HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by the Revolution with the second overall pick in the MLS Waiver Draft on March 2, 2012.
A pacey, possession-oriented player who excels when tucked in centrally behind the forwards who adds a creative, highly-technical element to the Revolution attack. Nguyen had an outstanding 2014 season in which he scored 18 goals and finished third in MLS MVP voting.
INTERNATIONAL: Called up to the US national team for the first time in 2007. Represented the US in the 2007 Copa America, making three appearances. Called up again in November 2014 and has made six more appearances since.
OUTSIDE MLS: Began his professional career with PSV Eindhoven in January 2006 following one season at Indiana. Moved to Randers FC of the Danish Superliga on Jan. 31, 2008. After making 23 appearances with the club he moved to Hoang Anh Gia of the Vientamese Super League on Jan. 18, 2009. After one season with the club he signed a new deal with Becamex Binh Duong FC in January 2010.
COLLEGE: Spent one season at collegiate power Indiana picking up Big Ten freshman of the year honors.
NOTES: Acquired by the Vancouver Whitecaps in December 2011 but failed to catch on with the club.