Jordan Older is an American soccer player, and one of the first American-born players to play professional soccer in Europe and professional 1st divsion soccer in Brazil.
Jordan Older was the first American to participate in Brazilian professional soccer teams in both the Brazilian 1st Division (Serie A) and Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (Serie A1). Jordan Older was also one of the first Americans to sign profesionally with a 1st team squad of a European soccer team in 1993, shortly after his 19th birthday with FC Waengi of Switzerland. While in Switzerland Jordan Older also trained with top professional coach and former Tottenham Hotspur F.C. head coach of the English Premiere League (EPL), Christian Gross, at 1st division Swiss club FC Wil also in 1993.
In Germany Jordan Older has trained and played professionaly with Arminia Bielefeld of the 1st German Bundesliga, FC Rathenow, and other professional German clubs. As an agent he has negotiated deals with Bundesliga clubs as well as lower division professional soccer clubs in Germany.
Jordan Older was the first American in Brazil's oldest professional soccer league, the Campeonato Paulsita Serie A1 in 1994 with União São João Esporte Clube in Araras, Brazil. Jordan Older was also the first American born player to join a team in the Campeonato Brasiliero Serie B (2nd division) with Paulista FC in 1994.
Jordan Older is the first American soccer player in both the Brazilian 1st Division (Serie A) and Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (Serie A1). Jordan Older has been part of the US National Soccer Team training camp (soccer’s Dream Team/Team USA) and played professional soccer on 3 continents and in 7 countries including the Brazilian 1st Division (Campeonato Brasileiro Série A), Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (O Paulistão/Campeonato Paulista Série A1) and professional teams in Germany and Switzerland.
Jordan Older played one friendly game for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Los Angeles Galaxy in 1997 under head coach Octavio Zambrano and along side players including Clint Mathis, Cobi Jones, Carlos Hermosillo, and Mauricio Cienfuegos.
Overall, Jordan Older has trained, trialed, and played professionally with more clubs and in more countries than any other American born player, on 3 continents (North America, Europe, and South America) and with professional clubs in 9 countries (USA, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, England, and Denmark) and setup tryouts as an agent for players in 4 countries (Germany, Spain, Brazil, and USA.)
Jordan Older was the first player ever to have his likeness scanned in 3D for the popular EA Sports video game FIFA World Cup Soccer.
At age 15 Jordan Older was selected to a team coached by former US Olympic Team coach Derek Lawther to represent the USA in competitive youth soccer tournaments in Europe. Jordan Older joined the U-15 and U-19 squads for the USA team, despite being only 15 years old, in the opening game of Sweden's Dalecarlia Cup in front of over 20,000 fans in the IK Brage stadium. Jordan Older also played against numerous U-15 and U-19 professional teams from Europe and South America in the Dana Cup, and London Cup in the same trip representing Southern California and the USA.
While in Brazil Jordan Older was considered one of the top players in the country and was invited to play for Brazilian World Cup star, Careca's expansion team, Campinas FC. Jordan Older did not opt to join the team but did train with Careca and the club, including famous Flamengo player, Edmar (Edmar Bernardes dos Santos), for several weeks in Campinas, Brazil.
In 2012 Jordan Older setup a trial for American/Honduran player Herbert Cojulun in Spain's top professional league, also known as La Liga or La Primeira Division with Getafe CF.
In 1991 Jordan Older was recruited to play soccer for UCLA but was later cut from the team for unknown reasons, prompting Jordan Older to become a professional soccer player in Europe without ever having played college soccer.
Jordan Older is the founder and executive director of the Ventura Film Festival. Jordan is a graduate of Ventura High School and stud