Player Details


Aaron Long




6' 1"


174 lbs

Date of Birth

10.12.1992 (31)


Oak Hills, USA



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side




Roster Category

Career Summary


• 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

2022: MLS: Set career high in goals ... started 28 of 29 matches he has appeared in ... logged 2,370 minutes played and four goals ... scored his first goal since October 28, 2020 on March 5 against Toronto FC ... captained his first game for the Red Bulls on Feb. 26 against San Jose Earthquakes ... ranked tied for third in goals scored by a defender in MLS this season with four. Playoffs: Made 10th career MLS Cup Playoffs appearance against FC Cincinnati on October 15 ... logged 90 minutes in a start. Open Cup: Played in all five Open Cup matches this season ... scored his second career Open Cup goal against Hartford Athletic on April 20, which was the game-winner ... also tallied his first two career Open Cup assists against Charlotte FC on May 25 and New York City FC on June 22. International: Made his return to the United States National Team on March 24 against Mexico ... made two appearances during CONCACAF World Cup qualifying...logging 35 minutes played...has totaled five other appearances and 315 minutes between CONCACAF Nations League and international friendlies.

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.


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 ... appeared in 28 total matches, scored three goals and has played 2,065 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)


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.


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