Date of Birth7.4.1984 (38)
BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa
2008: Played in 16 games, 13 of those as a starter and registered 1077 minutes…recorded no points…picked up 4 cautions and 1 ejection.
2007: Made his MLS debut, coming on as a halftime substitute for Ian Russell in the 2-1 loss vs. FCD on 4/12…collected his first yellow card of the season in the 53rd minute of that game, just eight minutes after coming on…made his first start in a Galaxy uniform, playing all 90 minutes in central midfield, collecting a 71st minute caution in the 1-0 win @ CLB in the U.S. Open Cup Play-In game on 4/24... scored his first career goal in the 17th minute of the 3-1 win vs. CHV on 4/28 and was also booked for the second time this season in that game…collected his second U.S. Open Cup yellow card in the second half of the 3-1 win vs. NY…played the opening 85 minutes of the 1-0 loss vs. Rangers on 5/23 before being replaced by Josh Tudela…returned to the Galaxy lineup after International duty and played all 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss vs. CLB on 6/23, collecting his third yellow card of the season in the match ... Was ruled out for 3-6 weeks after suffering a left knee sprain in training prior to the game vs. CHI on 7/4…came back from injury during the 2-1 SuperLiga loss against Chivas Guadalajara on 7/28, replacing Quavas Kirk in the 64th minute…scored his first goal the following Tuesday in the 6-5 win against FC Dallas during SuperLiga group play…was issued his fourth caution of the year on 8/5 @ TFC to go on league warning, but played three straight clean games (8/9, 8/12, 8/18) to have one card cleared from his record ... Became the fourth Galaxy player to be shown a red card this season during first half stoppage time of the 3-0 loss to Chivas USA on 8/23 ... Went back on warning after collecting his fifth booking of the year in the 3-1 win vs. COL on 9/8.
Other Pro Experience
2006: Missed the entire 2006 season while rehabbing from a knee injury that he picked up while on trial with FC Nitra of the Slovakian Corgon Liga.
2005: Appeared in 27 of Vancouver's 30 games, playing 2,118 minutes and tallying one assist. He collected his only assist in a 3-0 win over Minnesota on 8/20. Harmse played all 210 minutes of Vancouver's first round playoff series against Richmond as the Whitecaps were eliminated on penalties following a pair of 0-0 draws. Went on trial with FC Nitra in Slovakia after the completion of the USL season.
2004: Signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division (then the A League)…played in 12 games, tallying a goal and an assist…he made his debut on 4/30 in a season opening 0-0 draw against Edmonton FC…tallied the game-winning assist in a 2-1 win over Milwaukee on 6/4, assisting on a Steve Kindel goal…scored his first and only goal of the year in second half stoppage time of the regular season finale, a 4-0 win against Milwaukee on 8/27.
2003: Signed with Tromsø Idrettslag of the Norwegian Tippeligaen in March after training with famed clubs Bayern Munich and Benfica.
2002: Was drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first round of the USL First Division (then A-League) draft (10th overall) but did not sign with the club.
International: Made first appearance with National team in 2008 on 01/30/08 in a friendly against Martinique…came on late in FIFA 2010 WCQ matches against Honduras 10/11/08, Mexico 10/15/08 and Jamaica 11/14/08…joined the Canadian National Team for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup after the 1-0 loss @ COL on 5/26 ... Earned his second career cap, playing all 90 minutes in Canada's 2-2 draw in a friendly @ Venezuela on 6/1 ... Came off the bench in three of Canada's five games at the Gold Cup, playing 31 minutes, before his team was eliminated in the Semifinals by the United States…was called up for their game against Costa Rica on 9/12 but did not play because of right knee injury that also forced him out for an extended time.
Personal: Married to wife Monica, and the couple has a daughter, Thea … Son of Olivia and Chris … Has one brother, Rory, and one sister, Laura … Favorite thing about Houston is Lone Star Beer, because "drinking anything else would be treason" … Favorite TV show is "Arrested Development" … Enjoys Guy Ritchie films … If he was not a soccer player, he would like to be a limo driver … His best meal to make is fajitas … Admires former French international midfielder Zinedine Zidane … Lists his favorite vacation spot as San Antonio.