Thor Lee

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Thor Lee
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-06-05) June 5, 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Long Beach, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1984–1987 CSU Northridge
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1987–1989 California Kickers
1989–1990 Los Angeles Lazers (indoor) 31 (1)
1990 Los Angeles Heat
1991 Salt Lake Sting 11 (0)
1993–1994 Los Angeles Salsa
1994–1995 Wichita Wings (indoor) 4 (2)
1996 D.C. United 2 (0)
1996 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 28 (5)
1997 Anaheim Splash (indoor)
1997–1998 Buffalo Blizzard (indoor) 14 (3)
1998 Sacramento Knights (indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thor Lee (born June 5, 1965) is a retired U.S. soccer defender who played professionally in several U.S. leagues including one season in Major League Soccer.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Major League Soccer Professional soccer league

Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation which represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The league comprises 24 teams—21 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada and constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues in both countries. The regular season runs from March to October, with each team playing 34 games; the team with the best record is awarded the Supporters' Shield. Fourteen teams compete in the postseason MLS Cup Playoffs through October and November, culminating in the championship game, the MLS Cup. MLS teams also play in domestic competitions against teams from other divisions in the U.S. Open Cup and in the Canadian Championship. MLS teams also compete against continental rivals in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Lee attended CSU Northridge where he played on the school's NCAA Division II soccer team from 1984 to 1987. [1] In 1987, CSU Northridge went to the National Championship where it fell to Southern Connecticut State University. Lee was a 1986 second team and a 1987 first team All-American. [2] [3] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences.

NCAA Division II

Division II is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It offers an alternative to both the larger and better-funded Division I and to the scholarship-free environment offered in Division III.

Southern Connecticut State University university

Southern Connecticut State University is a state university in Connecticut. Part of the Connecticut State University System, it was founded in 1893 and is governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. SCSU is located in the West Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.

An All-America team is a hypothetical American sports team composed of outstanding amateur players. These players are broadly considered by media and other relevant commentators as the best players in a particular sport, of a specific season, for each team position.

In 1987, Lee spent the collegiate off-season with the California Kickers in the Western Soccer Alliance. He remained with the Kickers through the 1989 season. [4] [5] [6] In June 1988, the Los Angeles Lazers selected Lee in the third round of the Major Indoor Soccer League draft. [7] The Lazers folded at the end of the season and in July 1990 the San Diego Sockers selected Lee in the dispersal draft, but did not sign him. 1990, the WSA merged with the American Soccer League to form the American Professional Soccer League. Lee moved to the Los Angeles Heat for the 1990 APSL season. [8] The Heat folded at the end of the season and Lee joined the Salt Lake Sting for the 1991 season. [9] On April 2, 1993, Lee signed with the Los Angeles Salsa and spent the 1993 and 1994 APSL seasons with them. In the fall of 1994, he signed with the Wichita Wings in the National Professional Soccer League. [10] On February 7, 1996, D.C. United selected Lee in the fifth round (fiftieth overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. [11] He played two games before being waived on April 16, 1996. [12] He was then signed by the San Diego Sockers of the Continental Indoor Soccer League five days later. [13] The Sockers folded at the end of the season and the Anaheim Splash selected him in the dispersal draft. He spent the 1997 season in Anaheim. In February 1998, he joined the Buffalo Blizzard of the NPSL on loan from the Splash. [14] [15] In 1998, he played for the Sacramento Knights in the Premier Soccer Alliance.

California Kickers were a soccer club based in Hollywood, California. They joined the Western Soccer Alliance in 1986. They initially played as Hollywood Kickers before changing their name for the following season. In 1990 the team name was changed again, becoming the California Emperors when they joined the American Professional Soccer League. After the 1991 season, the team left the league to become an amateur club. In 1986 the first year the Kickers held open tryouts for the highest adult level players along with Collegiate players looking to play professional soccer, which was scarce once NASL folded their teams. On this first roster, there were standout local plays like: Martin Vasgues, Alberto Bru Steve Singleman, and Mike Page, Mike Getchel (UCLA), Paul Krumpe (UCLA), Clint Greenwood, Steve Ledezzma, Rudy Ybarra, Armando Ceja, Brian Myrdal Getulio Short season and no playoffs the Hollywood Kickers played consistently to win the first title of the Western Soccer Alliance expansion. Their home field was Birmingham High Stadium in Van Nuys California. Coached by Dietre from Germany.

Western Soccer Alliance was a professional soccer league featuring teams from the West Coast of the United States and Western Canada. The league began in 1985 as the Western Alliance Challenge Series. In 1986, it became the Western Soccer Alliance. In 1989, it existed for a single year as the Western Soccer League before merging with the American Soccer League to form the American Professional Soccer League in 1990.

Los Angeles Lazers association football club

The Los Angeles Lazers were an indoor soccer team that played in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) from 1982 to 1989.

Lee was a sales associate with Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate in Southern California. [16]

Thor Lee is currently a VP with Avison Young Commercial Real Estate in Southern California. [17]

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  17. http://www.avisonyoung.com/find-professionals?name=thor+lee&specialty=all&location=all&op=Search&form_build_id=form-388791a594d0f5abeaaf86d86eee2d7a&form_id=ay_professionals_search_page_form}