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Men's Soccer Player Kurt Morsink Retires as a Pro
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:08/09/2012

From D.C. United Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 9, 2012 -- D.C. United midfielder and former JMU All-America Kurt Morsink ('07) has announced his retirement from professional soccer.

Morsink will remain with D.C. United as the club's scouting coordinator.

"We're very pleased to be able to bring on Kurt as a scouting coordinator," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.  "Kurt has been a great locker room guy for us and brings a unique background to the role, having grown up in Central America and attended college in the states.  After three seasons here at D.C. United, he understands the club, and our vision, and we're pleased to keep him on as a part of the team.  Full credit for this new hire is due to our investment group, who has made expanding our scouting reach a priority."

Morsink finishes his professional career after six seasons in MLS.  The 28-year-old was originally drafted by the Kansas City Wizards in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.  He spent three seasons in Kansas City, before being acquired D.C. United prior to the 2010 campaign. The San Jose, Costa Rica, native played in 69 league matches (45 starts), registering three assists.

Morsink was a four-year starter for the Dukes from 2003-06.  He currently ranks fourth all-time on JMU's career assist list (29), fifth in points (32) and tied seventh in goals (32).  As a senior he was named to the College Soccer News All-America Third Team.  Morsink was a three-time NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) All-South Atlantic First Team selection and a three-time Colonial Athletic Association First Team honoree.

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