2013 (Crew): Tchani made 22 appearances -- including 13 starts -- in the central midfield and recorded one assist. He missed the match against Philadelphia (April 6) with a right adductor inflammation before making his first start of the season against D.C. (April 27) and seven straight starts through June 5 at Philadelphia. He also made a substitute appearance in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13). Tchani again returned to the starting lineup at Montreal (September 14) and then recorded his first assist of the season on Bernardo Anor’s goal against Chicago (September 21). Tchani made six consecutive starts to finish the regular-season. He added a start at central midfield in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the 2-1 loss in the Fourth Round at Chicago (June 13). In MLS Reserve League action, he recorded one goal and one assist in six starts.
2012 (Crew): In his first full season with the Black & Gold, Tchani played in 22 matches, 14 of which were starts. The Cameroonian midfielder scored two goals and notched two assists in 1331 minutes of action. His assist to Jairo Arrieta on August 25 was a game-winner.
2011 (Red Bulls/TFC/Crew): Beginning the season in New York, Tchani playing two games with one start before being traded to Toronto FC on April 1. He appeared in 13 matches for TFC, all starts, and tallied one goal against the Crew on March 24. On July 15, he was traded to Columbus in exchange for Andy Iro and Leandre Griffit. Tchani missed the rest of the regular season due to injury. He made his Crew debut in playoff match against Colorado on October 27.
2010 (Red Bulls): Tchani played in 27 matches, starting 17 and scoring a goal while adding three assists. Tchani made his MLS debut as a second half sub in 1-0 win over Chicago on March 20. He made first MLS start in 4-0 loss to San Jose on May 8 and scored first career MLS goal vs. Columbus on May 20. Tchani picked up first career assist on Rafa Márquez goal at Toronto on August 21.
Tchani helped the University of Virgina win the NCAA Tournament in 2009. He spent two seasons in Virginia, recording eight goals and four assists in 2009 and was a First Team All-America selection by the NSCAA and College Soccer News. The midfielder earned spots on the ACC All-Tournament Team, NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team and All-ACC Second Team. He was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2009. He earned the 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year Award after notching nine goals and three assists.
Acquired by the Crew on July 15, 2011 in exchange for Andy Iro and Leandre Griffit.
Born in Douala, Cameroon, Tchani moved to the United States as a teenager with his mother, Marceline Gargom. His favorite movie is Gladiator. He listens to rap music – favorite artist is Lil Wayne. His best soccer memory was when Virginia faced Akron for the NCAA Championship.