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Patrick McLain

Patrick McLain is recently retired (2019) after an 8-year-professional-soccer playing career with the Chicago Fire, Minnesota United, Chivas USA, and Sacramento Republic.  Patrick grew up in a soccer ignorant area in the middle of Wisconsin. During his upbringing, he was forced to find creative ways to not only catch up to the competition, but ultimately surpass them. He was able to find a way to be recruited onto the D1 soccer team at Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, and signed professionally after starting for three years. During his time as a professional, in the offseason, he had developed multiple cutting edge approaches to goalkeeping. This began with breaking things down to a core-level and building keepers up to their most optimal performance level; his strategies and techniques are highly replicated but rarely duplicated. Goalkeeper training is much more than just the drills you put a keeper through, it’s about the knowledge and experience a goalkeeper coach possesses and shares to create, build and develop the most well-rounded goalkeeper. It’s Patrick’s desire to know the goalkeeper’s goals and aspirations and map out a strong comprehensive pathway of achieving those goals.