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Andy Dorman
Andy Dorman
Personal information
Full name Andrew Dorman
Date of birth 1 May 1982 (1982-05-01) (age 27)
Place of birth    Chester, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club St Mirren
Number 8
Youth career
2000–2003 Boston University
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2004–2007
2007–
New England Revolution
St Mirren
112 (17)
068 (14)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 11:46, 11 January 2010 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Andrew "Andy" Dorman (born 1 May 1982, Chester, England) is an English-born Welsh professional association football player who currently plays for Scottish Premier League club St Mirren.

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Club career

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New England

Dorman was drafted 58th overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft out of Boston University by the New England Revolution, and succeeded in making the team's 2004 developmental roster. In his first season with the Revs, Dorman clocked only 365 minutes, but scored two goals and an assist in that time, evincing an attacking flair.

The 2006 season was truly a breakout year for Dorman, as he played in all 32 games for the Revs, scoring 6 goals and assisting on 10 others. During a season when many Revolution players missed time due to injury, suspension, or international duty, Dorman was forced to play many roles and positions. His diligence and creativity on the attack gained the attention and respect of many around the league, and he was named the 2006 "Man of the Year" by the Midnight Riders, the Revolution's independent supporters group.

St. Mirren

While Dorman wanted to re-sign with New England in MLS, contract negotiations fell through and so Dorman agreed to sign with Scottish Premier League outfit St Mirren[1] He made his debut during a home league match against Motherwell on 19 January 2008, and provided an early assist in a 3–1 victory. Dorman then scored a winning goal in a Scottish Cup replay against Dundee United.

His performances for St Mirren during 2008/09 led to many teams watching the midfielder with a view to bringing him into their side. Teams known to be interested included Rangers,[2] Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers. Dorman's contract with St. Mirren included a club option of an extra year, which was exercised in March 2009 after he was voted Scottish Premier League player of the month for February 2009. Dorman finished the season as St Mirren's joint top scorer (with Billy Mehmet) with 12 goals.

International career

Although he was born in England of English parents, Dorman grew up in Wales, and represented the Welsh schools team.[3] He expressed interest in either playing for England, Wales or gaining American citizenship and playing for the United States, having lived there for over seven years.[4] Dorman had moved to America to attend Boston University, where he was named a two-time All-New England player.

Although Dorman considers himself to be Welsh, he was not eligible to play for Wales as he was born in England and none of his parents or grandparents were born in Wales.[3] In October 2009, however, FIFA ratified changes which allow players with 5 years compulsory education in a country before the age of 16 to represent that country, which made Dorman eligible to represent Wales. Andy was soon called up and ironically, he was included in the squad to play against Scotland on 14 November. Wales won 3-0, but Dorman stayed on the bench for the whole game.

Honours

New England Revolution

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