HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Philadelphia on December 7, 2015
Came into MLS with some questions about his true position after thriving at both center back and forward in college. Since his move from Montreal to Philadelphia has spent more time out on the left wing crashing into the box as a late finisher off crosses. Still has great potential and is looking to make an impact in Houston.
PROFESSIONAL: After being taken as the first pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft spent three years trying to fight to get into the lineup in Montreal. Became a full time starter in Philadelphia helping lead the team to back to back US Open Cup finals.
INTERNATIONAL: Invited to two U0 23 US National Team camps also played with the U-20 and U-17 squads.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons with Duke University, winning the 2011 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy presented to the best male player in NCAA Division I soccer. After anchoring Duke's defence at centre back for two years, moved to forward in 2011 and led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 17 goals and eight assists for a total of 42 points and was selected as the 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year.