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Eric Alexander (soccer)

Eric Alexander
Personal information
Full name Eric Alexander
Date of birth (1988-04-14) April 14, 1988
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
Number 12
Youth career
2006–2009 Indiana Hoosiers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Kalamazoo Kingdom 8 (2)
2007 West Michigan Edge 12 (1)
2008–2009 Kalamazoo Outrage 17 (4)
2010–2011 FC Dallas 39 (2)
2011–2012 Portland Timbers 30 (0)
2013– New York Red Bulls 68 (6)
National team
2011– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:01, 29 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 2, 2014

Eric Alexander (born April 14, 1988) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • College and amateur 1.1
    • Professional 1.2
    • International 1.3
  • Honors 2
  • Club career statistics 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Career

College and amateur

Alexander attended Portage Central High School, where he was named NSCAA/adidas Boys High School National Player of the Year and Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year in 2005, before playing college soccer for the Indiana University Hoosiers from 2006 to 2009. He was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team in his first year, started all 22 matches and was named to the All-Big Ten first-team and the NSCAA/adidas Great Lakes All-Region second-team as a sophomore and a junior.

During his college years Alexander also played for Kalamazoo Kingdom, West Michigan Edge and Kalamazoo Outrage in the USL Premier Development League.[1]

Professional

Alexander was drafted in the third round (44th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas.[2] He made his professional debut on March 27, 2010, in Dallas's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against Houston Dynamo.[3] After initially receiving limited time in his first season, Alexander started eleven consecutive matches to close the 2010 season and was a key player during FC Dallas' nineteen game unbeaten streak. In all he would appear in 17 league matches scoring two goals and assisting on three.

Alexander was traded to Portland Timbers on August 19, 2011 after making 22 league appearances during the 2011 campaign for FC Dallas in exchange for Jeremy Hall.[4] In his first full season in Portland, Alexander appeared in 24 league matches and recorded a team leading 6 assists.

On February 11, 2013 Alexander was traded to New York Red Bulls in exchange for allocation money.[5] Alexander was an important player for New York in his first year at the club as he appeared in all 34 league matches and scored 4 goals, helping the club to its first major title the 2013 MLS Supporters' Shield. During the 2014 season Alexander once again appeared in all 34 league matches scoring 2 goals and assisting on 9 others.

International

On December 21, 2010, Alexander was called up to the United States national team for a friendly game against Chile. He made his debut on January 22, 2011.

On January 3, 2014 he was again called up, this time as part of a 26-man roster that will train in Carson, California and Sao Paolo, Brazil as coach Jurgen Klinsmann prepares the side for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[6]

Honors

FC Dallas

New York Red Bulls

Club career statistics

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season USL PDL Playoffs Open Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Kalamazoo Kingdom
(USL PDL)
2006 8 2 - - - - - - 8 2
Club Total 8 2 8 2
West Michigan Edge
(USL PDL)
2007 12 1 - - - - - - 12 1
Club Total 12 1 12 1
Kalamazoo Outrage
(USL PDL)
2008–09 17 4 - - - - - - 17 4
Club Total 17 4 17 4
Club Season MLS Playoffs Open Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
FC Dallas
(MLS)
2010 17 2 2 0 1 0 - - 20 2
2011 22 0 - - 2 0 3 0 27 0
Club Total 39 2 2 0 3 0 3 0 47 2
Portland Timbers
(MLS)
2011 6 0 - - - - - - 6 0
2012 24 0 - - 1 0 - - 25 0
Club Total 30 0 1 0 31 0
New York Red Bulls
(MLS)
2013 34 4 2 1 2 0 - - 38 5
2014 34 2 5 0 1 0 3 0 43 2
Club Total 68 6 7 1 3 0 3 0 81 7
Career totals 174 15 9 1 7 0 6 0 196 16
Last updated 27 August 2014[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Eric Alexander USL stats uslsoccer.com
  2. ^ 2010 MLS SuperDraft; mlsnet.com, January 2010
  3. ^ Alexander makes FC Dallas debut; stats.cbc.ca, 27 March 2010
  4. ^ Timbers acquire Eric Alexander; portlandtimbers.com, 19 August 2011
  5. ^ Red Bulls acquire Eric Alexander; newyorkredbulls.com, 11 February 2013
  6. ^ http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1670025/us-names-january-training-camp-roster?cc=5901
  7. ^ All-Time MLS Player register

External links

  • MLS player profile
  • Eric Alexander at National-Football-Teams.com
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