HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on February 22, 2017. Re-signed February 18, 2019
A cerebral presence at center back, Long went from seeing zero MLS minutes between 2014 -2016 to becoming the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year as part of his remarkable rise. Long has also established himself with the USMNT, often wearing the captain's armband.
OUTSIDE MLS: Long made 22 appearances for NYRB II as part of a top defense in 2016. Was named USL Defender of the Year.
INTERNATIONAL: Made his USMNT debut in an international friendly against Peru in October 2018. Has made 19 appearances since, scoring three goals and wearing the captain's armband on several occasions.
COLLEGE: Played in 71 career matches (66 starts) for UC Riverside. He was the Highlanders’ leading scorer as a junior in 2012 with 13 points (6g, 1a) and garnered an All-Big West First-Team selection.
NOTES: MLS Defender of the Year (2018), MLS Best XI (2018), MLS All-Star (2018). Drafted 36th overall by the Portland Timbers in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.