What Scouts Say: "Overall good soccer player ... Had a really good 2012 and picked up a lot of the goal-scoring slack of the team ... UCSB employed him in a variety of roles, but primarly as an attacking midfielder ... He can also play wide ... Versatile kid ... Goal-dangerous. He can pass and score ... Slashing kind of player, but not going to beat guys regularly on the dribble. Not his strength. He finds spots and passes the ball ... He's pretty good with both feet and works hard ... Pretty tough and aggressive kid. Has a real competitive mentality ... Athleticism, quickness and speed will be biggest issues on the MLS level ... Very talented on the ball and he's got decent pace to break pressure, but he doesn't have full-on athleticism ... Wiry-type midfielder ... More of a wide player than a central player in MLS. He could potentially also be an outside back, but speed may be an issue there as well."
COLLEGE (UC SANTA BARBARA)
2012: Became 4th consecutive Gaucho to garner the Big West Midfielder of the Year honor ... Led Gauchos and tied for third in Big West with eight goals. Also added three assists ... His four game-winning goals were the conference's fourth-highest total.
2011: Played in 22 games for the Gauchos starting 15 during the season with 1,378 minutes of play.
2010: One of just three Gauchos to play in all 22 games during the season, starting eight…First goal of the season was the game-winner at UC Davis (Oct. 20)…Scored the golden goal against Cal Poly (Nov. 10) in a 2-1 overtime win during the Big West Tournament Semifinals…Assisted Danny Barrera’s goal in the Big West Championship game against Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 13).
2009: Played in 16 matches and started three as a true freshman, including NCAA Tournament matches against Wofford (Nov. 19) and San Diego (Nov. 22)...First start came against Cal Poly (Nov. 4)...Played a season-high 77 minutes at Cal Poly and against Wofford...Played a total of 182 minutes in the NCAA Tournament...Recorded three shots, including a season-high two at UC Davis (Oct. 15).
US NATIONAL TEAM: Part of the U.S. Under-18 National Team pool and attended the National Team camp.
CLUB: Won the 2008 Surf Cup and the Mayors Cup with the San Juan Lightning.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played center midfield for Branham High School ... Was a First-Team All-Blossom Valley Athletic League selection for the Bruins ... Was also named Freshman of the Year.
PERSONAL: Parents are Steve and Cathe ... Can best be described as "laid back and funny"... Most memorable sporting moment was playing UC Sampdoria ... Would love to play against Real Madrid and with his favorite player Xavi ... Cristiano Ronaldo is another of his favorite players and he cheers for Manchester United ... Names "Happy Gilmore" as his favorite flick while "Punk'd" is his favorite television show.