HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Sporting KC to Minnesota on Jan. 28, 2019.
Named Defender of the Year and to the Best XI in 2017 after an injury-plagued start to his MLS career, the Wake Forest product earned his first call up to the national team in 2018. After another strong season with Sporting KC in 2018, he figures to be a key contributor for a Minnesota team that had its share of defensive issues in its first two MLS seasons.
INTERNATIONAL: Started all three matches at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Invited to camp with the US Olympic squad (U-23) in February 2012. Featured in 2018 match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Wake Forest before declaring for the 2010 SuperDraft. Two-time ACC defensive player of the year. Two-time All-American, and MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2008.
NOTES: Selected No. 3 overall in the 2010 SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes...2017 MLS Defender of the Year...2017 MLS Best XI