Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens
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Midfielder
  • Chicago Fire
  • 5' 9"
  • 155 lbs.
  • 04-03-1989
  • Hinsdale, IL

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed with the Chicago Fire on December 9, 2014.

Stephens joins the Men in Red after spending the 2014 season in Norway with Stabæk. Stephens made 30 appearances, tallied seven assists, and scored his lone Tippeligaen goal against Molde FK on Aug. 10. The 25-year-old also appeared in four NM Cupen matches.

The Naperville, Ill. native was selected in the first round (16th overall) by the LA Galaxy in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft after a standout four-year collegiate career at UCLA, where he started 78 of 81 appearances, helping the Bruins to four NCAA tournament appearances, earning 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.

Stephens, who made his professional debut on March 27, 2010, scored one goal in 25 matches and led all MLS rookies with eight assists. His eight assists were the most by a Galaxy rookie since current Fire assistant coach Clint Mathis’ ten assists in 1998.

In four seasons with the Galaxy, Stephens made 94 appearances, scoring two goals and tallying 12 assists in MLS play. Stephens also scored two goals in 17 CONCACAF Champions League matches and appeared in four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches during his time in Los Angeles.

Stephens was part of the Galaxy’s back-to-back MLS Cup championship teams in 2011 and 2012, making six postseason appearances and playing 14 minutes in the Galaxy’s 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in MLS Cup 2012.

A Fire PDL product, Stephens provided the opening assist in the Fire’s 2-1 victory over the Toronto Lynx in the 2008 Super-20 North American Finals.

A member of the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., Stephens was selected for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2007 Pan American Games.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 LA Galaxy 21 8 1 775 1 3 1 9 0 0 0
2012 LA Galaxy 23 6 0 724 2 3 1 7 1 1 0
2011 LA Galaxy 25 12 0 1109 1 7 2 13 0 3 0
2010 Los Angeles Galaxy 25 21 1 1884 8 19 9 13 0 4 0
Career Totals 94 47 2 4492 12 32 13 42 1 8 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 21 8 1 775 1 3 1 9 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 4 0 0 40 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 23 6 0 724 2 3 1 7 1 1 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 2 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 25 12 0 1109 1 7 2 13 0 3 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 25 21 1 1884 8 19 9 13 0 4 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 G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2013 LA @ SEA T 1-1 Started 65 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/20/2013 SJ @ LA T 0-0 Started 68 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/16/2013 MTL @ LA W 0-1 Started 60 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/6/2013 CHV @ LA W 0-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/29/2013 LA @ POR L 0-1 Subbed On 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SEA @ LA T 1-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 LA @ DC T 2-2 Subbed On 13 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
9/7/2013 COL @ LA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SJ @ LA W 0-3 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 LA @ VAN W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA W 2-4 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2013 LA @ DAL T 3-3 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 LA @ COL L 0-2 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 VAN @ LA W 1-2 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 LA @ POR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 LA @ SJ L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2013 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 POR @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL L 1-3 Started 84 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
6/2/2013 LA @ NE L 0-5 Started 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2013 SEA @ LA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/19/2013 LA @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2013 LA @ PHI W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 LA @ VAN L 1-3 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2013 HOU @ LA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL W 2-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/20/2013 KC @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 LA @ DAL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 LA @ TOR T 2-2 Started 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 COL @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2013 CHV @ LA T 1-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA W 0-4 Subbed On 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 RSL @ LA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 TOR @ LA W 2-4 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA W 0-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/1/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-2 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/26/2012 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Subbed On 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/12/2012 LA @ CHV W 4-0 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 CHV @ LA W 1-3 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 57 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/14/2012 LA @ POR W 5-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
7/4/2012 PHI @ LA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 LA @ RSL W 3-2 Subbed On 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2012 POR @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU L 1-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA L 3-2 Subbed On 5 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 0
5/12/2012 LA @ MTL T 1-1 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA L 1-0 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 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 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL W 2-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 POR @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC L 0-1 Started 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 NE @ LA L 3-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 RSL @ LA L 3-1 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2011 CHV @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/4/2011 LA @ NY L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
9/17/2011 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SJ @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 DAL @ LA W 1-3 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8/3/2011 LA @ POR L 0-3 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 LA @ VAN W 4-0 Started 85 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHI @ LA W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 LA @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/11/2011 TOR @ LA T 2-2 Started 81 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
6/3/2011 DC @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 LA @ NE W 1-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/21/2011 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA W 1-4 Subbed On 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 87 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 0
5/1/2011 LA @ DAL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 POR @ LA W 0-3 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/17/2011 LA @ CHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
4/13/2011 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 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 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 LA @ RSL L 1-4 Started 58 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/20/2011 NE @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA W 1-0 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/24/2010 DAL @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 COL @ LA L 3-1 Started 76 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
10/7/2010 LA @ PHI W 1-0 Started 89 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
10/3/2010 LA @ CHV W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
9/24/2010 NY @ LA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 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 0
9/11/2010 CLB @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 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 0
8/28/2010 KC @ LA L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
8/21/2010 LA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 LA @ NY W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8/1/2010 CHI @ LA L 3-2 Started 71 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/22/2010 SJ @ LA T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
7/18/2010 LA @ DC W 2-1 Subbed On 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 LA @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2010 LA @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 HOU @ LA W 1-4 Started 90 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 LA @ CLB W 2-0 Started 90 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
5/20/2010 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0
5/15/2010 TOR @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA W 4-0 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/5/2010 LA @ COL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 PHI @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/24/2010 LA @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4/17/2010 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4/10/2010 LA @ HOU W 2-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2010 CHV @ LA W 0-2 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
3/27/2010 NE @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 10 0 0 1 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