Steven Beitashour

Steven Beitashour
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Defender
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 5' 10"
  • 170 lbs.
  • 02-01-1987
  • San Jose, CA

PROFILE

A right fullback with four years of MLS experience under his belt, Steven Beitashour joined Whitecaps FC on January 27, 2014 after being acquired from Western Conference rivals San Jose Earthquakes. Well respected amongst his peers, Beitashour was named an MLS All-Star during the 2012 season. Born to Iranian parents, Beitashour made his debut with the Iranian senior men's national team in 2013.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

2013: After sitting out the first seven matches of the season, Beitashour started each of San Jose's final 27 MLS matches, scoring one goal and recording three assists. The defender's three assists came on May 5 against Toronto FC, May 11 against Seattle, and June 1 against Real Salt Lake. His lone goal in 2013, and the second goal of his MLS career, came on August 24 against FC Dallas. Beitashour also made one start for the Earthquakes in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Guatemalan side CD Heredia in the club's final group stage match on October 23. The victory allowed San Jose to advance to the quarterfinals. 2012: Started all 33 of his MLS appearances, missing only a single match for the 2012 Supporter's Shield winners. His six assists were the third highest total on the team, and only one off of his career high set the previous year. In the U.S. Open Cup, Beitashour appeared in all three matches for San Jose, starting twice and recording one assist. Among his highlights from the 2012 season was a selection to the MLS All-Star team, where he started alongside Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit and played the full 90 minutes in a 3-2 win over English Premier League side Chelsea FC. Come playoff time, Beitashour started both of the Quakes' Western Conference semifinal matches as they fell to eventual MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy. 2011: In his second MLS season, Beitashour started all 19 of his appearances while leading the team with seven assists - which was also tied for a league high among defenders. A start against Chicago Fire on September 10 would begin a stretch of eight consecutive MLS starts to end the season, a streak that would extend to 30 consecutive starts until July 22, 2012 at BC Place. Also made two starts in U.S. Open Cup qualifying, playing 120 minutes in a 1-0 shootout win against Portland Timbers on May 3, and another 120 minutes in a 3-2 shootout defeat against Chicago Fire on May 24. 2010: Was drafted in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft (30th overall) by his hometown San Jose Earthquakes. During his rookie season, Beitashour would start seven of his eight MLS appearances. He scored his first career MLS goal on April 24, on the road in a 3-2 defeat against Chivas USA. In U.S. Open Cup qualification, played 107 minutes in a 4-3 shootout defeat to Real Salt Lake on April 14.

INTERNATIONAL

A dual American-Iranian citizen, Beitashour chose to represent Iran when he was called into camp for 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification. He made his debut in Iran's 2-1 win over Thailand, coming on as a 76th minute substitute for Hossein Mahini. He made his first start and recorded his first assist for Iran in the ensuing match, again against Thailand, a 3-0 victory that ensured their qualification to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Beitashour then went on to start the next match as well, a 4-1 victory over Lebannon. Prior to committing to Iran, Beitashour had been called into one camp with the United States men's national team, getting the call from head coach Jurgen Klinsmann in August of 2012.

COLLEGE

Appeared in 57 career games for the San Diego State University Aztecs, recording eight assists. Played in 17 games as a senior and tallied three assists. Spent most of his junior season injured, appearing in only four games. Started 16 matches as a sophomore and recorded three assists, good for a tie for third on the team. As a redshirt freshman, appeared in 18 games with 10 starts and notched two assists. Redshirted his freshman year in 2005.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

Was a four-year letter-winner for Leland High School in San Jose, where he won the Pat Tillman Award. Named a Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division first-team selection. Mercury News Honorable Mention in 2004-05.A two-time Offensive Player of the Year at Leland.

PERSONAL

Son of Edward and Pari Beitashour. His father is a Christian Assyrian, while his mother is a Muslim Persian.

INTERESTING FACTS

Majored in communications at San Diego State University. His favourite Persian dish is Lubia Polo.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 14 14 0 1259 2 2 0 12 1 2 0
2013 San Jose Earthquakes 27 27 1 2426 3 5 1 23 0 0 0
2012 San Jose Earthquakes 33 33 0 2955 6 11 2 29 1 6 0
2011 San Jose Earthquakes 19 19 0 1655 7 4 2 16 1 3 1
2010 San Jose Earthquakes 8 7 1 640 0 4 3 9 0 0 0
Career Totals 101 100 2 8934 18 26 8 88 3 11 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Vancouver Whitecaps FC 14 14 0 1259 2 2 0 12 1 2 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 27 27 1 2426 3 5 1 23 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 2 2 0 163 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 33 33 0 2955 6 11 2 29 1 6 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 19 19 0 1655 7 4 2 16 1 3 1

