DaMarcus Beasley had an incredible 20-year club and international career. A left-footed player mainly playing as a left-back and left-wing throughout his career he experienced life on the most elite stages of world football.
US National Team (1999-2017)
Chicago Fire (1999-2004)
Manchester City (2006-07)
Hannover 96 (2010-11)
Houston Dynamo (2014-19)
DaMarcus Beasley quickly burst into the scene in 1999, winning the the Silver Ball Award in the U-17 World Cup. He went on to show his talents on the full US national team making 126 appearances and went on to score 17 goals in his career. As of now, DaMarcus is the only American to play in four World Cups (2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014).
Beasley quickly broke into the first-team during his arrival and had an instant impact to the season. Beasley helped the Men in Red to their second ever US Open Cup Title, his first, chipping in three assists during the run. Beasley didn't show any signs of slowing down. He upped his game the following years with an appearance in the MLS XI in 2003, following an impressive season scoring seven goals and assisting five. During this year he once again lifted the US Open Cup Title and additional he was able to lift the Supporters Shield. His time in the Windy City was spend well contributing fourteen goals and twenty assists.
Beasley truly impressed during his first season at PSV Eindhoven. During his debut season in Eredivisie, Beasley contributed by scoring six goals and assisting seven goals, which led the team to be claimed as the Dutch Champions. The next season with the dutch champions, they were able to make it all the way to the Champions League Semifinals, making him the first US Player to reach that stage of the tournament. His time in Eindhoven was life-changing contributing sixteen goals and assisting fifteen goals during his time at the club. He was loaned out to Manchester City for the remainder of his contract.
The 500 mile journey from the Netherlands to England was an exciting move for DaMarcus. At Manchester City he was given the #24, playing mainly as a Left-Mid. In his short spell in the Premier League, he was able to play with some of the greatest players in the world, like: Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo, & Thierry Henry. He was able to chip in and help the Cityzens with four goals and one assist in his one-year loan spell at Manchester. Beasley then headed up North to his next club.
Beasley then headed across the North Sea to his next club in Scotland, Glasgow Rangers. The Rangers are apart of the "Old Firm", a historically fierce and exciting rivalry; A rivalry deeply embedded into Scottish Culture. For Beasley, this yet again was a life changing experience. He experienced a lot in Scotland, both on and off the football pitch. His impact on the field was quickly recognized. He had many Man of the Match performances in his career at Rangers, in particular against the french side Lyon in the Champions Leagues. Being a huge part of the 3-0 win, with one goal and one assist. He ended his time with the Glasgow Rangers with six goals and twelve assists.
Hanover, Germany was the next destination in Beasley's professional career. Hannover 96 is a German club in the Bundesliga in which he choose for a new challenge. He previously played a friendly against Hannover 96 in his time at Rangers, so the area was not completely unfamiliar to him. Chasing more consistent game time he choose to cut his two-year contract to one-year and moved across the pond to his next club near home.
"Los Camoteros" or more commonly known as Puebla FC, was Beasley's next club in his career. Located in Southern Mexico, Puebla was a nice change in Beasley's career being able to spend three years with them in the Liga MX. Beasley became a regular starter on the Puebla squad making a total of 99 appearances across all competitions. In his three-year spell in Mexico, he scored thirteen goals and chipped in twelve assists.
The return to the MLS was Beasley's next move. This time around he landed with Houston Dynamo. He debuted in 2014, against DC United, winning 1-0. He was injured later on in the season, but that never slowed him down. At Dynamo he was able to contribute a lot to the team, making a total of 137 appearances. Playing mainly as a Left-Back, he was still able to score five goals and assist an additional seven goals. Beasley decided to retire from the game in 2019. His last game was a 4-2 win against LA Galaxy, being subbed off in the 89th minute to a standing ovation from the crowd. He leaves the club but sees it as home.