- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Midfielder
- Date Of Birth: Feb. 10, 1983
- Height: 5-10
- Weight: 150
- Hometown: Jonesboro, Ga.
- Club: Houston Dynamo
A determined central midfielder, Clark’s tenacious style has provided sound cover for the national team. He possesses great range and the willingness to shoot from distance. A veteran of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Clark made his first goal in World Cup qualifying a big one, netting the game-winner in the 1-0 win in Trinidad & Tobago. A two-time MLS Cup champion and three-time MLS All-Star for the Houston Dynamo, he took his talents overseas to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga.
- Started two matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including the important opening game 1-1 draw against England
- Appeared in half of the USA’s final round qualifiers, and seven total in the 2010 qualifying cycle
- An integral player for the U-20 MNT’s great run to the quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, starting all five games and playing all but 10 minutes
- A two-time MLS Cup winner with Houston, collecting back-to-back trophies in 2006 and 2007
Attended Furman where he was a teammate of Clint Dempsey … One of the team’s leaders and a huge reason they were among the nation’s elite teams during his time there … During 2002, he was a key component of the defense that posted 15 shutouts during their 23-game season, which included an 11-game shutout streak.
Full name is Ricardo Anthony Clark ... Parents are Lancelot and Norma Clark ... Father, Lancelot, is originally from Trinidad played soccer at Polytechnic University (N.Y.) in 1977-78 … Married to wife Martha and has two kids, Mateo and Amaya … Lists Pele as the player he most admires … Favorite musical artists include Outkast, TI, and Bob Marley … Brother Richonne played at Clayton State … Enjoys hip hop and reggae music.