Player Details


Bryan Namoff


5' 10"


172 lbs

Date of Birth

5.28.1979 (45)


Carson City, NV USA


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Career Summary

MLS Experience

Bryan Namoff was one of the most consistent players during the 2009 season, before a concussion on 9/12 forced him to miss the rest of the season. During his 26 League games (all starts) Namoff was off the pitch for just 14 minutes. He registered a career-high two goals, both of which were game-winners. His tally against Colorado on 7/18 earned him Goal of the Week honors. United’s right back also had four assists on the season, the second most during his nine-year career. He also passed Marco Etcheverry for third place all-time in United’s record book with 195 games played. In all competitions, the defender played 33 games (32 starts) for the Black-and-Red.

2008: Namoff continued to be a steadying presence in a United backline that saw significant turnover from the previous year. He started all 27 games that he saw time in and played the second most minutes (2,398) on the team. Namoff also notched his second career MLS goal, tallying in the team’s 2-1 loss to Columbus on 4/17. In the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, he scored the game-winning overtime goal against the Chicago Fire in the 99th minute. In all competitions, he collected two goals and two assists in 40 games (all starts).

2007: In a season that saw D.C. switch from a three-man to a four-man backline and use nine different players as defenders, Namoff was the most consistent part of D.C.’s defense. The seventh year veteran started each of the 24 games he saw time in and saw the most minutes on the field (2,089) of any United defender. His efforts helped United surrender the third fewest goals in the League (34).

2006: An important member of United's defensive backline, Namoff started 25 of the 26 games he saw time in. Primarily used at right back, Namoff contributed an assist in United's game against New England on 10/7. His 2,241 minutes played are the second most in his six-year career (2,384 in 2004).

2005: A starter at right back early in the year, Namoff missed significant time due to a number of injuries, including a three-week period after hernia surgery. The sixth-year player started 15 of the 17 games he saw time in, notching a goal and an assist.

2004: A fixture on the D.C. United defensive line, Namoff recorded the second-most minutes played on the team (2,384) despite missing three games during the season. While serving as a vital part of the defense, Namoff also provided the occasional offensive support, notching two assists on the year. His second assist of the year came when he created a counter-attack in the 3-2 season finale win over the MetroStars that vaulted United past their Atlantic Cup rivals and into second place.

2003: In his third year with the Black-and-Red, Namoff started in 17 of the 22 matches he played, logging a total of 1,665 minutes on the field. The Rockford, Ill. native contributed a goal and an assist during the season. He was presented with the first-ever Coaches' Award following the season which recognizes outstanding achievement to the team on and off the field.

2002: Namoff saw less time on the field for United during the season, logging 442 minutes in 11 games (five starts). He was loaned to the Richmond Kickers (now of the USL First Division) in August, but returned for the final two weeks of the season. He started the final two contests of the season following his return.

2001: Namoff dished out an impressive seven assists in his first year with United, second best on the team. He did so while playing in only 15 games (13 starts). His first assist came in his MLS debut versus the MetroStars on 6/13. He notched two more in his second start versus the Kansas City Wizards on 6/16 and then contributed another in a game versus the Tampa Bay Mutiny on 6/23.
International Experience

2007: Namoff earned his first cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team, after being called into two January training camps. His first-ever appearance came as a 63rd minute substitute in a 3-1 win over Denmark on 1/20.
College Experience

2000: As a senior at Bradley University, Namoff put up career highs in goals (15), assists (10) and points (40). He helped the Braves to their second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Final and first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Namoff collected five game-winning goals in helping his team to a school-record 15 wins. For his impressive production, he was named to the All-Midwest Region First Team and All-MVC First Team. He was also named as the Bradley Scholar Athlete of the Week on three occasions. He finished his four-year career with 32 goals and 17 assists for 81 points, third-most all-time at Bradley.

1999: As a junior, Namoff finished fourth in the MVC with 20 points. He was named to the All-Midwest Region First Team and All-MVC First Team.

1998: Namoff finished his sophomore season as the team's second leading goal scorer, while earning All-Midwest Region Second Team and All-MVC Honorable Mention Honors.

1997: Namoff was honored for his play by being named to the All-MVC Freshman Team and the All-MVC Second Team.

    * MLS Cup champion: 2004
    * U.S. Open Cup champion: 2008
    * Supporters’ Shield: 2006, 2007