2012: MLS: DNP vs. NE on 3/10, vs. HOU on 3/17 and at TFC on 3/24 (R hip surgery) … Rejoined training on 3/19 … Made 2012 debut and played in first MLS game since 8/6/11 at SEA on 3/31, coming on as a substitute for the final 23 minutes … Came on as a substitute for the final 38 minutes vs. VAN on 4/7, scoring the 72nd-minute game-winner off a glancing header to the far corner … Goal, which was nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week, was his second for the club, with the other one a game-tying header in the 67th minute of a 1-1 draw vs. POR on 8/6/11 … DNP at NY on 4/14 (L – hamstring strain) … Returned to action vs. RSL on 4/21, coming on as a substitute for the final 15 minutes … DNP at PHI on 4/28, vs. DC on 5/2 and at VAN on 5/5 (L – hamstring strain) … Came on for the final 33 minutes vs. CHV on 5/13, heading in the 88th-minute equalizer … Came on for the final 30 minutes vs. CLB on 5/19 and produced a right-footed side-volley for the 90th-minute equalizer … Came on as a halftime substitute at LA on 5/23, heading the game winning goal in the 94th minute … Started and played 61 minutes at SKC on 5/27 … Came on as a substitute and played final 25 minutes at COL on 6/20 … Played final 31 minutes at RSL on 6/23, scoring the opening goal in the 75th and assisting on Chris Wondolowski’s winner in the 84th … Came on as a substitute in the 68th minute vs. LA on 6/30 … Started and played 90 minutes at POR on 7/3 and scored a goal in the 74th minute … Started and played 83 minutes at FCD on 7/7 … Scored seventh goal of season and notched assist on 7/14 vs. RSL … Started and played 71 minutes and scored the game winning goal off a header in the 45th minute … Started and played 90 minutes at VAN on 7/22 and scored for a third consecutive game … Started and played 93 minutes before receiving his second yellow card in stoppage time … DNP vs. SEA on 8/11 due to red card suspension … DNP at MTL on 8/18 due to yellow card accumulation suspension … Started and played all 90 minutes vs. COL on 8/25, recording an assist in the 11th minute and two goals in the 43rd and 75th minute, respectively … Started and played 60 minutes vs. CHV on 9/2 … Started and played 62 minutes at CHV on 9/15, scoring a goal in the 49th minute … Came on as a substitute in the 63rd minute vs. POR on 9/19, recording a game-tying assist in the 73rd minute … Started and played 90 minutes on 9/22 at SEA, recording an assist in the eighth minute … Started and played 90 minutes vs. FCD on 9/29, scoring in the 24th minute and recording assists in the 82nd and 95th minutes, respectively …Started and played 67 minutes at COL on 10/6, recording an assist in the 11th minute …Reserves: Started and played 61 minutes vs. POR on 3/27, assisting on the game’s lone goal in the 53rd minute … MLS Cup Playoffs: Came on as a substitute for Steven Beitashour in the 73rd minute against LA in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals 11/7, scored a goal in the 82nd minute … Came on as a substitute in the 65th minute on 11/4 at LA in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals …Open Cup: Started and played 77 minutes vs. MIN on 6/6 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. SEA on 6/26 before being ejected in stoppage time … Exhibition: --.
2011: MLS: Moved into No. 9 on the club’s all-time list for career starts with 99 … Played 90 minutes vs. RSL on 3/19, at FCD on 3/26, vs. SEA on 4/2, vs. TFC on 4/9, at NY on 4/16, vs. CHV on 4/23, at PHI on 4/30, vs. NE on 5/21 and at CHI on 5/28 … Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card vs. CLB on 5/14 … Played 90 minutes vs. HOU on 6/4, at DC on 6/11, at SKC on 6/17, vs. LA on 6/25 and vs. NY on 7/2 … Received a yellow card on 7/2 vs. NY … Played 90 minutes at CHV on 7/6, vs. PHI on 7/9, at CLB on 7/16 and vs. VAN on 7/20 … DNP at RSL on 7/23 or vs. DC on 7/30 due to right calf strain … Played 90 minutes vs. POR on 8/6, vs. COL on 8/13, at LA on 8/20 and at TFC on 8/27 … Started and played 61 minutes vs. CHI on 9/10 … Played 90 minutes vs. SKC on 10/1, at NE on 10/8, at SEA on 10/15 and vs. FCD on 10/22 … Exhibition: Started and played 45 minutes vs. West Brom on 7/12 … Open Cup Qualifying: --.
2010: MLS: Started all 27 games he appeared in … Made 2010 debut vs. RSL on 3/27 … Played the full 90 minutes in every match from RSL on 3/27 until LA on 7/22 … Started and played 74 minutes vs. SEA on 7/31 … Played 90 minutes at COL on 8/7 … Started and played 88 minutes vs. KC on 8/14 … DNP vs. LA 8/21 or at NY on 8/28 due to red card suspension … Played 90 minutes at HOU on 9/5, vs. FCD on 9/11, vs. PHI on 9/15, at TFC on 9/25, vs. CHI on 9/29, at CLB on 10/2, at DC on 10/9, and vs. HOU on 10/16 … DNP vs. CHV on 10/20 … Played 90 minutes at KC on 10/23 … Exhibition: Came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute vs. CHV on 6/12 and converted winning penalty in shootout for the Sacramento Cup … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played 90 minutes vs. NY on 10/30, at NY on 11/4 and at COL on 11/13.
2009: MLS: Made 16 appearances … DNP vs. HOU on 3/28, at KC on 4/5, vs. CHI on 4/11, vs. LA on 4/18, at SEA on 4/25, vs. CHV on 5/2 and at NY on 5/8 due to left calf strain … Made 2009 season debut playing 90 minutes at HOU on 5/23 … DNP on 6/20 due to left calf strain … Played 90 minutes at RSL on 7/3 and received a yellow card … Played 90 minutes at CHI on 7/18 and received a yellow card … Played 90 minutes vs. DC on 7/25 and received a yellow card … Played 90 minutes vs. SEA on 8/2 and received a yellow card … Played 90 minutes vs. KC on 8/22 and received a yellow card … Played 90 minutes at NE on 8/20, vs. COL on 9/18, at COL on 9/23, and at DC on 9/27 … DNP vs. NY on 10/3 or at FCD on 10/7 due to left hamstring strain … Started and played 58 minutes at TFC on 10/10 before suffering a left ankle sprain/fracture … Underwent season-ending ankle surgery on 10/15 … Exhibition: Played 90 minutes vs. CD Aguila on 9/8.
2008: MLS: Selected in the eighth round of the MLS Expansion Draft … Earned Earthquakes Defensive Player of the Year award and notched first career assist … Started 28 games … Played 90 minutes in season debut at LA on 4/3 … Received a red card at RSL on 6/18 … DNP at DC on 6/22 due to red card suspension … Notched first career assist at DAL on 10/2 … Exhibition: Came in as a substitute in the 45th minute vs. Honduras Olympic Team on 7/15 … DNP vs. SEA on 9/2 or vs. CD FAS on 10/7.
2007: MLS: Appeared in 21 games, started nine for Chivas USA … Key component of league’s second-best defense, allowing just 28 goals … Playoffs: Played 90 minutes at KC in game one of Eastern Conference Semifinals on 10/27.
2006: MLS: Started 24 of 29 games … Playoffs: Started two postseason games, logging 130 minutes at HOU in conference semifinals.
2005: MLS: Started and played three games … Made MLS debut at CHI on 10/5, started and played 88 minutes … Playoffs: Played 90 minutes in both games against NE in Eastern Conference Semifinals.
International: Called up to U.S. MNT January Camp in 2009.
College: 2004: Played 18 games for Seton Hall … Named a tri-captain in his second season … Named to All-Big East Second Team … 2003: Started all 19 games for the Pirates and notched two assists … Named to the NSCAA/adidas Mid-Atlantic Region All-America Third Team … 2002: Helped SHU attain a 1.30 goals-against average with six shutouts … Recorded one assist … 2001: Started nine of 21 games and notched one assist … Only freshman to appear in each of the Pirates’ matches.
High School/Club: Four-year letter-winner at Paramus Catholic … Earned All-State and All-Bergen County honors as a senior and set school records for career goals, assists and points.
Personal: Has a younger brother, Daniel … Speaks Spanish … Started playing soccer at age 11 … Enjoys traveling, watching movies and going to the beach.