HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown player on January 5, 2018. Signed a long-term contract that keeps him with RSL through 2023 on January 24, 2020.
Baird has helped lead RSL to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in the last two seasons. The versatile forward, who can be utilized on either wing or through the center, starred at Stanford for four seasons, where he won three national championships.
COLLEGE: Baird was an instrumental leader in Stanford's historic NCAA College Cup run that saw the Cardinal win three consecutive national championships, becoming just the second team in division 1 history to do so. Baird, an Escondido, California native tallied 16 goals and 28 assists in his four years at Stanford while appearing in 77 total matches, making 69 starts.
INTERNATIONAL: Started all four matches for the U.S. at the 2013 Concacaf U-17 Championship in Panama and also competed for the USYNT at the U-15, U-18 and U-20 levels. Made his first senior team start against Panama on January 27, 2019 and came off the bench against Costa Rica last February.
NOTES: 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year