAA Division II Defensive MVP.[2] In addition to playing collegiate soccer, Iversen also spent two seasons with the San Diego Nomads in the Western Soccer Alliance (1986-1987).[3] In 1988, he played for the Los Angeles Heat.[4]


On April 26, 1989, Iversen turned professional with the Victoria Vistas of the Canadian Soccer League.[5] In 1990, he moved to Europe to play for AaB Aalborg. Iversen was back in the United States in 1991 to play for the Miami Freedom of the American Professional Soccer League.[6] In 1992, he returned to California where he would spend the rest of his career. He began by joining the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.[7] In 1994, he played for the Silicon Valley Firebirds in the USISL. In 1996, Iversen signed with the San Jose Clash of Major League Soccer. He never played for the Clash, but went on loan to the Reno Rattlers. On October 2, 1996, the Clash waived Iversen. In 1997 and 1998, Iversen finished his career with the California Jaguars.


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