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 8 7 1 640 0 4 3 9 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

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/19/2014 VAN @ RSL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
7/16/2014 VAN @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
7/12/2014 CHV @ VAN L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/5/2014 SEA @ VAN W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/28/2014 VAN @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2014 MTL @ VAN T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 VAN @ PHI T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2014 VAN @ POR W 4-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
5/3/2014 SJ @ VAN W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/26/2014 VAN @ RSL T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/19/2014 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/12/2014 VAN @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/5/2014 COL @ VAN L 2-1 Started 89 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0
3/29/2014 HOU @ VAN W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
3/22/2014 VAN @ NE T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
3/8/2014 NY @ VAN W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
10/26/2013 DAL @ SJ W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10/20/2013 SJ @ LA T 0-0 Started 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2013 COL @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
9/29/2013 SJ @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/14/2013 VAN @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/8/2013 PHI @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/31/2013 SJ @ LA L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
8/24/2013 SJ @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
8/18/2013 KC @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/10/2013 SJ @ VAN L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
8/3/2013 CHV @ SJ W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 POR @ SJ W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/13/2013 SEA @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/6/2013 SJ @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 SJ @ CHI L 2-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/29/2013 LA @ SJ W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SJ @ DC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/15/2013 SJ @ COL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SJ @ RSL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
5/25/2013 SJ @ DAL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/18/2013 COL @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/11/2013 SJ @ SEA L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/8/2013 TOR @ SJ W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 MTL @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/27/2013 SJ @ CHV T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4/21/2013 POR @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/14/2013 SJ @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 VAN @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SJ @ HOU L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 SEA @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 SJ @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2013 NY @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 RSL @ SJ L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 SJ @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/6/2012 SJ @ COL W 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/29/2012 DAL @ SJ T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 SJ @ SEA W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/19/2012 POR @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
9/15/2012 SJ @ CHV W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
9/2/2012 CHV @ SJ W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 COL @ SJ W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
8/18/2012 SJ @ MTL L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
8/11/2012 SEA @ SJ W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
7/28/2012 CHI @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/22/2012 SJ @ VAN L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0
7/18/2012 DAL @ SJ W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7/14/2012 RSL @ SJ W 0-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/7/2012 SJ @ DAL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
7/3/2012 SJ @ POR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ W 3-4 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/23/2012 SJ @ RSL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/20/2012 SJ @ COL W 2-1 Started 75 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
5/27/2012 SJ @ KC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/13/2012 CHV @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/5/2012 SJ @ VAN L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
5/2/2012 DC @ SJ W 3-5 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/28/2012 SJ @ PHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 RSL @ SJ W 1-3 Started 90 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0
4/14/2012 SJ @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 VAN @ SJ W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/31/2012 SJ @ SEA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/24/2012 SJ @ TOR W 3-0 Started 90 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 0
3/17/2012 HOU @ SJ L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/10/2012 NE @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 DAL @ SJ W 2-4 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/15/2011 SJ @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2011 SJ @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
10/1/2011 KC @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SJ @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
9/21/2011 SJ @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/17/2011 SJ @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
9/10/2011 CHI @ SJ W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
8/27/2011 SJ @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SJ @ LA L 0-2 Started 81 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
8/13/2011 COL @ SJ L 2-1 Started 89 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/6/2011 POR @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 DC @ SJ L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 SJ @ RSL L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 VAN @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 PHI @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 SJ @ CHV L 0-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/2/2011 NY @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 LA @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
6/17/2011 SJ @ KC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
6/11/2011 SJ @ DC W 4-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
6/4/2011 HOU @ SJ W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/28/2011 SJ @ CHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/21/2011 NE @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 CLB @ SJ W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2011 SJ @ VAN T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
4/30/2011 SJ @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 CHV @ SJ L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SJ @ NY L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 TOR @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 SJ @ DAL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 RSL @ SJ L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 SJ @ KC L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2010 CHV @ SJ W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 HOU @ SJ L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 SJ @ DC W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2010 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2010 CHI @ SJ L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 SJ @ TOR W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2010 PHI @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2010 DAL @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2010 SJ @ HOU W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 SJ @ NY L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 LA @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 KC @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/7/2010 SJ @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/22/2010 SJ @ LA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 SJ @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2010 DC @ SJ T 1-1 Started 65 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/25/2010 SJ @ RSL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
6/5/2010 SJ @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2010 CLB @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/29/2010 TOR @ SJ L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA W 1-0 Subbed On 35 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SJ @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 NY @ SJ W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 COL @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 SJ @ CHV L 2-3 Started 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 NE @ SJ W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
4/10/2010 SJ @ CHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
3/27/2010 RSL @ SJ L 3-0 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