Player Details


Marvin Antonio Chavez


5' 5"


146 lbs

Date of Birth

11.3.1983 (38)


La Ceiba, Honduras


Career Summary

2012: MLS: Made his Earthquakes debut vs. NE on 3/10, starting and playing 63 minutes … Came on as a halftime substitute vs. HOU on 3/17 and took three shots … Started and played 72 minutes at TFC on 3/24, providing his first assist in a Quakes uniform in the 56th minute … Started and played 89 minutes at SEA on 3/31 … Started and played 38 minutes before leaving with an injury vs. VAN on 4/7 … Played 90 minutes at NY on 4/14 … DNP vs. RSL on 4/21 due to league-imposed one-game suspension for hard challenge on NY D Roy Miller during second half on 4/14 … Came on as a substitute in the 61st minute at PHI on 4/28, assisting on both Quakes goals … Played 90 minutes vs. DC on 5/2 … Started and played 75 minutes at VAN on 5/5 and notched an assist … DNP vs. CHV on 5/13 and vs. CLB on 5/19 due to left hamstring strain … Came on as a substitute in the 74th minute at LA on 5/23, providing his fifth assist of 2012 … Started and played 90 minutes at SKC on 5/27 … Started and played 90 minutes on 6/20 at COL and on 6/23 at RSL … Started and played 88 minutes vs. LA on 6/30 and recorded his second-multi assist game of the season with two, including the game winner … Came on as a substitute in the 59th minute at POR on 7/3 and recorded an assist … Started and played 62 minutes at FCD on 7/7 … Played 69 minutes vs., RSL on 7/14, received yellow card … Started and played 90 minutes vs. FCD on 7/18 and scored on a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box off of a Shea Salinas cross in the 12th minute … Started and played and played 64 minutes, assisting on Alan Gordon’s equalizer … DNP vs. CHI on 7/28 due to hamstring injury … Started and played 87 minutes vs. SEA on 8/11 … Started and played 74 minutes at MTL on 8/18 … Started and played 90 minutes against COL on 8/25 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. CHV on 9/2 … Started and played 72 minutes vs. FCD on 9/29 …Started and played 84 minutes at COL on 10/6, scoring in the second minute and recording an assist in the 11th minute … Started and played 83 minutes vs. LA on 10/21, scoring a goal in the 61st minute and assisting on a Wondolowski goal in the 73rd minute … Started and played 80 minutes at POR on 10/27… MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 90 minutes against LA in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals … Started and played 59 minutes on 11/4 at LA in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals …Open Cup: Started and played full 90 minutes vs. MIN on 6/5 and provided assist on Steven Lenhart’s game-winning goal in the 85th minute … Came on as a substitute for Rafael Baca in the 80th minute vs. SEA on 6/26 … Exhibition: --.

2011: MLS: Had a breakout season, improving on career highs in every category, including games played (31), starts (30), goals (6) and assists (4), while helping FC Dallas to the fourth-best record in MLS with 52 points and a playoff spot for the second straight season … More than tripled his previous high in minutes played in a single season, boosting his number from 818 to 2,521 … 28 of 64 shots for the year were on frame … Posted the first two-goal match of his MLS career with a brace in a 2-2 draw at NY on 7/23 … Two-goal performance ignited a three-game stretch in which he netted four times … Scored lone goal in a pair of 1-0 home victories for FCD, against NE on 6/4 and CHV on 7/31 … Produced a third game-winner versus VAN on 10/15 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 73 minutes in the playoff loss to NY on 10/26, gaining credit for five shots … CONCACAF Champions League: Scored the game-winner in the 65th minute of a 1-0 triumph against Pumas on 8/17 in Mexico City, marking the first-ever win by an MLS club in Mexico.

2010: MLS: Recorded career highs in every category … Picked up his first MLS assist and game-winning assist in a 1-0 win against TFC on 9/4 … Netted his first MLS goal in a 3-1 win over KC on 9/25 … Scored his second in the very next match, a 3-0 win over the CHI on 10/2 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Had a breakout game against LA in the Western Conference Final, scoring a goal and adding an assist in 74 minutes … Completed playoff run with one goal and two assists while starting all four contests as FCD reached the MLS Cup.

2009: MLS: Made his first appearance for FCD on the 18-man day-of-game roster versus DC on 9/5 … Earned his first MLS start on 9/12 in midfield versus LA … Made seven total appearances and three starts for the season after originally arriving on loan from CD Marathon in his native Honduras on 8/19.

Other Professional Experience: 2008-09: Tallied 11 goals and 11 assists over two seasons with Club Deportivo Marathon of Honduras’ Primera Division … Scored the game-winning goal against D.C. United, propelling his team into the quarterfinal round of the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League tournament … 2005-08: Recorded 23 goals and 17 assists with his hometown club, Club Deportivo Victoria of Honduras’ Primera Division … Helped the team to a fourth-place finish in the 2006 Copa Interclubes UNCAF tournament, an international club competition between the seven nations of Central America.

International: Has earned 27 caps with the Honduras national team, and scored two goals … 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup marked his first major international tournament, where he drew three starts, including two against the United States in Los Catrachos’ run to the semifinals … Played in all four matches as Honduras won the 2011 Copa Centroamericana in Panama with a 2-1 result against Costa Rica on 1/23 … Scored in the 90th minute to clinch a 2-0 win over El Salvador in the semifinals of that tournament … Drew three caps as a substitute during qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup … Also made appearances in the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup, the 2009 Copa Centroamericana and various friendlies … Recorded his first international goal in the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup against El Salvador.

Personal: Parents are Milita Lorena Alvarez and Juan Chavez … Has three girls, Camille, Daekille and Catlin … Favorite player is Tyson Nuñez … Favorite soccer memory was his first game as a professional in Honduras, against one of the biggest clubs in the league.

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