Player Details


Aaron Edward Pitchkolan


6' 2"


185 lbs

Date of Birth

3.14.1983 (38)


Aurora, CO USA


2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary


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.



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.



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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