Ricardo Clark

Ricardo Clark
Ricardo Clark
Ricardo Clark
Real Name: Ricardo Anthony Clark
HT: 5' 10" WT: 160
Age: 34 (02/10/1983)
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Hometown: Jonesboro, GA

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed with Houston on August 2, 2012.

The tenacious Clark is an original Dynamo player and has remained a key presence in central midfield for Houston after returning two-and-a-half year stint in Europe midway through 2012. Helped Houston to 3 MLS Cup appearances and 2 MLS Cup titles with his standout defensive play and talented long-range shooting. As Clark has developed over his years in MLS, his attacking game has opened up peaking with 8 goals in 2015. Was originally drafted 2nd overall in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars. Was traded to San Jose ahead of the 2005 season and remained with the team when it moved to Houston at the end of that year.

INTERNATIONAL: US international  with 34 caps and 3 goals including big tournament experience for the squad. Started in the 2010 World Cup, 2009 Confederations Cup, 2007 Gold Cup, and 2007 Copa America. As a youth player helped the U-20 team to the quarterfinals at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships.

OUTSIDE MLS: Signed with Eintracht Frankfurt of the Bundesliga following the 2009 MLS season. Though his time with Frankfurt was hampered by injuries, he signed a three-year deal with the club in May 2010. Spent the first part of 2012 on loan in Norway with Stabaek before returning to Houston in 2012.

COLLEGE: Was drafted by the Metrostars as the second overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. Before being drafted Clark played two years at Furman University in Greenville, S.C where he was named First Team NSCAA All-American, First Team College Soccer News All-American and All-Southern Conference First Team in 2002.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017Houston Dynamo282602252223639160
2016Houston Dynamo3229425514431351140
2015Houston Dynamo3030825731592144550
2014Houston Dynamo2524420874501533350
2013Houston Dynamo3029425174461136320
2012Houston Dynamo118176009211000
2009Houston Dynamo2222119721271024141
2008Houston Dynamo252522205125932060
2007Houston Dynamo1918216353281129321
2006Houston Dynamo3131227283371457141
2005San Jose Earthquakes302832491231658160
Career Totals-33731735281262744114049725563
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