Made roster for 2014 World Cup Qualifier match at Honduras.
Finished fourth on the team with four goals and third with four assists while setting career-highs in starts (29) and games played (29) in 2012.
Coach Sigi Schmid: “Brad is a central midfielder with good attacking prowess who likes to get into the box.”
Selected from Columbus in the MLS Expansion Draft on November 26, 2008.
2012: Set career-highs in games played and starts (29) in 2012, scoring four goals and four assists. Named MLS Player of the Week for Week 33 after scoring two goals vs. DAL (10/21) and playing multiple defensive positions vs. RSL (10/17). Converted penalty kick in in 2-0 win vs. HOU (3/23), improving to 5/5 in career. Assisted on Fredy Montero’s goal at NY (7/15) and Eddie Johnson’s goal vs. VAN (8/18). Recorded a goal and an assist in 6-2 win at CHV (8/25). Scored twice in CCL play, including the game-winners vs. Santos Laguna (3/7) and at Marathon (9/19).
2011: Came back from a knee injury to play in 20 games, starting 17. Tied a career high with five goals and set a career high with five assists. Scored career-high two goals and added an assist in win over TOR (8/30). Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week vs. TOR (8/30). Team-best 3-3 on penatlies. Second on team with four game-winning assists. Scored equalizing goal with penatly vs. VAN (9/24) in game that clinched Cascadia Cup.
2010: Made 11 starts in 12 appearances, scoring one goal and recording a career-high three assists. Missed second half of season due to a knee injury. Last match was vs. D.C. (6/10). Only goal was the eventual game-winner in the 12th minute of MLS First Kick vs. PHI (3/25).
2009: Started 27 of 29 appearances, including both playoff games, and played 90 minutes in 26 games. Fourth on team in goals with three, including the game-winner in the final home game vs. DAL (10/24). Scored second goal in franchise history vs. NY (3/19).
2008: Played in 26 games with 18 starts for the MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew. Started and played 90 minutes in all four playoff games. Scored five goals and added one assist during regular season play, finishing fourth on team in scoring. Scored first MLS goal, the game-winner at SJ (5/10).
2007: Selected in the second round of the SuperDraft (15th overall) by Columbus. Appeared in four games, starting one. Made first career start at NY (5/19). Made MLS debut vs. NY (4/7). Started all four reserve division appearances.
Earned four caps with senior U.S. National Team. First three caps came during the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Made USA debut in Seattle as a substitute vs. Grenada (7/4) and made first start, at right back, vs. Haiti in Philadelphia (7/12). Last call in was for the February 2010 friendly with El Salvador, playing the full 90 minutes at right fullback. Member of U.S. U-20 National Team, coach by Sigi Schmid, that finished 11th at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Holland.
Scored a school-record 31 goals during his four years for UC Irvine. Also graduated as Anteaters’ career leader in game-winning goals (10) and total points (73). Most decorated player in school history, earning Big West Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006 and All-America as senior. All-Big West his final three seasons.
Scored 54 goals in four seasons at Phoenix’s Mountain Pointe High School. All-state and team captain his junior and senior seasons. Played 10 seasons for Tempe Warriors club.
Married to Becky. The son of Dawn and Tom Grippando. One brother and two sisters. Favorite soccer memory was winning the MLS Cup in 2008.