HOW ACQUIRED: Originally selected in the second round (No. 15 overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the Earthquakes. After one season in San Jose, he was taken by the Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft. He returned to San Jose on Nov. 30, 2011 in a trade that sent allocation money to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for Salinas.
Entering his 9th season in MLS, Salinas has already made over 200 MLS career appearances and logged 11 goals and 36 assists. He appeared in all 34 games for the Earthquakes in 2015, the first time he has managed that in a single MLS season. He also managed a career high 2,621 minutes, the second consecutive season where he broke the 2,000 minute mark. Salinas has made over 100 starts for the Quakes alone, and has also played for Philadelphia and Vancouver.
COLLEGE: As a senior, in 2007, Salinas was named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team, NSCAA Scholar All-American First Team, and NSCAA All-South Region First Team after registering a career-high five goals and nine assists for Furman University. In 2006 he was named to the NSCAA All-South Region Third Team and the All-Southern Conference First Team after registering three goals and seven assists.