Selected by the Crew in the third round (No. 45 overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
Notched eight goals and 20 assists in 65 career games at the University of Pennsylvania... Finished his four-year collegiate career third on Penns all-time assists list.. Was twice named the Quakers' Offensive MVP... Was selected to the All-Ivy League First Team and the NSCAA All-Northeast third team in his senior season in 2008, and was also an All-Ivy selection as a sophomore in 2006.
Other Amateur Highlights:
Selected for the Super Y League National Camp in 2004 and was member of the U.S. Youth National Pool in 2001... Was invited to the 2004 adidas ESP camp... Named 2004 Class B Player of the Year as well as all-state and all-regional in his senior season... Was a Member of Region I Olympic Development Team ... Helped his club team, Albertson Red Storm Clash, to a national finalist spot in 2003 ... Was a two-year Scholar/Athlete at his high school, where he is also a member of the Soccer Hall of Fame.
He is the son of Susan and Ernest Grendi... Majored in philosophy, politics, and economics at Penn... Has two brothers named Jeff and Zach... His hobbies and interests include scuba diving, boating, fishing and playing cards... If he wasnt playing soccer, he would be surfing and traveling around Australia... His favorite movies include American Gangster, Blood Diamond and the Big Lebowski.