U.S. Soccer
Brek Shea
Men's National Team

Brek Shea

Midfielder Caps/Goals - 34/4
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-3 / 180

  • Hometown

    Bryan, Texas

  • Club

    Orlando City SC

Possessing size, speed and agility, Brek Shea is well suited to become a potent attacking threat. The tireless midfielder made a name for himself on an international level with both his fearless runs as he became a regular member of the U.S. team in the second half of 2011, and is expected to play a big role in the USA’s efforts to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games. After appearing in every playoff match to help FC Dallas reach the 2010 MLS Cup, he enjoyed a breakout season in 2011 that included a series of career highs and lead to a nomination for the MLS Most Valuable Player Award and a spot on the MLS Best XI.

  • Credited with his first career assist for the U.S. on the equalizer against Mexico on Aug. 10, 2011
  • One of three players to appear in every game in 2011 under Jurgen Klinsmann
  • Became the first player born in the 1990s to earn a cap for the U.S. Men's National Team when he started on Oct. 12, 2010, against Colombia
  • First called up to camp in 2008 when he was in the squad for the USA's trip to Barbados in the second round of World Cup qualifying
  • Represented the United States in both a U-20 and U-17 FIFA World Cup
  • Named to the MLS Best XI and nominated for the MLS MVP Award in 2011
2011: One of only three players (along with Carlos Bocanegra and Tim Howard) to appear in each of the first seven games under Jurgen Klinsmann … Started five games … Added an assist on Robbie Rogers’s equalizer against Mexico on Aug. 10 … 2010: Earned his first cap with the full team when he started in the friendly against Colombia on Oct. 12, 2010, in Chester, Pa. … 2008: Called up to national team camp for the first time when he joined the squad for the second leg of the second round of World Cup Qualifying against Barbados ... Under-23s: Represented the U.S. U-23 team in France for the Toulon International Tournament, appearing in all three games and making one start … Under-20s: A member of the U.S. U-20 roster for the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt, he started and played the full 90 minutes in all three group matches … Named to U.S. U-20 roster for the 2009 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago … Participated in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland with the U.S. U-20 team, scoring twice in three games … Played in all three games for the U.S. U-20 team in Portugal in the Campos Verde International Tournament, scoring the only U.S. goal against Cape Verde Islands on April 15 and wore the captain’s armband in 3-0 win over Northern Ireland on April 16 … Under-17s: Member of the U.S. FIFA U-17 World Cup roster … Made his U.S. debut with the U-17’s versus Trinidad and Tobago … Scored first international goal in a friendly versus Jamaica U-17s in 2006 … First Appearance: Oct. 12, 2010 vs. Colombia … First Goal: None.

2011: Named to the MLS Best XI and was a finalist for league MVP … Made 31 appearances for FC Dallas in the regular season, starting 30 of those … Played the full 90 minutes in 28 games, recording a new career high of 2,647 minutes … Scored 11 goals and added three assists, also new career highs … Closed the year with a training spell at Arsenal in London … 2010: Finished the season with career highs in games played (25), games started (21), goals (5), and minutes (1,797) … Played in all four of FC Dallas' playoff games in its march to 2010 MLS Cup, earning two assists … 2009: Made 19 regular season appearances and earned his first MLS start for FC Dallas on May 23 against the LA Galaxy… Recorded his first professional MLS assist in a game against the San Jose Earthquakes on June 7… 2008: Made his professional and MLS debut at Chivas USA on April 20 as a substitute in the 86th minute …Moved to center back under head coach Schellas Hyndman, where he played the full 90 against Club America on Sept. 7.

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