Taylor Graham

Taylor Graham
26
  • 6' 4"
  • 190 lbs.
  • 06-03-1980
  • Fair Oaks, CA
  • Played four MLS seasons for Kansas City and New York from 2003-07, appearing in 34 games
  • Member of the 2005 and 2007 USL-1 Seattle Sounders championship teams
  • Named USL-1 Defender of the Year in 2005, and first team All-USL-1 in 2005 and 2008
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: “Taylor’s a tall, rangy defender, who is a very good organizer of the defensive core.”

MLS Experience

2010: Started 7 of 8 appearances in all-competitions. Made MLS debut for Seattle vs. New England (6/5), entering as a reserve in the final minutes. Made first appearance of season in friendly vs. Boca Juniors (5/26), playing the full 90 minutes.

2009: Did not see action in regular season for Seattle, spending nearly three months on disabled list. Played 90 minutes at central defender in only appearance in U.S. Open Cup play-in 4-1 win vs. RSL (4/28). Suffered fracture of third metatarsal in right foot and placed on IR (5/26). Activated 8/13 after appearing as substitue vs. Barcelona (8/5). Active in the community, he received the team’s U.S. Soccer Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award.

2007: Appeared in five matches for New York Red Bulls during first half of season, making three starts and tallying one assist. Returned to the USL-1 in June, signing with Sounders after being released by Red Bulls.

2006: Signed with New York and appeared in 10 matches, making six starts. Red Bulls reached playoff quarterfinals.

2004: Made 17 appearances for Kansas City, starting seven games for Bob Gansler and tallying one goal for MLS Cup finalists and U.S. Open Cup winners. Played a total of 760 minutes in his second year with the club.

2003: Drafted by Kansas City in 4th round (33rd overall) of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. Appeared in two games with MLS debut against Chicago Fire (6/21), playing nine minutes. Wizards reached MLS semifinals.

Other Professional Experience

2008: Played in 26 regular season games for the USL-1 Seattle Sounders, making 25 starts and scoring one goal. Scored one goal in Seattle’s run to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup. Named first team All-USL-1 and finalist for Defender of the Year.

2007: Played in 12 regular season games after being released by New York, scoring two goals to help lead Seattle to the 2007 Commissioner’s Cup and league championship.  Second team All-USL-1.

2005: Signed with Seattle Sounders following his release from Kansas City and was named USL-1 Defender of the Year and first team All-USL-1. Notched two goals, both in wins over Portland, earning league Player of the Week. Seattle won USL-1 championship, defeating Richmond Kickers.

College

Joined Stanford as a walk-on freshman. After redshirting in 1998, and playing just two games the following season, earned part-time starter role in 2000. Started all 22 games as junior and captained the Cardinal as senior. Helped the team reach NCAA tournament four times, including semifinal as junior and College Cup final as senior. Named All Pac-10 first team and third team All-Far West Region his senior year. Twice voted first team All-Academic Pac-10.

International

Represented Puerto Rico in three international friendlies (including the team’s first win in 14 years) during early 2008 before FIFA eligibility rules were clarified.

Personal

Speaks fluent Spanish and French. Older brother Curtis played volleyball for Stanford. Older sister Carter attended Brown University. Graduated with degree in international relations with a minor in Spanish. Earned Masters in Sociology from Stanford.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Seattle Sounders FC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 New York Red Bulls 5 3 0 335 1 0 0 5 0 0 0
2006 New York Red Bulls 10 6 0 568 0 2 0 12 1 1 0
2004 Kansas City Wizards 17 7 1 746 0 4 2 6 0 1 0
2003 Kansas City Wizards 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 35 16 1 1660 1 6 2 23 1 2 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 5 3 0 335 1 0 0 5 0 0 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 10 6 0 568 0 2 0 12 1 1 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Kansas City Wizards 2 0 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 17 7 1 746 0 4 2 6 0 1 0

2003 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Kansas City Wizards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/22/2011 SEA @ CHV W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 SJ @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 SEA @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SEA @ VAN W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 DC @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 RSL @ SEA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA W 2-6 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SEA @ DAL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 CHV @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 NE @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 SEA @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 VAN @ SEA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 SEA @ RSL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 DAL @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2011 SEA @ DC L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 TOR @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2010 TOR @ SEA W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 SEA @ CHI W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/9/2010 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 SEA @ NE L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2010 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/11/2010 DAL @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/27/2010 SEA @ PHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/10/2010 DC @ SEA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 NE @ SEA W 0-3 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA L 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 CLB @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/25/2010 SEA @ TOR L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2010 SEA @ DAL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 SEA @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2010 PHI @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves