DaMarcus Beasley

Soccer Player
Date Of Birth:
24 May 1982
Place Of Birth:
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Best Known As:
Left winger for PSV Eindhoven
DaMarcus Beasley is the American soccer player nicknamed "Jitterbug" for his quickness and elusive qualities with the ball. Like his fellow American phenom Landon Donovan, Beasley began playing internationally as a teen; he was named player of the tournament at the 1999 Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand. From 2000-2004 Beasley played for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. In 2004 he moved to PSV Eindhoven in The Netherlands. Over the years he played for a number of teams, including Mancester City, the Rangers, Hanover 96, Puebla and the Houston Dynamo. Knee injuries plagued him the last few years of his career and he retired after the 2019 season. Beasley was the first American to play in four FIFA World Cups, in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
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Beasley is 81 days younger than Landon Donovan… Beasley was loaned to Manchester City for play in 2006, but in 2007 returned to PSV Eindhoven.

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