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Chad Marshall

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Marshall returned to the national team fold in 2009, four years after scoring a debut goal in his first cap against Colombia in 2005. An aerial presence who possesses an ability to read the game, Marshall partnered with Clarence Goodson to great success during the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The California native also filled in next to Carlos Bocanegra during the World Cup qualifying-win against El Salvador in Sandy, Utah. On a club level Marshall continued to prosper, capturing his second consecutive MLS Defender of the Year Award while being named to the MLS Best XI in 2009.

• Marshall made his third World Cup qualifying appearance, and first of the 2010 cycle, on Sept. 5, 2009 against El Salvador in Sandy, Utah. With Oguchi Onyewu suspended, Marshall slotted in along team captain Carlos Bocanegra in the center of defense helping the USA to a vital 2-1 victory
• Partnered with Clarence Goodson in the center of defense during the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, making five appearances and being named to the All-Tournament Team as the USA made the final
• Marshall has represented the USA at a variety of levels throughout his career. He started two games at the 2001 U-17 FIFA World Cup, made five appearances during the 2003 U-20 FIFA World Cup, and was also part of U-23 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying in 2004
• A well-decorated MLS veteran who enters his seventh year with the Crew, Marshall is the reigning MLS Defender of the Year and a member of the MLS Best XI, having earned both honors in back to back years
2009: Appeared in six games for Bob Bradley’s team, a career high … Made his first 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying appearance in a 2-1 victory against El Salvador on Sept. 5 in Sandy, Utah … Made five appearances during the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, anchoring a USA team that advanced all the way to the final of the regional championship … Named to the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup All-Tournament team for his efforts in center defense alongside Clarence Goodson, who was also named to the All-Tournament team … 2005: Debuted for the national team in a 3-0 victory against Colombia on March 9 in Fullerton, Calif. … Played 90 minutes and scored his first national team goal in his first cap … Went on to make three more appearances during 2005 … Debuted in World Cup qualifying in a 0-0 draw with Guatemala on Sept. 7, 2005, playing ninety minutes alongside Jimmy Conrad … Featured in World Cup qualifying again on Oct. 12, 2005, alongside Danny Califf in a 2-0 victory against Panama … Under-23s: Made his first U-23 appearance in February, 2004 … Appeared in four CONCACAF Olympic qualifying games … Started three games during the qualifying tournament in Mexico … Under-20s: Made 30 career appearances with the U-20 Men’s National Team … Started all five games during the 2003 FIFA Youth Championship in the UAE … Was the only player to appear in all 19 international matches in 2003 … Under-17s: Made 12 appearances for the U-17s … Started two games during the 2001 FIFA Youth Championship in Trinidad & Tobago … Started all three games at the 2001 CONCACAF Under-17 World Championship Qualifying tournament … Started in four of the USA’s shutouts at the Theesen International Tournament in Germany in June 2001, helping the U.S. to a third-place finish … First Appearance: March 9, 2005 vs. Colombia … First Goal: March 9, 2005 vs. Colombia.
2009: Made 18 appearances in a season curtailed by injuries and U.S. Men’s National Team duty … Helped Columbus to a second consecutive MLS Supporters Shield … Earned his second consecutive MLS Defender of the Year honors and also a second consecutive appearance in the MLS Best XI … Scored four goals to match his career high … 2008: Returned in 2008 to make 29 appearances for a Crew side which won the MLS Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup … Scored a career-high four goals, including the winning goal on a header in the 2008 MLS Cup Final against New York … Earned MLS Defender of the Year honors and was also named to the MLS Best XI ... 2007: Injury-plagued in 2007, he made only 12 appearances as the Crew slumped to sixth place in the Eastern Conference … 2006: Continued to prosper, making 26 appearances and contributing a goal and an assist to the Crew’s season … 2005: Made a career-high 30 appearances, starting every single game … Scored his first goal on July 9, 2005 against San Jose … 2004: Signed with the Columbus Crew after being drafted second overall in the 2004 MLS Draft … Played 28 games as a rookie, showing incredible poise for a young defender.

Son of Duane and Sandra Marshall, has a younger sister named Jacyln … Enjoys working on his house … Rode horses as a child and once had a horse named Frank.

Played two years at Stanford, featuring for the Cardinal during the 2002 and 2003 seasons … Earned Soccer America Freshman of the Year honors after appearing in 21 games as Stanford made the final of the College Cup … In 2003 he was a first-team All-Pac 10 selection and started all 19 games he appeared in … Named Parade Magazine’s Best Defender in 2002 … Dubbed Soccer America’s No. 1 college recruit … Named San Bernardino/Riverside County Player of the Year during his senior season at Rubidoux High School.

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