Player Details

Name

Ryan Hollingshead

Pronunciation

Hollings-head

Height

6' 2"

Weight

185 lbs

Date of Birth

4.16.1991 (32)

Birthplace

Sacramento, CA, USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • MLS Cup Champion (2022)
  • Supporters’ Shield winner (2016, 2022)
  • MLS Western Conference Champion (2022, 2023)
  • CONCACAF Champions League runner-up (2023) 
  • MLS All Star (2023) 
  • MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year (2017) 
  • 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Cup Champion
  • 10-time MLS Team of the Week selection (2020-23) 

PERSONAL

  • following his MLS SuperDraft selection in 2013, he opted to miss the season to fulfill a promise to his brother (Scott) to build a church in Sacramento, Calif.(Harvest Bible Chapel)
  • has four children with wife Taylor
  • owns and operates a real estate company, FOM Capital Group 
  • has an arm tattoo of the eighth chapter of the New Testament book Romans, written in his wife’s handwriting
Scouting Report

PROFESSIONAL

2023 (Los Angeles Football Club):

  • made 32 regular-season appearances (25 starts) and scored four goals with one assist
  • named to MLS Team of the Week for Weeks 25 and 32 
  • named to the 2023 MLS All Star Team
  • helped LAFC capture its second consecutive Western Conference title by scoring the first goal in the club’s 2-0 win over Houston in the WC final 12/2/23
  • made his 50th regular-season appearance in Black & Gold 7/1/23 vs.FC Dallas
  • made his 85th appearance across all competitions for LAFC during the 2023 MLS Cup final vs.Columbus 12/9/23 
  • made 48 appearances (39 starts) across all competitions, including six CCL appearances, three Leagues Cup appearances, and five MLS Cup playoff appearances, including the MLS Cup final.
  • registered two assists in the CCL Leg 1 match vs.Alajuelense 3/10/23.

2022 (Los Angeles Football Club):

  • started 22 of 30 regular-season appearances with 1,928 minutes played
  • scored six goals with one assist on 23 shots in the regular season
  • named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 4)
  • started all three postseason matches, posting one assist 
  • his start in the MLS Cup final marked his 11th career postseason start
  • his six regular-season goals were tied for first among MLS defenders in 2022
  • became the second-highest goal-scoring defender (24 goals) in MLS since 2010 (Graham Zusi)

2021 (FC Dallas):

  • started all 30 of his appearances, marking the third time in his career he appeared in 30+ games in a season
  • scored three goals and posted five assists in 2,671 minutes played
  • led Dallas in minutes played and tackles (35)
  • named to MLS Team of the Week four times (Weeks 3, 6, 8 and 18)

2020 (FC Dallas):

  • appeared in 20 games (19 starts), contributing four goals and one assist in 1,731 minutes
  • first goal of the season came on 10/14/20 vs.Sporting KC 
  • scored game-winning goal 10/28/20 vs.Inter Miami
  • selected to MLS Team of the Week three times (Weeks 15, 21 and 23)

2019 (FC Dallas):

  • scored a career-high six goals, which led all MLS defenders in '19
  • scored game-winning goal 3/23/19 vs.Colorado
  • made a career-high 34 appearances (33 starts) and registered three assists in a career-high 2,961 minutes played 
  • led MLS in duels won (326) and ground duels won (165); ranked 8th in MLS with 55 interceptions 
  • voted Team MVP by FC Dallas fans

2018 (FC Dallas):

  • appeared in 18 games (seven starts), posting one goal and three assists in 766 minutes played
  • made his 100th MLS regular-season appearance 6/29/18 vs.Minnesota
  • completed 80 percent of passes
  • 10 of his 12 appearances off the bench came within the game’s final 20 minutes

2017 (FC Dallas):

  • suffered off-field injuries 1/6/17 while providing roadside assistance to another driver, resulting in three fractures to his cervical vertebrae 
  • returned to the pitch 4/23/17 vs.SKC 
  • made 18 appearances (9 starts); recorded 820 minutes played
  • scored a goal and posted one assist in two matches during Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Cup 
  • named MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year

2016 (FC Dallas):

  • made 29 appearances (22 starts), registering two goals in 2,024 minutes played
  • made three CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) appearances and one playoff appearance
  • logged one assist during CCL
  • 2016 Supporters’ Shield winner
  • 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Champion

2015 (FC Dallas):

  • made 33 appearances (25 starts), registering two goals and three assists in 2,172 minutes played
  • Scored his first professional goal 3/15/15 ss.Philadelphia

2014 (FC Dallas):

  • made 11 appearances (four starts) in his rookie season
  • made MLS debut 5/31/14 vs.San Jose 

2013 (FC Dallas):

  • selected 20th overall by FC Dallas in 2013 MLS SuperDraft

COLLEGE

2009-12 (UCLA):

  • made 81 appearances (69 starts) and scored 14 goals with 20 assists
  • named Bruins team captain in 2012
  • named NSCAA second-team All-America, PAC-12 Player of the Year and first-team All-PAC-12 (2012)
  • earned second-team All-Pac-12, first team CoSIDA Academic All-District, and second-team PAC-12 All-Academic honors as a junior (2011) 
  • as a sophomore, was one of four players to appear in every match
  • named to All-tournament team at 2010 Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic; received UCLA’s Coaches’ Award for a second time
  • as a freshman, ranked third on the squad and 10th in the PAC-10 in goals scored (4)co-recipient of the team's Coaches' Award