Colin Clark

Colin Clark
Colin Clark
Colin Clark
Real Name: Colin Clark
HT: 5' 11" WT: 176
Age: 31 (04/11/1984)
Birthplace: Fort Collins, CO
Hometown: Ft. Collins, CO

Acquired: Selected by the Galaxy as the 2nd pick in Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft 2012.


2012: MLS - Started and scored game-winning stoppage-time penalty kick in 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on 9/6 ... Earned second consecutive start in 4-2 loss at Montreal on 6/23 ... Started in 3-3 draw vs. Toronto on 6/20 for the first time since 3/23 (at Seattle) ... Played 46 minutes as a substitute in 2-1 win vs. Dallas on 6/16 ... Appeared as a substitute in each of last seven games ... Started first three games of regular season and played 90 minutes at Chivas USA on 3/11 and at Seattle on 3/23 ... Missed three matches (4/15 at Chicago, 4/21 at Columbus and 4/28 at DC United) due to suspension ... CCL - Started all four CCL group stage matches ... Tallied assists in 3-1 win over FAS on 8/22 and 4-0 win over FAS on 9/20 ... Reserves - Started and played 90 minutes in 2-2 tie vs. Colorado (5/23), 2-0 win over Sporting KC (8/14) and 2-1 win over Chicago (10/13) ... Started and played 42 minutes in 3-2 win vs. Dallas on 6/16 ... Started, played 90 minutes and recorded one goal and two assists in 5-5 draw vs. RSL (10/10) ...  Open Cup - Started, played 90 minutes in 1-0 third round loss to San Antonio.

2011: MLS - Returned from 2010 ACL injury to appear in 29 games, including 17 starts, and notch four goals and three assists ... Made first MLS appearance for Houston as a late sub in 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10 ... Made first MLS start for Dynamo at right midfield in 4-1 win vs. DC on 4/29 ... Played all 90 minutes and scored only Houston goal against his old team in 2-1 loss vs. COL on 5/4 ... The goal, a left-footed rocket, was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week ... Was dangerous as a substitute in 2-1 loss at TFC on 5/7 and contributed cross that led to Lovel Palmer's goal ... Came on as a substitute and scored dramatic game-tying goal with cool, left-footed finish in the 87th minute of 2-2 tie vs. FCD on 5/28 ... Again was part of a dramatic finish as a sub when he set up Brian Ching's 89th-minute equalizer in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 ... Served corner kick that led to Geoff Cameron's clinching goal in 2-0 win vs. TFC on 7/9 ...  Ejected in 1-1 tie vs. KC on 7/16 ... Returned in 3-1 win vs. SEA on 7/30, scoring opening goal from close-range and setting up Brian Ching for the third goal in the second half ... Nutmegged a defender with a slick pass to Brian Ching for second goal in 2-1 win vs. POR on 8/14 ... Missed match at NE on 8/17 with minor knee injury but returned to starting lineup on 8/20 ... Scored from close-range on corner kick in 1-1 tie vs. CHI on 10/1 ... Playoffs - Missed first three playoff games with minor injury ... Made substitute appearance in MLS Cup final, playing 12 minutes at LA on 11/20 ... Open Cup - Made Dynamo debut and first appearance since ACL injury as a starter, playing 76 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 as Dynamo were eliminated in qualifying round ... Reserves - Has made six appearances, including five starts, for the Dynamo Reserves ... Scored clinching goal in 2-0 win at KC on 10/18.

2010: Recovered from 2009 ACL injury to start on Opening Day and appear in 16 games, making 9 starts, for Colorado before tearing ACL again in August … Traded to Dynamo at September 15 trade deadline … Rapids were 7-3-6 in games in which Clark appeared before he re-tore his ACL on 8/7 vs. SJ … Open Cup: Started and played 90 minutes in second U.S. Open Cup qualifier at NY on 5/26, a 3-0 loss.

2009: Started in 16 games this season, playing 1,421 minutes and had 3 goals and a new single season career-high 5 assists…T-3rd in game-winning assists (3)…Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on August 11 and missed the remainder of the season…Scored vs. D.C. United (6/20) in the 49th minute…Earned an assist for the second straight week at New York (5/30)…Had biggest game of the season recording a goal and a new career-high fourth assist vs. Seattle (5/23). Goal was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week…Recorded third assist of the year vs. Real Salt Lake (5/2)…Scored his first goal of the season vs. LA (4/25) in the 60th minute. Goal was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week…Played in all 120 minutes at LA (4/7) in U.S. Open Cup play-in match and scored in penalty kick shootout victory…Registered second assist of the year at LA (4/4) on the third of Conor Casey’s goals...Tallied first assist of the season vs. KC (3/28) on Omar Cummings game-winner in the 74th minute.

2008: The 2008 season was a breakout year for Clark as he recorded career-highs in games played (29), games started (26), minutes (2325), goals (5) and assists (3)…He was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for his 80th minute strike against LA in the season opener and his goal at LA on June 7…Clark also scored at Chivas USA on October 19 which led the Rapids to a huge late season victory.

2007: Clark had a breakout year for the Rapids this season…He stepped up and cemented his place in the first team starting lineup, as he made 16 starts and appeared in 16 games for the Rapids, logging two goals, two assists, and 1,321 minutes…Made his 2007 debut playing 90 minutes and recording his first assist on June 28 at DC…Recorded his second assist on Aug. 16 vs. New England; Scored his first goal on Aug. 26 vs. Los Angeles…Scored his second goal on Sept. 16 vs. Chivas USA.

2006: Made his professional debut playing 13 minutes on April 29 vs. Houston…2006 Playoff Highlights: Played 8 minutes in WCSS Game 2.


Earned first-ever National Team cap getting the start and playing 76 minutes against Honduras (7/11)...Named to U.S. National Team roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup matches from July 3-26...Participated in training camp with the U.S. Men’s National team in November 2008 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.


During the off-season before the 2009 season, spent time training with English Premier League club Aston Villa…Trained for two weeks with Mexican First Division team Pachuca in Jan. 2007…Was a member of the 2005 Boulder Rapids Reserve side.


Played three years at Southern Methodist University from 2002-2004.


Married to Dana Clark … Son of Kenny and Sherry Clark … Has one brother, Spencer … Was born and grew up in Fort Collins, Colo., where his parents own a soccer shop … Favorite childhood memory was waking up to music and his parents’ cooking for Saturday morning soccer games … Was invited to try out for the AC Milan youth system when he was in high school … Admires Manchester United and Wales winger Ryan Giggs … Favorite movie is The Hangover … Favorite musical artists include B.O.B., Lupe Fiasco, and Moby … Enjoys playing fantasy football and cheering for Ohio State football and basketball … 2009 Colorado Rapids Humanitarian of the Year.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2013LA Galaxy11403340623000
2012Houston Dynamo14616550825020
2011Houston Dynamo2917414863301018211
2010Houston Dynamo00000000000
2010Colorado Rapids169086601237120
2009Colorado Rapids1616314215291011520
2008Colorado Rapids29265232534617291061
2007Colorado Rapids161621321226524320
2006Colorado Rapids7302970413020
Career Totals-13897158705131615010021172
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