HOW ACQUIRED: Selected in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft
What Scouts Say: "Probably best as a holding midfielder, but can also play centerback and right back ... Defensively solid, simple and clean on the ball ... Reads the game well and is simple with the ball ... Good athlete ... Broke his leg while scoring a goal against Marquette ... Bad break … How does he come back from it? ... Worth a look at the next level ... Warrior. Driven, competitive ... Very good in the air."
College: Started 18 of the 19 games he appeared in during his freshman season (2009), did not register a goal or an assist. Named a TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention and All-Big East Rookie Team ... Started all 19 games he played in 2009, scoring two goals, including one game-winner. Named All-Big East Third Team ... Started all 24 games he played in 2011, named team captain and registered two assists. Named All-Big East Third Team ... Named team captain for second year running in 2012 and appeared in all 12 games he started, notching a goal and an assist after moving to center back from midfield. Season was cut short by a broken leg on Oct. 6, 2012. Named All-Big East First Team and ranked #67 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's Upperclassmen Rankings on Dec. 17, 2012.
Prep: Attended St. Benedict's Preparatory in Newark, N.J. Lettered four years, earned All-State and Second Team All-America honors, and was named a Parade Magazine All-American in 2008. Captained the team his senior year, scoring five goals and seven assists.
International: Played for the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-18 US national teams in matches against Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela and China.