2012: In his first significant year with the U.S. MNT, posted career highs in starts (9), games played (10) and minutes (812) ... Ranked third on the team in minutes behind only goalkeeper Tim Howard ad midfielder Jermaine Jones ... 2010: Made his debut for the U.S. MNT on Feb. 24, playing the final five minutes of a 2-1 win against El Salvador in Tampa, Fla. ... 2009: called into training camp in January - his first call-up at any level - but injured his hamestring on the second day of camp ... First Appearance: Feb, 24, 2010, vs. El Salvador ... First Goal: None
2012-13: Made his Premer league and Stoke City debut on Aug. 16, 2012, going the full 90 minutes as a central midfielder en route to a scoreless draw against Arsenal ... Became a regular presence on the Stoke City back line ... 2012: Had two assists and started in 15 games in his fifth season with the Houston Dynamo ... 2011: Was Houston's team leader with a career-high five goals anf five assists in 33 games and was an MLS All-Star ... In the postseason, played in every minute of al four playoff games as the Houston Dynamo advanced to the MLS Cup final ... 2010: Missed nearly four months becuse of a PCL tear in April but returned to post three goals over 15 starts and 16 games ... 2009: Moved into a starting center back role and was and MLS Defender of teh Year candidate, named to the MLS First XI and MLS All-Star First XI ... Started in 29 games, 22 on the defensive side, and had a career-high six assists ... 2008: Was a finalist for MLS Rookie of the Year, posting a goal, two assists and eight starts in 23 games played ... Made his MLS debut during Houston's season opener at the New England Revolution on March 29, coming on as a sub in front of family and friends from nearby Attleboro, Mass.
Spent two seasons at West Virginia before transferring to Rhode Island .. Earned Atlantic 10 Conference Midfielder of the Year in 2007 after tallying two goals and three assists.
Favorite athlete is former Dutch international Edgar Davids ... Enjoys drawing, table tennis, dancing and listening to music ... The predominantly right-footed player is naturally left-handed.