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Jorge Espinoza

Jorge Espinoza is a retired professional soccer player from Chile who played in the Major Indoor Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League. He also coached at the high school, collegiate and professional levels including two games with the San Jose Clash of Major League Soccer in 1999.

From 1972 to 1979, Espinoza played for Colo Colo in Chile. In 1979, he moved to the United States and signed with the Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League. Over three seasons with the Sting, Espinoza was hampered by knee injuries and did not crack the first team. In 1981, he moved to the Memphis Americans in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He spent three seasons in Memphis before moving with the team to Las Vegas in 1984. He then played the 1984-1985 MISL season with the Las Vegas Americans. The team folded at the end of the season and the Pittsburgh Spirit moved to sign Espinoza. However, the Wichita Wings also claimed him. MISL commissioner Francis Dale awarded the rights to Espinoza to the Wings on September 26, 1985.Segota finally gets OK to enter the U.S. Evening Tribune - Friday, September 27, 1985 In September 1986, the Wings sold Espinoza's contract to the Kansas City Comets.SOCCER NOTES Chicago Sun-Times - Monday, September 22, 1986 On June 4, 1987, the Comets released Espinoza.DEALS THE SEATTLE TIMES - Thursday, June 4, 1987 He then signed as a free agent with the Dallas Sidekicks on November 17, 1987. The Sidekicks released him at the end of the season. He then moved to Canada to sign with the North York Rockets of the Canadian Soccer League. He played two seasons with the Rockets, then returned to the United States in 1990 to join the Illinois Thunder of the National Professional Soccer League. He played one season with the Thunder, scoring eight goals. In January 1992, Espinoza signed with the Milwaukee Wave of the NPSL.Veteran defender Espinoza joins Wave The Milwaukee Journal - Wednesday, January 8, 1992 The Wave released him at the end of the season.


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