Chris Schuler, Real Salt Lake

Chris-Schuler-Real-Salt-Lake-DonovanCurrent Club: Real Salt Lake
College: Creighton Blue Jays/Indiana Hoosiers
High School:

Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 09-06-1987
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO

2011: Totaled 26 appearances across regular season play and all Cup competitions, adding a pair of goals during his 20 MLS regular season affairs … Also played all 540 minutes of his six MLS Reserve Division appearances … Stepped into the First XI in place of the suspended Nat Borchers on 3/01 v. CLB in Leg 2 of their CONCACAF Champions League series, helping RSL advance via a 4-1 result … Replaced the other regular center back, Jamison Olave, at halftime of the next CCL contest on 3/15, a 2-0 win over Saprissa in Leg 1 of the Semifinals … Would score first professional goal on 4/09 @ NE, his 27th minute header off Warner’s corner kick standing as the match-winner in a 2-0 victory … After starting seven of first 18 regular season contests, start on 7/30 v. CLB marked the beginning of a stretch in which he’d receive starting nods in 13 of 14 contests (only missed 9/24 @ DC, coach’s decision), mostly in place of the injured Olave

2010: Made one appearance each in regular season, CONCACAF Champions League, and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action, totaling 243 minutes … Started and played full 90 minutes in unofficial RSL debut on 5/15 v. Mexican U-21 Nat’l Team, going the full 90 during a 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium … Official first-team debut came on 6/02 @ DC in RSL’s second U.S. Open Cup qualifying contest, when he started and played 63 minutes before giving way to Fabian Espindola in the eventual 1-2 OT loss … Entered at the half on 6/19 v. Puntarenas FC (CRC) and played the final 45 minutes in helping RSL close out a 2-0 international friendly/CCL tune-up win at Rio Tinto Stadium … Made four appearances on loan for USSF D-2 Pro League side AC St. Louis during two separate stints, notching 338 minutes while sharpening up for RSL’s congested late-season slate

2009: Selected in the third round (39th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft on 1/14/10

2009 (Senior): One of the most dominant defenders in school history, co-captain was named Second-Team All-Region in 2009, his third All-Region honor as a Bluejay … The center back became the 9th player in school history to be named first-team All-MVC three times –
2008 (Junior): Ended standout Junior season being named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, NSCAA Second-Team All-America and NSCAA All-Midwest Region First-Team … Also All-MVC First-Team, MVC All-Tournament Team and College Soccer News Second-Team All-America honoree
2007 (Sophomore): Tabbed First-Team All-MVC and Second-Team NSCAA All-Midwest Region … One of six Bluejays to start all 20 matches and played all but one minute in CU’s final 19 matches
2006 (Freshman): Honored on the Soccer America Freshman All-America Second-Team and MVC All-Freshman Team … Named to the MVC All-Tournament Team after scoring the game-winning goal of the championship match
2005 (RS-Freshman): – Redshirted in his only season at Indiana after appearing in the Hoosiers’ first exhibition match against UCLA … Tabbed a Top 100 Freshmen to Watch by College Soccer News.

Named a 2005 PARADE All-American for Waubonsie Valley (NW Chicago suburb) during his senior year … Ranked as the top defender and seventh-best player in the nation by … 2004 NSCAA/adidas Youth Boys Region II All-American and earned NSCAA/adidas All-Region V honors as a senior. Played high school soccer for 1978 Hermann Trophy winner Angelo DiBernardo … Played club soccer for the Chicago Magic (Aurora, IL), leading the team to State Cup Championships from 2001-04 and three regional championships … Served as four-year captain for the Magic, the same club which produced RSL GM Garth Lagerwey and MF Ned Grabavoy … Member of the Illinois and Region II Olympic Development Program … Participated in two events with the national ODP team in summer 2005 … Tabbed the MVP at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in July 2006.

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