Dan Calichman facts for kids
|Full name||Daniel Jacob Calichman|
|Date of birth||February 21, 1968|
|Place of birth||Huntington Station, New York, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|1995||New York Centaurs|
|1999–2000||New England Revolution||29||(0)|
|2000||San Jose Earthquakes||16||(0)|
|2010–2011||New York Cosmos (youth)|
|2011–2013||Chivas USA (youth)|
|2014–2020||Toronto FC (assistant)|
|2021–||LA Galaxy (assistant)|
Calichman played college soccer at Williams College, where he was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American.
Calichman began his professional career in Japan, first for Mazda in the Japan Soccer League in 1990 and 1991, and then for its successor Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the newly formed J. League Division 1 in 1992 and 1993. Calichman became the first American to play in the J-League. In 1995, he moved back to the United States and played for Boston Storm and New York Centaurs in the A-League.
In 1996, Calichman was allocated to Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. He captained the team for three seasons, earning All-Star recognition in 1996, until a trade to New England Revolution before the 1999 season. He ended his MLS career splitting 2000 between the Revs and San Jose Earthquakes and spent 2001 in the A-League with Charleston Battery. He retired from competitive soccer at the end of the 2001 season. Calichman held the captain armband for the Earthquakes when John Doyle wasn't in the lineup.
Calichman was honored by the Galaxy in a pre-game match ceremony on April 4, 2009.
Calichman was capped two times for the United States national team, both in 1997.
In 2002, Calichman was appointed as head coach of the men's soccer team at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. In 2007, Calichman also became the director of player development for Southern California-based youth soccer organization LAFC Chelsea. The club later became part of first the New York Cosmos and then the Chivas USA academy setups. From 2014 until 2020, he was an assistant coach for the Major League Soccer team Toronto FC under head coach Greg Vanney. In 2021, he moved to LA Galaxy to serve as an assistant coach.
|Club||Season||League||Domestic Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1990–91||JSL Second Division||26||1||3||1||—||—||29+||2+|
|1991–92||JSL First Division||11||0||0||0||—||—||11+||0+|
|1992||J.League Division 1||1||6||1||—||—||6+||2+|
|1993||J.League Division 1||13||0||0||0||1||0||—||—||14||0|
|New York Centaurs||1995||A-League||—||—||—|
|LA Galaxy||1996||Major League Soccer||28||0||—||—||—||5||0||33||0|
|New England Revolution||1999||Major League Soccer||25||0||—||—||—||—||25||0|
|San Jose Earthquakes||2000||Major League Soccer||16||0||2||0||—||—||—||18||0|
|Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags||September 6, 2002||September 13, 2014||242||140||82||20||57.85|
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