Josh Saunders

Josh Saunders
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Goalkeeper
  • New York City FC
  • 6' 4"
  • 210 lbs.
  • 03-02-1981
  • Grants Pass, OR

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on July 10, 2014

CAREER

2014: Loaned to San Antonio Scorpions (NASL). Helped lead team to its first-ever NASL title in November.

2013: Signed with Real Salt Lake in February and appeared in three MLS games before tearing his ACL on a goal kick on July 13 (a game in which he was credited with the win). Missed the remainder of the season.

2012: Helped lead LA Galaxy to second straight MLS Cup title. Started 27 regular-season matches for the Galaxy, posting a record of 16-7-4. Finished season with 36 goals allowed (1.33 goals against average) and nine clean sheets during the regular season. Started all six of L.A.’s playoff games, notching one shutout, making 18 saves and allowing six goals.

2011: Started 18 regular-season games for the injured Donovan Ricketts, going 12-2-4 with eight clean sheets. Allowed 17 goals in his 19 total league regular-season appearances (0.89 goals against average). Started all four of the Galaxy’s playoff matches, registering two shutouts, making 11 saves and giving up just two goals en route to L.A.’s MLS Cup championship. Started all six of the Galaxy’s games in the CONCACAF Champions League.

2010: Appeared in four games in all competitions, including one MLS game. Kept a clean sheet in scoreless draw with Toronto FC on May 15, which extended his run of not allowing a goal in MLS regular season play to 342 minutes. Played in both of the Galaxy’s Open Cup games, keeping a clean sheet in the 2-0 win over AC St. Louis in the third round and making five saves in the 2-0 loss at Seattle in the quarterfinals.

2009: Set new MLS career highs across the board, appearing in six regular-season games (four starts) for the Galaxy, with a 1.08 goals against average. Made three saves in 120 minutes of action against the Rapids in a U.S. Open Cup Play-In Game on 7 for his first clean sheet as a member of the Galaxy.

2008: Signed with Miami FC (NASL) on April 11. Made 27 appearances with 13 clean sheets before being loaned out to LA Galaxy. Joined club Sept. 13 and made his debut on Oct. 2 in a 1-0 loss at Columbus. Finished with a 1-2-0 record and a 2.00 goals against average.

2007: Spent season with the Puerto Rico Islanders (NASL), appearing in 22 regular season games and keeping six cleans sheets while helping the Islanders reach the postseason for the second straight season. Led Puerto Rico to the first playoff series win in club history, keeping a clean sheet against Montreal at home to preserve a 5-3 aggregate victory. Made 71 saves and allowed just 26 goals in his 22 games with the club.

2006: Played in 22 games in his fourth and final season with the Portland Timbers. Tallied a 1.49 GAA with a 5-11-5 record and four clean sheets.

2005: Started all 28 games on the season for Portland, collecting a 10-9-9 record with six clean sheets and a 1.50 GAA while leading his team to the first round of the USL Playoffs.

2004: Played in 24 games for Portland, compiling a 16-5-2 record with six clean sheets and a 1.11 goals against average. Helped lead the Timbers to the postseason.

2003: On loan from San Jose, appeared in 16 games for the Timbers, allowing 15 goals for a 0.90 GAA. He went 10-4 2 in his time with the club, keeping six clean sheets. Selected 36th overall (fourth round) of the MLS SuperDraft by San Jose.

INTERNATIONAL

Has two caps for the Puerto Rico National Team. Played full 90 minutes in a pair of shutout wins over Bermuda in January 2008. Made eight saves in the two matches, which were the first back-to-back wins for Puerto Rico since 1993.

COLLEGE

Split his career between Cal State-Fullerton and the University of California, spending his first two years at Fullerton before transferring north to Berkeley. Two-year starter at Cal, earning First Team All-Pac 10 honors in each of his seasons with the Bears. As a senior in 2002, named the Pac 10 Player of the Year, becoming the first goalkeeper ever to win that award.

HONORS

MLS Cup (3): 2003, 2011, 2012
MLS Supporters' Shield (2): 2010, 2011
MLS Western Conference Championship (5): 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
2015 New York City FC 17 17 1530 3 63 22 2 2 5 7 5
2013 Real Salt Lake 3 3 231 0 13 4 0 0 1 1 1
2012 LA Galaxy 27 27 2430 9 80 36 0 1 16 7 4
2011 LA Galaxy 19 18 1639 8 55 17 2 2 12 2 4
2010 Los Angeles Galaxy 1 1 90 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 4 426 2 12 5 1 1 2 1 2
2008 Los Angeles Galaxy 3 3 270 0 8 6 1 1 1 2 0
2006 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 76 73 6616 23 232 90 6 7 37 20 17

2015 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season New York City FC 17 17 1530 3 63 22 2 2 5 7 5

