2009: Battled injuries but appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts … Started first eight matches before leaving game with calf injury on 5/3 at NE … Returned to starting lineup with 90-minute performance in 3-1 win at FCD on 6/13 … Did not play again until 90-minute performance in 3-2 win vs. CHI on 8/9 … Playoffs: Played all 120 minutes at LA on 11/13 … 08-09 Champions League: Started both legs of quarterfinal series vs. Atlante … Open Cup: Did not appear … 09-10 Champions League: Started four of six Champions League games.
2008: Team captain with incredible stamina started 26 games at left back … Recorded 200th career MLS start on 4/12 at KC … Missed first MLS game since 7/26/06 (59 games) on 5/28 at FCD with adductor strain … Returned from four-game absence in 0-0 tie at COL on 6/21 … Made 100th Dynamo start at DC on 7/23, the first player to reach that milestone … Playoffs: Played full 90 minutes in first leg at NY on 11/1 but left the game at halftime in second leg vs. NY on 11/9 … Champions' Cup: Played every minute of quarterfinal vs. Municipal and semifinal vs. Saprissa … SuperLiga: Notched first assist in exactly one year in win vs. Atlante on 7/12, setting up Stuart Holden … Played every minute of all five games … Scored in championship game shootout at NE on 8/5 … Champions League: Played all 90 minutes in first four games before sitting out both Firpo matches.
2007: Again led the team by starting every game at left back and playing 2,649 of a possible 2,700 minutes … Registered two assists … Played a one-two to set up Brad Davis for his first of three goals in 4-0 win vs. CHV on 6/21 … Crossed to set up Stuart Holden's goal in 4-0 win at CHI on 7/12 … Playoffs: Played every minute of the postseason and received a yellow card in the MLS Cup final … Champions' Cup: Went the distance in all four matches and earned a yellow card in the first leg at Puntarenas on 2/21 … SuperLiga: Played 90 minutes in all three group stage matches … Played all 120 minutes of the semifinal vs. Pachuca on 8/14 and converted the opening penalty kick in the shootout with a right-footed shot down the center.
2006: Started all 31 games for which he was eligible, playing 2,756 minutes, the most of any field player … Had three assists … Assisted with Dwayne De Rosario on Brian Ching's first goal in inaugural game against COL on 4/2 … Second assist of season was to Ryan Cochrane in 85th minute of 1-1 tie vs. NE on 5/27 … Third assist was to Dwayne De Rosario in the 55th minute of a 1-1 draw with CHV on 6/28 … Ejected on 7/22 vs. NE after receiving two yellow cards … Playoffs: Started all four games … Open Cup: Started all three games as Dynamo reached semifinals.
2005: Earthquakes team captain started and played in 30 games after returning to the team after playing in Europe … Only missed matches to be with the U.S. national team and because of injury suffered while with U.S. … Scored one goal and registered two assists … Played 2,664 minutes, most since 1999 … Started and played 90 minutes in first game as Quakes captain on 4/2 vs. NE … Earned first assist of the season on 5/25 at COL … Scored first MLS goal since 5/4/02 on 6/18 vs. RSL and received a yellow card … Playoffs: Started both legs against LA … Open Cup: Scored game-winner in 2-0 win 8/3 over Portland.
2002: For first time in career named an MLS All-Star and a member of the MLS Best XI … Finalist for MLS Defender of the Year … Started and played every minute of every game … One of only four players in league to start all 28 games … Finished third in minutes played in MLS with 2,555 … Scored one goal and matched career high with six assists … Playoffs: Played 90 minutes on 9/25 vs. CLB and on 9/28 at CLB … Champions' Cup: Played 90 minutes vs. Olimpia on 3/13 at Orange Bowl … Received yellow card vs. Olimpia on 3/16 at Sheldon Stadium … Played 90 minutes on 4/17 at Pachuca and on 4/24 vs. Pachuca … Open Cup: Played full 109 minutes on 7/17 at Seattle … Played full 101 minutes vs. LA on 8/7.
2001: Rebounded from an injury-plagued 2000 season to become one of the strongest left backs in MLS … Started 23 games … Scored one goal and registered six assists … Scored first goal of the season on 5/19 vs. MET … Playoffs: Made MLS playoff debut, starting and playing 90 minutes on 9/22 at CLB … Notched first two career playoff assists on 9/26 vs. CLB … Played 90 minutes and registered an assist on 10/14 vs. MIA … Played full 94 minutes on 10/17 in overtime semifinal victory at MIA … Played full 96 minutes in MLS Cup overtime final victory against LA?at Columbus Crew Stadium.
2000: Rising star had third MLS season decimated by repeated groin injuries … Played in only three matches (two starts) … Missed a total of 28 matches due to injury and had two surgeries … First underwent surgery for a sports hernia on 3/24 before the season opener and was taken off the injured reserve list on 5/10 … Missed the first eight games of the season before starting and playing 45 minutes in 2000 debut at CHI on 5/13 … After making final appearance at LA on 5/27, went back on the injured reserve list on 6/24 … Missed remainder of season after having his second surgery of the year on 7/14 to fix a left groin problem.
1999: Played all 90 minutes in 31 of 32 games for San Jose and led team in minutes played (2,790) … Tied for third in scoring with 10 points (one goal and eight assists) … Scored lone goal of season at FCD on 5/15 … Had a two-assist game vs. MIA on 9/19 … Missed only game of season at MET on 9/22 due to suspension.
1998: Selected by San Jose in first round (12th overall pick) of MLS SuperDraft … As rookie, played in 26 games, starting 22 … Split time between defense and midfield and had two goals and two assists … Made MLS debut vs. COL on 3/28, playing final 15 minutes … Made first MLS start vs. CHI on 4/11, playing 90 minutes…Scored first MLS goal vs. NE on 5/3 … Scored second goal at FCD on 9/13 … Registered first MLS assist on 5/9 at COL … Missed three games due to injury.
Other Pro Experience
Played for AGF Aarhus in Danish SuperLiga in 2002-03 and 2003-04 … Fixture at left back for Aarhus and helped them avoid relegation … Played in 19 games in 2003-04 for Aarhus … Loaned from Aarhus to Norway's Fredrikstad Football Club for the first part of 2004-05 season.
United States international (2 caps) … 2007: Saw action in one game for national team, appearing as a substitute in the 0-0 tie vs. Guatemala 3/28 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas … 2005: Invited to national team camp for World Cup qualifier on 10/8 but did not play in 3-0 loss to Costa Rica due to injury … 2002: Earned first cap for senior national team on 11/17 vs. El Salvador at RFK Stadium, playing 90 minutes at left back … Youth: Played with U.S. U-21 and U-20 national teams in 1994-95 … Scored four goals in three games with U-20 team during CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Honduras in 1994.
Had 38 goals and 26 assists in four years (1994-97) at College of William & Mary … NSCAA All-American first team and Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year in 1997 … CAA All-conference first team all four years.
Virginia Beach Soccer Club, Beach FC
Married wife Haley in 2005 … Three-time winner (1998-99, 2002) of San Jose's Geneva McAlavey Memorial Award for community service … In 2002 and 2005 sponsored Rose Garden Turkey Trot (5K Race) in San Jose along with sister Meredith … Parade All-American and State Player of the Year at First Colonial High School in Virginia in 1993 … Earned bachelor of arts degree in economics at William & Mary, completing graduation requirements on long-distance basis while playing with San Jose … An avid reader whose favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Tom Robbins, and Christopher Moore … First soccer coach at age 5 was a NATO officer from Norway.