Steve Boardman (soccer)

Steve Boardman is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the Western Soccer Alliance, Major Indoor Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League.

Steve Boardman
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-08-25) August 25, 1964
Place of birth San Diego, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 San Diego State Aztecs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 San Diego Nomads
1987–1988 Los Angeles Lazers (indoor) 9 (0)
1988–1989 Fort Wayne Flames (indoor) 21 (2)
1989–1990 Indiana Blast (indoor) 40 (3)
1990–1992 Detroit Rockers (indoor) 80 (16)
1992–1993 Baltimore Spirit (indoor) 39 (18)
1993 Los Angeles United (indoor) 28 (6)
1993–1994 Detroit Rockers (indoor) 34 (10)
1994 Baltimore Spirit (indoor) 9 (1)
1994–1995 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 29 (4)
1997 Baltimore Spirit (indoor) 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Youth

Growing up, he played for the La Jolla Nomads soccer club.[1] He graduated from La Jolla High School and attended San Diego State University where he played on the men's soccer team from 1983 to 1986.

Professional

From 1986 through 1989, Boardman played for the San Diego Nomads of the Western Soccer League. He was a 1987 First Team All League defender with the Nomads.[2] In 1987, he signed with the Los Angeles Lazers of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Lazers released him at the end of the season and Boardman moved to the Fort Wayne Flames of the American Indoor Soccer Association for the 1988–1989 indoor season. He played from 1990 to 1992 with the Detroit Rockers of the National Professional Soccer League. In 1992, the Rockers won the league title. On October 22, 1992, the Baltimore Spirit signed Boardman to a one-year contract. In June 1993, the Spirit traded Boardman to the St. Louis Ambush for Dan O’Keefe.[3] On December 2, 1994, the Spirit traded him and Tarik Walker to the Harrisburg Heat in exchange for Franklin McIntosh.[4] He finished the season with the Heat, then retired. In February 1997, the Baltimore Spirit signed Boardman for the upcoming playoffs.[5] He again retired at the end of the season.

Coach

From 2001 to 2004, Boardman coached the soccer team at St. Paul's School in Maryland.[6]

References

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