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 3 3 231 0 13 4 0 0 1 1 1
MLS Playoffs Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 27 27 2430 9 80 36 0 1 16 7 4
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 6 6 540 1 18 6 0 0 4 2 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 19 18 1639 8 55 17 2 2 12 2 4
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 4 4 360 2 11 2 0 0 4 0 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 1 1 90 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 6 4 426 2 12 5 1 1 2 1 2
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 1 0 54 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 3 3 270 0 8 6 1 1 1 2 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2003 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS MIN SO SV GA PKG PKA W L T
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 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

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS GF GA SOG SV PKA PKG PKS
7/4/2015 NYC @ MTL W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 10 8 1 1 0
6/28/2015 NYR @ NYC L 3-1 Started 90 0 3 5 2 0 0 0
6/20/2015 NYC @ TOR W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 4 3 0 0 0
6/13/2015 MTL @ NYC W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
6/6/2015 NYC @ PHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 7 6 0 0 0
5/30/2015 HOU @ NYC T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
5/23/2015 NYC @ RSL L 0-2 Started 90 0 2 6 4 0 0 0
5/15/2015 CHI @ NYC T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 9 7 1 1 0
5/10/2015 NYC @ NYR L 1-2 Started 90 0 2 7 4 0 0 0
5/3/2015 SEA @ NYC L 3-1 Started 90 0 3 7 4 0 0 0
4/24/2015 NYC @ CHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2015 POR @ NYC L 1-0 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
4/16/2015 PHI @ NYC T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 6 5 0 0 0
4/11/2015 NYC @ PHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 0 0
3/28/2015 KC @ NYC L 1-0 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
3/21/2015 NYC @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 7 7 0 0 0
3/15/2015 NE @ NYC W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
3/8/2015 NYC @ ORL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 4 2 0 0 0
10/23/2013 CHV @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 RSL @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 DAL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2013 POR @ RSL W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2013 RSL @ POR T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 RSL @ NY L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 RSL @ DAL W 3-0 Started 51 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
7/3/2013 PHI @ RSL T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 7 5 0 0 0
6/29/2013 RSL @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SJ @ RSL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 RSL @ CHV W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 RSL @ MTL L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 RSL @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 VAN @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CHV @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 RSL @ VAN T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 RSL @ DAL L 0-2 Started 90 0 2 8 5 0 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 RSL @ SJ W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 6 3 0 0 0
10/6/2012 RSL @ LA L 2-1 Started 90 0 2 6 4 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
9/22/2012 TOR @ LA W 2-4 Started 90 0 2 3 1 0 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
9/1/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/26/2012 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 6 6 0 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
8/12/2012 LA @ CHV W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 3 2 0 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-4 Started 90 0 4 6 2 0 0 0
7/28/2012 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
7/21/2012 CHV @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 6 5 0 0 0
7/18/2012 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 6 4 0 0 0
7/14/2012 LA @ POR W 5-3 Started 90 0 3 10 7 0 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
7/4/2012 PHI @ LA L 2-1 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 0 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ L 3-4 Started 90 0 4 9 5 0 0 0
6/23/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
6/20/2012 LA @ RSL W 3-2 Started 90 0 2 5 3 0 0 0
6/17/2012 POR @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 LA @ CHV L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 LA @ MTL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 DAL @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 1 0 1
4/14/2012 POR @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 3 2 0 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC L 0-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
3/31/2012 NE @ LA L 3-1 Started 90 0 3 9 6 0 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 RSL @ LA L 3-1 Started 90 0 3 4 2 0 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2011 CHV @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 5 4 0 0 0
10/4/2011 LA @ NY L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 5 4 0 0 0
9/17/2011 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 4 4 0 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 3 1 1 1 0
8/20/2011 SJ @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 5 5 0 0 0
8/6/2011 DAL @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
8/3/2011 LA @ POR L 0-3 Started 90 0 3 6 3 0 0 0
7/30/2011 LA @ VAN W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 5 5 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHI @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 5 4 0 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 LA @ SJ T 0-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL W 3-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
6/11/2011 TOR @ LA T 2-2 Started 90 0 2 5 3 0 0 0
6/3/2011 DC @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
5/28/2011 LA @ NE W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA W 1-4 Started 90 0 1 3 3 0 0 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 NY @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2011 LA @ DAL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 POR @ LA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 LA @ CHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2011 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 LA @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 LA @ RSL L 1-4 Started 90 0 4 6 2 1 1 0
3/20/2011 NE @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 6 6 0 0 0
10/24/2010 DAL @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 COL @ LA L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2010 LA @ PHI W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2010 LA @ CHV W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2010 NY @ LA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/18/2010 DC @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2010 CLB @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 LA @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 KC @ LA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 LA @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 LA @ NY W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/1/2010 CHI @ LA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/22/2010 SJ @ LA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2010 LA @ DC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 LA @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2010 LA @ RSL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 HOU @ LA W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 LA @ CLB W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/20/2010 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 TOR @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2010 LA @ COL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 PHI @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 LA @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 LA @ HOU W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2010 CHV @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/27/2010 NE @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 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