Originally selected by Colorado in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, the San Diego area native left to play overseas before signing in July 2008. A highly decorated collegiate and prep player, Dalby looks to take that next step in his MLS career.
MLS CAREER2008: Appeared in three matches for the first team and two for the Reserve side before being hampered with a late-season ankle injury Made his MLS debut vs. Kansas City on 8/16 Scored his only goal in a Reserve match against the Galaxy Reserve squad in Los Angeles to secure a 1-0 victory on 10/12.
NATIONAL TEAMSelected to US National Men's U23 Team in 2007-08 that competed in the Toulon Tournament in France...In 2005, was named captain of the U.S. Men's under-20 National Team, who played that year in the FIFA World Championships In 2003, was a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team, but a minor leg injury kept him from competing with the team Was a member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team, serving as co-captain of that squad Toured France and Spain with the national team in May of '02 Started all 13 matches for that team in two years Was an alternate on under-17 U.S. World Championship Team in '01 Played on the Under-16 U.S. National Team in 2000.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTSIn early 2008, Dalby played for Charleroi in the Belgian first division A deal to play for Preston North End in England fell through because of work permit problems He also had trials with Celtic FC in Scotland, FC Nuremberg in Germany and Siena in Italy.
COLLEGEFinished his collegiate career at Notre Dame starting in all 88 game scoring four goals with two assists Named Big East Midfielder of the Year and garnered First Team All-Big East honors two straight years For a second consecutive year was a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist and a NSCAA First Team All-American Named team captain for a second year in-a-row as a senior First-team All-American on three separate lists (NSCAA, SoccerTimes.com, College Soccer News) following his junior season First student-athlete in program history to accomplish that feat M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist...A unanimous first-team all-Big East selection Started all 23 games for the Fighting Irish, playing a team-high 1,949 minutes Netted Notre Dame's first goal of the season, and the first of his career, just 1:26 into the 4-1 season-opening victory versus No. 7 SMU in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic Named to the 2005-06 Big East Academic All-Star Team Anchored the Irish midfield as he started all 19 games during the 2004 campaign Garnered second-team all-Big East honors Named to the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament all-tournament team Collected first career point by assisting on the goal that gave Notre Dame a 1-0 lead in its Big East opener against Georgetown Named to the 2004-05 Big East Academic All-Star Team An instant starter for the Irish during his freshman season Appeared in and started all 23 matches for the Irish Soccer America freshman All-American College Soccer News all-freshman team selection...Move to the central midfield coincided with Notre Dame's late-season surge to the Big East Championship and NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
PERSONALEnjoyed a distinguished prep career as one of the nation's top players 2002 Gatorade and Parade magazine National Player of Year Also was named the California Player of the Year on two occasions Three-time adidas All-American and named to the Parade magazine All-America team Led team to a three-year record of 50-16-9 Completed coursework at Poway in three years and graduated one year ahead of schedule First-team all-California Inter-scholastic Federation (CIF) selection in 2002 after earning second-team honors as a freshman Two-time first-team all-North County selection and a first-team all-Palomar League selection in `03 Finished prep career with 15 goals and 16 assists Had his high school jersey number 23 retired at Poway High School as one of only six former players to have jersey retired Led scholastic team to Palomar League championship as a freshman and runner-up finishes in both his sophomore and junior seasons...Member of Region IV Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) Team since 1998 Also a five-year mainstay on the Cal State ODP squad and led that team to the national championship in '02 Named to the Top 11 All-Tournament Team at the FC Borgaro Tournament in Italy in April of '01 A Top 22 Select Team for the adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in '01 and Defensive MVP of that team Has played for four different club teams -- San Diego Surf (2000-03 and 1998-99), La Jolla Nomads (1999-00), Rancho Bernardo Select (1996-98) and San Diego Soccer Club (1996-98).