Former USMNT player Colin Clark dies at 35 of heart attack

Former MLS player Colin Clark died at 35 on Monday of a heart attack, the Coloradoan reported on Tuesday.

Clark briefly reached the peak of US soccer when he joined the national team for a game against Haiti in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Fort Collins, Colo., native played collegiately at SMU before working his way up the USL with the Boulder Rapids Reserve. He first arrived at the MLS with the Colorado Rapids in 2006.

Clark went on to play nine seasons in the MLS, largely with the Colorado Rapids, and scored 15 goals as a speedy midfielder. He was traded to Houston Dynamo in 2010, where he spent three seasons, before finishing his career with LA Galaxy in 2013.

Clark was briefly suspended in the 2012 season, when he was caught on national television yelling an anti-gay slur at a ball boy after receiving a ball for a throw-in.

Clark’s former MLS teams and teammates reach out in condolence

All three of Clark’s former MLS teams sent out heartfelt tweets for the late soccer player on Tuesday. Clark’s teammates were quick to keep his son, Tyce, in their minds as well.

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