• Position Midfielder
  • Number 6
  • Date of Birth Feb 08 2000
  • Hometown Glen Allen, VA
  • Height 6' 0"
  • Club D.C. United

Player Bio - Chris Durkin

U.S. National Teams: A composed midfield general at the No. 6 spot, has joined the U-20s in every training camp of 2019 …  Made his first appearance for the U-20s in March 2019 against France in Spain … Key member of the U.S. U-17 MNT at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India …  Started and played the full 90 in all five games for the U-17s, one of four players to do so … Scored the second goal in the USA’s World Cup opener against host India … Made 46 appearances for the U-17s during the course of the 2016-17 cycle, scoring five goals and adding five assists … Started five of six matches for the U-17 MNT at the Concacaf U-17 Championship, helping the USA to a record 16th-straight World Cup … Named to the Best XI at the World Cup qualifying tournament … Started all three matches during the USA’s rollicking run at the 2017 Nike International Friendlies, where the U-17s outscored its opponents 15-2 … Spent two semesters at the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. … Played with the U-15 Boys’ National Team at the Torneo delle Nazioni in April 2015 … Earned his first Youth National Team call-up in Oct. 2013 with the U-14 BNT.   

Professional: Signed as a Homegrown Player with D.C. United on June 14, 2016 … Has appeared in nine matches for D.C. this year, logging 480 minutes … Netted his first MLS goal on April 13, 2019 to help United to a 3-2 victory against Colorado … Enjoyed a breakout season in 2018 for D.C., playing 1500 league minutes in 23 appearances … Selected for the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game … Debuted with D.C. on June 16, 2016 in a U.S. Open Cup match vs. the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers … Prior to joining United, made four appearances in two seasons with the Richmond Kickers.

Youth: Spent four seasons in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with D.C. United and Richmond Kickers … Named U-15/16 East Conference Best XI in 2015, U-14 All-American in the Mid-Atlantic division in 2014 … Played with D.C. in the Academy from 2012-14 and in 2015 … Played with Richmond United in the Academy from 2014-15 … Prior to joining the DA, played with Richmond Kickers from 2007-11 … Spent 2006-07 with Richmond Strikers … Played U-5 with Prince William Soccer Inc. in 2005 … Kicked off his youth soccer career with Manassau Area Soccer Association in 2004 at the U-4 level.

Personal: Full name is Christopher James Durkin … Enjoys listening to music, playing video games and doing charity work … Favorite soccer player is David Beckham … Lists Crossfit star Rich Froning as his biggest athletic inspiration … Greatest soccer moment so far was scoring his first MLS goal earlier this season … Favorite movie is Shutter Island, favorite TV show is Breaking Bad … Loves playing Fortnite and listening to The Weekend … Favorite food is pizza … Describes himself on the field as “selfless, composed and a leader” … Describes himself off the field as “considerate, giving and a hard worker.”