Tim Regan

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Tim Regan
Personal information
Full name Tim Regan
Date of birth (1981-06-27) June 27, 1981 (age 42)
Place of birth Orland Hills, Illinois, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Position(s) Defender
College career
1999–2002 Bradley
Senior career*
2001–2002 Chicago Fire Premier
2003–2005 MetroStars 47 (0)
2006 Chivas USA 30 (0)
2007 New York Red Bulls 3 (0)
2008 Toronto FC 1 (0)
Managerial career
2014–2015 Indy Eleven (assistant)
2015 Indy Eleven (interim)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of April 3, 2009

Tim Regan (born June 27, 1981) is a former American soccer defender.



Regan played college soccer at Bradley University from 1999 to 2002, where he established himself as one of the best players in the program's history. After starting 20 games as a freshman, Regan was named second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference as a sophomore, after registering two goals and two assists from a defensive midfield position. Regan was moved to defense as a junior, and proved more than up to the task - he finished the year as a first-team All-MVC winner, and the team's co-MVP with Gavin Glinton. Regan remained at defense as a senior and performed even better, winning MVC Defensive Player of the Year while being instrumental in the team posting a 0.81 goals against average.


Upon graduating, Regan was selected 17th overall in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by MetroStars of Major League Soccer. [1] Regan was versatile, but not overly impressive in MLS. As a rookie, he appeared in 15 games, starting seven, at numerous positions in the defense and midfield. Regan received less playing time in 2004, playing in just 12 games. His hard work was rewarded with an expanded role in 2005, as he started 18 out of 20 matches. However, on March 1, 2006, Regan was released by MetroStars. [2] One month later he was signed by his former Metro coach Bob Bradley at Chivas USA where he became a surprise starter. [3]

After the 2006 season, Regan was picked up by Toronto FC in the 2006 MLS Expansion Draft, but later traded to New York Red Bulls (the former MetroStars) for forward Edson Buddle. [4] He was waived by New York during the 2007 season.

In the spring of 2008, Regan trained with Chicago Fire and appeared in a preseason games for his hometown club, but was not offered a contract. Later that season, he would, however, sign a 'one-day contract' with Toronto FC who were missing nine players to international duty in order to play in a game against his former club, Chivas USA. Regan eventually signed a deal with Toronto that kept him at the club until the end of the season. He retired following the 2008 season to become Toronto's head of scouting.

He is also a "Soccer Operations & Scouting" instructor [5] for the online sports career training school, [6] Sports Management Worldwide, in Portland, OR.

Coaching career

On November 11, 2013, Regan was named as assistant coach for Indy Eleven [7] of the NASL. On June 2, 2015, Regan was named Indy's interim head coach, following the dismissal of Juergen Sommer.

Regan currently is an assistant coach for his alma mater, Bradley, under the Braves' 22nd-year head coach, Jim DeRose. He also became the head coach of USL League Two expansion club Peoria City in 2020. [8]

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