Player Details

Name

Aaron Long

Height

6' 1"

Weight

174 lbs

Date of Birth

10.12.1992 (28)

Birthplace

Oak Hills, CA USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior

Player Status

Season Ending Injury
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• First MLS goal - at FC Dallas, 9/2/2017 in the 57th minute, assisted by Sacha Kljestan
• First MLS assist - at Toronto FC, 7/1/2017 on a Kemar Lawrence goal in the 4th minute
• First MLS game - at Atlanta United, 3/5/2017
• First MLS start - at Atlanta United, 3/5/2017

2021: Appeared and started in five matches...suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in his right leg against Philadelphia Union and had season-ending surgery on May 17.

2020: Started 15 games in 16 appearances ... scored two goals in 1,330 minutes played ... both goals were game winners, one at D.C. United on September 12 and the other vs. New England on October 28 ... started his 100th career MLS match on November 8 vs. Toronto. Playoffs: Started and played the full 90 minutes vs. Columbus Crew SC on November 21.

2019: Started all 24 of his appearances this season tallying 2115 minutes...scored against the Seattle Sounders on September 15…helped the team keep six clean sheets. CCL: Started four out of four games

2018:  Started in 31 of 34 matches he has appeared in ... named the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year ... became the first player in franchise history to garner the award … recorded a career-best three goals and two assists ... tallied his first career MLS assist at Toronto FC on July 1 ... has helped anchor a backline that has recorded 14 clean sheets, including four of the last five matches. CCL: Started all six matches ... was a part of a defense that tallied three shutouts. Open Cup: Appeared against NYCFC and scored a goal on June 6. All-Star: Was named a 2018 MLS All-Star ...started and played 62 minutes vs. Juventus in the MLS All-Star Match, which was the most by any player in the game. International: Was called into his first ever United States Men's National team camp in September for international friendlies against Brazil and Mexico ... earned his first career cap against Peru on October 17, starting and playing the full 90 minutes. Playoffs: Started both semifinal matches ... assisted opening goal in Leg 2 of Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Columbus.

2017: Started 30 of 31 matches in his first MLS season ... recorded one goal and tallied the most playing time among Red Bulls defenders with 2659 minutes ... anchored a backline that posted 10 regular-season shutouts, two MLS playoff clean sheets and blanked two opponents in the Open Cup ... made MLS debut in season opener vs ATL on March 5... scored his first MLS goal against FC Dallas on Sept. 2. CCL: Played both legs of QF series against Vancouver. Open Cup: Started and played all five matches. Playoffs: Started and played all three games ... helped blank Toronto FC in Leg Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at BMO Field ... it was just the second time in 2017 that Toronto FC was held scoreless at home.

2016: Signed by the New York Red Bulls II and played in 22 games, scoring twice before being acquired on loan by the first team on September 16… Made his first team debut in the CONCACAF Champions League game against Alianza FC on August 16, 2016.

2015: Played for Seattle Sounders FC II, recording 27 appearances and one goal.

2014: Drafted 36th overall by the Portland Timbers in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft… Played on a loan for Sacramento Republic and Orange Country Blues… Signed with the Seattle Sounders in July 2014 but didn’t appear for the first team.

INTERNATIONAL

Becoming a regular for USMNT since Oct. 17, 2018 ... started five of the six 2019 Gold Cup matches en route to a runner-up finish ... recorded 14 starts, two goals and has played 1,190 minutes ... wore the captain's armband twice (vs. Panama and Costa Rica in friendlies).

Was called into his first United States Men's National team camp in September of 2018 for the Brazil and Mexico matches ... earned a call back for USMNT's October camp as they faced Colombia and Peru ... recorded his first career cap against Peru on October 17 as he started and played the full 90 minutes ... captained USMNT in back-to-back matches; Panama (1/27/19) and Costa Rica (2/2/19)

COLLEGE

Four-year starter at the University of California, Riverside from 2010-2013… Made 71 appearances, scoring 13 goals and recording five assists… Named to the All-Big West First and Second Team in his junior and senior year.

YOUTH

Played with the USL PDL club FC Tucson during his junior and senior year of college… Made 17 appearances, scoring 3 goals.

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