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Craig Waibel

Craig Waibel
16
  • 6' 2"
  • 195 lbs.
  • 08-21-1975
  • Portland, OR

Outlook

An original Dynamo player, fan favorite, and sturdy defender at right back.

MLS Experience

2009: Veteran appeared in 13 games, including eight starts, and scored one goal … Made first start of the season and scored second-half goal from a corner kick in 3-1 win vs. SJ on 5/23 … Started four consecutive games from 5/23-6/10, helping Dynamo to four wins … Started on 6/20 vs. RSL but left after eight minutes due to hamstring injury … Started consecutive games on 7/11, 7/18, and 7/25 … 08-09 Champions League: Started second leg of quarterfinal series at Atlante on 3/3 … Open Cup: Did not appear … 09-10 Champions League: Played all 90 minutes in four of six group stage games … Became eighth Dynamo player to make 100 starts for club in all competitions when he started at Pachuca on 9/16.

2008: Started 14 games at right back and notched three assists … Made back-to-back starts on 5/28 and 5/31 after being injured in Champions' Cup match on 4/9 … Played left-footed cross to Brian Ching for goal vs. FCD on 6/26 … Played through ball that led to Ching's goal vs. RSL on 8/16 … Earned assist by setting up Nate Jaqua on 9/7 vs. KC … Champions' Cup: Played both Champions' Cup quarterfinal matches … Started Champions' Cup second leg at Saprissa on 4/9 but re-aggravated hamstring injury and left in sixth minute … SuperLiga: Started all five games in run to tournament final … Flick header set up Bobby Boswell for game-winning goal on 7/29 vs. Pachuca in semifinal … Scored in championship game shootout at NE on 8/5 … Champions League: Started four of six matches … Scored twice in 4-4 tie at Pumas on 9/30, his first goals since scoring twice on 10/14/06 against COL … Reserves: Made five starts on the back line for the Dynamo Reserves.

2007: Veteran defender played in 21 games, making 18 starts, and recorded two assists … Named Dynamo's Humanitarian of the Year for second consecutive season in Houston and fifth straight year overall … Returned from injury on 5/26 at DC and set up Dwayne De Rosario's goal in 2-1 loss … Also recorded an assist in 2-1 loss vs. LA on 10/7 … Playoffs: Started all four games in the playoffs … Made sterling play to set up clinching goal in Western Conference final vs. KC on 11/10, beating a defender and threading a pass to Dwayne De Rosario in the penalty area … Also assisted on winning goal in the MLS Cup final on 11/18, passing to Brad Davis before his cross set up De Rosario … Champions' Cup: Started all four matches … Played the full 90 minutes in both legs of the quarterfinal series vs. Puntarenas … Received a yellow card and conceded a penalty kick in the first leg at Puntarenas on 2/21 … SuperLiga: Played every minute of the group stage, helping Houston to a 2-0-1 record and spot in the semifinals, which he missed due to injury … Reserves: Started four games for the Dynamo Reserves.

2006: Scored a career-high five goals … Earned Dynamo's Humanitarian of the Year award … First goal came on 4/22 vs. RSL in a 2-1 victory … Scored game's only goal in 1-0 Houston win vs. FCD on 8/12 … Scored his third goal on 9/10 at LA in 2-1 victory … Notched his first career two-goal game in the season finale on 10/14 vs. COL in a 3-3 draw … Had an own goal vs. NE on 7/22 in a 1-1 tie … Playoffs: Earned yellow card in MLS Cup against New England … Open Cup: Did not appear until starting 3-1 semifinal loss at LA on 9/6.

2005: Named the Earthquakes' Humanitarian of the Year for the third straight season … Made season debut on 4/2 vs. NE, starting and playing 90 minutes … Recorded assist on 4/23 vs. KC … Suffered torn LCL and ACL on 5/10 vs. Santa Clara in scrimmage and was placed on season-ending injury list after only six games.

2004: Named the Earthquakes co-Humanitarian of the Year … Scored first career goal on 5/8 vs. MET … Left game on 7/7 vs. FCD due to right hamstring strain … Entered as a sub in the 89th minute on 8/14 at KC to play for first time since 7/7 vs. FCD … Started and played 67 minutes on 9/4 at NE, recorded an assist on game-winning goal … Playoffs: Played 90 minutes vs. KC on 10/24 … Played 90 minutes at KC on 10/30 … Champions' Cup: Played 90 minutes on 3/17 at Alajuelense… Open Cup: Played 20 minutes on 8/4 at Minnesota.

2003: Named the Earthquakes 2003 Humanitarian of the Year … Made Earthquakes MLS debut on 4/12 at COL and earned yellow card … Registered first two assists of Earthquakes career on 7/2 at MET … Playoffs: Entered as a sub in 72nd minute on 11/1 at LA and received yellow card … Started and played 89 minutes on 11/9 vs. LA … Played 81 minutes on 11/15 vs. KC … Started and played 51 minutes on 11/23 in MLS Cup final vs. CHI and received a yellow card … Champions' Cup: Started and played 63 minutes at CSD Municipal on 3/16 … Played full 90 minutes vs. CSD Municipal on 3/26 … Open Cup: Played 63 minutes on 8/5 at Seattle.

