DaMarcus Beasley

DaMarcus Beasley
DaMarcus Beasley
DaMarcus Beasley
Houston Dynamo
Real Name: DaMarcus Lamont Beasley
HT: 5' 8" WT: 145
Age: 33 (05/24/1982)
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

HOW ACQUIRED:  Signed as a Designated Player on July 23, 2014


  • First American to play in four World Cups (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
  • 5th most caps in USMNT history (120), 8th most assists (13), T-9th most goals (17)
  • Most goals scored by an American in UEFA Champions League (6)
  • 2003 MLS Best XI
  • Three time MLS All-Star (2001-03)

2014 MLS: Joined Dynamo on July 23 after playing all 390 minutes in four starts for U.S. national team at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil ... Appeared in ten games in first season with Dynamo and helped club keep five shutouts in his ten starts ... Made Dynamo debut at left back in 1-0 win vs. D.C. United on 8/3 ... Missed final two games of season with left hamstring strain ... Signed with the Dynamo as a Designated Player on 7/23.

2013:Appeared in 31 Liga MX matches for Puebla, scoring four goals … Four more appearances in Copa MX

2012: Appeared in 33 Liga MX matches for Puebla, scoring seven goals

2010-11: Signed a two-year deal with Bundesliga club Hannover 96 but only made four appearances with the club … Joined Mexican Primera Division side Puebla in June 2011 … Started all 16 of the games in which he featured for Puebla in the Apertura, adding two goals and two assists … Scored his first goal for the club on Aug. 21 in the 2-1 win against Pumas

2009-10: Finished the season with fourteen games played in all competitions, including nine starts, with two goals and four assists … After nagging injuries and Rangers’ success kept Beasley out of first team action for the majority of the start of the 2009-10 campaign, he returned to appear in five of the final seven games of the year … Raised hopes with his form and energy, as well as scoring in consecutive games against Dundee United and Motherwell

2008-09: Began the 2008-09 season with Rangers looking to improve on their second place finish in the Scottish Premier League … Scored in his second match following a 5 1/2-month injury layoff – and on his 26th birthday – helping Rangers beat Queen of the South 3-2 in the Scottish FA Cup final

2007-08: Transferred to Scottish club Rangers FC … Made his debut for the club on Aug. 4, 2007 against Inverness … Scored his first goal for the club on Aug. 4, 2007, in a Champions League qualifier against Montenegran club FK Zeta … Became the second American to play for Rangers after former MNT captain Claudio Reyna played there from 1999-2001 … Returned from injury in mid-2008 to tally a goal and an assist during a 3-2 victory in Rangers’ Scottish Cup triumph against Queen of the South in May of 2008 … Finished the season with 20 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals

2006-07: In August 2006, secured a year-long loan to English Premier League club Manchester City … Spent much of the beginning part of the season on the treatment table but came on strong in the winter and spring to earn a consistent role in the team … In total, made 22 appearances for the Citizens, scoring four goals

2005-06: Reprised his starting role at PSV to begin the campaign until a hamstring injury put him out six weeks at the end of the year

2004-05: Became an immediate contributor at PSV after his summertime move from the Chicago Fire, scoring in his first-ever league match with his new club, a 5-2 win against Roosendaal on Aug. 14 … His goal-scoring exploits extended to the Champions League, where he tallied four goals in 12 games … Finished his debut season with ten goals in all competitions and helped PSV to the Dutch Eredivisie title and the Amstel Cup

2004 MLS: Appeared in 15 games (14 starts) with three assists before securing transfer to Dutch powerhouse PSV Eindhoven in July

2003 MLS: Registered a career high seven goals to go along with five assists … Selected to his third MLS All-Star team, scoring the final goal in the 3-1 victory against Chivas, and earning MLS Best XI honors

2002 MLS: Started 19 matches for the Fire, recording three goals and four assists … MLS All-Star

2001 MLS: Started 24 matches for the Fire, recording two goals and six assists ... His six assists were fourth best on the team … MLS All-Star

2000 MLS: Traded to Chicago Fire … Made 18 appearances ... Finished third in the league with three assists in the 2000 playoffs and started for the Fire in a losing effort in MLS Cup 2000 … Named one of World Soccer Magazine’s “Top 100 Rising Stars” in the world in 2000, he was one of the 10 youngest players on the list

1999 MLS: At 16 years, 10 months, was youngest player to sign with MLS at the time … Allocated to Los Angeles Galaxy, played on MLS Pro-40 team in A-League

