Current Club: Houston Dynamo
College: SLU Billikens (went Pro following Sophomore year)
High School: Chaminade Red Devils
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 11-08-1981
Birthplace: St. Charles, MO
United States international (5 caps) … 2010: Started and played first half vs. El Salvador on 2/24 but left at halftime with hamstring tightness … Came on as substitute vs. Honduras on 1/24 and assisted on lone U.S. goal … 2008: Was called into U.S. national team camp in January for the first time since the summer of 2005 … Started and played 72 minutes in 2-0 U.S. win over Sweden on 1/19 … 2005: Made international debut at 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup on 7/7, starting and playing 76 minutes in 4-1 win over Cuba … Entered in 84th minute of Gold Cup final on 7/24, scoring game-winning penalty kick in shootout win over Panama … Youth: Member of the U-23 national team … Appeared 45 times for the U-20 national team, scoring 13 overall goals … Appeared in three of four games at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship … Made youth national team debut with the U-18 national team in 1999.
An original Dynamo player and the club’s all-time leader in games, starts, and assists, this talented left-footed midfielder has recorded 12 assists in each of the last two MLS season to earn team MVP honors.
2011: League MVP runner-up led Major League Soccer with a career-high 16 assists, adding four goals, while starting every regular-season match for the first time in his career … Dynamo MVP for third consecutive season … Dynamo Humanitarian of the Year … MLS Player of the Month for April … MLS All-Star … One of two players to be named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week seven times … He has now notched at least 10 assists in league play in three consecutive seasons and four of the last six … Became team’s all-time leader in appearances and starts ..
2004: Played in 29 games for the Dallas Burn, starting 24 … Scored two goals and registered two assists … Played career high 1,945 minutes. Received first red card of MLS career on 8/7 vs. COL.
2003: Acquired by Dallas on Jan. 17 from MetroStars for first-round pick in 2003 MLS SuperDraft … Led Dallas in scoring with six goals and five assists, becoming only third player in team history other than Jason Kreis to lead Dallas in scoring … Set a career high in goals and assists.
2002: Selected by the MetroStars with the No. 3 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft … Rookie of the Year finalist … Appeared in 24 games, starting 12 … Scored four goals and registered three assists … First MLS goal was the game-winner in overtime on 4/6 vs. CLB … Scored second consecutive goal on 4/13 at COL … Made first MLS start on 4/27 vs. SJ … Suffered from plantar fascia injury.
Played two years at Saint Louis University … NSCAA Second-Team All-American in 2001 after recording 10 goals and 14 assists and helping St. Louis to an 18-2 record and Conference USA championship … Also named to Soccer America’s All-Freshman Team, Conference USA Freshman of the Year, first team All-Conference USA, C-USA Tournament MVP and NSCAA All-Midwest Region in 2000 after notching 11 goals and six assists in 19 games … Led team in assists and finished second in goals.
Star at Chaminade High School in St. Louis … Parade Magazine’s 1999 All-American … Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year … Three-time St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro first team selection … Helped Chaminade to 29-2-3 record and consecutive Missouri Class 4A Final Four appearances in 1998 and 1999 … Finished Chaminade career with 81 goals and 58 assists.
Married to Heather, and they have one child … Brother and sister attended St. Louis University … Brother Jeff played on St. Louis’ 1991 Final Four team …