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Nate Jaqua

Nate Jaqua
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Forward
  • 6' 3"
  • 180 lbs.
  • 10-28-1981
  • Eugene, OR
  • Named 2010 U.S. Open Cup Player of the Tournament
  • Has scored 41 career MLS goals and 27 assists
  • Three caps for U.S. National Team
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: “Nate is a tall forward who works extremely hard and causes problems for the opponent’s defense.”

MLS Experience

2010: Appeared in 15 games, making 3 starts and recording 3 assists. Earned U.S. Open Cup Player of the Round honors for the quarterfinal and semifinal and named Player of the Tournament. Scored lone goal at POR (6/30) and followed it up with 2 goals vs. LA (7/7). Ended the tournament as co-leader with 5 goals in 4 games. Placed on the club’s Disabled List (3/25) and missed several matches due to abdominal fascial repair surgery (4/7). Made season debut at PHI (6/27). Made first start vs. DAL (7/11). Made 27 appearances with 6 starts in all competitions, scoring 6 goals with 4 assists, including 1 goal and 1 assist in CONCACAF Champions League play.

2009: Posted regular season career highs in goals (9), assists (7), games started (27) and minutes played (2278). Finished tied for ninth in assists. Named MLS Player of the Week after scoring two goals and an assist vs. COL (6/28). Earned MLS Goal of the Week three times. Finished May with four straight games with either goal or an assist. Appeared in 30 games total for Seattle, starting 28, including all 210 minutes in both playoff games vs. HOU (10/29, 11/8). Oringinally positioned up front but made final five starts on right flank. Started and played each minute in three of four U.S. Open Cup appearances, and scored game-tying goal in 89th minute of semifinal vs. HOU (7/21).

2008: Re-signed with Houston (7/15) and produced four goals and four assists in 14 games at forward during the second half of the season. In the playoffs, started first leg at New York (11/1) and came on as a substitute in second leg vs. New York (11/9). Scored first Dynamo goal of the year in the SuperLiga championship, giving Houston a 1-0 lead. Played 90 minutes in each of the Dynamo's first three Champions League games.

2007: Traded to Houston mid-season from Los Angeles and netted six goals and added two assists in 15 league games for Houston. Scored the game-winning goals in Houston’s SuperLiga win over Club América and in the Western Conference final against Kansas City, while helping Houston to its second consecutive MLS Cup title.

2006: Notched a career-high eight goals in 28 games while adding two assists in third and final season with Chicago. Set career-highs in games played (28), games started (22), minutes played (2,037) and shots (48).

2005: Started 15 of 18 MLS contests played, scoring seven goals and three assists in 1,361 minutes for Chicago. Missed 13 games to injury, but still finished in top three on the Fire with seven goals (2nd), 24 shots on goal (2nd) and 45 shots (3rd). Scored his first goal of the season against the New York MetroStars (4/22) at Giants Stadium with his tally standing as the game-winner in a 1-0 win that broke a nearly one-year road winless streak for the Fire. Registered the first hat trick of MLS career against Chivas USA (6/4) in a 5-2 Fire win. Earned Honda MLS Player of the Month honor for June after scoring six total goals and one assist.

2004: Switched between the forward and midfield positions in his 26 games (21 starts), scoring four goals and four assists for Chicago. Four goals tied for the second most on the Fire and four assists tied for third on the squad. Appeared in all four of the Fire's CONCACAF Champions Cup contests, making three starts. In the only game that he didn't start, came on as a second half sub vs. Saprissa (3/21) and recorded the game-winning assist on Jim Curtin's 86th minute score in the return leg of the Champions Cup Semifinals. 2003: Signed a Project 40 contract with MLS, and entered the

2003: MLS SuperDraft, where he was selected third overall by Chicago. Played in 20 games as a rookie, making five starts, registering two goals and two assists. Scored first-career MLS goal against Los Angeles (9/13).

Other Professional Experience

2008: Signed four month contract with Austrian side SC Rheindorf Altach (1/28). Played in 13 games and scored five goals before returning to MLS.

International Experience

Played for the U-18, U- 20 and U-23 U.S. National Teams, and has three caps for the senior squad. Made U.S. National Team debut in 5-0 win over Norway on January 29, 2006, at The Home Depot Center, coming on as a substitute in the 67th minute. Started and played the first half of United States win over Denmark on January 20, 2007, at The Home Depot Center. Third international appearance came in 2-0 loss to England at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2008.

