Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 09-06-1987
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
2018 Mar Signed by Orlando City
Orlando City SC announced on Friday they have signed defender Chris Schuler as a free agent on a two-year contract with a club option. The 30-year-old joins after a preseason trial with the Lions. Schuler spent the past eight seasons with the Real Salt Lake organization, making 96 MLS regular season appearances and 11 MLS Cup Playoffs appearances in that span.
2017 Nov 28 Schuler Released by Real Salt Lake
Chris Schuler has been in an RSL uniform since 2010 but in 8 seasons has only played 96 games. On Monday Real Salt Lake announced they would not be exercising any options for Schuler’s contract in the 2018 season, leaving us with nothing to look at but what could have been.
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 StudentSportsSoccer.com … 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.