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Promising Canadian defender signed in the 2009 offseason and expected to contend for a starting defensive spot.
2010: Appeared in 28 of 30 games, including 26 starts, mostly at right back, scoring two goals and notching one assist ... Almost ubiquitous presence in the lineup, missing starts only due to squad rotation (5/8, 5/13) and national team duty (5/22) ... Led team in MLS minutes to earn Dynamo Ironman of the Year honors ... First assist of the season was a crucial one, serving an inch-perfect cross to Brian Mullan for a last-minute goal in 2-2 tie vs. NY on 7/31 ... Switched to left back for first time in 2010 in 1-0 loss at NE on 8/14 ... Played on both flanks of the back line in 4-3 win vs. CHI on 8/21 ... Notched first goal of season by firing in rebound in 1-1 tie at PHI on 10/2 ... Scored again two weeks later, heading in corner kick for only goal in 1-0 win at SJ on 10/16 ... Open Cup: Did not appear ... SuperLiga: One of only two Dynamo field players to play all 360 minutes of the tournament as Houston reached the semifinals ... Other: Played final 15 minutes of 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi ... Played second half of 4-0 Dynamo Charities Cup win vs. Aguila on 6/19.
2009: Started every game for which he was eligible after breaking into the lineup … Dynamo Young Player of the Year … Joined Dynamo on trial in February but was unable to complete transfer from Czech club SIAD Most until early April … Made Houston debut as substitute and contributed to shutout defensive effort in 2-0 win at NE on 5/3… Made first Dynamo start in 1-0 win vs. FCD on 5/9 … Remained in starting lineup as an outside back for most of the season … Earned first Dynamo assist in 1-0 win at CHI on 6/5 when his long ball led to Stuart Holden's goal … Also assisted on Cam Weaver's first goal in 3-1 win at FCD on 6/13 … Made first MLS start after missing time due to national team duty vs. NE on 7/25 … Was ejected for first time in Dynamo career in 0-0 tie at RSL on 8/15 after picking up two yellow cards in the first half … Scored first Dynamo and MLS goal with first-half header to spark 3-2 win at CHV on 10/25 … Playoffs: Played all 210 minutes of series vs. SEA and narrowly missed scoring with header in 0-0 tie at SEA on 10/29 … Had goal controversially waved off in 80th minute of overtime loss at LA on 11/13 … Open Cup: Did not appear in first two games due to Gold Cup duty … Started and played all 120 minutes in 2-1 overtime semifinal loss at SEA on 7/21 … 09-10 Champions League: Started in four of six games … Ejected for second time in four total team games after picking up two yellow cards in 1-1 tie at Árabe Unido on 8/26.
Made professional debut with Montreal Impact of the USL First Division in 2004-05, playing in 3 league games … Transferred to FK SIAD Most in the Czech Republic, where he played from 2006-08 … Headed game-winning goal for Most in the 88th minute of his debut on 3/2/06 at the age of 19 … Loaned to Czech powerhouse Sparta Prague in March 2008 and appeared in two league games before returning to Most.
Canada international (15 caps, 1 goal) … 2009: Named to Canada roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup … Started in 2-2 tie vs. Costa Rica that clinched first place in group … 2008: Played in five matches, including three World Cup qualifiers … Scored first international goal in 3-1 loss at Honduras on 10/11 … 2007: Played in eight matches and was a vital part of Canada's run to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals … Made international debut in friendly at Hungary on 11/15 at the age of 20 … Youth: Played four matches for U-23 national team in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying in March … Played against the Dynamo's Stuart Holden and Patrick Ianni in Canada's 3-0 semifinal loss to the United States … Made 18 appearances for the Canadian U-20 national team from 2003-05 … Helped Canada qualify for 2005 U-20 World Cup with 3-0 record in pool play in Honduras in January 2005 … Played every minute of Canada's 0-2-1 run at the 2005 U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands … Appeared in 14 youth internationals with the Canadian U-17 national team in 2002-03.
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Given name is André, but it is pronounced Andrew … Close to his family, including his parents and three brothers … Attended Vaudreuil County High School in Saint-Lazare, Québec … Admires Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, a fellow redhead … If not playing soccer, would be a teacher … Enjoys cooking, eating, and other sports … Lists favorite movie as “Forrest Gump” … Speaks English, French, and Czech.