Joey Gjertsen

Joey Gjertsen
Joey Gjertsen
San Jose Earthquakes
Midfielder
17
Real Name: Joey Gjertsen
HT: 5' 9" WT: 165
Age: 33 (06/12/1982)
Birthplace: Tacoma, WA
Hometown: Tacoma, WA

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2011: MLS: Started and played 72 minutes vs. RSL on 3/19 … Started, played 72 minutes and notched first assist of the season at FCD on 3/26 … Started and played 45 minutes vs. SEA on 4/2 … Came on as a substitute in the 85th minute vs. TFC on 4/9 … DNP at NY on 4/16, vs. CHV on 4/23 or at PHI on 4/30 due to right groin strain … Started, played 60 minutes and notched an assist vs. CLB on 5/14 … Started and played 63 minutes vs. NE on 5/21 … Started and played 45 minutes at CHI on 5/28 … Started and played 46 minutes at CHV on 7/6 … Came on as a substitute in 58th minute vs. DC on 7/30 … Started and played 82 minutes vs. POR on 8/6 … Started and played 83 minutes vs. COL on 8/13 … Started and played 86 minutes at LA on 8/20 … Started and played 66 minutes at TFC on 8/27 … Started and played 80 minutes vs. CHI on 9/10 … Started and played 63 minutes at HOU on 9/17 and notched an assist … Came on as a substitute in the 66th minute at COL on 9/24 … Came on as a substitute in the 66th minute vs. SKC on 10/1 … Came on as a substitute in the 62nd minute vs. FCD on 10/22 … Exhibition: Started, played 45 minutes and notched an assist vs. West Brom on 7/12 … Open Cup Qualifying: -- … Reserves: Started and played 62 minutes vs. LA on 6/6 … Played 90 minutes at POR on 6/21, at CHV on 7/26 and at SEA on 10/10 and notched an assist.

2010: MLS: Signed with the Earthquakes on 2/11 … Appeared in 18 games, starting 16 … Scored one goal and notched one assist … Made MLS debut and played 45 minutes vs. RSL on 3/27 … Made first career MLS start and played full 90 minutes at CHI on 4/10 … Notched first career assist vs. NE on 4/17 … Started and played 62 minutes at CHV on 4/24 … Played 90 minutes vs. COL on 5/1 … Scored first MLS career goal in the 54th minute vs. NY on 5/8 … Played 90 minutes at NE on 5/15 … Started and played 55 minutes at SEA on 5/22 before coming out due to a left quadriceps strain … Started and played 45 minutes vs. TFC on 5/29 … DNP vs. CLB on 6/2, at FCD on 6/5, at RSL on 6/25, vs. D.C. on 7/3 due to a left quadriceps strain … Played 90 minutes at PHI on 7/10 … Started and played 73 minutes vs. KC on 8/14 … Played 90 minutes vs. LA on 8/21 … Started and played 55 minutes at NY on 8/28 … DNP at HOU on 9/5 or vs. FCD on 9/11 … Started and played 45 minutes vs. PHI on 9/15 … Came on as a substitute in the 87th minute at TFC on 9/25 … DNP vs. CHI on 9/29, at CLB on 10/2, at DC on 10/9, vs. HOU on 10/16 vs. CHV on 10/20, or at KC on 10/23 due to right knee surgery … Exhibition: Played 90 minutes vs. Tottenham Hotspur on 7/17 … Open Cup: Played 120 minutes vs. RSL on 4/14 and converted his penalty … MLS Cup Playoffs: DNP vs. NY on 10/30, at NY on 11/4 or at COL on 11/13 due to knee surgery.

Professional Experience: 2009: Appeared in 29 matches for the Impact, scoring three goals … Started 16 games during the season … Started all four playoff games for the Impact and helped lead them to a league championship … 2008: Received the Unsung Hero award from the Impact … Started 27 of the 30 regular season games where he played as a midfielder and forward … Scored one goal and notched five assists, which were the most on the team … Was one of the seven players on the club who played more than 1,500 minutes in regular season play … Scored one goal in the Nutrilite Championship … Started 10 games in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament and scored two goals … 2007: Began the season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, tallying three goals and one assist in 19 games … Logged 1,365 minutes … Was acquired 7/26 via trade … Started nine of the 10 games he played for a total of 746 minutes with the Impact … Ended the season with three goals and six assists in 29 games … Logged 2,111 minutes … Led the Impact in assists and had third-most in the league … 2006: Named 2006 USL First Division Most Valuable Player after leading the Vancouver Whitecaps in goals with 12 and assists with seven … Was one of only 19 players in the league to play in all 28 regular-season games … Named to the First All-Star Team … 2005: Named the Whitecaps Rookie of the Year at the annual supporter’s awards banquet … Played in 27 games, tallied three goals and three assists, which was good for third in team in scoring.

College: Transferred and spent final two years at Evergreen State College in Washington … In 2003, earned All-Region Team recognition and was named Region I Player of the Year … Named Conference Player of the Year, with 23 goals … Holds the Evergreen offensive record with five goals and one assist in a game against George Fox in September 2003 … Had three hat tricks in three consecutive games … Began his college career at Tacoma Community College … Scored 31 goals and notched a school record 14 assists in his freshman campaign … Transferred to Yavapai College where he won a NJCAA national championship as a sophomore.

Personal: Enjoys listening to all types of music, but especially likes hip hop … Avid follower of NBA and college basketball … Favorite all-time NBA team is the Seattle Sonics … Favorite movies are Dumb and Dumber and Superbad.


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