MLS Career Highlights: Had appeared in 145 games, with 139 starts, entering this season... Had nine career assists in that span... Now in his sixth season with his hometown team... Acquired by the Crew with William Hesmer from Toronto FC on 11/17/06, after they were selected in the expansion draft, in exchange for a partial allocation... Was originally the No. 4 overall pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes... Traded by Houston (following its move from San Jose) to New York, in exchange for Adrian Serioux, on 3/24/06... MLS Career Playoff Highlights: Had appeared in seven games, with six starts, entering this season... Started all four games in the Crew's run to the 2008 MLS Cup championship... U.S. Open Cup Highlights: Had appeared in 12 games, with 10 starts, entering this season…Had one red card... CONCACAF Champions League Career Highlights: Started in six matches.
MLS Career Playoff Highlights: Had appeared in seven games, with six starts, entering this season... Started all four games in the Crew’s run to the 2008 MLS Cup championship.
U.S. Open Cup Highlights: Had appeared in 11 games, with nine starts, entering this season.
CONCACAF Champions League Career Highlights: Started in six matches.
2012 MLS Season (As of 8/2): Started nine matches this season... Has one yellow card (4/28)... Missed matches on 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 5/26, 6/16, 6/23, 7/8, 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28 due to injury (ankle)...
2011 MLS Season: Missed most of 2011 due to injury (knee)... Made his 2011 debut on 7/2 against FC Dallas as a sub... Started on 9/14 vs. Houston... Started on 9/17 at Philadelphia... started on 9/24 vs. LA... Started on 10/2 vs. D.C.... Started 10/15 at new England... 2011 US Open Cup: Started in one match... Had one red card (6/28)... 2011 MLS Reserve Season: Appeared in two matches with one start
2010 MLS Season: Appeared in 16 matches, with 13 starts... Had one assist (5/1)... Had two yellow cards (5/1)... Had two red cards (4/10, 5/1)... Missed matches on 4/24 and 5/8 due to automatic red card suspension... Missed matches on 5/31, 6/2, 6/5 and 6/26 due to R quad strain and on 9/11, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/8 for back.
2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League: Started vs. Municipal on 8/18.
2010 U.S. Open Cup: Appeared in three matches, with two starts... Had one yellow card (9/1).
2009 MLS Season: Appeared and started in 26 matches... Had one assist (7/25)... Had six yellow cards (5/2, 5/17, 6/6, 7/18, 8/15, 10/3)... Had one red card (5/17)... Named yellow card suspension... Missed match on 5/27 due to red card suspension.
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs: Started both playoff matches against RSL.
2009 U.S. Open Cup: Appeared as a substitute in Round of 16 match at Rochester.
2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League: Started in five matches.
2008 MLS Season: Started all 28 games in which he appeared... Tallied a career-high four assists (4/12 vs. Chivas, 6/14 at K.C., 10/4 vs. L.A. and 10/12 at Chicago)... Those on 4/12 and 10/4 were game-winners... Had five yellow cards (4/17, 6/14, 7/5, 7/27, 8/23) and one red card (5/31)... Missed match on 8/30 due to yellow card suspension.
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs: Started all four matches in the Crew’s run to the 2008 MLS Cup title... Had one yellow card (11/13).
2008 U.S. Open Cup: Started both Open Cup matches.
2007 MLS Season: Started all 27 games in which he appeared... Had one assist (9/15 at K.C.) on the season... Missed games on 6/10 (red card suspension) and 6/30 (yellow card accumulation)... Made Crew debut in season opener vs. N.Y. on 4/7.
2007 U.S. Open Cup: Started and went the full 90 minutes in the Crew’s USOC qualifier vs. L.A. on 4/24.
2006 MLS Season: Saw action in 28 games for New York, starting 27 of them... Finished the season with two assists... Notched first point of his MLS career with an assist against.
2006 U.S. Open Cup: Started both USOC matches in which he appeared.
2005 MLS Season: Started 12 of the 13 games in which he appeared in for San Jose during his rookie campaign.
2005 U.S. Open Cup: Started both USOC matches in which he appeared.
College: Won the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy (soccer’s Heisman) in 2004, after helping Indiana to its second-straight NCAA championship... In his four years, the Hoosiers posted a goals-against average of 0.60 with 46 shutouts... Was a college teammate of current Crew teammate Jed Zayner... 2004: Served as tri-captain on national championship squad... Assisted on the winning goal in a 3-2 double-OT come-from-behind victory over Maryland in the College Cup semifinals… Scored the first two goals of his career in 2004 and registered a career-high four assists… Anchored a team defense that ranked among the national leaders with a GAA of 0.63 and 11 shutouts... In addition to the Hermann, was named NSCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year... An NSCAA All-America first team and All-Big Ten first team selection... 2003: Served as co-captain of national-championship squad… Started all 23 games in which he played… Was an All-Big Ten first team selection and earned NSCAA All-America honorable men-tion… One of only four unanimous selections to the All-Big Ten first team... Named to the All-Great Lakes Region first team... Was one around the country... Earned academic All-Big Ten honors... 2002: A starter in all 15 matches in which he played… Was named to All-Big Ten first team… Was forced to miss the final six games of the regular season after suffering multiple broken bones in his face… Returned for conference and NCAA tournaments… Earned academic All-Big Ten honors... 2001: Started all 22 matches in which he appeared as a freshman and registered one assist.
Other Amateur Highlights: Captained Worthington Kilbourne High School. Was Ohio Capital Conference Player of the All-State as a senior... His Kilbourne uniform No. 9 was retired by the school on 9/20/07.
Personal: A native of the Columbus area, his father played football at Colorado State and professionally for the Houston Oilers... Has two sisters, Meghan and Caitie... Was named the Crew’s 20 07 U.S. Soccer Foundation Humani-tarian of the Year... Majored in Biochemistry at Indiana... Also played basketball and ran track in high school... His favorite players are Steven Gerrard, Gennaro Gattuso, and Fabio Cannavaro.