name: James Thorpe
position: GK
height: 5-11 weight:175
Birthdate: February 17, 1985
Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA
Regular Season Statsfull bio l year-by-year stats l video highlights

MLS Experience:

2008: In his first season with United, James Thorpe did not see any first team action in League play. His lone first team appearance came in United's 2-0 loss to Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League play, in which he received an unfortunate second yellow card in the 32nd minute. In Reserve Division play, Thorpe played in seven games (five starts), putting together a record of 3-2 with a goals-against-average of 2.85.


2007: In his final season at Franklin Pierce University, James Thorpe helped lead the team to its first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship, earning Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors at the Final Four. During the regular season, he started each of the team's 23 games, putting together a record of 17-2-4, a goals-against-average of 0.63 and totaling 12 shutouts. For his accomplishments, Thorpe was named as the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division II men's soccer Player of the Year and as an All-American. Additionally he was an All-New England Region honoree, the Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of the Year - for the third consecutive year - and a NE-10 first-team selection.

2006: Thorped started each of the Franklin Pierce's 20 games, putting together a record of 16-1-3, collecting 12 shutouts and a goals-against-average of 0.45 - lowest in NCAA Division II. He was awarded NSCAA/adidas All-America second team, NSCAA/adidas All-New England first team, and All-Northeast-10 first team honors. The keeper was also named NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Year and was named as NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week four times and as NE-10 Player of the Week once.

2005: During his sophomore season, Thorped started each of the Franklin Pierce's 26 games, putting together a record of 16-5-4, collecting 11 shutouts and maintaining a goals-against-average of 0.86. He was awarded NSCAA/adidas All-American Third Team honors and was named NSCAA/adidas All-New England and to the All-Northeast-10 First Team. He was also NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Year.

2004: In his first season at Franklin Pierce, Thorpe stepped in and earned the starting goalkeeper job seeing time in 24 total games (23 starts). He compiled a record of 16-6-2, a goals-against-average of 0.68 and collected 14 shutouts. Following the season, he earned All-New England, All-Northeast-10 and NE-10 Goalkeeper and Freshman of the Year honors. He was named as the Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and as Freshman of the Year. Thorpe also appeared in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of the December 13th issue of Sports Illustrated.


Signed to a developmental contract on March 27, 2008.