Brad Knighton

Brad Knighton
Brad Knighton
Brad Knighton
New England Revolution
Goalkeeper
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Real Name: Brad Knighton
HT: 6' 2" WT: 180
Age: 31 (02/06/1985)
Birthplace: Hickory, North Carolina
Hometown: Richmond, Va.

AT A GLANCE:

  • Currently in second stint with New England after first signing with the Revolution as an undrafted free agent out of UNC-Wilmington in 2007.
  • Has made 13 appearances with the Revs and posted a 4-5-4 record, including one shutout.
  • Also played for the Philadelphia Union (2010) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2012-13) in MLS.
  • Spent 2011 with the Carolina RailHawks and helped the club win the NASL championship.
  • Helped lead Vancouver to the first MLS Cup Playoffs appearance in club history in 2012.

MLS CAREER: Veteran goalkeeper currently in second stint with New England…Originally signed with the Revolution in 2007 as an undrafted free agent…Also spent time with the Philadelphia Union (2010) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2012-13)…Through June 2016, career record stands at 16-14-10…Career totals include 42 games played, 40 starts, eight shutouts, 142 saves, 59 goals against, and one penalty kick save…Made one postseason start…Started two games through the first four months of the 2016 season…Started three games in 2015 and recorded one shutout …Started two games in 2014 and posted a 1-1-0 record…In 2013, started 11 games for Vancouver and collected two shutouts…Finished the year with a 6-3-2 record…Appeared in 10 games for Vancouver in 2012, starting eight times…Notched three shutouts on the year…Started eight games for Philadelphia in 2011 and recorded two shutouts…Started six games in 2009 and posted a 1-2-3 record.

2016: Through the month of June, has made two starts for the Revolution…Made the 18-man gameday squad in every contest as the starting or backup goalkeeper…Earned two Santander Man of the Match awards and man of the Month honors for June…Made one U.S. Open Cup appearance, his season debut, and posted a shutout against the Carolina RailHawks on June 15…(6/18) at VAN: Made 2016 MLS debut and recorded three saves in the 2-1 road victory…Recognized as Santander Man of the Match…(6/25) at DC: Named Santander Man of the Match for a second straight game.

2015: Made three starts and posted a 1-1-1 record with a 2.00 goals against average…Served as backup goalkeeper in the 31 matches …Made one appearance in the U.S. Open Cup…Loaned to the Richmond Kickers on June 10…Recorded six saves for the Kickers in a 1-1 draw with the Charleston Battery…(4/20) at SKC: Started in the 4-2 loss…(7/18) vs. NYC: Started in a 1-0 win and recorded three saves to register first shutout as a member of the Revs…Became the 11th goalkeeper in club history to start 10-or-more games for the club…(7/25) at CHI: Started in 2-2 draw and registered a season-high four saves.

2014: Made two starts and posted a 1-1-0 record… Started all three of the club’s U.S. Open Cup matches, earning wins over Richmond and Rochester in the fourth and fifth rounds before suffering a loss to Philadelphia in the quarterfinals…(5/17) at PHI: Started in the 5-3 win and recorded four saves…(6/28) vs. PHI: Started in the 3-1 loss…Made two saves.

2013 (w/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC): Made a career-high 11 starts, posted a 6-3-2 record with a 1.36 goals against average…Posted two shutouts and recorded two assists…Recorded six wins, a career high and the most of any Vancouver goalkeeper during the 2011 season…Started all 11 games from May 18 to July 27, the longest consecutive games played stretch of career…Traded to New England on Dec. 11 in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2015 SuperDraft…(5/18) vs. POR: Made season debut in the 2-2 draw…(6/1) at NY: Recorded first win of the year in a 2-1 victory…(6/29) at DC: Posted first shutout in a 1-0 victory…(7/6) vs. SEA: Made a season-high seven saves en route to second shutout in the 2-0 victory…Recorded the first assist of MLS career on Darren Mattocks’ 79th minute goal…(7/14) vs. CHI: Recorded the second assist of MLS career on Camilo Sanvezzo’s 66th minute goal in 3-1 victory.