College

Finished 10th in total points (80), tied for 13th in goals (29), and 10th in assists (22). Led the Pilots in scoring in each of his three seasons. All-America in final two seasons, as sophomore and junior and three-time All-West Coast Confer­ence first team and also WCC All-Academic selection Scored Portland's only goals in 2001 NCAA playoff wins over Gonzaga and Washington. WCC Freshman of the Year in 2000.

High School/Club

Lettered four years at South Eugene High School. Two-time Parade All-American selection. Twice named Oregon 4A Player of the Year after scoring 30 goals as a junior and 21 goals and 20 assists as a senior. Team won three Midwestern League titles and the Oregon 4A state championship in 1998.

Personal

Grew up on a cattle ranch on the McKenzie River. If he could be a professional athlete in another sport, he would be an Olympic skier. Favorite soccer memory is winning the MLS Cup in 2007 with Houston. Brother, Josh, played soccer at New Mexico and aside Nate at Portland.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 23 7 0 843 2 16 2 29 9 2 0
2010 Seattle Sounders FC 15 3 0 409 3 9 5 6 2 2 0
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 28 27 9 2278 7 47 16 47 21 6 1
2008 Houston Dynamo 14 11 4 901 4 10 6 18 3 2 0
2007 Houston Dynamo 15 10 6 1002 2 26 11 15 5 3 0
2007 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 1 770 0 23 8 19 3 3 0
2006 Chicago Fire 28 22 8 2037 2 48 17 49 14 4 0
2005 Chicago Fire 18 15 7 1361 3 45 24 35 10 4 0
2004 Chicago Fire 26 21 4 1832 4 45 19 34 7 3 1
2003 Chicago Fire 20 5 2 708 2 17 7 20 4 1 0
Career Totals 197 130 41 12141 29 286 115 272 78 30 2

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 23 7 0 843 2 16 2 29 9 2 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 0 0 22 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 15 3 0 409 3 9 5 6 2 2 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 210 0 5 1 6 1 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 28 27 9 2278 7 47 16 47 21 6 1

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 2 1 0 102 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 14 11 4 901 4 10 6 18 3 2 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 4 3 1 261 0 5 2 4 2 1 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 15 10 6 1002 2 26 11 15 5 3 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 1 770 0 23 8 19 3 3 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 2 2 1 210 0 5 1 6 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 28 22 8 2037 2 48 17 49 14 4 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 3 2 0 134 0 3 2 5 1 1 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 18 15 7 1361 3 45 24 35 10 4 0

2004 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 26 21 4 1832 4 45 19 34 7 3 1

2003 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 3 0 0 46 1 4 3 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 20 5 2 708 2 17 7 20 4 1 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
10/22/2011 SEA @ CHV W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 SJ @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA L 2-0 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
10/1/2011 SEA @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 3 0 4 1 0 0
9/24/2011 SEA @ VAN W 3-1 Started 66 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
9/17/2011 DC @ SEA W 0-3 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 RSL @ SEA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA W 2-6 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SEA @ DAL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 CHV @ SEA T 0-0 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Subbed On 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA W 3-4 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 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
6/26/2011 NE @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA W 2-4 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 SEA @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 VAN @ SEA T 2-2 Subbed On 31 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Started 54 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0
5/28/2011 SEA @ RSL W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 3 0 3 1 0 0
5/25/2011 DAL @ SEA L 1-0 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Subbed On 35 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Started 79 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 24 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/4/2011 SEA @ DC L 1-2 Started 64 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
4/30/2011 TOR @ SEA W 0-3 Started 72 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 26 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Subbed On 24 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Subbed On 29 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 1 3 3 2 0 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Subbed On 25 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0
10/2/2010 TOR @ SEA W 2-3 Subbed On 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 SEA @ CHI W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB W 4-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/9/2010 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Started 70 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
9/4/2010 SEA @ NE L 1-3 Subbed On 17 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
8/28/2010 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ W 1-0 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/15/2010 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/11/2010 DAL @ SEA T 1-1 Started 78 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA L 1-3 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/27/2010 SEA @ PHI L 1-3 Subbed On 18 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/10/2010 DC @ SEA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 NE @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA L 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 CLB @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/25/2010 SEA @ TOR L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2010 SEA @ DAL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 SEA @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2010 PHI @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 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