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Matt Pickens

Matt Pickens
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Goalkeeper
  • 6' 3"
  • 200 lbs.
  • 04-05-1982
  • Washington, MO

How Acquired: Signed via waiver draft on March 21, 2014

MLS CAREER

2012

  • Re-signed to a multi-year contract extension on July 25.
  • Received Colorado Rapids MVP and Fan Favorite award.
  • Broke the Rapids all-time streak of 75 consecutive regular season starts before suffering a season ending groin injury against the San Jose Earthquake on Oct. 6.
  • Set the club mark for career shutouts and wins, earning his 29th shutout for the Rapids (passing Joe Cannon with 25 earlier in the season) and earning his 41st career win (passing Hahnemann with 40) on Sept. 5 against the Portland Timbers.

2011

  • Played every minute of all 34 games of the 2011 season in goal, a career high, and earned a record of 12-9-13 and 77 saves.
  • Recorded eight shutouts in the 2011 season. Pickens is second in all-time shutouts for the Rapids with 22, behind Joe Cannon with 25
  • Playoffs: Started all three playoff games and notched his fifth career playoff shutout against Columbus Crew (10/27).

2010

  • Started 29 games with a record of 11-8-10 with 88 saves and seven shutouts.
  • Playoffs: Started all four playoff games and posted shutouts in first leg of Eastern Conference Semifinal vs. Columbus (10/28) and in Conference Final vs. San Jose (11/13).

2009

  • Started 19 games in goal and had a record of 9-6-4 with 39 saves and a 1.16 goals against average.
  • Made his Rapids debut starting in the season opener at Chivas USA (3/21).

2007

  • Recorded career-highs in games played (27), games started (27), minutes (2,430), saves (102), GAA (1.15) and shutouts (10).
  • Played in all but three of Chicago’s games.

2006

  • Started all eight league appearances, going 5-3-0 and collecting a 1.38 GAA during the last quarter of the Fire's regular season.
  • Finished first in MLS with 82.5 save percentage and 3rd with a .625 winning percentage.
  • Earned MLS Player of the Month honor in September after going 4-2-0 with a 0.83 GAA and 89.5 save percentage.
  • Earned his first career MLS shutout vs. D.C. United (9/17).
  • Started all four Fire games in USOC play, recording a 4-0-0 record and 0.50 GAA (2 GA) in helping the Fire to the title.

2005

  • Finished the season with a 2-2-1 record and 1.20 GAA in five appearances, three starts.
  • Earned first career MLS win on 4/16 vs. San Jose (4/16) in his first career MLS start.

2004

  • Selected by the Fire in the second round of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft (19th overall), making him the first former member of the Chicago Fire Premier (formerly Fire Reserves) PDL club to be drafted by the Fire senior team.
  • Did not see any game action with the Fire during the season.
  • Sent on loan to the A-League's Virginia Beach Mariners, where he allowed only 0.93 goals against in three starts despite registering a 0-2-1 record.

NATIONAL TEAM

2011

  • Participated in his fourth straight January training camp.

2010

  • Called in for January camp in Carson, California.

2009

  • Participated in second consecutive January training camp.

2008

  • Invited by U.S. MNT Head Coach Bob Bradley to participate in his first National Team training camp during January.
  • Participated in training camp with the National team in November 2008 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

  • During the 2009 off-season, trained with French club Rennes.
  • Spent first part off 2008 with Queens Park Rangers of the English Championship (Second Division) and was released from his contract after the season.
  • Spent two seasons with the Chicago Fire Premier (formerly the Chicago Fire Reserves) of the USL Premier Development League.
  • Had a remarkable performance during his second year with the Fire Premier in 2003, registering 13 wins and six shut outs in only 16 games played (1,503 minutes), helping the team to the PDL Central Conference Championship.
  • Named to the 2003 All-PDL Team and helped the Fire Premier to the PDL Championship game in 2003
  • Was named the 2002 PDL Goalkeeper of the Year.

