Mini Bios For New Players In Camp
Born: August 4, 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona
Club: Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Drafted in 2007 MLS SuperDraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy as the 16th overall pick, he moved to Real Salt Lake along with Nathan Sturgis in June and has rewarded his new side by scoring a team-high five goals in 15 matches. Findley earned All Pac-10 honors in all four seasons of his career at Oregon State (2003-2006). He holds dual citizenship with the United States and Trinidad & Tobago, and is a cousin of NBA point guard Mike Bibby (Sacramento Kings) and NFL wide receiver Shaun McDonald (Detroit Lions). Listen to Robbie Findley explain the personal challenge of being traded mid-season as a rookie.
Born: May 5, 1985 in SeaTac, Washington
Club: Esbjerg FB (Danish Superligaen)
A two-time NSCAA All-American at San Diego State University (2003-2006), he became the first Aztec All-American since Marcelo Balboa (1989). Drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, he chose to ply his trade overseas by signing with Esjberg FB of the Danish Superligaen. Listen to Tally Hall talk about why he chose to play in Denmark.
Born: February 2, 1985 in Bakersfield, California
Club: 1860 Munich (German Second Bundesliga)
Purdy played four years at the University of California Berkeley (2003-2006), and was a first team All Pac-10 selection in 2006. Drafted as the fifth pick in the first round of the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, he chose to sign with 1860 Munich, arriving at the club at the same time as Josh Wolff. Listen to Steve Purdy describe how he was discovered by 1860 Munich.