HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired via trade with the Columbus Crew on December 12, 2013 in exchange for allocation money and a 2015 third round SuperDraft pick.
With three MLS Defender of the Year honors, more than any other player in league history, Chad marshall's name belongs among the most distinguished defenders in the history of MLS. Under the steady demeanor and ironman-like durability of ‘Air Marshall’, a number of defensive setups have climbed to the top of MLS in effectiveness.
- Calm, collected Marshall anchors Sounders defense
- Marshall earns third MLS Defender of the Year honor
INTERNATIONAL: Marshall was a first choice center back with the U17 and U20 U.S. national teams from 2000-2003 before graduating to the senior side in 2005. He earned 11 caps over the next five years, last featuring in 2010 before missing the final cut for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
COLLEGE: Marshall spent two immensely productive years at Stanford, starting 39 games and guiding the 2002 Cardinal to the College Cup final. As a sophomore, he was selected to the All-Pac-12 first team before turning pro that offseason.
NOTES: Selected No.2 overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. MLS All-Star in 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015.