COLLEGE

  • Finished his collegiate career at Missouri State (then Southwest Missouri State) second on the all-time chart in goals against average (1.25) and fifth in saves (191).
  • Earned First-team All-Midwest Region, First-team All-MVC, All-MVC Tournament team, First-team All-MVC Academic and First-team NSCAA All-America Scholar Athlete honors.
  • During his first year at SWMS, earned Second-team All-MVC and All-Midwest Region honors, as well as a spot on the Valley's All-Newcomer team.
  • In 2000, posted 12 shutouts and a 0.59 goals-against average over 22 games for St. Louis Community College at Meramec.

PERSONAL

  • Played high school soccer at St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington, MO and co-captained the Knights to a runner-up finish in the district playoffs his senior season.
  • Off the field interests include reading, fishing, camping, listening to music and exploring new places.
  • Celebrated the birth of his first child, daughter Kamelia Ayanna Pickens, on December 29, 2011 with wife Loubna.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
2014 New England Revolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Colorado Rapids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Colorado Rapids 2 2 97 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
2012 Colorado Rapids 32 32 2859 7 107 49 1 2 9 19 4
2011 Colorado Rapids 34 34 3060 8 77 41 2 2 12 9 13
2010 Colorado Rapids 29 29 2610 7 88 32 4 4 11 8 10
2009 Colorado Rapids 19 19 1710 7 39 22 4 4 9 6 4
2007 Chicago Fire 27 27 2430 10 102 31 4 4 9 8 10
2006 Chicago Fire 8 8 720 1 47 11 1 1 5 3 0
2005 Chicago Fire 5 3 298 0 10 4 0 0 2 2 1
2004 Chicago Fire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 156 154 13785 40 471 192 16 17 57 56 42

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 2 2 97 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 32 32 2859 7 107 49 1 2 9 19 4

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 34 34 3060 8 77 41 2 2 12 9 13
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 3 3 270 1 11 4 1 1 1 2 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 29 29 2610 7 88 32 4 4 11 8 10
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 4 4 420 2 12 3 0 0 3 1 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 19 19 1710 7 39 22 4 4 9 6 4

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 27 27 2430 10 102 31 4 4 9 8 10
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 3 3 270 1 10 3 0 0 1 1 1

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 8 8 720 1 47 11 1 1 5 3 0
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 2 2 210 1 16 2 0 0 1 1 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 5 3 298 0 10 4 0 0 2 2 1
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SHT SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 0 0 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

