ABOUT SAMIR BADR

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GET TO KNOW SAMIR 

Samir Badr is an American soccer player who played for Fc Porto, Philadelphia Union, El Hodood (Egyptian Premier League), Dc United, Colorado Springs Switchbacks, Oklahoma City Energy.

Prior to joining D.C. United and F.C. Porto's prestigious clubs, Badr played youth soccer with the Bethesda Road Runners, a premier soccer organization in Bethesda, Maryland. Badr also played high school soccer at Robinson Secondary School, where he scored more goals as a goalkeeper than he conceded (1 goal scored, 0 goals against). Badr was named as ESPN Rise All American Player of the Year for his high school accomplishments.

Upon finishing high school, Badr was highly scouted by many top colleges across the country, decided to forgo college soccer and join FC Porto, a premier Portuguese outfit. Badr helped FC Porto to a 2010/11 Uefa Champions of Europe title. Badr was featured by New York Times Magazine as the Future of American Soccer and was a mainstay with the U.S. National Team from U15, U17, U18, U21, and U23.

While at FC Porto, Badr trained under renowned youth trainer Pepijn Linjders.  Badr eventually spent most of his spare hours assisting Linjders in developing and training elite young talent to first-team standards. His years of first-hand experience have left him with an in-depth knowledge of how to best train individual players and teams of all ages.  Badr translates his know how into targeted sessions focusing on technique and educates his players on how to masterfully convert that training into more effective play on the pitch.  

Professional Career

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DC United

Youth & MLS USA

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FC Porto

Portugal

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Haras El Hodood

Egypt

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OKC Energy

MLS USA

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Switchbacks FC

MLS USA

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Philadelphia Union

MLS USA

 

MEDIA

Featured in USsoccer.com for maintaining a shutout in a decisive game win against Paris St. Germain at Clairefontaine in France .

Featured in USsoccer.com for maintaining a shutout in a decisive game win against Paris St. Germain at Clairefontaine in France .

Featured in the Washington Post about taking talents overseas from DC United to FC Porto.  "Local goalkeeper poised to go global"

Featured in the Washington Post about taking talents overseas from DC United to FC Porto.

"Local goalkeeper poised to go global"

Featured by ESPN as National Athlete of the week when scoring from 80 yards.  “The midst of a rare feat in men’ soccer—he has not allowed a goal this spring. In fact, he’s scored more goals than he has allowed, a margin of 1-0.”

Featured by ESPN as National Athlete of the week when scoring from 80 yards.

“The midst of a rare feat in men’ soccer—he has not allowed a goal this spring. In fact, he’s scored more goals than he has allowed, a margin of 1-0.”

Featured on the cover of the NY TIMES Magazine as “The Future of American Soccer”.

Featured on the cover of the NY TIMES Magazine as “The Future of American Soccer”.