Back to His Roots

Posted: March 5, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Men's Soccer
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Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

Danny O’Rourke was a raw talent as a defender and midfielder. Playing for Indiana University from 2001-2004, O’Rourke started every single game, including his freshman year. He was an All-Big Ten selection his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, and was also a first team All-American his senior season. On top of all of this recognition, O’Rourke lead the Hoosiers to two NCAA Championship wins in 2003 and 2004.

After his career at Indiana, O’Rourke was seen as a great prospect at midfield. In 2005 he was chosen 4th pick overall in the MLS Superdraft by the San Jose Earthquakes. After moving to Houston with the majority of his teammates, he was traded to the New York Red Bulls.

After entering the 2006 MLS Expansion Draft, he was picked up by Toronto FC, who then almost immediately traded him to the Columbus Crew. Growing up in Columbus I’m not sure he was too upset with this trade.

O’Rourke will be back in his roots again as he re-signed with the Crew for the upcoming 2013 season.

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