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS GF GA SOG SV PKA PKG PKS
3/22/2014 VAN @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 COL @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2013 COL @ VAN L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 VAN @ COL W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2013 COL @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 SEA @ COL W 1-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/20/2013 COL @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 DAL @ COL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 COL @ LA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 COL @ KC L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 VAN @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2013 COL @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 LA @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 COL @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2013 NE @ COL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 DC @ COL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2013 NY @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 COL @ MTL W 4-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2013 COL @ POR L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 COL @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 SJ @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 DAL @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHV @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 COL @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 COL @ CLB W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 TOR @ COL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2013 COL @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 SEA @ COL L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 POR @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 COL @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Started 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
3/10/2013 PHI @ COL L 2-1 Started 90 0 2 3 1 0 0 0
3/2/2013 COL @ DAL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 HOU @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 COL @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 SJ @ COL L 4-1 Started 69 0 3 5 2 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
9/23/2012 COL @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 8 6 0 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA L 0-2 Started 90 0 2 8 6 0 0 0
9/5/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
8/31/2012 COL @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
8/25/2012 COL @ SJ L 1-4 Started 90 0 4 7 3 0 0 0
8/18/2012 CHV @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
8/11/2012 COL @ DAL L 2-3 Started 90 0 3 5 2 0 0 0
8/4/2012 RSL @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL L 2-1 Started 90 0 2 3 1 0 0 0
7/21/2012 COL @ RSL L 0-2 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 0 0
7/18/2012 COL @ TOR L 1-2 Started 90 0 2 6 4 1 0 1
7/14/2012 DAL @ COL L 2-1 Started 90 0 2 5 2 0 0 0
7/7/2012 COL @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 2 7 5 0 0 0
7/4/2012 VAN @ COL L 1-0 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
6/20/2012 SJ @ COL L 2-1 Started 90 0 2 9 8 1 1 0
6/16/2012 COL @ VAN L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 8 7 0 0 0
5/26/2012 MTL @ COL W 2-3 Started 90 0 2 6 4 0 0 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 0 0
5/16/2012 COL @ DC L 0-2 Started 90 0 2 10 8 0 0 0
5/6/2012 COL @ DAL W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 COL @ NE L 1-2 Started 90 0 2 6 4 0 0 0
4/28/2012 CHV @ COL W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL L 2-1 Started 90 0 2 5 4 0 0 0
4/14/2012 COL @ SEA L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
4/7/2012 COL @ RSL L 0-2 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 0 0
4/1/2012 CHI @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 5 5 0 0 0
3/25/2012 COL @ NY L 1-4 Started 90 0 4 8 4 0 0 0
3/18/2012 COL @ PHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
10/22/2011 COL @ VAN W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
10/14/2011 RSL @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
10/1/2011 DAL @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SJ @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
9/17/2011 COL @ TOR L 1-2 Started 90 0 2 3 1 0 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 9 8 0 0 0
8/27/2011 COL @ CHI L 0-2 Started 90 0 2 3 1 0 0 0
8/20/2011 CHV @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 COL @ SJ W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
8/5/2011 CLB @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
7/29/2011 COL @ PHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 6 5 0 0 0
7/23/2011 NE @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 2 0 1 1 0
7/20/2011 NY @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA L 3-4 Started 90 0 4 9 5 0 0 0
7/9/2011 VAN @ COL W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
7/3/2011 HOU @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 COL @ CLB L 1-4 Started 90 0 4 7 3 0 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL L 3-1 Started 90 0 3 4 2 0 0 0
6/11/2011 COL @ POR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 0
6/4/2011 PHI @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
5/25/2011 COL @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 6 4 0 0 0
5/22/2011 TOR @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
5/14/2011 COL @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 1 1 0
5/7/2011 COL @ NE T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
5/4/2011 COL @ HOU W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
4/30/2011 CHI @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL L 1-0 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
4/13/2011 COL @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
4/8/2011 COL @ DAL L 0-3 Started 90 0 3 7 4 0 0 0
4/3/2011 DC @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
3/26/2011 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
3/19/2011 POR @ COL W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 5 3 1 1 0
10/16/2010 COL @ LA W 3-1 Started 90 0 1 6 5 0 0 0
10/9/2010 COL @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 5 3 0 0 0
10/2/2010 DC @ COL L 1-0 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
9/29/2010 PHI @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
9/25/2010 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 8 7 0 0 0
9/18/2010 NE @ COL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
9/11/2010 COL @ NY L 1-3 Started 90 0 3 9 6 0 0 0
9/4/2010 CHV @ COL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
8/28/2010 HOU @ COL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 COL @ CLB L 1-3 Started 90 0 3 5 2 1 1 0
8/14/2010 COL @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
8/7/2010 SJ @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
7/31/2010 DAL @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 2 2 0 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 2 5 3 0 0 0
7/17/2010 KC @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
7/10/2010 COL @ TOR L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
7/4/2010 NY @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
6/26/2010 COL @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 0 0
6/9/2010 COL @ CHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 7 5 0 0 0
6/5/2010 CLB @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
5/15/2010 COL @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
5/5/2010 LA @ COL L 1-0 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
5/1/2010 COL @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
4/24/2010 COL @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
4/18/2010 TOR @ COL W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
4/10/2010 COL @ KC L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 7 6 0 0 0
4/3/2010 CHI @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 4 1 1 1 0
3/26/2010 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 3 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