- 2011: Reserve League: Started, played 88 minutes and scored two goals in his MLS Reserve League debut during a week-long trial with the San Jose Earthquakes in June of 2011 … Brace came during the first half of a 3-0 home win over the LA Galaxy at San Jose's Nutrilite Training Facility on June 6.
Other Professional Experience:
Currently in his second stint at SC Preußen Münster of the 3. Liga, Germany's third-tier division behind the Bundesliga … Has scored 14 goals in 56 appearances since returning to the club in 2010 … Also played at Preußen Münster in 2005-06 … Previously played for SC Paderborn 07, Rot-Weiss Essen, FC Carl Zeiss Jena, 1. SC Feucht and MSV Duisburg in Germany, as well as Manisaspor and Denizlispor in Turkey … Produced 17 goals and eight assists in 39 appearances at SC Paderborn 07 in 2008-09, earning the 3. Liga Golden Boot award and helping the club to promotion to the 2. Bundesliga … Played in the youth systems in Germany of his hometown club, VSC Donauwörth, as well as FC Augsburg.
Represented Turkey at the U-21 level.
Holds dual citizenship in Turkey and Germany, as well as a United States green card … First Turkish national to sign with MLS.