U.S. Men's National Team Star, DaMarcus Beasley
The only American men's soccer player to play in four World Cups will be sharing his knowledge on the game at the 2015 NSCAA Convention in January.
Former U.S. Men's National Team defender and current Houston Dynamo midfielder DaMarcus Beasley has been added as a Convention clinician. He will join Chris Keenan of Kingdom Sports and Bobby Poursanidis of Indoor Sports Enterprises for a lecture session, "ReThink Soccer Ages and Stages" on Friday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m.
In mid-December, Beasley announced his retirement from the U.S. Men’s National Team after 14 years and a noted career. The 32-year-old scored 17 goals and made 121 international appearances - fifth on the U.S. career list. He played in every minute of the USMNT's four games at this summer's World Cup, where the U.S. lost to Belgium in the second round
Beasley started his professional career with the Chicago Fire from 2000-04, winning a pair of U.S. Open Cups, and played abroad for PSV Eindhoven, Manchester City, Glasgow Rangers, Hannover and Puebla. He returned to MLS in July 2014 to play with the Houston Dynamo.
Beasley has scored more goals in Europe's highest club competition, the UEFA Champions League, than any other American player, and is the first and only American to play in four FIFA World Cups. He was also a key part of the United States team that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2002, 2005, 2007, and 2013. Beasley was the team captain for the 2013 Gold Cup.
He made 22 Champions League appearances and became the first American to score for two teams in Europe's top club competition, for Eindhoven and Rangers. He is the only U.S. player to appear in a Champions League semifinal and won two league titles in the Netherlands and two in Scotland.
Register now at NSCAA.com/convention to see Beasley's sesison in person. Learn from a star-studded cast of clinicians, speakers, and guests, along with thousands of your coaching peers in Philadelphia, Jan. 14-18, 2015.