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Outlook: Roberts was one of the top performers for the Quakes in the Reserve Division in 2008 and looks to make the jump to the senior roster in 2009. He scored two goals with the reserves and also notched one against the Seattle Sounders in an exhibition match. Very strong in the air and a good tackler, Roberts should provide good depth at both the center and right back positions in 2009.
2008 MLS: Originally drafted by FC Dallas in fourth round of 2008 MLS SuperDraft … Played the last 16 minutes on 6/14 vs. LA in MLS debut becoming first Quakes player ever to play against his brother in a game. His brother, Troy, played for the Galaxy … Exhibition: Played as a sub for 45 minutes on 7/15 vs. Honduras Olympic Team … Played 90 minutes and scored goal on 9/2 vs. Seattle … Started and played 90 minutes vs. CD FAS on 10/7 … Reserves: Played 90 minutes in central defense on 4/4 at LA ... Played 70 minutes at central defense on 4/20 at COL … Played 90 minutes on 5/4 vs. DAL … Scored one goal on 5/23 vs. HOU … Started and played 90 minutes on 6/1 at RSL and 7/12 vs. COL … Played 90 minutes vs. LA on 8/3. … Started and played 90 minutes on 9/28 vs. RSL … Notched a goal on 10/3 at DAL … Played 90 minutes vs. CHV on 10/12… Played 90 minutes on 10/15 at HOU … Played 90 minutes on 10/21 at CHV.
International: Played 90 minutes for the U.S. U-18 Men's National Team in wins over Brazil, Serbia and Montenegro and host Northern Ireland to win the win the elite group of the 2005 Milk Cup.
College: Roberts played in 80 games for Santa Clara University, scoring five goals and recording seven assists in his college career … Played mostly as a central defender … 2007: Named WCC Defensive Player of the Year, All-WCC First Team, NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team and College Soccer News All-American Third Team … WCC Player of the Week Sept. 3, 2007 … Career-high three goals and seven assists … 2006: Named All-Far West Third Team and All-WCC Honorable Mention … TDS Team of the Week, Sept. 11 and Oct. 23, 2006 … Scored one goal and had one assist … 2005: Scored one goal and recorded one assist … 2004: Appeared in 20 matches and started 18 on back-line … Key component in a defense that ranked 10th in the country with 0.70 goals against average.
High School/Club: Played high school soccer for Washington High School in Fremont, Calif. for Johnny Kinnear, brother of Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear … Helped lead team to three NCS appearances and a 32-2-2 record in league play … Played club soccer for Fremont Lazio U-18 Premier team … Led Fremont to league title … Named one of top-100 recruits and top-100 players in the country.
Personal: Has one son, Jayden, with Kelly Macleod … Parents are William and Margaret Grimes … Older brother Troy is a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy, playing center back, and younger sister, Afiya is a junior at the University of San Fransisco and also plays center back for the Dons… Played at Santa Clara University … Actively volunteers along with his mom, with the Kidango Program, a nonprofit children's agency that serves families throughout the Bay Area … Coordinated a book drive for St. Elizabeth's preschool and day home … Enjoys playing pool, baseball and basketball … In his free time prefers to spend time with Jayden or watching T.V. and favorite show is Snoop Dog's Fatherhood … Will listen to any music except for country … Is currently the trainer and coach for Fury 98, a soccer club in Fremont.