Jalil Anibaba

Jalil Anibaba
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Defender
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • 6'
  • 185 lbs.
  • 10-19-1988
  • Fontana, CA

MLS

2013: Started all 34 regular season matches. Set career highs with 34 appearances, 3,060 minutes and three assists. Tied for team and league lead in games played and minutes played. Scored on goal vs. Dallas (10/12).

2012: Appeared in 33 matches, starting 32. Scored one goal and added one assist. Started and played 75 minutes of the Fire’s 2-1 loss to Houston in the Eastern Conference Knockout Match (10/31) of the MLS Cup Playoffs. Played entire match of team’s 3-2 overtime loss in the U.S. Open Cup. Appeared in friendlies against Aston Villa (7/21) and Santos Laguna (9/8).

2011: Appeared in 29 matches, starting 27 and logged 2,500 minutes, ranking second among Fire defenders behind only Gonzalo Segares. Split time between right back and center back. Tallied his first career assist on Dominic Oduro’s 89th minute strike in a 2-1 loss vs. LA (4/17). Became just the fourth Fire rookie and first defender all-time to tally a brace, scoring two first-half headers in a 3-2 victory vs. CLB (10/22). Joined goalkeeper Sean Johnson as the only two players to appear in all six qualifying and tournament matches of the U.S. Open Cup, logging 385 minutes. Scored from 40 yards out in USOC matches vs. Colorado (3/30), voted the club’s 2011 Goal of the Year by Fire supporters. Started both friendlies against Manchester United (7/23) and Chivas de Guadalajara (9/14).

College

2010: Transferred to the University of North Carolina for his senior season, appearing in 24 matches while helping the Tar Heels to their third straight NCAA College Cup appearance. Capped his college career by earning NSCAA Second Team All-American honors.

2009: Appeared in 20 games, tallying two assists during his final season at Santa Clara. Team captain, earning All-WCC honors for the third consecutive season. All-WCC First Team pick for the second time. NSCAA All-West Region team.

2008: Appeared in 19 matches, tallying 2 goals and 2 assists for the Broncos. Led the team with 34 shots and recorded six points on two goals and two assists. Named All-WCC Second Team. Was a Soccer America Preseason All-American.

2007: Started all 22 games, tallying one goal and two assists while leading team in minutes played with 2,035. Started first two games of career in midfield. Notched first career assist vs. Vermont Sept. 2. Moved from midfield to central defense vs. Stanford (9/14) and started at center back every game after that. Team went 13-1-4 in games Anibaba started in central defense. WCC Freshman of the Year and All-WCC First Team. Top Drawer Soccer Team of Season All Freshman First Team.

International

Traveled to Mexico with U.S. U-18 National Team in early 2007 and was part of the side that took part in the Pan-American Games that July in Rio de Janeiro.

High School/Club

A 2007 graduate from Davis Senior High School in Davis, Calif. Named Gatorade California Player of the Year for soccer in 2006-07. Named Delta Valley Conference MVP in 2006-07 as a senior after scoring 16 goals and recording 12 assists. Led team to a 22-1-2 record and a berth in the sectional playoffs. Participated in soccer and basketball. Helped soccer team to section championship during junior year and led Davis to league title in 2006. Named All-League from 2004-2006. Named All-Metro from 2005-2006. Earned league's Defensive MVP award in 2005. Club team was the champion of the Nomads gold bracket.

Personal

Born in Fontana, Calif. Enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and researching Yoruba music and culture. Loves to vacation in Northern California. Likes any movie with Denzel Washington. Biggest influence is his father. Respects Jay Jay Okocha because of his dribbling abilities and loved to watch the Nigerian National Team because of his heritage. Goes by the nickname “Ja.”

