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Greg Sutton
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Personal information
Full name Gregory Sutton
Date of birth April 19, 1977 (1977-04-19) (age 32)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec[1][2], Canada
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club New York Red Bulls
Number 24
Youth career
1997–1998 St. Lawrence Saints
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Chicago Fire 5 (0)
2000 MetroStars 0 (0)
2000 Cincinnati Riverhawks (loan) 13 (0)
2001–2006 Montreal Impact 132 (0)
2007–2009 Toronto FC 34 (0)
2010– New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
National team
2004– Canada 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 December 2009

Greg Sutton (born April 19, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec)[1][2] is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. He also plays for the Canadian national team.

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Career

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Youth and college

Sutton was born in Canada, but spent a good part of his adolescence playing soccer in Bethel, Connecticut, United States, where his father was transferred as part of his employment. He played college soccer at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Professional

Sutton's began his professional in 1999 with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, but he only made five first team appearances with the team in his two years in Illinois. He transferred to the MetroStars in 2000, and spent time on loan with the Cincinnati Riverhawks of the A-League, before signing with Montreal Impact in 2001.

Sutton was virtually ever-present for the Impact during his five years with the team, appearing in 132 league games, and helping them win the A-League title in 2004. On 29 November, 2006, Sutton returned to MLS, having been allocated to the newly-formed Toronto FC for the 2007 season. Sutton was the team's starting goalkeeper until he received a head concussion during CONCACAF Gold Cup training with Canada in June. Symptoms kept recurring, and he did not make his return until the 2008 season.[3]

Sutton was dropped for the 2008 season opener in favour of draft pick Brian Edwards, but made his return against D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Toronto's second game. Despite the fact that he conceded four goals, he made a number of important saves and was regarded by many as Toronto's man of the match. He retained his position for the next three games, recording three straight shutouts in April. He was named to the 2008 Inactive All Star Roster for his strong performance in the first half of the 2008 season.

On June 9, 2009, Sutton was released by Toronto FC, to make room for the acquisition of Nick Garcia[4].

On January 20th, 2010, @sportsnetsoccer (Twitter) advised that Sutton was going to be "off to Spain for pre season camp with New York Red Bulls". On March 11, 2010 it was announced that Sutton had signed with the New York Red Bulls.[5]

International

Sutton made his Canadian national team debut on January 18, 2004 against Barbados. He was invited to the men's World Cup team development camp in July 2004 against Hearts and helped his side to a 1-1 draw. Sutton earned his second senior cap and kept a clean sheet against Northern Ireland in February, 2005 in a 1-0 win. On January 18 of that year he was called up to the national team roster once again.[6]Greg competed in the last three Gold Cups and most recently helping Canada reach the Quarterfinals of the 2009 Gold Cup.

Honours

United States St. Lawrence University:

  • 1st Team All-American - 1 (1998)
  • 2nd team All-American - 2 (1996, 1997)

Canada Montreal Impact:

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