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Kiel McClung
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Personal information
Full name Kiel McClung
Date of birth May 1, 1985 (1985-05-01) (age 24)
Place of birth Fresno, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Free Agent
Youth career
2003–2007 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Southern California Seahorses 17 0(3)
2006 San Fernando Valley Quakes 00 0(0)
2007 California Victory 15 0(2)
2008 Cleveland City Stars 08 0(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kiel McClung (born May 1, 1985 in Fresno, California) is an American soccer player, currently without a club.

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Career

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Youth and College

McClung was a three-time letterwinner at Quartz Hill High School under coach Tony Bruce. McClung was named the Golden League’s Most Valuable Player as a Junior, Daily News Player of the Year, and also the CIF Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year. McClung was also named an NSCAA/Adidas All-American.

McClung played soccer at the University of California, Los Angeles where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. McClung played 72 games in his four years at UCLA, and started in 56. His freshman year he was selected to the College Soccer News All-Freshman selection. That summer, McClung received 10 caps with the US U-20 national team. Senior year, McClung was named captain and led his team to the 2006 NCAA National Final. In 2005, McClung debuted in PDL for the Southern California Seahorses. During 2006, McClung was on the roster of the San Fernando Valley Quakes team in the USL Premier Development League, but did not feature in any games due to injury.

Professional

In January 2007, McClung was drafted as the 44th overall in the MLS Supplemental Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy. He trained with the team for several months before signing a contract with California Victory. McClung was named the Victory's first ever player of the week with goals against Necaxa FC and Rochester Rhinos. McClung is one of few members in the Antelope Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

McClung joined the Cleveland City Stars on a mid-season contract in 2008, and helped the City Stars win the USL Second Division championship before being released at the end of the season.

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