Biography of retired USMNT soccer player Santino Quaranta who played mainly for DC United and is now coach of Baltimore Bohs.
Caps: 14 | Goals: 1
A youth soccer prodigy, Santino Quaranta joined DC United as a 16-year-old. He set a number of records as the youngest player in MLS at the time – youngest to score, youngest Player of the Week, and youngest All-Star. After moving to the LA Galaxy in 2006 and spending a season with New York, he returned to DC in 2009. Early success saw him gain a role with the United States, marked by a scoring a goal during the ’09 Gold Cup at RFK stadium. Santino retired after the 2012 season, becoming technical director of Baltimore’s Pipeline Soccer Club. He became the head coach of Balitmore Bohs for the 2014 season as well as the color commentator for DC United’s local broadcasts.
Youth Soccer: A member of the Bradenton Academy Under-17 National Team program.
Scored a group stage goal against Honduras in DC as part of the Gold Cup squad.
Made his National Team debut as part of the Gold Cup squad and became a regular in the World Cup Qualifying cycle playing in four games.
Played in 21 games, starting 10. Released by DC in December, he announced his retirement a few days later.
Led all DC United players with 27 games played.
Regular with DC United.
Out of contract, Quaranta revived his career after signing with DC United. Six goals and six assists in 35 games played, all career highs.
Played in four games with the Galaxy before being traded to New York. A foot injury limited his playing time.
Traded to LA.
Scored five goals in 18 games for DC.
Played in one game for DC, again facing injury problems.
Injured his MCL and had limited playing time while recovering.
11 starts, three goals, and four assists before injury cut his season short.
Youngest player ever drafted by an MLS club, and spent a season setting age records. An All-Star in his rookie year.