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Player - Ian Bridge

Born: Victoria, B.C., Sept 18, 1959.Ian Bridge

Played 33 times for Canada. Clubs: Seattle Sounders 1979-83, Vancouver Whitecaps 1984, La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland), Victoria Vistas 1990, Kitchener Kickers 1991, North York Rockets 1991. A member of the Canadian team that reached the World Youth Championship finals in Japan in 1979. Injury kept him out of World Cup competition in 1980, but he made an impressive World Cup debut in 1981,scoring in his first two World Cup games from a defensive position. Ian made his name with the Seattle Sounders outstanding 1980 team and was a key member of the Canadian team that reached the quarter finals of the Olympic Games in 1984. He later played two full seasons in Switzerland for La Chaux de Fonds in the First Division. A member of the World Cup squad in 1986 he played in all three games in the finals. Played in the CSL at the end of his career. During his NASL career he played in 124 games in six seasons and scored 13 goals. His playing career over he turned to coaching and was the coach of the highly successful Canadian U19 team that reached the final of the first women's U19 World Cup held in Canada in 2002.