Chris Klute

Chris Klute
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Defender
  • Columbus Crew SC
  • 6' 1"
  • 172 lbs.
  • 03-05-1990
  • Grand Prairie, TX

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 (Colorado): Klute logged 2,132 minutes over 25 appearances (24 starts) for Colorado in his second full MLS campaign. He led the club in crosses from open play (51) and tackles won (67), as well as ranked third on the team in touches (1,634). He also contributed one assist for the Rapids on the year.

2013 (Colorado): The defender played his first full season in MLS, making a career-high 31 appearances (30 starts) for the Rapids. He notched seven assists to lead the club, winning the team's Defensive Player of the Year award as voted upon by his teammates and technical staff. He also received mention in consideration for the MLS Best XI.

2012 (Atlanta Silverbacks/Colorado): After spending two seasons playing for the Silverbacks' reserves, Klute signed his first professional contract with Atlanta on June 21, 2012. He made 12 appearances (11 starts) with the Silverbacks before joining Colorado on loan late in the 2012 MLS season. He made his League debut on October 27, 2012 in a 2-0 victory over Houston.

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Klute spent one season at Furman University (2008) before transferring and playing a second collegiate season with Clayton State in 2011. With Furman, he made 19 appearances (17 starts), recording one assist and helping the club to an 11-8-1 record. He then went on to play in every minute of Clayton State's 2011 campaign, where he was named to the Daktronics 2011 NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region team.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Klute was called up by United States Men's National Team Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann on January 3, 2014 for the senior team's winter training camp 26-man roster of that year. Previously, Klute made appearances for the U.S. Under-20 and Under-17 sides, helping the U-17s qualify for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea. In that tournament, Klute started in a Group Stage match against Tunisia.

ACQUIRED

Crew SC acquires defender Chris Klute from the Colorado Rapids as part of the transaction executed during the First Round of the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Crew SC acquired Klute and the 19th overall selection from Colorado in exchange for the Black & Gold’s First Round (14th overall) selection and allocation money.

Name: Chris Klute
Position: Defender
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 172
Born: March 5, 1990 in Grand Prairie, Texas
Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
Citizenship: USA
Acquired: Acquired by Crew SC on January 16, 2015 as part of the transaction executed during the First Round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft on January 15, 2015 which sent Klute and the 19th overall selection to Columbus in exchange for the 14th overall selection
Previous Experience: Colorado Rapids (2012-2014), Atlanta Silverbacks (2012-2013)

PERSONAL

Away from the field, Klute likes to watch movies and play video games. His favorite movie is Black Hawk Down, and currently the game he finds himself playing the most is Destiny on Xbox One. If he weren't a professional soccer player, he would like to pursue a career in the video game industry, preferably on the journalism side, such as writing for a magazine. As a kid, he was a Manchester United fan. His favorite soccer memory was his first full season in MLS.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Colorado Rapids 25 24 0 2132 1 6 2 20 1 1 0
2013 Colorado Rapids 31 30 0 2696 7 5 2 26 3 2 0
2012 Colorado Rapids 1 1 0 90 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Career Totals 57 55 0 4918 8 12 5 47 4 3 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 25 24 0 2132 1 6 2 20 1 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 31 30 0 2696 7 5 2 26 3 2 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 1 1 0 90 0 1 1 1 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, OFF: 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

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/25/2014 COL @ VAN L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
10/18/2014 DAL @ COL L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/11/2014 COL @ CHV L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2014 SEA @ COL L 4-1 Started 74 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/27/2014 SJ @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/19/2014 COL @ RSL L 1-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2014 POR @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2014 COL @ LA L 0-6 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/30/2014 COL @ SEA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2014 LA @ COL L 4-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2014 COL @ DC L 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
8/9/2014 COL @ DAL L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 RSL @ COL L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/30/2014 COL @ NE L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/25/2014 CHV @ COL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/18/2014 COL @ POR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7/12/2014 COL @ PHI T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/28/2014 VAN @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6/7/2014 COL @ DAL L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2014 CHI @ COL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2014 HOU @ COL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 MTL @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/17/2014 COL @ RSL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/11/2014 CHV @ COL L 3-1 Subbed On 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2014 COL @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/3/2014 LA @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 COL @ SEA L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 SJ @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/12/2014 COL @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 COL @ VAN W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 KC @ COL L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 POR @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 COL @ NY T 1-1 Started 52 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/27/2013 COL @ VAN L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/19/2013 VAN @ COL W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/9/2013 COL @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
10/5/2013 SEA @ COL W 1-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/20/2013 COL @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/14/2013 DAL @ COL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/7/2013 COL @ LA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 COL @ KC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 VAN @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/11/2013 COL @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/27/2013 LA @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 COL @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/17/2013 NE @ COL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7/7/2013 DC @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2013 NY @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/29/2013 COL @ MTL W 4-3 Started 90 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
6/23/2013 COL @ POR L 0-3 Started 60 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/19/2013 COL @ CHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
6/15/2013 SJ @ COL L 2-1 Started 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 DAL @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHV @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/18/2013 COL @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
5/11/2013 COL @ CLB W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 TOR @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2013 COL @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 SEA @ COL L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
3/30/2013 POR @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/23/2013 COL @ LA L 0-1 Subbed On 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2013 PHI @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 COL @ DAL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 HOU @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
10/20/2012 COL @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 SJ @ COL L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2012 COL @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA L 0-2 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, OFF: 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