Database:

Injury claims by professional soccer players

Since 1990 more than 60 play­ers from the MLS have filed work­ers’ com­pens­a­tion claims in Cali­for­nia al­leging acute in­jur­ies, such as broken bones, as well as cu­mu­lat­ive in­jur­ies in­curred over time.

The sort­able table be­low can be searched by play­er or team name. Spe­cif­ic claim in­form­a­tion can be found in the De­tail column.

Names may ap­pear more than once be­cause play­ers of­ten make mul­tiple claims.

Claims data for oth­er pro­fes­sion­al sports leagues: NFL | MLB | NBA | NHL | WN­BA

Claims:
Published:
Sept. 25, 2013
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First name Last name Injury date Cumulative injury* Head injury Application date Detail Employers
Charles Alamo Mar. 1, 2008 – Nov. 30, 2008 Jun. 16, 2009 Los Angeles Galaxy
Jay Ayres Feb. 1, 2008 – Dec. 30, 2008 Aug. 24, 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS),San Jose Earthquakes
Jay Ayres Apr. 1, 2007 – Jan. 1, 2008 Feb. 24, 2009 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Jeff Baicher Jan. 1, 1992 – Jan. 8, 1999 Feb. 22, 2000 Continental Indoor Soccer League,American Professional Soccer Leaque,United Soccer Leagues,Major League Soccer (MLS),New England Revolution
Paul Broome Aug. 8, 2005     Feb. 26, 2007 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Paul Broome Feb. 2, 1999 – Sep. 1, 2005 Feb. 7, 2006 Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS)
Dario Brose Mar. 1, 1999 – Dec. 20, 2001 Apr. 24, 2002 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Adam Christman May 2, 2012     May 8, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy
Adam Christman Feb. 29, 2012   May 8, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy
Adam Christman May 25, 2012   May 8, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy
Adam Christman Apr. 7, 2007 – Jul. 1, 2012 Aug. 15, 2012 Los Angeles Galaxy
Ryan Cochrane Jan. 1, 2004 – Dec. 31, 2011 May 6, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes
Jimmy Conrad Mar. 1, 1999 – Oct. 22, 2011 Mar. 27, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes,Chivas USA
Jim Curtin Jan. 1, 2001 – Dec. 31, 2009 Apr. 14, 2010 Club Deportivo Chivas USA,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Jake Dancy Mar. 1, 1997 – Nov. 25, 2004 Jul. 18, 2006 Kansas City Wizards,United Soccer Leagues,Major Indoor Soccer League,Major Indoor Soccer League,New York/New Jersey MetroStars,United Soccer Leagues,United Soccer Leagues,New England Revolution
Troy Dayak Feb. 1, 1995 – May 14, 2005 Aug. 10, 2000 San Francisco Seals,United Soccer Leagues,Major League Soccer (MLS),Continental Indoor Soccer League
Paul Dougherty Feb. 3, 1998 – Apr. 10, 2004 Apr. 6, 2005 New York/New Jersey MetroStars,Pittsburgh Riverhounds,Chicago Fire,Major League Soccer (MLS),Coloardo Rapids
John Doyle Sep. 27, 1998     Nov. 6, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Aug. 15, 1992     Nov. 6, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Feb. 3, 1998     Nov. 6, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Mar. 10, 1998     Nov. 6, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Jun. 1, 1999     Nov. 6, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Aug. 20, 1997     Nov. 6, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Feb. 29, 2000     Nov. 6, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Aug. 17, 1999     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Apr. 15, 2000     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Mar. 15, 1999     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Aug. 11, 1996     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Jul. 4, 1999     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Apr. 29, 1998     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle May 9, 1997     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Feb. 16, 1999     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Sep. 4, 1999     Oct. 11, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
