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|Chris Henderson |
Cascade High School, 1989
Chris Henderson played soccer at Cascade High School in Everett. There his teams won four conference championships and placed third in state during his freshman year. In addition, Chris played in three consecutive state championship games winning twice in 1987 and 1989. He was a two-time Parade High School All American and, as a senior, was honored as the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year.
After high school, Chris’s success continued at the collegiate, professional, and national levels. Chris played at UCLA and won an NCAA Division I National Championship in 1990, as well as being named a Collegiate All-American. In 1990, at age 19, he was selected to play for the US National Team at the World Cup in Italy. From 1990 to 2001, Chris played in 79 games for the US National Team ranking him 21st in all-time appearances for his country. Chris also represented the United States at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.
Professionally, Chris played soccer in Germany and Norway, before returning to the US in 1996 to be one of the original founding players of the new Major League Soccer (MLS). He played 11 years in the MLS and was selected to three all-star teams. He ranks second in terms of most games played in league history with 317.
Chris now works as the technical director for the Seattle Sounders FC.