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Rich Cullen

Born: Jan 12, 1975

Birthplace: Spokane

Nationality: United States

Rich Cullen

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1975
Birth Place : Spokane

Richard Patrick "Rich" Cullen is a retired American soccer goalkeeper. In 1996, Cullen, the son of an Air Force pilot, graduated from Mead Senior High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, playing on the men's soccer team from 1996 to 1999. He holds the Falcons' records for career saves and career shutouts. On February 6, 2000, the Colorado Rapids selected Cullen in the sixth round of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. He remained at the Academy as an assistant coach while playing backup with the Rapids and on loan to the Colorado Springs Ascent. In 2001, Cullen joined the Seattle Sounders of the USL A-League. He spent most of the 2001 and 2002 seasons as backup before claiming a starting spot in 2003 when Preston Burpo broke his jaw in an on-field collision with Danny Jackson. Cullen backstopped the Sounders to the A-League semifinals and was named Second Team All League. However, the Sounders released him at the end of the season. During his years with the Sounders, Cullen was stationed at McChord Air Force Base as an Air Force Reservist.

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