Blair Gavin

Blair Gavin
Blair Gavin
Midfielder
7
Real Name: Blair Gavin
HT: 6' 0" WT: 165
Age: 26 (01/07/1989)
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.

A reliable and technical defensive midfielder ... acquired via trade from Chivas USA on August 1, 2012, with Chivas USA’s natural second-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money in exchange for Revolution club captain and 10-year veteran Shalrie Joseph ... leveraged a stand-out three-year career at Akron (2007-09) into a 10th-round selection in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft ... had a breakout rookie season in 2010, but most of his 2011 and 2012 seasons with Chivas USA were hampered by hamstring injuries ... Twitter account: @BGavin7.

2012: Made 11 appearances – and five starts – overall on the season: 10 appearances (four starts) with Chivas USA and two appearances (one start) with the Revs. Recorded one assist on the season. Recorded his lone assist on the season onJuan Pablo Angel’s goal at New York (May 23) while with Chivas USA. His last appearance with the Goats came in a start at LA (July 21). Traded to the Revolution on Aug. 1 from Chivas USA and missed the first seven matches after joining the Revs because of left hamstring tightness. Dressed for the first time against New York (Sept. 22), but did not play. Made his Revolution debut in a start at central midfield against Chicago (Oct. 20), and then came on as a second-half substitute in the season finale at Montreal (Oct. 27) Started at central midfield against New York (Sept. 22) in MLS Reserve League action in his first Revs action since joining the club.

2011: Made 18 appearances, including 11 starts. Recorded three assists. Recorded his first assist of the season on July 9 in a 1-1 draw at Sporting Kansas City. Picked up his second assist in a 3-0 win over Houston at home on July 23. His final assist came on Oct. 2, on Juan Pablo Angel’s 90th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia at home.

2010: Drafted by Chivas USA in the first round (10th overall) in the MLS SuperDraft out of Akron. Started all 16 games in which he played, but saw his season end prematurely because of a hamstring injury. Recorded three goals and one assist. Made his MLS debut in the Los Angeles derby against LA (April 1), earning the start. Recorded his first MLS assist on April 24 in a 3-2 win against San Jose, assisting Sacha Kljestan’s opening goal. Recorded his first career goal at New England (May 5), the team’s final goal in a 4-0 win. Also scored against Philadelphia (July 3, a game-tying goal) and the game-winning goal against Columbus (July 31).

COLLEGE: Spent three seasons at Akron ... started 65 of his 68 appearances in his career with the Zips ... scored seven goals and added six assists ... a two-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region and two-time all-conference performer ... helped Akron advance to the NCAA Championship game in 2009, which they dropped to Virginia ... as a senior, recorded career highs with five goals and three assists.

INTERNATIONAL: A former member of the U.S. Under-17 and Under-20 player pools ... as a starter with the U18 squad, Gavin traveled to tournaments in Slovakia, Spain, Portugal and Mexico ... one of 20 players called into the January 2007 U18 training camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., ahead of the 14th Copa Chivas Tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico

PERSONAL: Son of Stacy and Mike Gavin … his older brother, Michael, played for the LA Galaxy in 2008 … enjoys playing beach volleyball, paddle boarding and hiking in his free time … playing in the national championship with Akron in 2009 and being drafted in 2010 are his two favorite soccer memories … a fan of the “Harry Potter” book series and his favorite movie is “The Shawshank Redemption” … favorite vacation spot is Maui … enjoys the music of The Beatles … outside of MLS, supports Barcelona and follows the career of Xavi … at club level, he played for Sereno Soccer Club (Ariz.) and later at IMG Academy.


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