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Hugh MacDonald (soccer)

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Hugh MacDonald
Personal information
Full name Hugh MacDonald
Date of birth (1985-04-28) April 28, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Belleville, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 VCU Rams
2005–2006 Monmouth Hawks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Richmond Kickers Future
2007 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 March 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2007

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Hugh MacDonald (born April 28, 1985 in Belleville, New Jersey) is an American soccer defender who was last rostered with New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

MacDonald grew up in Kearny, New Jersey, and attended Kearny High School, which produced former United States internationals including John Harkes, Tony Meola and Tab Ramos. He led Kearny to the state championship game as a junior in 2001, and won the championship as a senior in 2002.

MacDonald spent two years at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he helped the team to the Colonial Athletic Association championship both years, 2003 and 2004. He transferred to Monmouth University, where he won the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, and led Monmouth to its first ever NCAA Men's Soccer Championship appearance.

At some point, MacDonald played for the Richmond Kickers Future of the Premier Development League.[1]

MacDonald was not drafted by any Major League Soccer club in 2007. He signed a developmental contract with New York Red Bulls in March 2007 after spending the preseason with the club. He never appeared in a first-team match and was released by the club on June 29, 2007.[2]

MacDonald is currently an assistant men's soccer coach at Monmouth University.

MacDonald added to his athletic legacy in April 2013, helping lead his team to the intramural basketball playoffs at Monmouth.


  • Giase, Frank (February 26, 2007). "Red Bulls: MacDonald strives to fulfill a town's tradition". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  • "Hugh MacDonald Biography". Monmouth University. December 22, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  • "Red Bulls sign Kearny native MacDonald" (Press release). Red Bull New York. March 9, 2007. Archived from the original on March 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-27.


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