HOW ACQUIRED: Selected 12th in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft from Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Dec. 10, 2014.
PRONUNCIATION: MED-ee BALL-ooch-ee
A 10 year MLS veteran, Ballouchy is coming off a 2015 season that saw him make 16 starts, his most since the 2011 campaign. Ballouchy's comfort on the ball saw him tie his career high with three goals, and he added two assists during the first ever MLS season in the Bronx. He will hope to fit into Coach Vieira's plans in the 2016 season, and continue to build the Cityzen's legacy in the five boroughs. Ballouchy has 200 MLS regular season appearances and over 13,000 career minutes.
COLLEGE: Ballouchy played one season at Creighton University, leading the Bluejays to the semifinals of the 2002 College Cup, before transferring to Santa Clara University, where he played two seasons. Was a two-time All-American selection, including a First Team selection in 2005.