2011: Recorded two assists in a 5-1 MLS Reserve League win over Chivas USA on Sept. 27. Scored a brace in an MLS Reserve League match on Aug. 21 to help lead Portland to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Vancouver. Saw his first regular-season action since March 26 when he came on as a second-half sub July 23 at Columbus. Scored his first goal with the Timbers in the 29th minute of a July 20 exhibition against West Bromwich Albion, rifling a left-footed shot inside the right post to beat West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill and give Portland a 2-0 lead. Returned to the field for the first time since May 25 when he played 19 minutes as a sub in an exhibition vs. Club América July 7. Had missed six weeks with a left quadriceps strain. Started and played 62 minutes against AFC Ajax May 25. Missed a month of MLS play with a right MCL strain from April 15-May 15, before returning to the field in a May 15 Reserve League game at Seattle. Started the first two regular-season matches of the season and played all 90 minutes against Toronto on March 26. Picked up the franchise’s first yellow card with a hard foul in the 77th minute of a loss to Toronto March 26.
2010 MLS: Set career highs by playing 1,004 minutes in 15 games (12 starts) ... Scored two goals on the season ... Directed a cross from Patrick Nyarko off his chest to extend the lead in the 67th minute in a 2-0 win against Houston on April 24 ... His second was the opening goal of a 2-0 win over Columbus on Oct. 8 that kept the Fire in the playoff hunt ... Coincidentally, picked up his only two yellow cards on the season during the games in which he scored ... Also played in the Fire’s international friendly loss to Legia Warsaw on May 22, a U.S. Open Cup loss to the Charleston Battery on June 29, and SuperLiga loss to New England on July 17.
2009 MLS: Played nine games (8 starts) ... Made his MLS debut July 18 vs. San Jose ... Played his first complete game Aug. 9 at Houston ... Scored two top-class goals against Columbus on Sept. 20 to earn a valuable point at the end of the season ... Played the full 90 minutes at Houston Aug. 9, at Kansas City Aug. 16, at Real Salt Lake Sept. 12, and against Toronto FC Sept. 26.
2008 MLS: Did not play in MLS action ... Saw his only action in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 4-1 win vs. Cleveland City Stars in the third round on July 1 and assisting on a Calen Carr goal ... Made first team debut vs. Wisla Krakow on May 21 and played a full 90 minutes ... Came off the bench for 45 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Everton on July 30 ... Played 10 minutes in 3-1 loss at Veracruz on Aug. 24 ... Was the Fire’s leading scorer in MLS Reserve Division play with five goals and three assists over 12 games (11 starts) ... Recorded 1,034 reserve team minutes.
Left Santa Clara University ranked seventh all-time in goals scored (22) ... Named WCC Player of the Year, All-WCC first team and NSCAA All-American first team his senior season in 2007 ... Was named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist ... Also named NSCAA All-Far West Region first team, Top Drawer Soccer first team, College Soccer News All-American first team, and Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award All-Senior All-America second team ... As a junior, took home NSCAA All-Far West Region first-team and All-WCC second-team honors ... Led the Broncos in goals (6), as¬sists (2), and points (14) ... Was an All-WCC second-team selection and Top Drawer Soccer National second teamer as a sophomore in 2005 ... Named to WCC All-Freshman Team in his first season.
Attended Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, Calif. ... Majored in Finance at Santa Clara ... Favorite video game is Halo 3 ... Enjoys doing anything at the beach ... Environmentally conscious ... Was Comcast Community Award winner in May 2006 at Santa Clara ... Involved in clothing drives and has helped with California’s Habitat for Humanity ... Enjoys reading World War II books ... Played for Irvine Strikers Soccer Club ... Played for San Juan Soccer Club, leading them to the National Championship in 2003 ... Was part of the U-23 U.S. Olympic pool (2007) and the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team pool (2002) ... U-16 national champion (2001) ... Lists his favorite TV show as Tosh.0 ... Has been to Japan twice and would like to visit China and India.