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Lamar Neagle
Personal information
Full name Lamar Justin Neagle
Date of birth (1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 37)
Place of birth Tacoma, Washington, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Winger, forward
Team information
Current team
Tacoma Stars
College career
Years Team Apps ( Gls)
2005–2008 UNLV Rebels 73 (27)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps ( Gls)
2007–2008 Des Moines Menace 24 (6)
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 0 (0)
2010 Charleston Battery 19 (12)
2010 Mariehamn 5 (2)
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 23 (5)
2012 Montreal Impact 23 (2)
2013–2015 Seattle Sounders FC 93 (21)
2016–2017 D.C. United 53 (10)
2017–2018 Seattle Sounders FC 14 (2)
2018Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan) 8 (4)
2018– Tacoma Stars (indoor) 20 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 10, 2021

Lamar Neagle (born May 7, 1987) is an American professional soccer player who plays for the Tacoma Stars in the Major Arena Soccer League. He has spent most of his career with the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer over the course of several stints; Neagle has also played for Montreal Impact and D.C. United in Major League Soccer, as well as Mariehamn in Finland.

Career

Youth and college

Neagle attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was a three-year starter and helped them to a 16-2-4 record and the State 4A championship as a senior. He also broke a 31-year-old school record by scoring six goals in one game as well as being the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's pick for High School All-Star Team during his senior year. As a youth, Neagle also played for the Norpoint Chivas soccer club located in Northeast Tacoma. [1]

Upon graduating high school, Neagle attended and played college soccer for the University of Nevada Las Vegas. At UNLV he played on the three-time first team All- Mountain Pacific Sports Federation selection, and played every game but one in his four-year career. He also led the team in goals scored his last two seasons with a total of 9 each year. During his senior year, Neagle was named second team All-Far-West Region 2008. [2]

During his college years he also played with Des Moines Menace of the USL Premier Development League, making 24 appearances and scoring six goals in his two years with the club.

Seattle Sounders FC

Neagle was a pre-season trialist with the Seattle Sounders FC for two weeks in Southern California. During the trials, Neagle played in two games and had two assists. After graduating university, Neagle returned to train with the team on May 13, 2009. [1]

On June 10, 2009, the Sounders announced that Neagle had signed and been added to the official roster as a Senior Developmental player. Coach Sigi Schmid said, "It's good to sign a local product to our team. Lamar's got excellent speed and he's a player who can play in a number of positions. He's very comfortable on the flank and has played on the left side as well as the right. He will get a look from us as an outside player, either in midfield or at the back". [3] Neagle was the fourth player from Washington state to sign with the Sounders after Chris Eylander, Kevin Forrest, and Kasey Keller.

Neagle first appeared on the Seattle roster during the highly anticipated Portland Timbers game. Neagle was also on the team roster for the Houston Dynamo and Kansas City Wizards games but sat on the bench. [4] Neagle played in the Kitsap Pumas game which yielded a 6–0 victory. [5] Neagle made his unofficial debut with a friendly against Chelsea on July 18, 2009. When asked about playing against English Premier League team, Neagle responded "It's kind of surreal. I grew up watching these guys play for Chelsea. You never think you're going to get a chance to play against them. It was a great experience. Pretty intimidating, but it was fun." [6]

Neagle was waived by Seattle on November 25, 2009, having never played a competitive first team game for the team. [7] He subsequently signed for Charleston Battery (who employ him as a forward) in the USL Second Division, and made his competitive professional debut on April 17, 2010, in a game against the Charlotte Eagles. [8]

In September 2010, following the conclusion of the 2010 USL2 season, Neagle transferred to IFK Mariehamn of the Finnish Veikkausliiga. After a successful preseason trial, Neagle was again signed by Seattle on March 2, 2011. [9]

In 2011, Neagle worked his way onto the pitch as a frequent sub and occasional starter for MLS matches, also playing important roles in the US Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League.[ citation needed] On August 27, 2011, Neagle netted the first home MLS hat-trick for the Sounders in a 6–2 victory over the Columbus Crew, at the time the leaders in the Eastern Conference. [10]

Montreal Impact

Neagle was traded to Montreal Impact on February 18, 2012, along with teammate Mike Fucito, in exchange for Eddie Johnson. [11]

After scoring his first goal for Montreal against his former club, Sounders FC, during the club's first match at the renovated Stade Saputo. [12] Neagle notched his second of the MLS campaign against the San Jose Earthquakes on August 18, 2012, a 22-yard (20 m) shot that went on to win AT&T Goal of the Week honors. [13] [14]

First return to the Sounders

On January 27, 2013, the Sounders traded an international roster spot to the Montreal Impact in order to re-acquire Neagle for his third stint with the team.

