- Ezra Hendrickson
Football player infobox| playername= Ezra Hendrickson
fullname = Ezra Hendrickson
nickname = "EZ"
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1972|1|16
countryofbirth = St. Vincent
height = height|ft=6|in=3
clubnumber = 23
position = Defender
youthyears = 1990–93
Drake University Soccer|Drake
years = 1994
Des Moines Menace New Orleans Storm MetroStars Los Angeles Galaxy Dallas Burn Charleston Battery D.C. United
caps(goals) = 000 0(?)
nationalyears = 1995–2008
nationalteam = St. Vincent
nationalcaps(goals) = 123 0
pcupdate = 2 June, 2008
ntupdate = 28 June, 2005
college soccerat Drake Universityfrom 1990 to 1993, where he was named all- MissouriValley Conference three times, and was named an NSCAA third team All-American as a senior.
Upon graduating, Hendrickson joined the amateur
Des Moines Menacein 1994, where he played striker, scoring 13 goals in his first year. After a season with the Menace, Hendrickson was signed to a professional contract by the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers of the USISL. Hendrickson would play for the Riverboat Gamblers, and was named Select League Defender of the Year in 1996.
After his exceptional 1996 season, Hendrickson was drafted 5th overall in the
1997 MLS Supplemental Draftby the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, for whom he would play eight forgettable matches in 1997. Midseason, Hendrickson was cut and picked up by the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he would solidify his role as a starter, and earn a reputation as one of the best wing backs in MLS. After seven seasons with the Galaxy, Hendrickson was traded to the Dallas Burn in 2003.
When the Burn reorganized the team following their dismal 2003 campaign, Hendrickson found himself without a team in MLS, and briefly signed with the
Charleston Batteryof the A-League. However, not long into the 2004 season, D.C. Unitedacquired him to play a backup role in their central defense. Hendrickson was selected fifth overall by C.D. Chivas USAin the Expansion Draft after the season. After a year with Chivas, he was on a move again, sent to Columbus early in the 2006 season.
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