Hoosier Olympian

Posted: March 18, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Men's Soccer
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Along with Clark, Brian Maisonneuve played for the Indiana Hoosiers from 1991-1994. His senior year he won the Hermann Trophy and was named one of the National Players of the Year. He finished his career with the Hoosiers as the Big Ten’s all time goal scorer with 44 goals.

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Photo Courtesy of the Columbus Crew

After finishing his career in the cream and crimson, Maisonneuve trained with the United States Olympic Team in 1995 and played in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Following the 1996 Olympics he became a fringe player, which translates to “you’re only here in case someone gets hurt.” Despite this setback, Brian competed in all three games at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.

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Photo Courtesy of iuhoosiers.com

Maisonneuve’s Olympic career was impressive to the new MLS teams, therefore he was ¬†allocated to the Columbus Crew for the MLS Inaugural season. He was one of two players at the Crew with no professional experience, yet proved himself to the franchise by starting 83 games between 1996 and 1999. He played in Columbus for eight years with former teammates Clark and Yeagley. When he left Columbus he had contributed 23 goals and 37 assists.

He returned to Bloomington and is now an assistant coach under Todd Yeagley.

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