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Rick Soderman

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Rick Soderman
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Glendale Community College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Arizona Sandsharks (indoor) 56 (34)
1995 Tucson Amigos (outdoor) 1 (1)
1995–1996 Chicago Storm (indoor)
1996 Sacramento Knights (indoor)
1997 Arizona Sandsharks (indoor)
1998–2000 Arizona Thunder (indoor)
2006–2010 Arizona Heat (indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rick Soderman is a retired American soccer forward who played professionally in the Continental Indoor Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League and World Indoor Soccer League.

In 1993, Soderman, older brother of Randy Soderman, signed with the Arizona Sandsharks of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. In the spring of 1995, he played outdoor for the Tucson Amigos of the USISL scoring the game-winning goal in overtime before rejoining the Sandsharks in mid-summer.[1] In the fall of 1995, Soderman and his brother Randy both joined the Chicago Storm of the National Professional Soccer League. When the Sandsharks announced their intention to sit out the 1996 season, the Sacramento Knights drafted Rick Soderman in the April 1996 CISL draft.[2] In 1997, Soderman returned to the Sandsharks. In 1998 through 2000, he played for the Arizona Thunder in the World Indoor Soccer League in which he was the leading scorer all 3 years. In 1999, he scored twenty goals in twenty-one games and was named to the All-Star Team.[3][4] The Arizona Thunder folded in 2001 and Rick was drafted by the San Diego Sockers. At the height of his career finishing 3rd in the league in scoring and offered tryouts with numerous MLS teams, he decided to retire from Professional soccer to focus on his life after soccer. In 2001, he got a 2nd degree in Information Technology at Devry University and became a software engineer.

In 2006, Soderman joined the Arizona Heat of the Professional Arena Soccer League as a player/coach.[5]

In the Fall of 2013, Soderman became head coach of the PASL-Premier semi-pro team Arizona Impact, leading them to a 5-2-1 record (two points back of the division title) in their inaugural season.

In the Summer of 2014, Soderman coached the semi-pro girls team, Impact FC, and won the National Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.[6]

Soderman now owns and runs multiple businesses including Soderman Marketing with his brother Randy which was started in 2012.[7] He still continues to play soccer on a regular basis.


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