Jonathan Spector Speaker Profile
Jonathan Spector Biography
Jonathan Spector was born March 1, 1986 and is an AmericanAssociation Football player who plays for English Premier League club West HamUnited as a defender. He started his professional career in England when he wassigned by Manchester United as a teenager. Although he began playing as astriker during his younger days, he was switched to a defensive position whenhe was a teenager. His natural position is right back as he is right-footed buthe can play across the defensive line and in central midfield.
In 2003, Spector played for the United States national team at the WorldUnder-17 Championship in Finland and earned his first cap for the senior team on November 17,2004, in a World Cup qualifier against Jamaica.
In 2005, Spector was part of the U.S. Under-20 team at the2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands and as the 200506Premier League season approached its conclusion, was considered a long shot tobe included in the United States World Cup squad. However, a shoulder injurysustained on April 17 in a game against Portsmouth, ended his chances ofplaying at the World Cup.
Spector was a member of the U.S. team that beat Mexico 21in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final in Chicago in June 2007. However, during thefinal, he had to be substituted by Frankie Simek as he collided heads withMexican midfielder Andres Guardado. Immediately after the substitution BennyFeilhaber struck the winning volley.
Following injuries to Steve Cherundolo and Frankie Hejduk,Spector was included in the United States roster for the 2009 FIFAConfederations Cup and took the chance to cement his place in the nationalteam, starting at right back for the entire tournament. He assisted ClintDempsey to score a vital goal against Egypt in the last group stage match asthe US scraped through to the semifinals on goal difference. In the finalagainst Brazil, Spector once again assisted Dempsey in scoring the opening goalwith a similar long cross from the right flank.
Having returned from a long injury lay-off, Spector was everpresent at right back for the remaining 2010 World Cup fourth round qualifersin 2009 although he has also been partnered with captain Carlos Bocanegra incentral defense occasionally due to Oguchi Onyewu's long-term injury. He wasrested for the USA's last qualifying match against Costa Rica on 14 October asqualification had already been secured and was recalled for friendlies inNovember and March. Coach Bob Bradley included him in the final 23-man squadfor the World Cup.
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