Shawn Chin

Shawn Chin (born May 11, 1989) is an American professional soccer player currently playing for Miami FC in the National Premier Soccer League.

Shawn Chin
Personal information
Full name Shawn Chin
Date of birth (1989-05-11) May 11, 1989
Place of birth Miami, Florida, United States
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Miami FC
Number 88
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Boston College Eagles
2009–2010 South Florida Bulls 31 (6)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 FC Edmonton 18 (6)
2012 Minnesota Stars FC 15 (6)
2013 VSI Tampa Bay 24 (8)
2014–2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 53 (11)
2016–2017 San Antonio FC 33 (3)
2017 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 6 (0)
2018– Miami FC 15 (1)
National team
2008 United States U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 3, 2019


Chin is of Jamaican and Chinese descent. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and attended Felix Varela High School, where he was named Miami Player of the Year in 2007 as his school's leading scorer (58 goals), before going on to play two years of college soccer at Boston College. While at Boston College, he was named to the ACC All-Rookie team as a freshman in 2007, before transferring to the University of South Florida prior to his junior year.

Professional career

FC Edmonton

Chin turned professional in 2011 when he signed with North American Soccer League side FC Edmonton.[1] He made his professional debut on May 4, 2011, in a 2011 Canadian Championship game against Toronto FC,[2] and scored his first professional goal on May 31 in a 4–0 win over FC Tampa Bay.[3]

Minnesota Stars FC

After FC Edmonton, Chin signed with Minnesota Stars FC of the North American Soccer League. They went on to become the runners-up of the NASL.

VSI Tampa Bay

Chin joined VSI Tampa Bay FC of the United Soccer League shortly after leaving Minnesota Stars FC. He went on to score eight goals in 24 appearances as a right midfielder. Shortly after the 2013 season VSI Tampa Bay FC was shut down.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Chin was signed by Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League as soon as VSI Tampa Bay was shut down. He made over 50 appearances in 2 seasons becoming a top 10 modern era appearance holder for the club. Chin was an integral part of the club that finished runners-up in 2014 and 3rd place in 2015. In 2014, Chin lead in the assists category for the club and became the first signing for the 2015 season. He also finished 2nd in assist in the North American Soccer League.

San Antonio FC

After Fort Lauderdale Strikers Chin signed with San Antonio FC of the United Soccer League in January 2016 as a Forward. During the 2016 season, Chin scored 3 goals and notched 1 assist in 17 games while logging 821 minutes.[4]

Colorado Springs Switchbacks

On September 8, 2017, Chin moved to United Soccer League side Colorado Springs Switchbacks.[5]


Chin joined the United States U-20 national team for camp in 2008, and played against Guatemala and Honduras. He became tournament Champions with the US U-20, where he had a goal and assist in three caps.


  1. "FC Edmonton Signs Shawn Chin". Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  2. "FC Edmonton Defeats FC Tampa Bay 4–0". Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  3. "San Antonio FC – 2016 Regular Season – Roster – #17 – Shawn Chin – F". Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  4. Huber, Joel (September 8, 2017). "Switchbacks FC Add AJ Ajeakwa and Shawn Chin Via Free Agency". Retrieved October 23, 2018.
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