Michael Farfan

Michael Farfan
21
Midfielder
  • 5' 9"
  • 160 lbs.
  • 06-23-1988
  • San Diego, CA

Midfielder Michael Farfan, twin brother of teammate Gabriel, was selected by the Union from the University of North Carolina as the 23rd overall selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Farfan emerged as one of the top rookies in his class, finishing third in Rookie of the Year voting. In 2012, Farfan was selected to represent the Union in Major League Soccer's All-Star Game at PPL Park.

2012: Played in 32 games starting in 31 logging 2802 minutes.  He established himself as a fixture in the Union’s starting lineup in his second season with the team.  He led the Union in assists with 5 on the season.  He scored the game winning goal in the Union’s first victory over the Galaxy in LA on July 4.  Selected to the MLS All-Star team. He entered the game as a sub, replacing David Beckham, against UEFA Champions League Champions Chelsea in PPL Park.

2011: Selected twenty-third overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft…Named MLS Rookie of the year finalist, finishing third in voting…Started nine of the final 10 games of the regular season, as well as the club’s two playoff games…Finished with two goals and four assists in 1,640 minutes…Scored first career goal in 2-1 loss to Chicago (5/21)…Scored lone Union goal in 2-1 exhibition loss to Real Madrid in front of 57,305 fans at Lincoln Financial Field (7/23)…Assisted on Sebastien Le Toux’s goal in first leg of playoffs against Houston (10/30)…Saw action in six Reserve League matches.

2010: Named NSCAA First Team All-American, College Soccer News All American and NSCAA First Team All-Region ... Was member of First Team All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament Team ... MAC Hermann Semifinalist ... Registered five goals and three assists in 19 games played.

2009: Named NSCAA First Team All-America ... Earned College Soccer All-America honors ... Picked up Soccer America All-America plaudits ... Top Drawer Soccer pegged him All-America ... Named All-ACC First Team ... Finished the year with five goals and four assists for 14 points.

