Brandon Barklage, San Jose Earthquakes

Brandon BarklageCurrent Club: San Jose Earthquakes
College: SLU Billikens/New Mexico Lobos
High School: CBC Cadets, Scored 16 goals for his Missouri state champion Christian Brothers high school team that finished 2004 ranked No. 5 in the nation by NSCAA…1st team all-state
Club: Scott Gallagher, 2004 U-17 and 2003 U-16 USYSA National Championships

Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 11-02-1986
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO

PROFESSIONAL

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Brandon Barklage (front, 2nd fromleft), SJ Earthquakes. CCL vs Toluca 3-12-14

2014 July 17 via Big Apple Soccer – Petke expects Barklage will be up to play against his ex-teammates
In 12 appearances and 10 starts this year, Barklage has been solid for the Earthquakes…

2014-03-11 Brandon Makes Earthquakes Debut at Right Back in CCL draw with Toluca

2014 January 24 – San Jose Earthquake Sign Brandon Barklage

2013 November 25 – Red Bulls Don’t Pick up Contract Option on Barklage

The St. Louis native had a breakout season with the club. After three seasons with D.C. United, a tenure that was marked with injuries and a shortage of playing time, Barklage found the back of the net twice in 2012 and assisted on five other goals in just 19 matches, 16 of which were starts.

2013 November 6 – Red Bulls Fall to Houston in Extra Time
Brandon started at right back and played 106 of the 110 minute game

2013 November 5 – Big Apple Soccer He Hopes to be Right Back
Barklage entered Sunday’s 2-2 result at the Houston Dynamo in the 68th minute, coming in as a right back. But on Wednesday night, there’s a good chance he could see an extended role and possibly factor into the Starting XI discussion. For a player cut by D.C. United following the 2011 season, the playoffs give him a chance to prove himself on a very big stage.

2013 November 3 – Red Bulls earn 2-2 Road Tie in Playoff Opener at Houston
2013 October 27 – Red Bulls beat Chicago 5-2, win first Supporters’ Shield championship
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2013: After starting in three of New York’s first four matches, Barklage was forced to sit out the Mar. 30 meeting against the Union after receiving two yellows in the Mar. 23 Red Bulls loss to the Montreal Impact. Returned to action on Apr. 7 against the Chicago Fire, adding an assist on Jamison Olave’s second goal of the season. Earned his second assist of the season in New York’s Apr. 13, 2-0 win over D.C. United, when his header in the box fell to the foot of Jamison Olave, who slipped it past Bill Hamid for his third of the season. Dished the assist on Fabian Espindola’s third goal of the season, scored against the Revolution in an Apr. 20, 4-1 win at Red Bull Arena. Dished the assist on Dax McCarty’s game-winning goal in stoppage time on July 27 in the Red Bulls’ 4-3 win over Real Salt Lake.

2012: Made his New York Red Bulls debut in 4-1 win against the Colorado Rapids on March 25 and accumulated 16 starts in 19 games played. Finding his place on the Red Bulls’ back line, Barklage tallied two goals, both of which came against his former club on June 24, 2012, and five assists. Finished the season with an injured foot (plantar fasciitis), but signed a new contract with the club on November 26.

2012 June – Barklage on Cloud 9 after scoring brace against former club DCU
2012 May – Barklage Kicks His Career Into High Gear
2012 May – Brandon Barklage Ready for Next Challenge: Davis & Houston
2012 Mar 06 – Red Bulls Sign Four Players to Roster

Highlight video – NYRB defeat DCU on June 24, 2012 Barklage scores two beauties!

2012: Barklage, 25, has spent the past three seasons with D.C. United after the club selected him in the third round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft (36th overall) out of Saint Louis University. The St. Louis, MO native has logged 341 minutes in 11 career Major League Soccer appearances. Barklage spent two seasons each on the collegiate level at the University of New Mexico and Saint Louis University. He began his college career at New Mexico, earning First Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors as a sophomore at the school in 2006. During his senior year in 2008 while at Saint Louis, Barklage was a Second Team All-Atlantic 10 selection.

Brandon-Barklage-DC-United2010: Barklage’s bad luck with injury reared its ugly head again in 2010 after the midfielder tore his ACL in the 2009 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal. The St. Louis, Missouri native played just 205 minutes in three League games for United in his second season with the team because of yet another ACL tear, this one occurring in the Black-and-Red’s international friendly victory over AC Milan on 5/26. Barklage was expected to need six months to rehabilitate the injury and should be healthy to open the 2011 campaign.

2009: Selected in the third round (36th overall) of the MLS SuperDraft, Barklage jumped off to a promising start in MLS, playing 98 minutes in four games (one start). He scored a goal in each of United’s two qualifying games for the U.S. Open Cup but his season was cut short when he suffered a torn ACL in the team’s quarterfinal game, a 2-1 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders on 7/7. In all competitions, Barklage played in eight games (five starts) and scored two goals.

2008: Barklage played for the Chicago Fire Premier (PDL) in 2008, appearing in 12 games and contributing a total of three goals and one assist.

COLLEGE
2008: Barklage started each of the 22 games he saw action during his senior year campaign. His ten assists led the team and seven goals were second most on the squad. He was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Season, NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team and Second-team All A-10 Conference.
2007: In his first season with St. Louis, Barklage made 19 appearances (all starts), amassing three goals and five assists (most on the team).
2006: During his sophomore season at New Mexico, Barklage collected three goals and four assists in 19 games (17 starts). He earned first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors and was named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region third team. He transferred to St. Louis University after the 2006 season.
2005: Barklage played in every game for the University of New Mexico as a freshman, starting 17 of 23 games. He contributed two goals and five assists for the Lobos, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

Year Club GP GS G MIN A Y R
2013 New York Red Bulls 26 20 0 1723 5 1 1
2012 New York Red Bulls 19 16 2 1360 5 1 0
2011 D.C. United 4 0 0 38 0 0 0
2010 D.C. United 3 2 0 205 0 1 0
2009 D.C. United 4 1 0 98 0 1 0
Career Totals 56 39 2 3424 10 4 1
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