INTERNATIONAL: U.S. international (121 caps) appeared as winger and left back for U.S. from 2001 to 2014 before announcing his international retirement on Dec. 15, 2014 ... First American to play in four World Cups (2014, 2010, 2006 and 2002) … Appeared in 11 career matches at FIFA World Cup, tied for second-most in U.S. history ... Appeared in at least one game for U.S. national team every year for 14 consecutive years (2001-14) ... 5th most caps in USMNT history (121), 8th most assists (13), T-9th most goals (17) ... Won four CONCACAF Gold Cup titles: 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013 and captained the United States at the 2013 Gold Cup ... 2014: Made final career appearance for U.S. national team in 2-1 friendly loss vs. Colombia at Fulham's Craven Cottage in London, entering as substitute in 70th minute for Greg Garza ... Started in all four matches at left back for the U.S. in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and played all 390 minutes as U.S. reached Round of 16 ... One of only four U.S. players to play all 390 minutes at 2014 FIFA World Cup ... With start against Ghana in the World Cup opener on June 16, he became the first American to play in four World Cups and the third to be on four World Cup rosters ... Made seven appearances (six starts) for the U.S. in 2014, his final season with national team ... 2013: Reinvented himself as a left back with the National Team, going on to start all 17 matches he played in, the most starts or appearances on the team … Captained the U.S. to its fifth Gold Cup title, playing five of the team’s six matches … Earned his 100th cap on May 29 in a friendly against Belgium … Climbed to fifth on the all-time U.S. MNT appearance list with 113 caps … 2012: Came on as a half-time sub for Landon Donovan in the USA’s first ever win against Mexico on its home turf, a 1-0 victory at Estadio Azteca on 8/15 … 2011: Made three appearances for the U.S. in consecutive matches against Honduras on Oct. 8, Ecuador on Oct. 11 and France on Nov. 11 … 2010: Named to the roster for the FIFA World Cup … Came on as a substitute in the historic 1-0 win against Algeria … Made consecutive appearances against Netherlands on March 3 and Czech Republic on May 25 … 2009: Made appearances in first five final round qualifiers for the World Cup, starting four … Started at left back for the first time in his national team career, playing in that spot against Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica … Played in two matches in the USA’s run to the Confederations Cup final, including a start against Brazil in group play … 2008: Returned to the U.S. fold in May with an appearance against England at Wembley Stadium … Went on to feature in 10 games total for the U.S., scoring twice and adding two assists … Added a double in the 6-1 rout of Cuba in October … 2007: Started five of the six games on the left side of midfield at 2007 Gold Cup … Scored twice during the tournament and was an honorable mention to the All-Tournament Team … 2006: Appeared in all three matches for United States at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany … 2005: Registered four goals for the second year running and emerged as an attacking force during the USA’s qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup … Played in six of ten final round qualifiers and started 13 of 18 qualifiers in total … Scored three goals in the USA’s 2005 Gold Cup championship run, including a pair in the 3-1 quarterfinal victory against Jamaica on July 16 in Foxborough … One of three U.S. players voted to the Gold Cup All-Tournament Team … Finalist for 2005 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year ... 2004: Finished in second place for both goals scored (4) and minutes played (1170) on USMNT … One of only two players to start all eight World Cup qualifiers … Recorded his first three World Cup qualifying goals … 2003: Made 12 appearances for the senior team, tied for fifth most in the squad … 2002: Made 12 appearances and scored three goals in 2002 … His first goal with the Men’s National Team was the game-winner against Korea Republic in added time of the Gold Cup opener (1/19) … Played in all three group matches at 2002 FIFA World Cup … 2001: Made his MNT debut on Jan. 27 with an impressive 90-minute performance in a 2-1 win against China … Trained with the national team for the first time in March 2000 ... Under-23s: Was a member of the squad that qualified for the Olympics in Hershey, Pa., in April 2000, but did not make the final roster for Sydney … Appeared in three of four games as the USA finished second to Honduras in the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament … Helped the U.S. to a bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games ... Under-20s: Played every minute of the World Youth Championship in Argentina in 2001 … Scored two goals and had an assist against Chile in the first round of the World Youth Championship … Tore up the 2001 CONCACAF Qualifying tournament with three goals and four assists in three matches ... Named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player ... Under-17s: Helped the Americans advance to the semifinals of the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship ... Named Man of the Match twice at the 1999 tournament and captured the Silver Ball as the event’s second MVP, scoring a key goal in a quarterfinal win over Mexico

AMATEUR: Attended IMG Academy alongside Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu and others … Attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana … Named Parade All-America High School co-Player of the Year in 1999 … Selected to the 1998 NSCAA High School All-American Team

PERSONAL: Full name is DaMarcus Lamont Beasley … Older brother Jamar was a member of the U-20 national team and the USA’s 2004 and 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup teams, and the two played together on the Fire in 2001 … Played varsity basketball his sophomore season at South Side … Started a jewelry line in conjunction with the Diamond Studio, called the DaMarcus Collection

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Houston Dynamo262612194113716110
2014Houston Dynamo101008210512110
2004Chicago Fire151401290323621310
2003Chicago Fire2220719685451648950
2002Chicago Fire1919317194261234510
2001Chicago Fire2424221566271838840
2000Chicago Fire181121085210410500
Career Totals-1341241511233211496416932130
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