Sherjill MacDonald

Sherjill MacDonald
7
Forward
  • 6'
  • 187 lbs.
  • 11-20-1984
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Citizenship:    Netherlands
Last Club:    Germinal Beerschot
How Acquired:    Signed on as a Designated Player July 24, 2011

A midseason signing for the Fire in 2012, Sherjill MacDonald helped the Fire return to the MLS Playoffs for the first time in three seasons. A strong, powerful forward with tremendous ability to play with his back towards the goal, the former Dutch youth international added a physical presence to the Fire’s front line, scoring four goals and tallying four assists. The striker will once again pair up with returning leading scorer Chris Rolfe as the duo leads the Fire attack this season.     

2012: Appeared in 14 matches starting in 12, scoring four goals and tallying four assists… Made his Fire debut when he entered the match in the 64th minute in a 1-1 draw at SJ 7/28…Tallied an assist in his first start, assisting on Chris Rolfe’s equalizer in the 43rd minute of a 3-1 victory at PHI 8/12…Opened his goal scoring account with the game-winner in the 78th minute of a 2-1 victory against NE 8/18…Assisted on Daniel Paladini’s 44th minute goal in a 4-2 loss at DC 8/22…Scored in the 34th minute in a 3-1 victory against MON 9/15…Registered his third assist on Rolfe’s 23rd minute equalizer in a 2-1 win over CLB 9/22…Scored a brace in a 2-0 victory at NY 10/6…Assisted on Patrick Nyarko’s goal in a 1-1 draw vs. DC 10/27…MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: Played the full 90 minutes of the Fire’s 2-1 loss to HOU in the Eastern Conference Knockout Match 10/31…INTERNATIONAL FREINDLIES: Played the first half of the Fire’ 2-2 draw against Club Santos Laguna 9/8.

Abroad: Joined Belgian Pro League side Germinal Beerschot in 2009 making 82 appearances over three seasons, scoring 15 goals… In 2009 West Bromwich Albion sent him on loan to Belgian Pro League side K.S.V Roeselare where he appeared in 16 matches scoring six goals… In his first full season with West Bromwich Albion he was sent on loan to English third division side Hereford United putting up an impressive six goals in seven matches… West Bromwich Albion signed him in 2008 after his loan was up; he would go on to make five first team appearances in two seasons… In 2007 AGOVV loaned him to English side West Bromwich Albion for a full season where he made 18 appearances… Signed with Netherlands side AGOVV in 2006 making 24 appearances and scoring 11 goals in three seasons with the team… In his fifth season with Anderlecht he was sent on loan to Hamburger SV ll making 22 appearances and scoring four times… in 2004, Anderlecht sent him on loan to Netherlands side Hercles Almelo scoring four goals in 17 appearances with the club.... Began his pro career in 2002 after signing with Belgian Pro League side Anderlecht, he would go on to make 24 appearances and score once in five seasons with the club…

International: Made his youth international debut for the Dutch U21 team in a 1-0 win over England…Earned two caps with the Dutch U21 side.

Personal: Began his career with the storied Ajax youth academy…Brother Faisal played on the Suriname National Team…Enjoys playing video games including FIFA…Has a mixed Chihuahua/French Bulldog named Nala.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Chicago Fire 13 7 0 579 1 11 5 7 13 0 0
2012 Chicago Fire 14 12 4 1033 4 32 11 17 12 2 0
Career Totals 27 19 4 1612 5 43 16 24 25 2 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 13 7 0 579 1 11 5 7 13 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 1 1 0 90 0 2 0 2 4 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 14 12 4 1033 4 32 11 17 12 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
8/10/2013 MTL @ CHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CHI @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 DC @ CHI W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2013 CHI @ VAN L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 KC @ CHI L 2-1 Subbed On 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/3/2013 SJ @ CHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 COL @ CHI W 1-2 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/8/2013 POR @ CHI T 2-2 Subbed On 19 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/2/2013 DC @ CHI W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 CHI @ PHI L 0-1 Subbed On 37 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/11/2013 PHI @ CHI L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 CHI @ MTL L 0-2 Started 66 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI W 0-1 Started 78 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
4/14/2013 CHI @ HOU L 1-2 Started 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2013 NY @ CHI W 1-3 Started 63 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
3/24/2013 CHV @ CHI L 4-1 Started 68 0 1 3 1 0 3 0 0
3/16/2013 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Started 67 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/9/2013 NE @ CHI L 1-0 Started 45 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA L 0-4 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CHI @ NE L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY W 2-0 Started 90 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
10/3/2012 PHI @ CHI L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI W 1-2 Started 78 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0
9/15/2012 MTL @ CHI W 1-3 Started 77 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
9/12/2012 CHI @ TOR W 2-1 Started 71 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
9/2/2012 HOU @ CHI W 1-3 Started 55 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/22/2012 CHI @ DC L 2-4 Started 90 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
8/18/2012 NE @ CHI W 1-2 Started 71 1 0 5 1 2 1 0 0
8/12/2012 CHI @ PHI W 3-1 Started 70 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0
8/4/2012 TOR @ CHI W 1-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 0
7/28/2012 CHI @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 26 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves