Date of Birth8.18.1976 (45)
BirthplaceQueens, NY USA
How he joined the club: Signed on March 28, 2010.
2014: Only player on the Earthquakes’ roster to start each of the club’s 34 regular season games … Topped his career-high in saves in a single season (132) with 135 through 33 games … Led the league with 135 saves and finished fifth in saves percentage among goalkeepers with at least 10 starts at 72 percent … Passed Ronald Cerritos on the club’s all-time games played list with 149 … Finished the season with six shutouts … CCL: Played 90 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 11 and against Deportivo Toluca FC at Nemesio Diez Stadium on March 19 … Open Cup: Did not play against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 … Did not play against the Seattle Sounders at Starfire Sports Complex on June 24.
2013: Matched his career high with 33 starts for the Earthquakes ... Crested the 100 save mark in a season for the sixth time in his professional career with 101 ... Recorded nine shutouts, including five in his last six games ... Became the seventh goalkeeper in MLS history to record 100 career wins on Aug. 18 against Sporting Kansas City ... Moved up to No. 4 on the MLS All-Time list for career shutouts (76) ... CCL: On bench, but DNP at Montreal on 8/7, at CD Heredia on 8/24, vs. Montreal on 9/17 … Played 90 minutes and picked up a shutout vs. CD Heredia on 10/23
2012: MLS: Played 90 minutes and earned the shutout in a 1-0 home win over NE on 3/10 … Played 90 minutes vs. HOU on 3/17 and became just the second player on the current Quakes roster to make his 200th MLS appearance, joining team captain Ramiro Corrales in the 200 Club … Kept his second shutout of 2012 in the 3-0 win at TFC on 3/24, needing to make just one save in drawing start No. 200 for his MLS career … Third shutout came at SEA on 3/31 with a season-high five saves, after which he was nominated for Save of the Week: Week 4 … Played 90 minutes vs. VAN on 4/7, making five more saves … Played 90 minutes at NY on 4/14, vs. RSL on 4/21 and at PHI on 4/28, called upon for four saves combined … Played 90 minutes vs. DC on 5/2, making four saves, including a sprawling reflex stop to his right on a 35th-minute bicycle-kick effort from Dwayne De Rosario which earned him a second Save of the Week nomination … Played 90 minutes at VAN on 5/5, vs. CHV on 5/13, vs. CLB on 5/19, at LA on 5/23 and at SKC on 5/27 … Missed first match of season on 6/20 at COL due to suspension … Played 90 minutes at RSL on 6/23, recording five saves … Started and played 45 minutes vs. LA on 6/30, making one save before leaving with a left corneal abrasion at halftime … DNP at POR due to left corneal abrasion … Posted fourth shutout of season at FCD on 7/7 … Earned fifth shutout of year on 7/14 vs. RSL … Started and played 90 minutes vs. FCD on 7/18, at VAN 7/22 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. CHI on 7/28, making 6 saves … Started and played 90 minutes vs. SEA on 8/11, at MTL on 8/18 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. COL on 8/25, making 3 saves … Started and played 90 minutes on 9/2 vs. CHV, recording a clean sheet … Started and played 90 minutes at CHV on 9/15, recording 2 saves …Started and played 90 minutes vs. POR on 9/19 … Started and played 90 minutes on 9/23 at SEA, vs. FCD on 9/29 at COL on 10/6, vs. LA on 10/21, at POR on 10/27 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 90 minutes against LA in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals on 11/1, recorded two saves … Started and played 90 minutes on 11/4 at LA in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals …Open Cup: On bench but DNP vs. SEA on 6/26 … Exhibition: --.
2011: MLS: Named team’s Defensive Player of the Year … Led the league in saves with 113 … Played in the most games and most minutes in a single season of any player in club history with 33 games and 2,970 minutes … Played 90 minutes in every match, except at NE on 10/8 … Recorded shutouts at DAL on 3/26, vs. CLB on 5/14, vs. NE on 5/21, vs. LA on 6/25, vs. PHI on 7/9, and vs. CHI on 9/10 … Received a yellow card vs. NY on 7/2 … Exhibition: -- … Open Cup: --.
2010: MLS: Signed with the Earthquakes on 3/30 … Made his San Jose debut at RSL on 6/25 and recorded a shutout … Named Earthquakes Defensive MVP … Made 18 appearances, all starts … Made 81 saves and posted a 1.06 goals-against average … Posted seven shutouts vs. LA on 8/21, vs. FCD on 9/11, vs. PHI on 9/15, at CLB on 10/2, at DC on 10/9 and vs. CHV on 10/20 … Exhibition: Shut out CHV on 6/12 and saved penalty from Dan Kennedy to help SJ win the Sacramento Cup on penalties … Played 45 minutes vs. Tottenham Hotspur on 7/17 … Open Cup: Made Earthquakes debut vs. RSL on 4/14 and played 120 minutes … MLS Cup Playoffs: Made six saves vs. NY on 10/30 … Made three saves and earned the win at NY on 11/4 … Made five saves at COL on 11/13.
2009: MLS: Only Fire player to start and play 90 minutes in every MLS game … Made 103 saves on 136 shots faced … Shares a Fire single-season shutout record of 10 shutouts with Matt Pickens in 2007 … Recorded shutouts vs. NY on 4/5, at TFC on 5/16, at NY on 5/24, vs. COL on 7/11, vs. CLB on 7/18, at SEA on 7/25, vs. RSL on 8/1, at KC on 8/16, at NE on 10/17, and vs. CHV on 10/22.
2008: MLS: Named 2008 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year … 2008 Fire MVP … Started and played 90 minutes in every game … Second-best goals-against average with 1.1, allowing 33 goals in 30 games … Tied for a league-best 10 shutouts … Made 122 saves on 156 shots faced for the league’s best save percentage with 78.2 percent … Saved a penalty kick vs. TOR on 10/18 … Recorded shutouts at DC on 5/8, vs. NE on 4/3, at SJ on 4/12, at NE on 5/3, vs. SJ on 6/28, vs. RSL on 7/19, at KC on 7/27, vs. CHV on 8/2, at LA on 8/22, and vs. NY on 9/6 … Exhibition: Played first 45 minutes vs. Everton in 2-0 win … Open Cup: Played 120 minutes at DC in 2-1 USOC quarterfinal loss on 7/8 … Played 120 minutes vs. CLB in 3-2 USOC win on 6/10 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Posted shutouts in both games against NE in the Eastern Conference Final.
2007: MLS: Started and played 90 minutes in three first team matches … Made 2007 debut in 2-0 loss at LA on 7/4 … Exhibition: Recorded a 1-0 shutout in first team debut vs. Cracovia in an international friendly on 6/22 … Reserves: Started and played in 11 matches … Posted a goals-against average of 1.53 and record of 2-6-3.
2006: MLS: Started and played eight games with Columbus … Posted a 3-3-2 record with a 1.13 goals-against average and three shutouts … Suffered knee injury vs. DC on 5/26 … Open Cup: DNP … Reserves: DNP.
2005: MLS: Started and played nine games with Columbus … Posted a 3-5-1 record with a 1.65 GAA and three shutouts … MLS Player of the Week for week ending on 4/18 … Crew’s US Soccer Federation Humanitarian of the Year honoree … Tore his right ACL at LA on 5/25.
2004: MLS: Started 29 games … Posted a 12-5-12 record with a 1.07 GAA and 10 shutouts … Eastern Conference All-Star … Set an MLS record for catches/punches in a game with 16 at DAL on 7/10 … MLS Player of the Month for September … Open Cup: Started both games, a 2-1 win over Syracuse on 6/30 and a 2-1 OT loss to Chicago on 7/20 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started both matches of Eastern Conference Semifinal Series vs. NE, going 0-1-1 with a 1.00 GAA.
2003: MLS: Started 24 games … Posted a 9-8-6 record with a 1.44 GAA and four shutouts … Missed five games with a severely sprained ankle injury at SJ on 6/21 … CONCACAF Champions Cup: Started three of the four matches … Posted a 1-2-0 record with a 2.67 GAA and one shutout … Defeated Deportivo Arabe Unido 3-0 on 3/23.
2002: MLS: Started 13 of 14 matches … Posted a 8-3-2 record with a 1.09 GAA and five shutouts … Defender of the Year award … Second in the league in GAA … Made his MLS debut vs. NE on 4/20 … Earned a shutout in his first MLS start in a 1-0 win over DC on 4/27 … Saved two penalty kicks, at NY on 7/31 and vs. CHI on 9/14 … Exhibition: Played 90 minutes in 7-2 win over FC Nurnberg on 5/15 … Open Cup: Played every minute in the Crew’s run to the Open Cup title … Posted a 4-0 record with a 0.71 GAA and two shutouts … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played every minute of five matches … Posted a 2-1-2 record with a 0.96 GAA as the Crew advanced to the MLS Cup Semifinals … Earned his first MLS postseason shutout in semifinal Game 1 at NE on 10/6.
Other Professional Experience: Spent five seasons in the A-League, from 1997-2001 … 2001: Led the Hershey Wildcats to the A-League National Championship match which resulted in a 2-0 loss to Rochester … Named A-League Goalkeeper of the Year and was selected the Division II circuit’s first-team All-League keeper … Posted a 14-7-2 record with a 0.60 GAA and 13 shutouts … Made the A-League Team of the Week twice … Posted a 3-1 record in the playoffs, allowing only two goals in the final after three successive shutouts … 2000: Finished his final season with Hampton Roads with a 0.94 GAA in 14 games … 1999: Posted a 13-10-0 record with a 1.38 GAA … Named team MVP … A-League Team of the Week once … 1998: Posted a 15-12-0 record with eight shutouts … A-League Team of the Week once … 1997: Rookie professional season was split between the Worcester Wildfire and the Carolina Dynamo of the A-League, after being drafted No. 2 overall by the Nashville Metros in the first round of the 1997 A-League draft.
International: Earned his first cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2005 on 3/9, shutting out Colombia, 3-0, in a friendly in Fullerton, Calif. … Trained with the U.S. MNT in the first camp of 2009 … Named to the 18-man roster for U.S. MNT friendly against Sweden but DNP … Represented the U.S. at the U-17 and U-20 levels … Played in the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Japan, helping the U.S. to a quarterfinal appearance and a 1-2-1 record at the event.
College: Attended the University of North Carolina-Charlotte … Played three seasons for the 49ers from 1994-96, leading them to the program’s first NCAA Men’s College Cup in 1996, where they fell in the National Semifinals … NSCAA First Team All-America selection in 1996.
Personal: The son of Madeline and Robert Busch … His father is a Lutheran Pastor … Has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Jaime … Obtained his “B” coaching license in 2008 … Avid hockey fan of the New York Rangers … Married to Nikki Busch.