An eight-year veteran of Major League Soccer, Paul Broome enters his first season with the LMU men's soccer program. The 12th overall selection in the first round of the 1999 MLS Draft, Broome played in over 125 MLS games with Real Salt Lake, Los Angeles Galaxy, and FC Dallas (formerly Dallas Burn). The left-back has also played internationally in Chile, England, France, Germany, Korea (Korean Peace Cup), Mexico, and Spain. In January 2000, he trained with Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Broome attended Southern Methodist University on a soccer scholarship. A four-year starter at SMU, he made four NCAA Tournament appearances and was a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection, including a member of the first team in 1997 and 1998. In 1997, he was also named to the All-Midwest Region First Team. Broome graduated from SMU in 2000 with a Bachelor degree of Business Administration in Finance.
Prior to college, Broome attended Lake Highlands High School where he earned All-District honors in 1994 and 1995, All-Area honors in 1995 and All-State honors in 1995. He was also a member of the Dallas Hornets and Dallas Texans soccer clubs. He played in the opening game of the 1993 and 1994 Dallas Cup Super Group against Boca Juniors and Real Madrid. His other club soccer accolades include: Orange Bowl Champion, San Diego Surf Cup Champion and State Cup Champion. A two-sport athlete, Broome was also awarded All-District, All-Area, and All-State honors in football.
Since the conclusion of his professional career, Broome has been active in youth soccer as well, and is currently coaching with South Bay Force and Palos Verdes Soccer Club. Other coaching experiences include the Schellas Hyndman Soccer Academy, Dallas Burn Soccer Clinics, Los Angeles Soccer Clinics, and the Los Angeles Galaxy Rios U17 SUM Cup team.
He currently holds a USSF Pro "B" Coaching License and is a Los Angeles Galaxy Ambassador and NSCAA member.
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