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Former FC Dallas goalkeeper now Texas A&M’s starting kicker

Sep 28, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

Lambo 2008

Josh Lambo spent four seasons at FC Dallas after being selected in the first round of the 2008 MLS draft (not long after MLS names like Brek Shea, Chance Myers, Tony Beltran and Sean Franklin).

When the club didn’t renew his contract, Lambo took some of that Generation Adidas money and got himself in school. Now his educational quest is Texas A&M’s gain.

Lambo was elevated to starting kicker for the country’s No. 10 football team. (Lambo’s move from one “football” to the other is not news; the news here is that he has become the starter.)

When A&M’s starting kicker struggled last week, Lambo came in to kick an extra point and a 40-yard field goal. Saturday, he was the team’s starting kicker as A&M began its conference season at Arkansas.

Lambo isn’t the first former MLS man to go from pro soccer player to collegiate field goal kicker. Devin Barclay spent four years in MLS with Tampa Bay, San Jose, D.C. United and Columbus between 2001-2005. He appeared in 23 games during that time.

Barclay later walked on at Ohio State and became the team’s starting kicker in 2009. A game-winning field goal later that year helped the Buckeyes earn a spot in the Rose Bowl.

  1. braxtonrob - Sep 29, 2013 at 4:30 AM

    “starting goalkeeper”; I assume you meant ‘kicker’.

  2. footballer4ever - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Good for him that even though he could not make it in MLS football now he gets to stand mostly as an spectator just to kick a few eggballs here and there. With all due respect, let’s keep any college/nfl related topics away from out football blog. Thank you.

  3. futbol247365 - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Get a life bro. It’s an interesting story about a former top draft pick and a top college football team. This is America dude, if you can’t handle a mention of what we have reffered to as football for 75 years then take it somewhere else.

    • footballer4ever - Sep 29, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Get yourself over the “This is America” spiel. Please make sure you can at least handle the English language, U.S. or British style, before you preach anything to anyone. In case you did not notice, it should be “referred”, not REFFERED, but I’ll be tolerant enough to give you the benefit of the doubt it was a WordPress or your own phone system created spelling error. 😉

      Now we are tuning back to the regular scheduled MLS football programming…..

      • joeyt360 - Sep 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

        And with his follow-up, he sinks to the level of typo flames. Is there a sub-basement of the internet below the typo-flamer? If so, I’m sure you’ll find it.

      • footballer4ever - Sep 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        @ Joeyt360, Not sure if there is, but I am sure there is sub-basement for people who stick their noses in what they were not invited for. 😛

      • keytoarson - Sep 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

        Shouldn’t you be able put a sentence together first before criticizing someone else’s spelling/typing? “footballer4ever: …from out football blog. Thank you.”

        It’s MLS. Not MLF. And it’s a relevant story. gtfo.

  4. footballer4ever - Sep 29, 2013 at 12:20 PM



  5. footballer4ever - Sep 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM


    LOL! Keep it, Classy! Keep it, Classy! “Mr. Keytoarson”…ROTFLOL……


    Mr. Footballer4ever 😉

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