Thorne Holder

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Thorne Holder
Personal information
Full nameHasely Thorne Holder
Date of birth (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2003 Queen's Royal College Intercol
2004–2006 San Juan Jabloteh U-20
College career
2007 Maryland Terrapins 11 (0)
20082010 Adelphi Panthers 47 (0)
Senior career*
20082009 Long Island Rough Riders 19 (1)
2011 Philadelphia Union 0 (0)
2011 F.C. New York 5 (0)
2011 Philadelphia Union 0 (0)
National team
2003 Trinidad and Tobago U-17
20042006 Trinidad and Tobago U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of November 23, 2011

Hasely Thorne Holder (born April 4, 1986 in Port of Spain) is a Trinidadian footballer.

Port of Spain Capital City in City of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago Island country in the Caribbean Sea

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Association football Team field sport

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College and amateur

Holder began his career in Trinidad and Tobago with Queen's Royal College Intercol. While with QRC he helped them win the North Zone Intercol title in 2003. In 2004, he joined San Juan Jabloteh and played with their Under-20 side and was recognized as the league's top keeper.

In 2007, he left the Island to play college soccer for the University of Maryland. Holder remained at Maryland for one season before transferring to Adelphi University in 2008. While with Adelphi Holder appeared in 47 matches and recorded 19 shutouts. [1] Holder also played for USL Premier Development League club Long Island Rough Riders during both their 2008 [2] and 2009 [3] seasons.

Adelphi University university in Garden City, New York

Adelphi University is a private university in Garden City, New York. Adelphi also has centers in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County. It is the oldest institution of higher education in suburban Long Island. It currently has a population of 8,146 students

The Long Island Rough Riders is an American soccer team based in South Huntington, New York, United States. Founded in 1994, the team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.


During the 2011 Major League Soccer preseason Holder went on trial with Philadelphia Union. He made a favorable impression and on March 1, 2011 was signed by the club. During the season he was released, signed by F.C. New York of the third division USL Pro league, and then re-signed by Philadelphia. On November 23, 2011, Holder was waived by Philadelphia. [4]

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

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Philadelphia Union association football club

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F.C. New York defunct soccer team in the United States

F.C. New York was an American professional soccer team based first in Queens, New York City, and then Long Island, New York. The team played two seasons, starting in 2011 in the National Division of the USL Professional Division, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid and then moving to the National Premier Soccer League for 2012. The club did not finish its 2012 schedule before folding.

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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-05-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2011-03-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)