Player Details


Brian Ownby


5' 11"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

7.16.1990 (32)


Richmond, VA USA



Position Detail


Preferred Side

Career Summary

OUTLOOK: Hard-working outside midfielder selected by Houston in the first round of 2012 Supplemental Draft out of the University of Virginia. 

2013 MLS: Appeared as substitute in three consecutive games in September ...Made season debut as substitute at Columbus on Sept. 4 ... Made substitute appearance vs. New York Red Bulls on Sept. 8 ... Made appearance and helped preserve 1-0 road win at Philadelphia on Sept. 14. Reserves: Played 90 minutes and scored goal in 3-1 win over Dallas Reserves on 3/17.

2012 MLS: Made seven appearances off the bench in rookie season ... Played 13 minutes as a substitute, provided secondary assist on Will Bruin's 90th minute goal in 3-3 draw vs. Toronto on 6/20 ... Made MLS debut as a 78th minute substitute in 3-1 loss at Vancouver on 6/10, assisted Mac Kandji's 83rd minute goal ... 2012-13 CCL: Appeared in one game, a 20-minute substitute appearance in 3-1 win at C.D. FAS on Aug. 22 ... Open Cup: Came on as sub and played 28 minutes in 1-0 loss at San Antonio (5/29) ... Reserves: Made seven appearances (five starts) during 2012 season ... Entered as substitute and scored winning goal in 1-0 win vs. Colorado on 3/13, knocking in a rebound from close range in the 80th minute ... Started in 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27 ... Started and played 62 minutes in 1-0 win at FC Dallas on 4/10 ... Started and played 33 minutes in 1-0 loss at Chicago on 4/16, exited after being injured on a goal-saving slide tackle ... Played 20 minutes as a sub in 2-2 draw at Colorado on 5/23 ...Started and played full 90 minutes in 3-2 win vs. Dallas on 6/16 ... Other: Substitute for final 30 minutes in 2-1 loss to Valencia CF in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.

INTERNATIONAL: Played for U.S. U-20 national team at FIFA U-20 World Cu and scored goal in group stage match against Cameroon ... A member of the U-18 national team that completed in Lisbon ... Served as alternate for U-17 30-man roster for 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup ...

COLLEGE: Appeared in 72 career games, with 50 starts, and finished with 21 goals and 10 assists for 52 points … 2011: Finished senior campaign with six goals and two assists ... Earned second team All-ACC honors ... Named to the third-team All-NSCAA South Atlantic Region team ... Scored goal in ACC tournament quarterfinal match in 4-3 double OT win over Wake Forest ... Named Most Valuable Player of Hokie Invitational … 2010: Earned first team All-ACC honors ... Named to the VaSID All-State second team ... Appeared in 20 games and started 18 ... Scored seven goals with three assists for 17 points ... 2009: Appeared in 15 games and started six ... Finished season with three goals and one assist ... Named to the 2009 NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team ... Part of squad that won 2009 NCAA men's soccer championship .. Scored golden goal vs. Wake Forest in NCAA semifinal (Dec. 11) ...  2008: Appeared in 19 games and started 14 ... Scored five goals and added four assists ... Named to Soccer America All-Freshman second team ... Named to NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team ... Earn ACC All-Freshman team honors ... Named to ACC All-Tournament team ...

AMATEUR: Played soccer at Deep Run High School ... Scored 19 goals with 15 assists in 2008 en route to a state Group AAA championship ... Colonial District and Central Region Player of the Year in 2008 ... Named 2008 first team All-State ... Played club soccer for Richmond Strikers under coach Anthony Sheerwood...

PERSONAL: Hobbies include fishing and playing his XBOX ... Son of Steve and Andrea Ownby ... Has a younger brother, Eric ... Majored in Anthropology ... Has two dogs (doberman and australian shepherd)