2006-07 (At Cal State Fullerton): Two-time first-team All-Big West midfielder... Claimed the league's Freshman of the Year Award in 2006 and was a freshman All-America pick by Soccer America, College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer ... Also named to the NSCAA/adidas All-Far West second team in 2006-07 ... Tallied 14 points on five goals and four assists for the Titans in 2006 and followed with nine points on three goals and three assists in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Won All-CIF honors at Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, Calif., before attending Bradenton ... Earned Parade High School All-America honors…Played club soccer with La Jolla Nomads and captured numerous team titles, including the 2002 national championship.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Attended Edison Academy in Bradenton, Fla., while training with the U.S. Under-17 National Team ... Played in the 2005 U-17 Youth World Cup.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2013 Philadelphia Union 29 22 1 1991 1 40 18 41 3 6 0
2012 Philadelphia Union 32 31 1 2802 5 54 15 74 2 7 0
2011 Philadelphia Union 21 13 2 1460 3 23 6 22 0 1 0
Career Totals 82 66 4 6253 9 117 39 137 5 14 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 29 22 1 1991 1 40 18 41 3 6 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 32 31 1 2802 5 54 15 74 2 7 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Philadelphia Union 2 2 0 180 1 3 1 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 21 13 2 1460 3 23 6 22 0 1 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
10/26/2013 KC @ PHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
10/19/2013 PHI @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/12/2013 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 0
10/5/2013 TOR @ PHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
9/27/2013 PHI @ KC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 2 3 4 0 0
9/14/2013 HOU @ PHI L 1-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
9/8/2013 PHI @ SJ L 0-1 Subbed On 30 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8/31/2013 MTL @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2013 PHI @ NE L 1-5 Started 80 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/17/2013 PHI @ NY T 0-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 DC @ PHI W 0-2 Subbed On 21 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CHI @ PHI L 2-1 Started 73 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
7/27/2013 PHI @ VAN W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 0
7/20/2013 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Started 68 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
7/12/2013 CHV @ PHI W 1-3 Started 90 1 0 5 3 1 4 0 0
7/6/2013 PHI @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 PHI @ RSL T 2-2 Started 61 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
6/29/2013 DAL @ PHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0
6/23/2013 NY @ PHI W 0-3 Subbed On 54 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0
6/5/2013 CLB @ PHI W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 PHI @ TOR T 1-1 Started 71 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/25/2013 PHI @ MTL L 3-5 Started 78 0 1 2 1 2 2 1 0
5/18/2013 CHI @ PHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
5/15/2013 LA @ PHI L 4-1 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/11/2013 PHI @ CHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
5/4/2013 SEA @ PHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 0
4/27/2013 PHI @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4/21/2013 PHI @ DC W 3-2 Started 68 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 TOR @ PHI T 1-1 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/6/2013 PHI @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 PHI @ NY L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
3/16/2013 NE @ PHI W 0-1 Started 67 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
3/10/2013 PHI @ COL W 2-1 Started 78 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
3/2/2013 KC @ PHI L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 5 2 2 4 0 0
10/27/2012 NY @ PHI L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/24/2012 PHI @ KC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 6 0 0
10/20/2012 PHI @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0
10/6/2012 NE @ PHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 0
10/3/2012 PHI @ CHI W 3-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 5 0 2 2 0 0
9/23/2012 HOU @ PHI W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 5 1 1 0
9/20/2012 DC @ PHI L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 PHI @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
9/1/2012 PHI @ NE T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 4 2 2 2 0 0
8/24/2012 RSL @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 0
8/19/2012 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0
8/12/2012 CHI @ PHI L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
8/4/2012 PHI @ MTL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 4 2 2 1 0 0
7/29/2012 NE @ PHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 3 2 1 0
7/21/2012 PHI @ NY L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/14/2012 MTL @ PHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 TOR @ PHI W 0-3 Started 83 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0
7/4/2012 PHI @ LA W 2-1 Started 90 1 1 3 2 3 0 0 0
6/30/2012 PHI @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
6/23/2012 KC @ PHI W 0-4 Started 90 0 1 2 1 2 3 0 0
6/16/2012 DC @ PHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 0
5/26/2012 PHI @ TOR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 1 3 3 0 0
5/19/2012 PHI @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 5 3 1 0
5/13/2012 NY @ PHI L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
5/5/2012 PHI @ SEA L 0-1 Started 76 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
4/28/2012 SJ @ PHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
4/21/2012 PHI @ CHV W 1-0 Started 89 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
4/14/2012 CLB @ PHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
3/31/2012 VAN @ PHI T 0-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0
3/24/2012 PHI @ CHI L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 5 3 0 0
3/18/2012 COL @ PHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 4 0 4 3 1 0
3/12/2012 PHI @ POR L 1-3 Started 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2011 PHI @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/15/2011 TOR @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 PHI @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
9/29/2011 DC @ PHI W 2-3 Started 90 1 1 4 2 1 3 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CLB @ PHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
9/10/2011 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2011 NE @ PHI T 4-4 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/3/2011 PHI @ RSL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 PHI @ CLB L 1-2 Subbed On 30 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8/13/2011 DAL @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
8/3/2011 PHI @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
7/29/2011 COL @ PHI L 2-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/17/2011 PHI @ NE W 3-0 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/9/2011 PHI @ SJ T 0-0 Subbed On 32 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0
7/2/2011 PHI @ DC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 CHV @ PHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 PHI @ VAN L 0-1 Subbed On 31 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
6/11/2011 RSL @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0
6/4/2011 PHI @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 PHI @ TOR W 6-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CHI @ PHI W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 4 1 3 1 0 0
5/14/2011 PHI @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/6/2011 PHI @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
4/30/2011 SJ @ PHI W 0-1 Subbed On 45 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 NY @ PHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 VAN @ PHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 PHI @ HOU W 1-0 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