2002: Appeared in 12 games for the LA Galaxy, registering one assist … Started and played 94 minutes on 5/4 at KC and recorded first assist of season … Playoffs: Played 28 minutes on 10/2 in win over KC and registered an assist … Started and played 90 minutes on 10/9 in win over COL.

2001: Played for LA Galaxy during its winning campaign in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup in January … Signed by the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 4, 2001 as a Discovery Pick … Appeared in nine games with Los Angeles, starting two matches … Made first appearance with Galaxy on 5/19 vs. FCD, coming on as a substitute in the 91st minute for Adam Frye … Recorded his first MLS assist on 8/18 versus TB, setting up Cobi Jones in the 79th minute.

2000: Called up by the Colorado Rapids on 4/28 … Made MLS debut on 4/29 against KC … Played 57 minutes on 5/17 at NE … Began training with LA Galaxy in December 2000.

 

Other Professional Experience

Started and played 27 regular season games for the A-League's Seattle Sounders in 2000 and scored three goals … Scored one goal in three playoff games in 2000 … Netted one goal in 27 regular season matches and three playoff games with Seattle Sounders in 1999 … Third on Sounders in minutes played with 2,316 in 1999 … Drafted by Seattle in the first round of the 1999 A-League Draft with the 17th selection overall.

 

College

Scored four goals and registered one assist during his career at the University of Washington … Scored all of his points during his senior year … Started 42 of 56 career games at Washington … Named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Soccer Federation and third-team All-Far West as a senior.

 

Youth Club

Spokane (WA) Falcons, coached by Ardi Kohel

 

Personal

Married wife Julie in 2001 … Co-winner of the A-League's 1999 Community Relations Player of the Year Award … Siblings include twin brother Chad, older brother Dave and older sister Jennifer … Speech communication major at University of Washington … Nicknamed "Waibs" … Enjoys country music, golf, doing crossword puzzles, and playing Scrabble … Served as color analyst on San?Jose Earthquakes radio broadcasts in 2005 … Favorite soccer memory is quarterfinal win over the Galaxy in 2003 … If not playing soccer, would play hockey because "it's the single greatest sport on earth."

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2010 Houston Dynamo 4 3 0 225 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
2009 Houston Dynamo 13 8 1 679 0 3 1 7 0 2 0
2008 Houston Dynamo 14 14 0 1245 3 9 3 14 1 1 0
2007 Houston Dynamo 21 18 0 1639 2 7 2 27 0 1 0
2006 Houston Dynamo 28 28 5 2401 1 12 7 32 1 3 0
2005 San Jose Earthquakes 6 6 0 527 1 1 0 7 0 0 0
2004 San Jose Earthquakes 23 23 1 2005 1 15 7 33 0 2 1
2003 San Jose Earthquakes 24 22 0 1991 2 9 4 47 0 7 1
2002 Los Angeles Galaxy 12 9 0 860 1 7 3 19 0 1 0
2001 Los Angeles Galaxy 9 2 0 279 1 0 0 6 0 2 0
2000 Colorado Rapids 2 0 0 62 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Career Totals 156 133 7 11913 12 64 27 196 2 19 2

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 4 3 0 225 0 1 0 2 0 0 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 13 8 1 679 0 3 1 7 0 2 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 14 14 0 1245 3 9 3 14 1 1 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 4 4 0 318 2 3 1 7 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 21 18 0 1639 2 7 2 27 0 1 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 4 4 0 345 1 1 1 7 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 28 28 5 2401 1 12 7 32 1 3 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 6 6 0 527 1 1 0 7 0 0 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 2 2 1 180 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 23 23 1 2005 1 15 7 33 0 2 1

2003 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 4 3 0 239 0 2 0 5 0 2 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 24 22 0 1991 2 9 4 47 0 7 1

2002 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 0 118 1 0 0 3 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 12 9 0 860 1 7 3 19 0 1 0

2001 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 3 1 0 127 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 9 2 0 279 1 0 0 6 0 2 0

2000 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 2 0 0 62 0 0 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

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/2/2010 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 HOU @ DC W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2010 HOU @ KC L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 HOU @ COL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 HOU @ NE L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 CLB @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/1/2010 HOU @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 COL @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 HOU @ LA L 1-4 Started 60 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
6/2/2010 HOU @ NY L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 PHI @ HOU L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/22/2010 DC @ HOU W 0-2 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/13/2010 HOU @ RSL L 1-3 Started 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 HOU @ CHV W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/5/2010 DAL @ HOU L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 KC @ HOU W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 HOU @ CHI L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 CHV @ HOU W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 LA @ HOU L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2010 RSL @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/27/2010 HOU @ DAL T 1-1 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