Re-joins Sounders FC after successful stints in 2009 and 2011
Seven goals and four assists in 46 MLS appearances
2010 Golden Boot and MVP in USL-2 for Charleston Battery
Native of Federal Way, Wash.
Sporting Director Chris Henderson: “Lamar is an attacking midfielder who plays smart and adds versatility to our club. He is a great teammate and positive presence in the locker room.”
2012: Traded from Seattle to Montreal Impact with Mike Fucito in exchange for Eddie Johnson. Made 23 appearances and 11 starts for the Impact, scoring two goals and two assists. Recorded first point when he assisted on the opening goal in a 2-1 win vs. TOR (4/7). Scored first goal for Montreal in a 4-1 win vs. SEA (6/16). Scored game-winning goal on a 20-yard curler in 3-1 win vs. SJ (8/18), winning MLS Goal of the Week for week 24.
Other Professional Experience
2011: Signed with Seattle on March 2 following a successful tryout, starting nine of 23 games… Finished third on the team with five goals, scoring his first MLS Goal on May 28 against Real Salt Lake, winning MLS Goal of the Week… Also recorded two assists… Made his MLS debut against the LA Galaxy on March 15… Named MLS Player of the Week after scoring the club’s second hat trick, against Columbus on August 27… Also scored one goal in three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games and played seven games in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Played for the first time internationally with IFK Mariehamn. Appeared in five league matches, scoring two goals.
2010: Joined the Charleston Battery of USL-2, the thied tier of U.S. professional soccer. Scored 12 goals in 19 regular season matches, earning Golden Boot and MVP honors in USL-2. The Battery went on to win the 2010 USL-2 championship.
Signed with Sounders FC on June 10, 2009 but was limited to action in friendlies versus Chelsea and Barcelone. Waied after season and spent 2010 preseason as an invitee.
2008: Scored two goals in 11 games with the Des Moines Menace, in the USL Premier Development League.
2007: Scored four goals in 13 games with the Des Moines Menace, in the USL Premier Development League.
Finished his career at UNLV with 27 goals and 60 points… Was a three-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team selection.
Was a three-year starter for Federal Way’s Thomas Jefferson High School… Led the team to a state championship as a senior… Broke a 31-year-old record by scoring six goals in one game.
Has two brothers, Shedrick and Jamaal, and three sisters, Tanisha, Daisia and Jasmine.