- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: March 21, 1985
- Height: 5-10
- Weight: 155
- Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.
- Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
The 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year bounced back after an injury hit 2009 to become a regular again for the Los Angeles Galaxy. A speedy right back that is comfortable bombing down the flank, Franklin is back in January camp after injury forced his withdrawal two years ago.
- First called into the U.S. Men's National Team in 2008 when he was part of the MNT roster for the World Cup qualifier against Guatemala.
- Made 25 appearances for the Galaxy in 2010, recording a career-high six assists.
Franklin started all 67 games in which he appeared during his college career, finishing with two goals and 10 assists … Named to the 2007 All-Big West Conference First Team … He scored the first goal of his college career against UC Irvine as a junior on October 11, 2006 … Placed fourth on the team with four assists and third with 21 shots that season to be named All-Big West First Team and All-Far West Region Second Team.
During his college years, Franklin spent two seasons with the San Fernando Valley Quakes of the USL Premier Development League ... Parents are Lynette and John ... Father played football and Cal. State University of Northridge ... Pre-game rituals include a fresh edge up and getting his car washed.