Player Details


Donovan Ricketts


6' 4"


216 lbs

Date of Birth

7.6.1977 (47)


St. James, Jamaica


Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired in a trade with Orlando City SC on 7/30/2015 in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft

2015: Selected 1st overall in 2014 Expansion Draft by Orlando City SC ... Played 10 matches with the Lions - including the club's March 8 inaugural MLS match - before being replaced in the starting lineup by Tally Hall, who had missed the first part of the season while recovering from injury

2014: Started 32 games during the regular season, compiling a 12-7-12 record and seven shutouts ... Ended the season with a 304-minute streak without conceding a goal and helped the club register three consecutive shutouts from Oct. 8-25 ... Featured in all seven of the team's clean sheets in 2014 ... Earned consecutive MLS Save of the Week honors (Week 17-18) ... Was a four-time MLS Save of the Week winner (Week 12, 17, 18 and 33) ... Was named to the MLS Team of the Week in Week 19 ... Played in one 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against Seattle Sounders FC on July 9.

2013: In his first full season in Portland, was named the 2013 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and to the Best XI ... Started 32 games during the regular season, compiling a 13-5-14 record and a league-best 14 shutouts ... Ranked among league leaders in wins, goals-against average (0.97), saves (92) and saves percentage (72.3) ... Was named an MLS All-Star as voted by MLS players and selected to the inactive roster ... Selected as the Timbers 2013 Defender of the Year ... Own three of the longest shutout streaks in the league at 312, 323 and 401 minutes ... His 401-minute streak without allowing a goal (May 18-25; June 15-July 7) set a Timbers MLS club record for longest individual shutout streak ... Contributed greatly to the Timbers setting a new MLS single-season record with 11 home shutouts at JELD-WEN Field during the regular season ... Featured in all but one of the club's 15 shutouts during the regular season, which is tied for third-most in a single season in MLS history ... Was a 10-time MLS Save of the Week winner during the regular season, receiving honors in Weeks 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 21, 22, 32, 33, and was a nominee on three other occasions (Week 2, 19, 20) ... Was a three-time selection to the Team of the Week (Weeks 17, 20, 21) ... Finished the regular season tied for the No. 1 ranking on the MLS Castrol Index for 2013 ... Matched the club's MLS single-game mark with seven saves in a 1-0 win against FC Dallas on June 15 at JELD-WEN Field while recording his sixth shutout of the season ... Recorded his 100th save with the club in the 70th minute of the Aug. 25 match against Seattle Sounders FC ... Played in two matches during the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, helping the club reach the semifinals, its deepest run in the U.S. Open Cup in club history ... Registered seven saves in a 3-2 road win against FC Dallas on June 26 in the quarterfinal of the U.S. Open Cup ... Started all four matches during the club's run in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs, playing all 360 minutes, recording 11 saves and posting a 2-2-0 record ... Was called up by the Jamaica National Team on several occasions for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

2012: Played a total of 777 minutes in nine games (nine starts), making 26 saves on 39 shots and finishing with a 1.51 GAA for the Timbers ... Recorded his second shutout as a member of the Timbers on Oct. 21, in a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC ... The shutout performance helped the Timbers win the 2012 Cascadia Cup ... Made four saves against Colorado on Aug. 31 to earn his first shutout for the club ... Made six saves to earn his first win with the club against Vancouver on Aug. 25, a performance that saw him named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 25 ... Won MLS Save of the Week in Week 24 for his double-save against New York on Aug. 19 ... Recorded four saves in a 2-2 draw at Toronto FC in his Timbers debut Aug. 15 ... Acquired by the Timbers in a trade with the Montreal Impact on Aug. 7 … Prior to joining the Timbers, Rickets appeared in 24 matches for Montreal during its inaugural MLS season, posting a 9-11-3 record, three shutouts and 58 saves … Earned back-to-back shutouts in a 2-0 win over Portland on April 28 and a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on May 5 … Was in goal for Montreal’s first win as an MLS franchise, a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at Olympics Stadium.

2011: Won the 2011 MLS Cup with the LA Galaxy… Played in 15 of the club’s 34 games, recording seven shutouts and had a 0.77 goals-against average… Playing time was limited to injuries and various national team call ups, including the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup … Was acquired by the Montreal Impact in a trade on November 28, 2011, for allocation money.

2010: The MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and a member of the league’s Best XI, Ricketts was in goal for 29 of the Galaxy’s 30 regular season games and all three postseason games in 2010 … He set a club record with a 0.90 goals against average and tied a club record with 11 clean sheets as the Galaxy allowed just 26 regular season goals, the lowest single season total in the club’s history ... Ricketts opened the year by going 311 minutes without allowing a goal, stretching his scoreless streak to 612 minutes between the end of the 2009 season and the start of the 2010 campaign, the second longest shutout streak in MLS history ... He kept a clean sheet in eight of his first 10 games of the year and did not allow more than one goal in a game until 7/10 at New England ... The Jamaican international finished the year with 18 wins, which were the most in MLS and the most by a Galaxy goalkeeper since the abolishment of the shootout after the 1999 season … He did not play in the Open Cup, but did record a win in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round against Puerto Rico, giving LA their first win in the competition since 2003 … Ricketts was also in goal for all three of the club’s postseason games, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in each … An MLS All-Star for the second straight season, Ricketts was the starting goalkeeper for MLS as they took on Manchester United at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

2009: The Galaxy’s Defender of the Year and an instant fan favorite, Ricketts was a major reason for the Galaxy’s defensive improvements in 2009 … He missed much of the preseason and the first two games of the regular season with various injuries before making his MLS debut on 4/11 vs. Chivas USA ... He kept a clean sheet in that game, making five saves, and was named the MLS Player of the Week ... That was his first of nine shutouts on the season for Ricketts, tying him for the second most shutouts In a single season by a Galaxy goalkeeper ... He earned his first win on 5/2 vs. New York when he made one save in a 1-0 win ... His second win came on 6/5 at Toronto FC when he made a season-high 10 saves. He missed two games in July while with Jamaica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but returned in time to play in the 3-1 win at New York on 7/16, saving a Juan Pablo Angel penalty in second half stoppage time. He played the first half of the friendly with AC Milan on 7/19, allowing one goal ... One week later, Ricketts was forced to leave the 1-1 draw at Kansas City after suffering a hip injury when he crashed into the post while trying to stop a Claudio Lopez shot ... That injury forced him to miss the friendly with Barcelona, but he was back in the lineup for the 2-1 win at New England on 8/8 … He kept three consecutive clean sheets from 8/19-8/29, helping the Galaxy to wins at Chicago on 8/19 and vs. Chivas USA on 8/29 and a draw at D.C. United on 8/22, though he had to leave the win over Chicago with five minutes left because of a cut above his right eye that required stitches ... He allowed a season-high six goals vs. FC Dallas on 9/12, but then kept a clean sheet a week later vs. Toronto FC, making one save to become the first goalkeeper since 2006 to earn a shutout after allowing six goals in the previous game ... He earned his 10th win of the season in the regular season finale vs. San Jose on 10/24, making two saves in a 2-0 win. That shutout was the Galaxy’s 12th of the postseason, setting a new club record ... In the postseason, Ricketts continued his fine form, shutting out Chivas USA in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinal Series and Houston in the Western Conference Championship ... He made two saves during MLS Cup, but was forced to leave the game in the 66th minute with a broken hand, Ricketts left the game shortly after allowing a goal to Robbie Findley, snapping the club’s streak of 314 minutes without allowing a goal.

2008: Ricketts returned to his original club, Village United, for the end of the 2008 campaign before signing with the Galaxy in December ... He appeared in one game for the Jamaican National Premier League team before coming to MLS.

2004-08: Ricketts joined Bradford City of England’s League One in July 2004 and appeared in four games during his first season before establishing himself as the club’s top goalkeeper ..He played in more than 100 games for the club before March 2008 … As the result of a discrepancy on his work permit, he was released by the club at the end of the 2007-08 season.

2004: Signed with Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League in January, where he was joined by fellow Jamaican National Team player Ricardo Gardner ... However, he did not appear in any games for Bolton in his time at the Reebok Stadium, and he signed with Bradford in July.

2002-04: Began his professional career in Jamaica with Village United, one of the nation’s top clubs.

International: Has been a longtime member of the Jamaica National Team and served as the team’s vice captain … Earned his 100th cap with the Reggae Boyz on Sept. 6, 2013, recording a shutout in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Panama ... Made seven appearances (all starts) for Jamaica in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in 2013 ... Picked up a clean sheet in a scoreless draw against Mexico at Estadio Azteca in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier Feb. 6, 2013 ... Started all three World Cup qualifiers for the Reggae Boyz June 4-11 ... Made five saves for Jamaica in a 1-0 loss to Mexico on June 4 in Kingston ... A member of Jamaica’s World Cup squad in 1998, Ricketts made his international debut in 2000 and has featured in Jamaica’s qualifying bids for the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups ... He also featured in the 2009 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups and helped lead Jamaica to the Caribbean Championship in 2008.