Adrian Serioux

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Adrian Serioux
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Personal information
Full nameAdrian Serioux
Date of birth (1979-05-12) May 12, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1998–1999 New Haven Chargers
Senior career*
1999–2004 Toronto Lynx 116 (2)
2002Mississauga Olympians (loan) 4 (1)
2004–2005 Millwall 24 (0)
2006 Houston Dynamo 20 (1)
2007–2008 FC Dallas 34 (0)
2009 Toronto FC 26 (2)
2010 Houston Dynamo 13 (2)
National team
2004–2009 Canada 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of November 17, 2010
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 5, 2010

Adrian Serioux (born May 12, 1979) is a retired Canadian soccer player.


Club career

After playing college soccer for the University of New Haven, Serioux started his pro career with the Toronto Lynx in the A-League. After the 2002 A-League season came to a conclusion he was loaned to the Mississauga Olympians of the Canadian Professional Soccer League. [1] He made his debut on September 11, 2002, in an Open Canada Cup match against the Toronto Croatia in a 1-1 draw. [2] He would record his first goal for the club on October 4, 2002, in a 4-3 victory over Vaughan Sun Devils. [3] Serioux helped the Olympians secure a playoff berth by finishing second in the Western Conference, but unfortunately where defeated by the North York Astros in a wild card match, where he failed to show up for the match. [4]

College soccer form of soccer

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University of New Haven university

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Toronto Lynx association football team in Canada

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He then moved to England to join Millwall. Serioux is known to have one of the longest throws in the sport, once setting up a goal against Leicester City, from a throw-in at the halfway line. [5] Opponents tend to stay close to him at throw-ins, he once got himself sent off by throwing the ball at Lee Cook's face from close range during a game against Queens Park Rangers. [6]

Millwall F.C. English association football club

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Leicester City F.C. Association football club

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Major League Soccer

Serioux joined the MLS in March 2006, signing with the MetroStars, [7] leaving England in order to take care of his ill mother. [8] However, he never played for the club, and was traded to Houston Dynamo in exchange for Danny O'Rourke before the regular season started. [9] After one season with Houston, where Serioux played well and helped the team to the MLS Cup, [10] he was drafted by Toronto FC in 2006 MLS Expansion Draft. He stayed with Toronto for only a few hours before being dealt to FC Dallas for Ronnie O'Brien. [11] In his first season with FC Dallas he was held to only 10 games because of a serious injury.

Major League Soccer Professional soccer league in the United States and Canada

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Houston Dynamo American soccer team

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MLS Cup championship match of Major League Soccer

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In May 2008, Serioux was fined $1,000 for a dangerous tackle on David Beckham, after telling The Sun newspaper that he and a few other players would be "going after" the England international midfielder. [12]

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David Beckham English association football player and model

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Serioux was traded to Toronto FC on February 24, 2009, for a first round pick and allocation money. [13]

Serioux's contract was not renewed by Toronto FC for the 2010 MLS Season. Houston Dynamo traded a third round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick for his rights. [14]

After the 2010 MLS season Houston declined Serioux's contract option and he elected to participate in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Serioux became a free agent in Major League Soccer when he was not selected in the Re-Entry draft.

International career

He made his debut for Canada in an August 2004 World Cup qualification match against Guatemala. By December 2009, he earned a total of 19 caps, scoring one goal. He has so far represented Canada in eight FIFA World Cup qualification matches. [15]

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
16 September 2008 Saputo Stadium, Montreal Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 101–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification


Houston Dynamo

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