After a standout collegiate career at the University of Tulsa, Taylor was selected by the Timbers in the second round (No. 22 overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13, 2011. He started 82 games for the Golden Hurricane and totaled eight goals and 17 assists in his collegiate career. Taylor was a four-time All-Conference-USA honoree and helped Tulsa to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
2012: Played 90 minutes for the Timbers Reserves against the Chivas USA Reserves on June 18 ... Started and played 90 minutes in MLS Reserve League play June 2 against the LA Galaxy ... Played 69 minutes as a sub in an MLS Reserve League match May 27 against Vancouver ... Earned an assist in an MLS Reserve League match on April 22 against Vancouver ... Has started five of six MLS Reserve League matches this season.
2011: Taken in the second round (22nd overall) by the Timbers in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft ... Started nine of his 10 appearances with the Timbers Reserves ... Was one of just two players to play in all 10 of the team’s MLS Reserve League schedule, helping the team to a second-place finish in the MLS Reserve League’s West Division ... Led the Timbers Reserves in minutes played with 855 ... Registered an assist in a 3-3 draw with the Chivas USA Reserves June 5 ... Helped the Timbers Reserves to a second-place finish in the MLS Reserve League’s West Division ... Started and played all 90 minutes in exhibitions against EPL side West Bromwich Albion and Mexico’s Club América ... Made his first-team debut in a friendly against Dutch side AFC Ajax at JELD-WEN Field on May 25.
COLLEGE: Started 82 matches during his collegiate career at the University of Tulsa and totaled eight goals and 17 assists ... Was a four-time All-Conference-USA honoree, including first-team accolades as a sophomore in 2008 ... Led the Golden Hurricane to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2007-10) and to the C-USA Tournament finals during his senior season in 2010 ... Named to the NSCAA All-Midwest Region second team twice (2008, 2009) ... Recorded four assists and a goal in 17 matches during his senior season in 2010 ... As a junior, ranked third in the conference with seven assists in 2009 ... Selected to the All-C-USA preseason team and the C-USA All-Tournament team as a junior ... Scored a career-high four goals during his sophomore season in 2008, three of which were game-winning goals against Hofstra, Oral Roberts and UAB ... Started all 20 games as a freshman in 2007, garnering C-USA All-Freshman team accolades ... Was a two-time ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team honoree, and picked up both Tulsa and C-USA academic accolades all four years.
PERSONAL: Graduated with a degree in management with a specialization in entrepreneurship and family business ... Lettered in soccer, cross country, track and football at Casady High School in Oklahoma City ... Knocked in 42 goals and had 54 assists (138 points) in his high school career ... Played eight seasons with the NOKC Padova ’89 Red Club Team and led that team to five Oklahoma state championships and two runner-up finishes ... Was a member of the ODP pool for four years and ODP team for three years ... Enjoys listening to country music, listing George Strait and Kenny Chesney among his favorite artists ... Is an avid outdoorsman, partaking in fishing, hiking, mountain biking and skiing.