In 1985, Michael Brady was named NCAA Men’s Player of the Year by Soccer America and received the Adi Dassler award from Adidas as the top collegiate player of the year. He served as captain of the 1985 team that went to the NCAA Championship game.
A three-time NCAA All-America selection, Brady finished his AU career with school records of 65 goals and 29 assists for 159 career points. He also holds the top two spots in the AU record book for goals in a single season.
A native of Coventry, England, Brady earned three caps for the U.S. National team from 1984-1986, while still playing as an Eagle. His No. 14 jersey was retired in 1986 and he was inducted into Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame in 1997.
Following his time at AU, Brady played for a host of professional clubs. His longest stint was with the Baltimore Blast in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). He later became the American University women’s soccer coach before taking his current position as the associate head coach for Duke men’s soccer.