|Full name||Alexander "Sasha" Gotsmanov|
|Date of birth||September 19, 1982|
|Place of birth||Minsk, Soviet Union|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2006||→ Minnesota Thunder (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2008|
Sasha was born into a soccer family. His father, Sergey Gotsmanov was a member of the Soviet Union national team that were runners-up for the 1988 European Football Championship. His mother, Olga, was the Belarusian national gymnastics coach. When Sasha was 15 his family moved from Belarus to Minnesota, so that Sergei could play for the Minnesota Thunder. Meanwhile, Sasha became a star player at the high school level.
In 2001, he enrolled under scholarship at the University of Rhode Island where he would play soccer for the next four years. During his time with Rhode Island he played in 82 games, scored 35 goals and assisted on 19. He was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 2004.
On 8 April 2005 he signed with the Colorado Rapids as a developmental player. In 2005, he played most of the year with the Rapids Reserve team and was named the Reserves Most Valuable Player. He earned his lone MLS appearance on October 12 against Real Salt Lake. In the beginning of June 2006 he was loaned to the Minnesota Thunder but returned to the Rapids in July. At the end of the season, Gotsmanov was waived by the team. For the 2007 season, he signed up with the Thunder again, this time on a permanent deal.
- "Sasha Gotsmanov Named Atlantic 10 Player Of The Year". CBS College Sports. 2004-11-10. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
- McAllister, Scott (2005-10-13). "Rocky Mountain Cup goes to Rapids". MLS. Retrieved 2009-09-21.