John Doyle Nov. 15, 1987 – Apr. 15, 2000   Apr. 10, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
Troy Edward May 5, 1996     Feb. 19, 1999 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Alecko Eskandarian Dec. 22, 2006 – Dec. 31, 2009 Feb. 1, 2010 Los Angeles Galaxy
Ian Evans Jan. 2, 1981     Oct. 27, 1982 San Jose Earthquakes
Sam George May 1, 1993 – Jan. 2, 2001 Jul. 3, 2001 Major League Soccer (MLS),Continental Indoor Soccer League
Joey Gjersten Apr. 1, 2005 – Oct. 27, 2012 Mar. 18, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes
Joey Gjersten Oct. 8, 2010     Mar. 18, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes
Joey Gjersten Mar. 17, 2011     Mar. 18, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes
Joey Gjersten Aug. 20, 2011     Mar. 18, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes
Francisco Gomez Feb. 15, 2006     Aug. 7, 2008 Los Angeles Galaxy
Francisco Gomez Feb. 1, 1999 – Sep. 17, 2006 Oct. 23, 2007 Club Deportivo Chivas USA,Kansas City Wizards,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Denis Hamlett Jun. 1, 1992 – Jun. 1, 1997 Jun. 6, 1997 Major League Soccer (MLS),Anaheim Splash
Goran Hunjak Jun. 30, 1996     Jun. 26, 1997 Major League Soccer (MLS)
David Johnson Dec. 30, 2004 – Feb. 1, 2008 Jan. 5, 2012 Los Angeles Galaxy,Puerto Rico Islanders
Cobi Jones Mar. 1, 1996 – Dec. 31, 2007 May 14, 2009 Major League Soccer (MLS),Los Angeles Galaxy
Harut Karapetyan Oct. 11, 2000 – Oct. 11, 2001   Nov. 7, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
Harut Karapetyan Aug. 25, 1998     Nov. 7, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
Harut Karapetyan Mar. 22, 2001     Nov. 7, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
Harut Karapetyan Aug. 20, 2000     Nov. 7, 2002 San Jose Earthquakes
Cle Kooiman Jan. 2, 1982 – Dec. 31, 1998 Mar. 29, 1999 Los Angeles Lazers,Major League Soccer (MLS),U.S. National Team,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Dema Kovalenko Jan. 14, 1999 – Dec. 3, 2010 Jan. 26, 2011 Los Angeles Galaxy
Manny Lagos Sep. 15, 2003   Jan. 24, 2007 Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS)
Mike Lapper May 11, 1998     Jul. 22, 2004 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Mike Lapper Jan. 16, 1997 – Jan. 6, 2002 Apr. 3, 2003 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Tom Liner Mar. 1, 1996 – Jul. 31, 1997 May 24, 1999 Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS)
Carlos Llamosa Jan. 3, 1997 – Dec. 15, 2007 Mar. 9, 2009 Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Pete Marino Apr. 6, 1996 – Aug. 31, 2009 Dec. 12, 2011 Columbus Crew
Jesse Marsch May 1, 1996 – Dec. 30, 2009 Apr. 5, 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Antonio Martinez Jul. 1, 2003 – Apr. 5, 2006   May 8, 2006 Major League Soccer (MLS),Los Angeles Galaxy
Antonio Martinez Jul. 1, 2003 – Apr. 5, 2006   May 4, 2006 Major League Soccer (MLS),Los Angeles Galaxy
Kyle Martino Jan. 1, 2001 – Mar. 3, 2008 Jul. 15, 2008 Los Angeles Galaxy,Columbus Crew,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Chad Mccarty Jun. 1, 2003   Oct. 12, 2005 Columbus Crew
Chad Mccarty Jan. 1, 1998 – Oct. 25, 2003 Aug. 19, 2004 Columbus Crew,Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS)
Ellis McLoughlin Mar. 29, 2011     Jan. 26, 2012 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Shawn Medved Mar. 15, 1997     Jun. 7, 1999 San Jose Clash
Shawn Medved Aug. 14, 1997     Mar. 24, 1999 San Jose Clash
