Joey Gjertsen

Joey Gjertsen
Joey Gjertsen
Joey Gjertsen
Real Name: Joey Gjertsen
HT: 5' 9" WT: 165
Age: 38 (06/13/1982)
Birthplace: Tacoma, WA

MLS Experience:

  • 2011: Started and played 72 minutes vs. RSL on 3/19 … Started, played 72 minutes and notched first assist of the season at DAL on 3/26 ... Started and played 45 minutes vs. SEA on 4/2 ... Came on as a substitute in the 85th minute vs. TFC on 4/9 ... DNP at NY on 4/16, vs. CHV on 4/23 or at PHI on 4/30 due to right groin strain ... Started, played 60 minutes and notched an assist vs. CLB on 5/14 ... Started and played 63 minutes vs. NE on 5/21 ... Started and played 45 minutes at CHI on 5/28 … Started and played 46 minutes at CHV on 7/6 …Came on as a substitute in 58th minute vs. DC on 7/30 … Started and played 82 minutes vs. POR on 8/6 … Started and played 83 minutes vs. COL on 8/13 … Started and played 86 minutes at LA on 8/20 … Started and played 66 minutes at TFC on 8/27 … Started and played 80 minutes vs. CHI on 9/10 …Started and played 63 minutes at HOU on 9/17 and notched an assist …  Came on as a substitute in the 66th minute at COL on 9/24 … Came on as a substitute in the 66th minute vs. SKC on 10/1 … Came on as a substitute in the 62nd minute vs. FCD on 10/22. Exhibition: Started, played 45 minutes and notched an assist vs. West Brom on 7/12 … Open Cup Qualifying: -- … Reserves: Started and played 62 minutes vs. LA on 6/6 … Played 90 minutes at POR on 6/21, at CHV on 7/26 and at SEA on 10/10 and notched an assist.
  • 2010: Signed with the Earthquakes on Feb. 11 … Appeared in 18 games, started 16 … Scored one goal and notched one assist … Made MLS debut and played 45 minutes vs. RSL on 3/27 … Made first career MLS start and played full 90 minutes at CHI on 4/10 … Notched first career assist vs. NE on 4/17 … Started and played 62 minutes at CHV on 4/24 … Played 90 minutes vs. COL on 5/1 … Scored first MLS career goal in the 54th minute vs. NY on 5/8 … Played 90 minutes at NE on 5/15 … Started and played 55 minutes at SEA on 5/22 before coming out due to a left quadriceps strain … Started and played 45 minutes vs. TOR on 5/29 … DNP vs. CLB on 6/2, at FCD on 6/5, at RSL on 6/25, vs. D.C. on 7/3 due to a left quadriceps strain … Played 90 minutes at PHI on 7/10 … Started and played 73 minutes vs. KC on 8/14 … Played 90 minutes vs. LA on 8/21 … Started and played 55 minutes at NY on 8/28 … DNP at HOU on 9/5 or vs. FCD on 9/11 … Started and played 45 minutes vs. PHI on 9/15 … Came on as a substitute in the 87th minute at TOR on 9/25 … DNP vs. CHI on 9/29, at CLB on 10/2, at DC on 10/9, vs. HOU on 10/16 vs. CHV on 10/20, or at KC on 10/23 due to right knee surgery … Exhibition: Played 90 minutes vs. Tottenham Hotspur on 7/17 … Open Cup: Played 120 minutes vs. RSL on 4/14 and converted his penalty … MLS Cup Playoffs: DNP vs. NY on 10/30, at NY on 11/4 or at COL on 11/13 due to knee surgery.

Other Professional Experience:

  • 2009: Appeared in 29 matches for the Impact, scoring three goals … Started 16 games during the season … Started all four playoff games for the Impact and helped lead them to a league championship.
  • 2008: Received the Unsung Hero award from the Impact … Started 27 of the 30 regular season games where he played as a midfielder and forward … Scored one goal and notched five assists, which were the most on the team … Was one of the seven players on the club who played more than 1,500 minutes in regular season play … Scored one goal in the Nutrilite Championship … Started 10 games in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament and scored two goals.
  • 2007: Began the season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, tallying three goals and one assist in 19 games … Logged 1,365 minutes … Was acquired July 26 via trade … Started nine of the 10 games he played for a total of 746 minutes with the Impact … Ended the season with three goals and six assists in 29 games … Logged 2,111 minutes … Led the Impact in assists and had third most in the league.
  • 2006: Named 2006 USL First Division Most Valuable Player after leading the Vancouver Whitecaps in goals with 12 and assists with seven … Was one of only 19 players in the league to play in all 28 regular season games ... Named to the First All-Star Team.
  • 2005: Named the Whitecaps Rookie of the Year at the annual supporter’s awards banquet ... Played in 27 games, tallied three goals and three assists, which was good for third in team in scoring.

Transferred and spent final two years at Evergreen State College in Washington ... In 2003, earned All-Region Team recognition and was named Region I Player of the year … Named Conference Player of the Year, with 23 goals … Currently holds the Evergreen offensive record with five goals and one assist in a game against George Fox in September 2003 … Had three hat tricks in three consecutive games … Began his college career at Tacoma Community College … Scored 31 goals and notched a school record 14 assists in his freshman campaign … Transferred to Yavapai College where he won a NJCAA national championship as a sophomore.

Enjoys listening to all types of music but especially likes hip hop  … Avid follower of NBA and college basketball … Favorite all-time NBA team is the Seattle Sonics … Favorite movies are Dumb & Dumber and Superbad.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2012San Jose Earthquakes00000000000
2011San Jose Earthquakes1813197732167100
2010San Jose Earthquakes18161122011256100
Career Totals-3629221974331113200
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