HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player on July 23, 2014
First American to play in four World Cups (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
5th most caps in USMNT history (120), 8th most assists (13), T-9th most goals (17)
Most goals scored by an American in UEFA Champions League (6)
2003 MLS Best XI
Three time MLS All-Star (2001-03)
Puebla (2011-14): Joined Puebla in June 2011 and became a regular for the club over three years (six split-seasons) … Appeared in 92 Liga MX contests, including 80 starts, and scored 12 goals for Puebla … Second-leading scorer for Puebla during the Clausura 2012 season, scoring five goals … Puebla's best finish in the 18-team league during Beasley's tenure was 12th … Beasley did help Puebla reach the semifinals of the Copa MX during the Clausura 2013 season and scored in a 1-1 draw at Pachuca in the second leg, but Puebla lost on penalty kicks.
Hannover (2010-11): Signed with Hannover in August 2010 … Only appeared in four Bundesliga contests, all as a substitute.
Rangers (2007-10): Signed with Rangers in June 2007 … Limited by injury to only 30 league appearances in three years with the club … In his first season, 2007-08, Beasley scored twice in league play, twice in the UEFA Champions League (including a Man-of-the-Match performance against Lyon), and once in the Scottish Cup final … He missed Rangers' run to the final of the UEFA Cup due to injury … Rangers again won the league and cup double in 2008-09, but Beasley only played in 10 league games due to injury … Scored two league goals in nine appearances and played in two Champions League games in his final season with Rangers in 2009-10, again culminating with the Scottish Premier League title.
Manchester City (2006-07): Loaned from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester City in August 2006 … Scored three goals in 18 appearances, including 11 starts, in the Premier League in 2006-07 while battling injury.
PSV Eindhoven (2004-06): Transferred from MLS to PSV Eindhoven in July 2004 … Helped PSV Eindhoven to back-to-back Dutch Eredivisie championships in 2004-05 and 2005-06 … Scored six goals in league play, a dramatic semifinal equalizer that helped PSV win the Dutch Cup title, and four goals in PSV's Champions League campaign, scoring once in qualifying, twice in the group stage, and once in the Round of 16 … Beasley was injured in the first leg in the semifinals against AC Milan with PSV losing 1-0; they went on to lose the first leg 2-0 and were knocked out of the competition on away goals after winning the second leg 3-1 at home despite Beasley's absence … Beasley scored four goals in the 2005-06 campaign as PSV won the Eredivisie title again, reached the final of the Dutch Cup, and reached the Champions League Round of 16.
Chicago Fire (2000-04): Played four-and-a-half seasons for the Fire, helping club win two US Open Cup titles (2000, 2003) and the 2003 Supporters' Shield and reach two MLS Cup championship games (2000, 2003) … MLS All-Star in 2001 and 2003 (and played against the All-Stars for the US national team in 2002) and named to league's Best XI in 2003, his last full year … Appeared in 98 regular-season games for Chicago, producing 14 goals and 20 assists, and added two goals and five assists in 17 career playoff games … Best season came in 2003, when he scored seven goals and added five assists, suffering a then-record 96 fouls despite playing in only 22 games … Scored final goal in All-Stars' 3-1 win over Chivas Guadalajara in 2003 All-Star Game … Scored in both quarterfinals and semifinals of Fire's run to 2003 US Open Cup championship … Scored in 2003 MLS Cup final and drew a penalty kick, but Fire lost 4-2 to San Jose.
LA Galaxy (1999): Signed by MLS as a Project-40 player in March 1999 at the age of 16 and allocated to LA Galaxy but loaned to MLS Project-40 team for 1999 A-League season … Traded to Chicago Fire at 2000 SuperDraft in exchange for two first-round draft picks.
International: United States international (120 caps, 17 goals through 2014 World Cup) … First player to represent the US at four World Cups (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) … Cap total ranks fifth in US national team history … Has also played in five Gold Cups (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013) and two Conferedations Cups (2003, 2009) … Debuted for the US in January 2001 at the age of 18 … Scored first international goal in 90th minute to give US 2-1 win over South Korea at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which the US went on to win … Scored two goals in warm-up matches for 2002 World Cup and started all three group-stage matches at the age of 20, helping US reach the quarterfinals … Scored only US goal at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, netting in 2-1 loss against Turkey, as US went 0-2-1 … Scored three goals, including two in the quarterfinals against Jamaica, and was named to tournament Best XI as US won 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup … Also shared the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer … Key figure in qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, scoring four goals in qualifying, including emotional second goal in 2-0 win vs. Mexico on Sept. 3, 2005, that clinched US spot at World Cup … Appeared in all three games at 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, starting against Czech Republic and Ghana and coming off the bench against Italy to help US earn tie against eventual champions … Used a steal and an early cross to set up Clint Dempsey's tying goal in 2-1 loss vs. Ghana … Major part of US squad that won 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, earning honorable mention all-tournament honors and scoring twice against El Salvador in the group stage … Played full match in 2-1 championship-game win over Mexico at Chicago's Soldier Field … Scored twice against Cuba in 6-1 win in Oct. 2008 during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup … Part of the US squad that finished second at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup … Appeared in one match at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, playing the final 10 minutes against Algeria as a substitute to be on the field for Landon Donovan's dramatic goal that sent the US to the Round of 16 … Was rarely used by the US after the tournament but returned to the national team's starting lineup in March 2013 at left back and was a key player throughout the final round of qualifying … Captained the US to the championship at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup … One of just three US field players to play all 390 minutes of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, helping the US reach the Round of 16 … Youth: Represented US at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship and the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship … At the 1999 U-17 World Championship in New Zealand, won Silver Ball as second best player (behind teammate Landon Donovan) as US lost in semifinal shootout to Australia and finished fourth … Scored twice in 4-1 win over Chile and helped US reach Round of 16 at 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina.
AMATEUR: Attended IMG Academy alongside Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu and others … Attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana … Named Parade All-America High School co-Player of the Year in 1999 … Selected to the 1998 NSCAA High School All-American Team
PERSONAL: Full name is DaMarcus Lamont Beasley … Older brother Jamar was a member of the U-20 national team and the USA’s 2004 and 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup teams, and the two played together on the Fire in 2001 … Played varsity basketball his sophomore season at South Side … Started a jewelry line in conjunction with the Diamond Studio, called the DaMarcus Collection