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Seattle Sounders FC 12 10 0 931 1 7 1 10 1 1 0
2013 Chicago Fire 34 34 1 3060 3 16 7 15 2 3 0
2012 Chicago Fire 33 32 1 2868 1 18 5 22 0 1 1
2011 Chicago Fire 29 27 2 2508 1 11 4 27 1 0 0
Career Totals 108 103 4 9367 6 52 17 74 4 5 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 12 10 0 931 1 7 1 10 1 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 34 34 1 3060 3 16 7 15 2 3 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 1 1 0 75 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 33 32 1 2868 1 18 5 22 0 1 1

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 29 27 2 2508 1 11 4 27 1 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
8/24/2014 SEA @ POR W 4-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2014 SJ @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0
8/16/2014 SEA @ RSL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2014 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/28/2014 LA @ SEA L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
7/13/2014 POR @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/5/2014 SEA @ VAN L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
6/28/2014 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 SEA @ CHI W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 RSL @ SEA W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/17/2014 SJ @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2014 SEA @ NE L 0-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2014 DAL @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/3/2014 PHI @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 COL @ SEA W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 SEA @ CHV W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 SEA @ DAL W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 SEA @ POR T 4-4 Started 90 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA L 2-1 Subbed On 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2014 SEA @ MTL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 TOR @ SEA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2013 CHI @ NY L 2-5 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 TOR @ CHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/12/2013 CHI @ DAL W 3-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/4/2013 CHI @ DC W 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/28/2013 MTL @ CHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/21/2013 CHI @ CLB L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 NE @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/11/2013 CHI @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CHI @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/1/2013 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8/23/2013 KC @ CHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 CHI @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 MTL @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/3/2013 CHI @ PHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
7/27/2013 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/20/2013 DC @ CHI W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/14/2013 CHI @ VAN L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/7/2013 KC @ CHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
7/3/2013 SJ @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/19/2013 COL @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 POR @ CHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/2/2013 DC @ CHI W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/18/2013 CHI @ PHI L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
5/11/2013 PHI @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 CHI @ MTL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2013 CHI @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
4/7/2013 NY @ CHI W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/24/2013 CHV @ CHI L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
3/16/2013 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 NE @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/27/2012 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 0
10/20/2012 CHI @ NE L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2012 PHI @ CHI L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
9/15/2012 MTL @ CHI W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/12/2012 CHI @ TOR W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
9/2/2012 HOU @ CHI W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/22/2012 CHI @ DC L 2-4 Started 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 NE @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
8/12/2012 CHI @ PHI W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/4/2012 TOR @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/28/2012 CHI @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 CHI @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 VAN @ CHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
7/3/2012 CHI @ HOU T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2012 CHI @ KC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/17/2012 NY @ CHI W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/2/2012 CHI @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 DAL @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/20/2012 CHI @ POR L 1-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
5/12/2012 KC @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/9/2012 RSL @ CHI T 0-0 Subbed On 39 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/4/2012 CHI @ CHV W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 SEA @ CHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1
4/21/2012 CHI @ TOR W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/15/2012 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 66 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/1/2012 CHI @ COL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 PHI @ CHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/17/2012 CHI @ MTL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 CLB @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 CHI @ DC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/12/2011 DAL @ CHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
10/1/2011 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CHI @ RSL W 3-0 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2011 NE @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CHV @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
9/10/2011 CHI @ SJ L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/27/2011 COL @ CHI W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2011 TOR @ CHI W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
8/18/2011 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/13/2011 CHI @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/7/2011 CHI @ VAN L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2011 PHI @ CHI T 1-1 Subbed On 84 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/16/2011 POR @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHI @ LA L 1-2 Started 78 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 CHI @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 NY @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/22/2011 RSL @ CHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
6/18/2011 CHI @ NE T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6/12/2011 CHI @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/9/2011 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 SJ @ CHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CHI @ PHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 CHI @ TOR T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
5/7/2011 VAN @ CHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
4/30/2011 CHI @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
4/23/2011 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 76 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 LA @ CHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/14/2011 CHI @ POR L 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 KC @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/19/2011 CHI @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 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