Player Details


Ty Harden


6' 1"


190 lbs

Date of Birth

3.6.1984 (39)


Norman, OK USA


Career Summary

How he joined the club: Selected in Stage 2 of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Process on Dec. 14, 2012 and signed on Jan. 25, 2012.

2014 (San Jose Earthquakes): Recorded 13 starts in 17 appearances in his second season with the Earthquakes … Made his season debut against the Colorado Rapids on May 7 at Buck Shaw Stadium… Enjoyed a stretch of six consecutive MLS starts from May 17 to July 2 … CCL: Did not play against Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 11 … Scored what turned out to be the aggregate-tying goal in the 56th minute, played 120 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Nemesio Diez Stadium on March 19 … Open Cup: Played 90 minutes against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 … Played 120 minutes against Seattle Sounders FC at Starfire Sports Complex on June 24.

2013 (San Jose Earthquakes): Started the first seven games of the season at center back and right back before missing time due to osteitis pubis ... Had season-ending surgery on his right hip in June.

2012: Did not play professional soccer.

2011 (Toronto FC): Appeared in 26 matches, starting in 24, logging 2,120 minutes. Nutrilite Canadian Championship: Appeared in four matches, starting in three. CONCACAF Champions League: Appeared and started in six matches.

2010 (Toronto FC): Harden started in 10 of the 12 games he played in, logging 975 minutes. Nutrilite Canadian Championship: Scored his first goal for Toronto in a 2-0 win vs. Montreal on April 28.

2009 (Colorado Rapids / Rochester Rhinos): Appeared in 7 games with 1 start, playing 87 minutes…Played 39 minutes at D.C. United (7/18)…Played all 90 minutes in friendly vs. Club America (7/15) after being called back from Rochester…Played all 90 minutes at Seattle (5/26) in the second U.S. Open Cup play-in match…Made first start of the season at Columbus (4/11) and played in only 18 minutes before injuring his right hamstring…Played in all 120 minutes at LA (4/7) in U.S. Open Cup play-in match…Made his Rapids debut vs. KC (3/28).

2007 (LA Galaxy): Made his MLS debut, starting and playing all 90 minutes in central defense in the 0-0 draw at HOU on 4/8...Made his first start of the year at left back and then later played left back in the 0-0 draw vs. DC on 6/2…Injured his hip in training before the Chivas USA game on 8/23...Returned to the lineup on 9/8 vs. COL, playing 80 minutes in the 3-1 win on that night...Has played more minutes than any non-first round draft pick in Galaxy history.

College: 2006: Matched his goal output from the previous three seasons combined with a career-high three goals as a senior…Played in all 21 of his team's games while serving as a captain and helping to lead the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament…Helped marshal a backline that produced eight shutouts and allowed an average of one goal per game…Scored his first goal of the year on 9/3 in a 1-0 win over Vermont…2005: Was named first team All-Pac-10 for the first time in his career, anchoring the UW defense in 16 games…2004: Started all 20 of his team's games and helped lead UW to the NCAA Tournament…Scored one goal in those 20 games and was named second team All-Pac-10…His goal helped seal a 3-0 win over then No. 3 seed Cal…2003: Was one of just two freshmen to appear in all 20 games for the Huskies and was one of three players to start all 20…Helped lead UW to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever and was named second team All-Pac-10…Tallied his first career goal, the game-winner, in a 2-0 win over Fresno State on 10/3…Scored his second goal of the season on 10/31 in a win over Stanford.

Personal: Two-time 3A State Player of the Year as a junior and senior...Led Junction City to back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 2002, after a third-place finish in 2001...Two-time first-team All-State selection (2001-2002)...Third-team All-State as a sophomore...Two-time District 5 MVP and three-time District 5 first-team selection...Two-year team captain and two-time team MVP...Named Best All-Around High School Athlete as a Fan's Player of the Year...Two-time Eugene Register-Guard Fall Prep Soccer Athlete of the Year...Had his No. 5 soccer jersey retired at Junction City HS...Played for state ODP team for five seasons...Member of FC Portland Academy team final two years of high school...Four-year member of McKenzie United Soccer Academy in Eugene (now Oregon United)...ODP Regional Pool player in 1999...Club team won European tournament titles at the Harleem Cup (Holland) and the Newcastle (England)...Also lettered in basketball and track at Junction City HS...Team captain and MVP of basketball team in 1999...Earned all-league honors in track (2001)…Parents are Franny and Rob...Sisters both played collegiate soccer...Georgi played for Western Oregon and Indi played for Eastern Washington.