Player - Wes McLeod

Born: Vancouver, B.C, October 24, 1957.Wes McLeod 1

Played 18 times for Canada. Clubs: Vancouver Italia, Tampa Bay Rowdies 1977-84, Dallas Sidekicks 1985-92. Made his international debut at 17 in 1975 against Poland in Toronto. One year later he was a member of the Olympic team at the Olympic Games in Montreal and had a memorable game against the Soviet Union in the Olympic Stadium. This led to his being signed by the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL for the 1977 season. He had an outstanding career in the NASL with Tampa Bay, one of the glamour teams of the league, and was a member of the Tampa Bay teams that reached the Soccer Bowl in 1978 and 1979. He was selected to the NASL's North American All-Star team in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982, a record six times. McLeod played 188 regular season games in eight seasons with the Rowdies and scored 34 goals. He also played 23 games and scored nine goals in the play offs. He was a member of Canada's national team in World Cup qualifying in 1976 and in 1980 and 1981. When his outdoor career ended he played indoor at first with the New York Cosmos and then with the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In seven seasons he played 315 regular season games and scored 79 goals. He was an all-star selection three times and in 1989-90 Defender of the Year. In September of 2003 his number eight shirt was retired by the Sidekicks.