Player Details


Chris Taylor


6' 1"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

5.12.1989 (32)


Edmond, OK USA


2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary


Selected in the second round (No. 22 overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

2011: As of Oct. 2, leads the Timbers Reserves with 765 minutes played. Started and played 90 minutes in an exhibition against the English Premier League's West Bromwich Albion July 20. Earned his first professional yellow card for a hard tackle in second-half stoppage time of a July 7 exhibition vs. Club América, which he started and played 90 minutes in. Earned his first assist in the Timbers Reserves' 3-3 draw at Chivas USA, June 5. Made his first-team debut in a 2-0 friendly loss to AFC Ajax May 25, playing 45 minutes as a sub. Played 90 minutes at left-back in each of the Timbers Reserves’ matches, April 24 at LA, May 15 at Seattle and May 30 vs. Seattle.


Started 82 matches during his collegiate career at the University of Tulsa and totaled eight goals and 17 assists ... Was a four-time All-Conference-USA honoree, including first-team accolades as a sophomore in 2008 ... Led the Golden Hurricane to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2007-10) and to the C-USA Tournament finals during his senior season in 2010 ... Named to the NSCAA All-Midwest Region second team twice (2008, 2009) ... Recorded four assists and a goal in 17 matches during his senior season in 2010 ... As a junior, ranked third in the conference with seven assists in 2009 ... Selected to the All-C-USA preseason team and the C-USA All-Tourna¬ment team as a junior ... Scored a career-high four goals during his sophomore season in 2008, three of which were game-winning goals against Hofstra, Oral Roberts and UAB ... Started all 20 games as a freshman in 2007, garnering C-USA All-Freshman team accolades ... Was a two-time ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team honoree, and picked up both Tulsa and C-USA academic accolades all four years.


Graduated with a degree in management with a specialization in entrepreneurship and family business ... Lettered in soccer, cross country, track and football at Casady High School in Oklahoma City ... Knocked in 42 goals and had 54 assists (138 points) in his high school career ... Played eight seasons with the NOKC Padova ’89 Red Club Team and led that team to five Oklahoma state championships and two runner-up finishes ... Was a member of the ODP pool for four years and ODP team for three years ... Enjoys listening to country music, listing George Strait and Kenny Chesney among his favorite artists ... Is an avid outdoorsman, partaking in fishing, hiking, mountain biking and skiing.