D.C. United

Neagle was traded to D.C. United on December 7, 2015, in exchange for allocation money. [15] On March 7, Neagle made his debut and scored his first goal with United in a 1–4 away loss to LA Galaxy in the 2016 Major League Soccer season opener. He played in total of 56 games, scored 11 goals, and recorded 6 assists.

Second return to the Sounders

On August 7, 2017, D.C. United traded Neagle to the Sounders for a fourth round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. [16]

On November 19, 2018, Seattle declined their contract option on Neagle. [17]

Indoor career

On March 8, 2019, Neagle signed with the Tacoma Stars of the indoor Major Arena Soccer League. [18] He was previously on trial with Phoenix Rising of the USL Championship. [19] Neagle joined the Federal Way Coaching staff for the 2019–20 season. [20] He re-signed with the Tacoma Stars in October 2019 for their 2019–2020 season. [21]

Neagle rejoined the Stars on December 10, 2021. [22]

Personal life

Lamar is the son of John Brown and Bridget Neagle and Frankie and Maria Lawson. He has five siblings named Shedrick, Jamaal, Tanisha, Daisia, and Jasmine. [2] He was married to Natalie Hanley at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville on February 15, 2014. [23]

Career statistics

As of August 27, 2017 [24]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2007 Des Moines Menace USL Premier Development League 13 4 0 0 0 0 13 4
2008 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
2009 Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Charleston Battery USL Second Division 19 12 4 1 1 1 24 14
Finland League Finnish Cup League Cup Europe Total
2010 IFK Mariehamn Veikkausliiga 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 2
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2011 Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer 23 5 3 1 2 1 7 0 35 7
Canada League Voyageurs Cup League Cup North America Total
2012 Montreal Impact Major League Soccer 23 2 1 0 0 0 24 2
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2013 Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer 30 8 1 0 2 0 2 1 35 9
2014 32 9 5 0 3 0 0 0 40 9
2015 31 4 1 0 0 0 4 3 36 7
2016 D.C. United 31 9 0 0 1 1 32 10
2017 22 1 1 0 0 0 23 1
2017 Seattle Sounders FC 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total USA 189 53 16 2 9 3 13 4 226 72
Finland 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 2
Canada 23 2 1 0 0 0 24 2
Career total 219 57 17 2 9 3 13 4 257 76

Honors

Club

Charleston Battery

Seattle Sounders FC

Individual

References

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  2. ^ a b "Lamar Neagle Bio". UNLV Rebels. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Romero, José Miguel (June 11, 2009). "Sounders FC signs Lamar Neagle". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Romero, José Miguel (July 7, 2009). "NO live TV tonight, Sounders FC vs. KC Wizards". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Romero, José Miguel (July 13, 2009). "Sounders FC 6, Kitsap Pumas SC 0". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Olson, Casey (March 19, 2010). "Sounders FC releases TJ grad Neagle". Federal Way Mirror. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sounders FC waives Brown, Fucito and Neagle" (Press release). Seattle Sounders FC. November 25, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "Charleston Battery at Charlotte Eagles, 3:2". United Soccer Leagues. April 17, 2010. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  9. ^ "Sounders FC Signs Lamar Neagle, Servando Carrasco" (Press release). Seattle Sounders FC. March 2, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  10. ^ Mayers, Joshua (August 27, 2011). "Sounders FC's offense erupts in 6-2 win over Columbus". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on October 19, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  11. ^ "The Montreal Impact acquires Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle" (Press release). Montreal Impact. February 17, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Firchau, Nick (June 16, 2012). "Recap: Impact thump Sounders 4-1 in Stade Saputo opener". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Tremblay, Olivier (August 18, 2012). "Recap: Wondo strikes, but Impact top SJ in fiery clash". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  14. ^ Boehm, Charles (August 24, 2012). "Neagle's curler vs. San Jose wins AT&T Goal of the Week". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  15. ^ "D.C. United acquire Lamar Neagle from Seattle Sounders FC" (Press release). D.C. United. December 7, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Sounders acquire Lamar Neagle in trade with D.C. United". Seattle Sounders FC. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "Seattle Sounders pick up options on 10 players; Alonso out of contract | MLSSoccer.com".
  18. ^ "Stars sign MLS Sounders FC veteran Lamar Neagle". Tacoma Stars. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  19. ^ Whitehouse, Cody (February 7, 2019). "Phoenix Rising happy with effort in preseason match against Sporting Kansas City". Arizona Republic. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  20. ^ Sullivan, Olivia (April 4, 2019). "Former Seattle Sounders Lamar Neagle to coach Federal Way Football Club". Federal Way Mirror. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  21. ^ "Local favorite Lamar Neagle returns to the Stars". Kent Reporter. October 17, 2019.
  22. ^ Richmire, Pete. "Welcome Back Lamar Neagle!". TacomaStars.com. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  23. ^ "How Sweet it is: Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding". Seattle Bride. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  24. ^ "Lamar Neagle". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
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