Pat Onstad

Association Football Goalkeeper
Born Jan 13, 1968

Patrick Stewart "Pat" Onstad is a Canadian former soccer goalkeeper, who is currently an assistant coach for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

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  • Stressful Period Ends For Ching As Dynamo Do The Right Thing
    Houston Chronicle - Feb 28, 2013
  • It’s Time To Work On Penalties Ahead Of Mls Cup Final
    Houston Chronicle - Nov 29, 2012
  • Revs Look For Win Streak Boston Herald
    Google News - Sep 16, 2011
  • Rhinos Keeper Neal Kitson Is Finalist For Goalkeeper Of The Year Award Wayne Post
    Google News - Aug 31, 2011


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1968 Birth Born on January 13, 1968.


1987 19 Years Old 1 More Event
After graduating, Onstad joined the Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian Soccer League in 1987.


1988 20 Years Old From 1988 to 1989, he played for the Winnipeg Fury, also of the CSL.
1990 22 Years Old He moved to a third CSL team, the Toronto Blizzard, for 1990 and 1991.
1992 24 Years Old Onstad returned to the Fury in 1992, winning both the CSL Championship and the CSL Goalkeeper of the Year Award.
1994 26 Years Old Onstad moved to the APSL in 1994, playing for the Toronto Rockets.
1995 27 Years Old After a season with the Rockets, he moved to the Montreal Impact for 1995.
1996 28 Years Old In 1996, he played indoor soccer for the Edmonton Drillers of the NPSL.
1997 29 Years Old He returned to outdoor soccer in 1997, playing for the Toronto Lynx, again of the A-League.


1998 30 Years Old In 1998, Onstad moved to his first American team, the Rochester Raging Rhinos, with whom he won the A-League title, and was also named the league's Goalkeeper of the Year after allowing only 13 goals in 26 regular season games.
1999 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Onstad remained with Rochester for 1999, was named All-League second team, and helped the Rhinos become the only minor league team to win the U.S. Open Cup since the foundation of Major League Soccer.
2001 33 Years Old He returned to Rochester in 2001, and although a wrist injury kept him out of action for most of the year, he finished second in the league in goals against the following year.
2003 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Onstad was signed by fellow Canadian Frank Yallop to the San Jose Earthquakes as a replacement for Joe Cannon. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old Along with the rest of his Earthquakes teammates, he moved to Houston for the 2006 season. … Read More


2010 42 Years Old 1 More Event
After the 2010 MLS season Houston declined Onstad's contract option and he elected to participate in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old 1 More Event
It was announced on February 17, 2011, that Onstad would come out of retirement to play for D.C. due to the injuries to Steve Cronin and Bill Hamid.
2013 45 Years Old Onstad left D.C. in January 2013 and joined Toronto FC as Chief Scout and Manager of Football Partnerships. … Read More
2015 47 Years Old …  He was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in November 2015. … Read More
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