Brandon Vincent: 'It is best for me to move on from the game'

Brandon Vincent, who made his international debut for the USA before even playing an MLS game and was an MLS All-Star in his rookie season, announced his retirement after three seasons with the Chicago Fire.

Vincent, 24, was a regular in all three seasons with the Fire, starting 81 of the 85 games he played. He had three goals to go along with 12 assists. He started out as a left back but played left back and center back in 2018 for the injury-riddled Fire.

"This may come as a surprise to many," he wrote on Twitter, "but I'm at a time in my life where it is best for me to move on from the game."

Vincent starred on the 2015 Stanford national championship team with Jordan Morris and was taken by the Fire with the No. 4 pick in the 2016 SuperDraft.

Morris and Vincent played together for the USA in its 1-0 win over Canada in a friendly. They were among the under-23 players brought into the January camp to prepare for the Olympic qualifying playoff series against Colombia in March 2016. Vincent was called in but did not dress for the two games.
4 comments about "Brandon Vincent: 'It is best for me to move on from the game'".
  1. R2 Dad, October 31, 2018 at 10:41 a.m.

    What is really going on here? Is this what players have to do to escape MLS? He should be making 5 or 10x the $150K he made this year.

  2. Wallace Wade, October 31, 2018 at 12:20 p.m.

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone 

  3. Giorgio Cabanas replied, October 31, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.

    Why shouldn’t this surprise anyone? What is the real reason here?

  4. Brian McMillen, October 31, 2018 at 2:14 p.m.

    Could be any number of reasons, including the one mentioned above. As he graduated from Stanford, maybe he has career aspirations outside of sport, and wants to get started on those.

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