Aaron Long registered 13 goals and five assists as a four-year starter at the University of California-Riverside from 2010-13. The two-time Big West All-Conference selection was selected by Portland with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
ACQUIRED: Selected by Portland with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and signed Feb. 25, 2014.
2014: Currently on loan with USL PRO co-affiliate Sacramento Republic FC ... Made his professional debut March 29 with Republic FC, playing eight minutes as a substitute in a 1-1 draw at LA Galaxy II ... Started his first game for Sacramento on April 12, playing the full 90 minutes against Orange County Blues FC.
COLLEGE: Played in 71 career matches (66 starts) for UC-Riverside ... Named to the All-Big West Second Team following his senior season at UC-Riverside after finishing the 2013 season tied for the team lead in goals (3) and ranking third on the team in points (7) ... His goal against Marist on Sept. 1, 2013, was the game-winner ... Was the Highlanders’ leading scorer as a junior in 2012 with 13 points (6g, 1a) ... Garnered an All-Big West first-team selection and was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10, 2012 ... Tallied two goals as a sophomore in 2011, both were game-winners in a 3-0 victory over Sacramento State and in a 3-1 win over nationally ranked UC Santa Barbara ... Played in all 17 matches during his freshman season in 2010, making 14 starts ... Made his collegiate debut Sept. 1, 2010 against San Jose State ... Notched his first collegiate assist on the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 win over Biola on Sept. 13, 2010 ... First collegiate goal was scored in a 5-0 route of Alabama A&M on Sept. 4, 2010.
PERSONAL: Majored in environmental sciences at UC-Riverside ... Mother, Kandi, played collegiate softball and basketball at Cal State Dominguez Hills ... Lettered in both soccer and football at Serrano High School, earning all-conference honors in both sports during his prep career.