Shawn Medved Oct. 21, 1998     Mar. 24, 1999 San Jose Clash
Shawn Medved Mar. 4, 1996     Mar. 19, 1999 San Jose Clash
Stefani Miglioranzi Feb. 1, 1998 – Oct. 20, 2011 Dec. 20, 2012 Los Angeles Galaxy
Andre Moreira Jun. 23, 2010     Jan. 22, 2013 San Jose Earthquakes
Andre Moreira Jan. 1, 1993 – Jun. 23, 2010 Dec. 18, 2012 San Jose Earthquakes
Andre Moreira Jun. 5, 2010     Jan. 24, 2012 San Jose Earthquakes
Arash Noamouz Feb. 6, 1997     Jun. 18, 1997 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Arash Noamouz May 26, 1996     Jun. 18, 1997 Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS)
Ronnie Obrien Jul. 1, 2002 – Dec. 31, 2008 Apr. 14, 2010 San Jose Earthquakes,Major League Soccer (MLS),Major League Soccer (MLS)
Noah Palmer Mar. 1, 2005 – Dec. 31, 2006 Feb. 15, 2007 Real Salt Lake,Columbus Crew,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Danny Pena Jun. 22, 1999 – Jun. 22, 2000 Oct. 16, 2000 Los Angeles Salsa,Los Angeles Galaxy,Sacramento Knights,Dietz Gilmor & Associates,San Francisco Bay Blackhawks,World Indoor Soccer League,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Ismael Perez Jan. 16, 1982     Apr. 23, 1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes,San Jose Earthquakes
Orlando Perez Jan. 10, 2000 – Dec. 31, 2007 Feb. 20, 2008 D.C. United,Club Deportivo Chivas USA,New York/New Jersey MetroStars,Chicago Fire
Alan Prampin Mar. 1, 1998 – Feb. 28, 2001   Sep. 29, 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Ed Puskarich Sep. 22, 1995 – Sep. 22, 1996 Jan. 13, 1997 Dallas Burn,Los Angeles Lazers,Dayton Dynamo,Major League Soccer (MLS),Chicago Power,Milwaukee Wave
Ed Puskarich Sep. 22, 1996     Jan. 9, 1997 Dallas Burn,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Brian Quinn Oct. 12, 2000 – Nov. 17, 2003   Nov. 17, 2003 San Diego Sockers/Brento Group
Brian Quinn Nov. 15, 1981 – Oct. 15, 1994   Aug. 19, 1998 U.S. World Cup Team,Major League Soccer (MLS),San Diego Sockers
Ramon Ramirez Jan. 1, 2005 – Dec. 31, 2006   Jan. 12, 2010 Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Ante Razov Feb. 1, 1996 – Dec. 1, 2009 May 11, 2010 Los Angeles Galaxy,Chicago Fire,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Chris Roner Nov. 23, 2003     Apr. 13, 2005 San Jose Earthquakes
Chris Snitko Apr. 1, 1997 – Aug. 1, 2001 Sep. 25, 2002 Dallas Burn,Chicago Fire,Kansas City Wizards,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Zach Thorton Jan. 20, 1998 – Nov. 30, 2011 Apr. 13, 2012 Club Deportivo Chivas USA,Major League Soccer (MLS)
Ryan Tinsley Jul. 5, 1994 – Aug. 30, 1999 Oct. 11, 2000 Chicago Fire,Kansas City Wizards,San Jose Earthquakes,Continental Indoor Soccer League
James Twellman Jun. 28, 2005   Apr. 3, 2006 San Jose Earthquakes
Lawson Vaughn Mar. 1, 2006 – Aug. 30, 2008   Oct. 20, 2009 Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Sasha Victorine Feb. 1, 2000 – Aug. 11, 2009 Jan. 12, 2010 Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Frank Vizcarra Dec. 31, 1982 – Dec. 31, 1983   May 24, 1990 Portland Timblers,Columbus Magic,Denver Avalanche,San Diego Sockers
Jamil Walker May 31, 2003 – May 31, 2004 May 7, 2009 Major League Soccer (MLS)
Raphael Wicky Jan. 1, 2008 – Mar. 1, 2009 Jun. 2, 2009 Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Eric Wynalda Apr. 1, 1996 – Dec. 1, 2008 Jun. 8, 2009 San Jose Clash,Chicago Fire,San Jose Earthquakes,United Soccer Leagues,Miami Fusion F.C.,Major League Soccer (MLS),Los Angeles Galaxy
Alex Zotinca Jun. 10, 2000 – Sep. 28, 2010 Aug. 30, 2011 Club Deportivo Chivas USA

Sources: California Division of Workers’ Compensation, Times research

Credits: Ken Bensinger, Armand Emamdjomeh, Maloy Moore, Sandra Poindexter

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