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Chris Rolfe

Chris Rolfe
Chris Rolfe of DC United
(Photo: Simon Heseltine)
Personal information
Full name Chris Rolfe
Date of birth (1983-01-17) January 17, 1983
Place of birth Kettering, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 18
Youth career
2001–2004 Dayton Flyers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Chicago Fire Premier 18 (9)
2005–2009 Chicago Fire 123 (36)
2010–2012 AaB 35 (6)
2012–2014 Chicago Fire 55 (12)
2014– D.C. United 47 (15)
National team
2005–2009 United States 10 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 13, 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 20, 2014

Chris Rolfe (born January 17, 1983) is an American soccer player who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.


  • Career 1
    • High School and College 1.1
    • Professional 1.2
    • International 1.3
  • Honors 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


High School and College

Rolfe attended Kettering Fairmont High School, where he was given his first varsity start as a freshmen by captain, Devin DelGrosso, earning All-State and All-Midwest honors after leading the Firebirds to their first district title and first-ever victory over arch-rival Centerville High School. He played college soccer at the University of Dayton.

Despite missing most of his final two intercollegiate seasons due to injury, Rolfe continued to be a dynamic goal scorer and eventually set the school record for career assists (25). He was named an NSCAA All-American after this senior year with the Flyers. Rolfe also played for Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.

In 2010, Rolfe was inducted into the Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame for his accomplishments at the prep and college levels in the state of Ohio.


Rolfe was drafted by the senior team in the third round of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire, and became a Chicago mainstay, scoring 30 goals in his first four seasons with the club, leading his team in goals with eight in his debut 2005 season, and winning the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2006. Since 2007, Rolfe has been one of the Fire's top league scorers, scoring 8 goals in the 2007 season and a career high 9 goals in the 2008 season, including a hat-trick and man of the match performance versus the New York Red Bulls.[1]

On September 2, 2009 it was announced that Rolfe had signed with

  • MLS player profile
  • ESPN player profile

External links

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Chicago Fire


Rolfe made his debut with the United States men's national soccer team on November 12, 2005 against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Chris was once again called to duty on the national soccer team, in November 2008.


Rolfe was traded by Chicago to D.C. United on April 2, 2014 in exchange for allocation money.[5]

On April 15, 2012 it was announced that Rolfe was returning to the Fire.[3] Rolfe made his first-team debut with the Fire on June 2 coming on as a second-half substitute against the New England Revolution. Rolfe scored in his return home match at Toyota Park on June 17 in a 3–1 win over the New York Red Bulls. He won the Chicago Fire MVP and Golden Boot for the 2012 season.[4]

Rolfe struggled at first in Denmark due to injuries, but came into form after recovering from his injuries. [2]

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