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Carlos Mendes

Carlos Mendes
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Defender
  • 5' 11"
  • 175 lbs.
  • 12-25-1980
  • Mineola, NY

After missing much of the 2009 season due to a severe hip injury, Mendes returned to action in 2010 with perhaps his best season since joining the club. The longest tenured Red Bull took over a starting spot in central defense midway through the season, and helped the New York defense become the stingiest in the Eastern Conference. In 2010, the veteran will continue to be an important part of the defense as the team looks to replicate its performance of a year ago.

Después de perder gran parte de la temporada 2009 debido a una severa lesión en la cadera, Mendes volvió a la acción en el 2010, con quizás su mejor temporada desde que llegó al club. El jugador con más partidos como titular de los Red Bulls se hizo cargo de un puesto como titular en el centro de la defensa a medio camino a través de la temporada y ayudó a la defensa de Nueva York a ser la mejor en la Conferencia Este. En el 2010 el veterano defensa seguirá siendo una parte importante ya que el equipo busca repetir sus resultados de año anterior.

Professional:
2010:
Returned from injury in 2009 to become a first-choice starting defender by the midway point of the season. Appeared in 21 matches, starting 20. Made first appearance since hip surgery on April 27 in 2-1 win over Philadelphia, playing the first half. Captained the team in 3-0 victory over New England on May 12 in the U.S. Open Cup. Assisted on team’s lone goal vs. Columbus on May 20 after coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute. Captained the team in 3-1 friendly victory over Juventus FC on May 23. Was suspended for June 2 clash vs. Houston after being sent off while picking up two yellow cards in 3-2 loss at New England on May 29.  Made 100th career regular season start at Chicago on Aug. 8.

2009: Played in 12 games, starting in 11. Started in the team’s first game of the season in Seattle on March 19. Underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip – an injury that he had been carrying since the 2008 season.

2008: Played in 17 games, starting in 10. Underwent successful sports hernia surgery on Oct. 23 in Germany, forcing him to miss two weeks of action. Made three appearances and two starts in the playoffs. Started in central defense for the Western Conference Final and MLS Cup Final.

2007: Was a member of the Red Bulls back line starting 19 of 23 matches. Helped Red Bulls earn 10 shutouts. Played 1,709 minutes of action.

2006: Started every game on the season but one, which was due to caution point accumulation. For his efforts, he was voted team Defender of the Year by members of the soccer media.

2005: Played in 24 games (21 starts) during his first year in MLS.

2004: Played 1,516 minutes for the Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division.

2003: Played 1,425 minutes for the Rochester Rhinos. Scored his first goal against Atlanta on Aug. 19. 2002: Played 10 games for the Long Island Rough Riders.

Collegiate/Club:
In senior season, Mendes started in 17 matches for Old Dominion University. Finished up his yearwith two goals and three assists. Recorded 11 goals and 25 assists over four-year career. Was three-time All-Colonial Athletic Assocation First Team selection and three-time All-State selection. Was a two-time CAA All Tournament Selection. Part of the NSCAA All-South Atlantic First and Third Teams as a junior and senior, respectively. Third all-time in assists in ODU history. Earned CAA Rookie of the Year in 1998, becoming the first player in ODU history to receive the award.

Personal:
Son of Jose and Maria Mendes. Has two sisters, Melissa and Juliana, and a brother, Robert. Majored in Education. Plays the drums and guitar and has played sets in the Red Bulls post-game pub. Mendes along with six of his teammates appeared in a Sept. 2005 Vogue Magazine photo spread with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Has an extensive baseball cap collection. Favorite TV shows include Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Office.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2012 Columbus Crew 12 12 0 949 0 2 0 21 0 2 0
2011 New York Red Bulls 18 16 0 1505 0 2 1 21 0 3 0
2010 New York Red Bulls 21 20 0 1785 1 0 0 22 0 5 1
2009 New York Red Bulls 12 11 0 868 0 0 0 13 0 1 0
2008 New York Red Bulls 17 10 0 964 0 2 1 20 0 2 0
2007 New York Red Bulls 23 19 0 1709 0 0 0 12 0 2 0
2006 New York Red Bulls 31 31 0 2751 1 0 0 35 0 6 0
2005 MetroStars 24 21 0 1916 0 1 0 33 0 5 0
Career Totals 158 140 0 12447 2 7 2 177 0 26 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 12 12 0 949 0 2 0 21 0 2 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 2 1 0 98 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 18 16 0 1505 0 2 1 21 0 3 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 174 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 21 20 0 1785 1 0 0 22 0 5 1

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 12 11 0 868 0 0 0 13 0 1 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 3 2 0 183 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 17 10 0 964 0 2 1 20 0 2 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 23 19 0 1709 0 0 0 12 0 2 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 169 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 31 31 0 2751 1 0 0 35 0 6 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs MetroStars 2 2 0 180 0 1 0 5 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season MetroStars 24 21 0 1916 0 1 0 33 0 5 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
10/28/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 CHV @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2012 CLB @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 NE @ CLB W 3-4 Started 40 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/22/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 CLB @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 RSL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 CLB @ NE T 0-0 Started 45 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB W 1-2 Started 54 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DAL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 CLB @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2011 PHI @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 NY @ KC L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/4/2011 LA @ NY W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 NY @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 POR @ NY W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9/21/2011 RSL @ NY L 3-1 Subbed On 75 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
9/17/2011 NY @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/10/2011 VAN @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/20/2011 NY @ NE T 2-2 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 CHI @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 NY @ RSL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 DAL @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 NY @ COL L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 NY @ CHV T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/9/2011 DC @ NY L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 TOR @ NY W 0-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/2/2011 NY @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/26/2011 NY @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA L 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2011 NY @ POR T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
6/10/2011 NE @ NY W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/4/2011 CLB @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 NY @ VAN T 1-1 Started 70 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
5/25/2011 COL @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
5/21/2011 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2011 CHV @ NY L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 NY @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 KC @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2011 NY @ DC W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SJ @ NY W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 NY @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 HOU @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 NY @ CLB T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/21/2010 NE @ NY W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/16/2010 NY @ PHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 RSL @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
10/2/2010 KC @ NY W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9/24/2010 NY @ LA W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/16/2010 NY @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/11/2010 COL @ NY W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 NY @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/28/2010 SJ @ NY W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/21/2010 NY @ TOR W 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8/14/2010 LA @ NY L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/11/2010 TOR @ NY W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/8/2010 NY @ CHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
7/31/2010 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
7/17/2010 NY @ CLB L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
7/10/2010 DC @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/4/2010 NY @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/26/2010 NY @ KC W 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 CHV @ NY W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2010 HOU @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 NY @ NE L 2-3 Started 56 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1
5/20/2010 CLB @ NY L 3-1 Subbed On 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 NY @ SJ L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 NY @ DC W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 PHI @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 DAL @ NY W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 NY @ CHV L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/27/2010 CHI @ NY W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 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