by KENYA BROWN
November 27, 2012
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Cory Gibbs has retired from soccer after 12 years
Former USMNT defender Cory Gibbs announced his retirement on Monday after an 12-year injury-plagued playing career.
The former Brown University Brown Bear is remembered for his playing time in Europe which started with FC St. Pauli in the German Bundesliga in 2001. In his first season with the team, Gibbs made history when he became the youngest American to score a goal in Germany's top league against FC Cologne. After successive relegations, the Florida native returned to the US where he played with the FC Dallas for a season.