Player Details

Name

Aaron Edward Pitchkolan

Height

6' 2"

Weight

185 lbs

Date of Birth

3.14.1983 (38)

Birthplace

Aurora, CO USA

Position

Defender
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Outlook:

2008 MLS: Made a career-high 21 appearances while equaling his career-best of 15 starts … Appeared at center back and on both the left and right sides of the defense … Started nine straight games in central defense from 6/27 to 7/28, playing the full 90 in all but one (9/28) … Scored his fifth career goal on 9/21 in 4-1 victory at Chicago. One of three players active for all 30 regular season games … Scored twice against Tigres UANL on 10/14, including the game-winner, forcing the Rio Grande Plate to be decided on penalty kicks … Appeared in five Reserve Division games (three starts), notching one goal.

2007: Appeared in 16 regular season games, with 11 starts … Played defensive midfielder in his first four appearances, and started at center back for the first time in his MLS career in 0-0 tie with HOU on 6/30. Since that game, he appeared as a center back the rest of the season … Started and played full 120 minutes in USOC 3rd Round victory over Atlanta on 7/19 … Came on as a substitute in the 26th minute in the final SuperLiga match vs. LA on 7/31 … Entered 8/11 game vs. CLB in 20th min … Entered USOC semifinal win over Seattle on 9/4 in 56th minute as a substitute … Came on as a substitute at halftime of 9/20 game vs. CHI, after starting the previous four matches … Reserves: Made 10 appearances, starting nine games.

2006: Played in 10 of the 32 games, all as a substitute … Scored the game-winning goal late in second half stoppage time in the 2-1 win vs. KC on 4/23 … Goal was nominated for Sierra Mist Goal of the Week and featured on NBC’s “Today” show…was the only FCD player to have scored a goal while playing fewer than 100 minutes … Played in both Open Cup games as well as in both legs of the friendly Rio Grande Plate series against Tigres … Reserves: Started 10 of the 11 FCD’s Reserve Division games he appeared in, scoring once and adding two assists in 927 minutes combined.

2005: Made his MLS debut in the 10th minute of a 2-1 win over COL on 5/15 at the Cotton Bowl … Made his first start and scored his first goal in the 1st minute of a 5-2 win over CHV on 5/22.

 

College:

2004: Named to the NSCAA All-South Atlantic team … Started all 20 matches and posted three goals and two assists … Moved from midfield to defense before the start of the season … 2003: Started 17 of 18 matches and scored three goals … 2002: After transferring from Tampa, started 15 of 16 matches at forward and was the team’s leading scorer with five tallies … 2001: Registered two assists in 19 matches at the University of Tampa where they won the Division II national championship.

 

Personal:

Graduated from West Virginia with a degree in International Studies … Attended and played soccer at Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado ... Played club soccer for Real Colorado...Member of the Olympic Development team from 1997-2000 … Attended University of Tampa in his freshman, then transferred to West Virginia when coach Keith Fulk took the Mountaineers job … Played with the Boulder Rapids Reserves in the PDL in the summer of 2003 and in the summer of 2004 with current FCD teammates Abe Thompson and Clarence Goodson … Son of Edward and Debbie Pitchkolan … Has an older sister, Sarah…nickname is "Pitch" … Listens to alternative rock and is a fan of Incubus … Watches the TV show “Entourage” and any comedy, listing “Wedding Crashers” as a recent favorite … Known to be one to throw out quick, sarcastic comments … Full name is Aaron Edward Pitchkolan … Dad was in the Navy.

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