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Player - Pat Onstad

2004 WCQ 2 for sitePat Onstad was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and his first taste of major soccer success came whilst enrolled at UBC. He backstopped the Thunderbirds the three straight CIAU titles and was a two-time Academic All-Canadian. Onstad went from University to the CSL, playing with the Vancouver 86ers, the Toronto Blizzard, and two stints with Winnipeg Fury, the second of which, in 1992, yielded a CSL championship and a goalkeeper of the year award. From there Pat went to the A-League spending time in Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton, before staying with Rochester Raging Rhinos for two seasons. In 1998 he won the A-League Championship, and in 1999, led the team to victory in the US Open Cup. A short stay with Dundee United preceded a move back to Rochester and finally settling with the San Jose Earthquakes franchise in 2003. In his first year he won the MLS Cup and Goalkeeper of the Year, repeating his individual success in 2005. Onstad stayed with the team following it's move to Houston and was an integral part in their back-to-back MLS Cup wins in 2006 & 2007.
Onstad got his first cap with Canada at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship, before making his senior debut in February of 1988. He went on to make 57 appearances over the course of a 22 year career, taking part in three separate World Cup Qualification campaigns and being a member of the squad that won the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Following his retirement in 2010, Pat joined DC United as an assistant coach, spent time with Toronto FC as Chief Scout, and is currently an Assistant Coach for Columbus Crew of MLS.