HOW ACQUIRED: Originally selected in the second round (No. 15 overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the Earthquakes. After one season in San Jose, he was taken by the Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft. He returned to San Jose on Nov. 30, 2011 in a trade that sent allocation money to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for Salinas.
Entering his 11th season in MLS, Salinas has already made over 250 MLS career appearances and logged 44 assists to go along with 13 goals. The veteran has also played for Philadelphia and Vancouver over his career. He is a tested option available for new head coach Mikael Stahre to use in his starting XI.
COLLEGE: As a senior, in 2007, Salinas was named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team, NSCAA Scholar All-American First Team, and NSCAA All-South Region First Team after registering a career-high five goals and nine assists for Furman University. In 2006 he was named to the NSCAA All-South Region Third Team and the All-Southern Conference First Team after registering three goals and seven assists.