Caleb Porter is an American former professional soccer player who is currently coaching the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer (MLS).
Who is Caleb Porter?
Caleb Porter is a former professional footballer who retired early from his career as a player. He used to play as a midfielder for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in Major League Soccer before retiring. Furthermore, he has played with two different teams in his short career as a footballer. Sadly, he has not scored a single goal throughout his senior career and has only made a few appearances.
In addition to playing in Major League Soccer, Caleb Porter has also played collegiate-level football. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Bloomington, and he played for the university’s football team, the Indiana Hoosiers, for three years. After completing his education, he joined the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer in 1998. This marked the beginning of his professional career.
Caleb Porter was born on 18 February 1975 and is a native of Tacoma, Washington D.C., the United States of America. He is currently 46 years of age, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. Unfortunately, there is not much information about his early life at the moment, but we are aware that he was passionate about football from a very young age.
Caleb Porter started playing professionally in 1998. His first club was the San Jose Earthquakes. Unfortunately, his time at the club was short-lived as he appeared for only four matches for an entire season. Moreover, his club also sent him to the Sacramento Geckos in 1999 as a part of their loan payment. He played two games for the Geckos in the A-League.
In July 1999, Caleb made his way to Major League Soccer after the Tampa Bay Mutiny decided to get him on their team. But, unfortunately, he was unable to perform due to frequent injuries that kept him away from the pitch. To make matters worse, he also had to undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees. Due to his injuries, he finally decided to retire from professional play on 30 June 2000.
Caleb Porter had to retire early, but he chose to contribute to the sport he so dearly loved by working as a coach. He kicked off his coaching career in 2000, soon after his retirement. Initially, he worked as an assistant coach for his university’s football team, the Indiana Hoosiers. Then, after coaching the younger generation of his former university for five years, the University of Akron offered him the position of head soccer coach.
Caleb had a blast working as the head coach for the Akron Zips men’s soccer team. He led the team towards two Mid-American Conference titles. Furthermore, he also won the Coach of the Year award from MAC in 2007 for his outstanding coaching season. This led to him extending the contract for two more years.
In addition to this, Caleb has also coached the U-23 men’s soccer team of the United States of America since 20 October 2011. He led his team of talented youngsters effortlessly to the qualifying stages. Unfortunately, their championship hopes ended after suffering a defeat against Canada and a draw against El Salvador. He bid farewell to the national team after coaching them for a season.
Caleb Porter began coaching professional teams in 2013. He joined Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers and experienced a lot of success in his debut season. His team set a record of 57 points which earned him the Coach of the Year honor through Major League Soccer.
Furthermore, the Timbers were also able to win the Western Conference Championship. Another one of his most notable works came a year later, in 2014. He led his team towards a 2-1 victory against the German giants Bayern Munich in MLS All-Star Game.
Porter coached the Timbers till 17 November 2017 had maintained an impressive win percentage of 42.08%. His team scored 329 goals under his guidance and conceived 271 goals. The team had 58 goal difference under Porter.
Following his departure from the Portland Timbers, Porter announced his transfer as the head coach for the Columbus Crew. He replaced former coach, Gregga Berhalter who vacated the position to coach the men’s soccer team of the United States. He has since been coaching the Columbus Crew and maintained a win percentage of 41.18%.
Caleb Porter is a married person. He is happily married to his wife, and her name is Andrea Porter. They have been in a romantic relationship for a very long time before their marriage. Following their matrimony, they welcomed three children together. Their names are Colin Porter, Jake Poter, and Stella Porter.
The primary source of fortune for Caleb Porter is through his career as a coach. Sadly, he had to end his career as a footballer early due to his injuries. However, he was able to find success by coaching the younger generations.
Unfortunately, he has not yet shared the exact amount of money that he earns. Because of this reason, his salary is currently a mystery. According to online sources, however, he has an estimated net worth of over $5 million or €4.3 million.
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