Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Tennyson's mother killed in car accident
January 2nd, 2013 11:37PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men, mls

MOST COMMENTED

Marva Tennyson, the mother of McKinley Tennyson Jr., who starred at UCLA and later played briefly for the Los Angeles Galaxy during its 2002 title run, was killed in a car accident on Sunday near Los Banos, Calif., when the car he was driving was struck by another car that crossed the median and into the path of his Toyota. Tennyson's wife, Heaven Tennyson, who was in the front passenger seat, was reported to have suffered major injuries, while their 2-year-old son Hezeki and he sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the other car, 18-year-old Krista Brockman, also was flown to a regional hospital with major injuries.

The accident occurred on Highway 152 on Sunday morning after Brockman lost control of her car, the Merced Sun-Star reported.

The son of an U.S. Army officer, Tennyson was born in Monterrey, Calif. He was fourth in voting for the 2000 MAC Award while playing at UCLA, and he represented the USA in qualifying for the 1999 World Youth Cup.

Tennyson led the USL First Division in scoring with 18 goals and six assists for the Portland Timbers in 2002. Later in the season, he was signed by the Los Angeles Galaxy and is believed to be the only player to score in MLS playoffs without ever making an appearance in the MLS regular season.  He scored 31 seconds into entering the game against the Kansas City Wizards.

A hip injury forced Tennyson to retire in 2004 and he entered the Riordan Fellows Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In 2010, he received a master's in accounting from USC's Marshall School of Business.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
Preseason play wrapped up Saturday with the Houston Dynamo (Carolina Challenge Cup), New York Red Bulls ...
MLS: Projected opening day lineups    
MLS is slated to start its 20th season on Friday when the defending champion LA Galaxy ...
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
MLS issues record fine to owner Dell Loy Hansen    
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his ...
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives