HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from the Montreal Impact on July 22, 2016. Re-signed with Houston as a free agent on Dec. 14, 2017.
Eric Alexander looked to be a key piece of the midfield rotation with Houston in early 2017 before suffering a knee injury. The experienced midfielder returned in September after four months of recovery and he'll be looking to make up for that lost time in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Alexander has played two games with the United States national team, playing his first match on January 22, 2011 against Chile, also faced South Korea in a friendly game on February 1, 2014.
COLLEGE: Played a total of 91 career games with the University of Indiana, including 80 starts, recording 12 goals and 13 assists. He was selected twice to the second team All-Big Ten selection, and once to the first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2007. He was a unanimous pick for the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2006. Alexander was also a standout in the classroom as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.