2012 (w/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC): Signed by the Whitecaps on Jan. 17, following head coach Martin Rennie to Vancouver from the NASL’s Carolina RailHawks…Made 10 appearances, including eight starts, and posted a 3-3-3 record with a 0.81 goals against average…Helped Whitecaps FC reach the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in club history…Posted a career-high three shutouts…Started eight matches from Sept. 1 to Oct. 27…(3/17) vs. CHV: Made Whitecaps FC debut in a substitute appearance to replace an injured Joe Cannon in the 1-0 victory…(7/27) at RSL: Made second substitute appearance in a 2-1 defeat…(9/1) at LA: Made first start of 2012 season…Posted a season-high six saves in the 2-0 loss…(9/29) vs. SEA: Recorded first shutout with Vancouver in a scoreless draw…(10/3) vs. CHV: Recorded second shutout in the 4-0 victory…(10/27) at RSL: Made three saves, posting the third shutout of the season in the team’s regular season finale…Postseason: (11/1) at LA: Made MLS Cup Playoffs debut and recorded five saves in the 2-1 loss in the Western Conference Knockout Round.

2010 (w/ Philadelphia Union): Selected by the Philadelphia Union in the MLS Expansion Draft…Started eight games and posted a 3-3-1 record with a 1.10 goals against average…Recorded two shutouts...Played in three of Philadelphia’s eight wins on the year…Made seven consecutive starts to conclude the regular season…Played 180 total minutes without allowing a goal in friendlies against Celtic (SCO), Manchester United (ENG), and Club Deportivo (Chivas) Guadalajara (MEX)…(8/8) at DAL: Made Union debut and played 22 minutes before being replaced by Chris Seitz…(9/11) vs. CHI: Returned to the starting lineup…Made four saves for first career shutout in the 1-0 victory…(9/25) vs. CHV: Recorded two saves and posted second shutout in a 3-0 victory.

2009: Made six starts and posted a 1-2-3 record with a 2.33 goals against average…Made six-or-more saves in four of six starts…Appeared in the Revs’ Third Round U.S. Open Cup match against the Harrisburg City Islanders…Made tournament debut in a 2-1 loss…(3/28) at NY: Made MLS debut and recorded three saves in a 1-1 draw…(4/4) vs. DAL: Notched first career win, recording a career-high nine saves in 2-1 victory.

2008: Did not make an appearance with the first team during the regular season…Made four starts in the Reserve League and posted one clean sheet…Loaned to the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division (now USL) on July 2 and appeared in eight games with the club…Registered a 1-3-4 record and a 1.25 goals against average…Recalled from loan in mid-August following an injury to Matt Reis and finished the season with the Revs.

2007: Signed with the Revolution on March 7 after a strong preseason while on trial with the club…Did not make an appearance with the first team, but did play in six Reserve League games…Tallied a 2-3-0 record with one shutout and a 1.40 goals against average.
 
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Spent the 2011 season with the NASL’s Carolina RailHawks…Started 28 matches and helped lead Carolina to the regular season NASL championship…Recorded a 17-8-3 record and was named to the NASL Best XI…Posted eight shutouts.

COLLEGE (UNC-WILMINGTON): A two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Southeast Region and All-Colonial Athletic Association selection at UNC-Wilmington, playing under former Revolution goalkeeper Aidan Healey…Helped lead the Seahawks to the CAA Tournament four times…Started all but four games during collegiate career…As a senior, set a then-school record by registering a 0.83 goals against average to go along with 11 wins and six shutouts…Finished collegiate career ranked first in UNC-Wilmington history in shutouts (25) and goals against average (1.08), and fourth in career saves (295).

PERSONAL: Attended Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond, Va. …He and his wife, Britney, have a daughter, Olivia.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSMINSSHOSVGAPKGPKAWLT
2016New England Revolution11119902291433551
2015New England Revolution3327019622111
2014New England Revolution2218006611110
2013Vancouver Whitecaps FC11119902351522632
2012Vancouver Whitecaps FC108782327701333
2010Philadelphia Union88652223800331
2009New England Revolution665400361400123
2008New England Revolution00000000000
2007New England Revolution00000000000
Career Totals-51494404101657089201811
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