Horst, acquired as the ninth overall pick in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, joined the Timbers after three seasons as a member of Real Salt Lake. He spent much of the 2010 season on loan with the USSF Division-2 Pro League’s Puerto Rico Islanders and was a key piece of the Islanders’ run to the league title and performance in the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League.
2012: Recovered from offseason hip surgery and appeared in 21 matches, logging 1,845 minutes and scoring one goal - all MLS career highs - in his second season in Portland ... At season’s end was named the club’s Community Player of the Year for his outstanding efforts in the community ... Played the full 90 in 20 of the club’s last 22 matches of the season ... Scored his first career MLS goal - the game-winner - in a 2-1 victory over Cascadia-rival Seattle Sounders FC on June 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Was a four-time selection to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week in Weeks 28, 30, 32 and 33 ... Earned honorable mention on the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week in Week 16 ... Missed the first nine regular-season matches while recovering from hip surgery and made his season debut May 23 in a friendly against Spain’s Valencia CF ... Wore the captain’s armband in the regular-season finale, a 1-1 draw against San Jose on Oct. 27.
2011: Helped Timbers defense record three straight shutouts (Aug. 24-Sept. 16). Wore the captain's armband for the first time and played a full 90 minutes in a 2-0 exhibition win over Argentina's Independiente July 26. Returned to the field July 16, coming on for Kevin Goldthwaite in the 10th minute. Missed three matches after sustaining a left hip flexor in a collision with New York goalkeeper Greg Sutton June 19. Made his second league start this season June 4 at Chivas USA, filling in for a sick Eric Brunner at centerback. Started and played 90 minutes against AFC Ajax May 25. Missed four games (April 14-30) with a right ankle sprain picked up during a training session. Made his first MLS start of the season in a 1-1 draw April 2 at New England. Played 45 minutes as a sub in the season opener at Colorado. Played 90 minutes and served as captain in the Timbers Reserves' 2-0 loss to Seattle May 30. Scored his first goal as a Timber in a May 15 Reserve League match at Seattle. Started and played 120 minutes in a 1-0 overtime loss to San Jose in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match May 3.
2010: Was sent on loan by Real Salt Lake to the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USSF Division-2 Pro League (second division) … Played in 29 total league games during the campaign, registering a goal and two assists … Helped the Islanders to the USSF D-2 championship with a 3-1 aggre¬gate finals series win … Aided in Puerto Rico’s deep run in the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League tournament, playing in all eight games … Scored two goals, including the game-winner, on Sept. 30 in a 3-2 win over Mexican side Toluca in group play … Was part of the Islanders’ 4-1 rout of the LA Galaxy in CONCACAF Champions League play at the Home Depot Center on July 27.
2009: Played in two league matches for 2009 MLS Cup-champion Real Salt Lake … Was called upon to start April 18 at New York … Came off the bench in a 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy on May 6, playing 21 minutes … Was loaned to the Austin Aztex of the USL First Division for two months, appearing in 10 matches and playing 900 minutes for the second-division club … Played the full 90 in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying match against Seattle Sounders FC April 28 … Saw action in a pair of friendlies, including a start against CD Guadalajara of Mexico at Rio Tinto Stadium on Oct. 7 … Missed six games due to a right knee injury.
2008 MLS: Selected in the first round (14th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake … Made his debut with the first team May 27 at Columbus, starting a qualification match for the U.S. Open Cup … Started in his MLS debut Aug. 16 in a 4-3 road loss against the Houston Dynamo … Played in 11 games (10 starts) with the Real Salt Lake Reserves, logging 921 minutes … Tallied an assist with the RSL Reserves on Aug. 30 against Colorado.
Played four years at Old Dominion University, leading the Monarchs to back-to-back Sweet 16 appear¬ances in the NCAA Men’s College Cup … Started in 85 of his 88 appearances at ODU while notching two goals and five assists ... Named the Colonial Athletic Association Defender of the Year in back-to-back seasons as a junior and senior … Was a three-time all-conference selection, including All-CAA First Team nods in 2006 and 2007 … As a junior, anchored ODU’s defense which notched 10 shutouts during the 2006 season … Named to the CAA All-Rookie team following his freshman season in 2004.
Earned the 2007 Premier Development League Defender of the Year award after leading the Hampton Roads Piranhas to a 14-0-2 record and a league-high 10 shutouts … Received numerous accolades while at Pine Grove High School, including being named to the Regional All-American and Pennsylvania All-State soccer teams ... Was voted the Schuylkill League Player of the Year … Majored in Civil Engineering while attending Old Dominion and finished his academic career by taking online courses during his rookie season with Real Salt Lake in 2008 ... Likes playing basketball and ping pong.