Colin McGinnity



United States


Sept. 21, 2004


5 ft 8 in (172.7 cm)


159 lbs (72 kg)









  • GPA: 3.85
  • Club Team: Spokane Sounders ECNL 04/03
  • Academy Team: PSPL (Puget Sound Premier League) Surf Academy U18
  • US Youth Soccer ODP West Player – Phoenix, AZ
  • Spring 2021 -  Centro De Preparacion Deportiva Zamora Zegarra in Lima, Peru
  • Summer 2021 – International Development Academy in Valencia, Spain
  • Academic Interest: Engineering and Dental
  • Started playing soccer at age 3

Facing a five-hour drive one-way to play at the nearest MLS Academy, Colin McGinnity wanted to train at a top youth soccer academy and found the perfect match at International Soccer Academy’s FC Schalke 04 Integrated Academy. Living and training in Germany is a dream for many youth soccer players and McGinnity knows playing soccer at an actual Bundesliga club, under the coaching and guidance of UEFA A License coaches will be a life-changing experience.

Colin McGinnity Blog - Week 5

One of the most interesting things I have experienced while I have been here at this program is going to the stadium to watch Schalke games. In my hometown, the closest thing I have to a Schalke game would be our minor league baseball team which doesn’t even come close to the environment of the games here. It amazes me how much everyone loves soccer here and how strong their team spirit is unlike what you see in the US. I had never gotten to experience a whole stadium packed with people who are all cheering as loud as they can when we score a goal, it’s amazing! It just makes me want to become a professional soccer player that much more. Read More…


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