Chris Tierney

Chris Tierney
Chris Tierney
Chris Tierney
New England Revolution
Defender/Midfielder
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Real Name: Chris Tierney
HT: 6' 0" WT: 170
Age: 30 (01/09/1986)
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Hometown: Wellesley, MA

AT A GLANCE:

  • Longest-tenured player on the Revolution with nine years of MLS experience, all with New England.
  • In 2016, voted the club’s Defender of the Year by media after leading MLS defenders in chances created (43) and combined crosses and corners (174).
  • Is tied for second in club history in assists and also ranks in the top five in games played (fourth), games started (fourth), and minutes played (fifth)
  • Has recorded 11 goals and 35 career assists in 214 appearances, with 197 starts.
  • Has started at least 21 MLS matches for the Revs in every season since 2010.

MLS CAREER: Attack-minded left back with one of the most accurate left feet in MLS…Entered league as a second-round pick in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft…The longest-tenured player on the Revolution roster ranks in the top five in team history in games played, games started, minutes played, and assists...Career totals include 214 games played, 197 starts, 11 goals, 35 assists, and 17,401 minutes played…Postseason totals include seven career starts with two goals and two assists...In 2016, played in 28 games, starting 27, and scored two goals with three assists…Voted the club’s Defender of the Year by media…Played in more than 30 games for first time in career in 2015, starting 29 of 31 contests…Set a new career high with six assists and equaled personal best with two goals…Earned first selection to the MLS All-Star roster…In 2014, started 21 of 24 appearances and tallied five assists with one goal…Scored twice in 2014 postseason, including a goal in MLS Cup…In 2013, played 29 games, started 26 times, and posted one goal with five helpers…Started 26 of 28 games and played 2,379 minutes in 2012…Recorded two goals and five assists…In 2011, appeared in 27 games, with 25 starts, and notched a career-best two goals with four assists…Started over 20 games for the first time in 2010, playing in 27 games with 26 starts...Finished the year with one goal and four assists…In 2009, started 13 of 14 games and eclipsed 1,000 minutes played for the first time…As a rookie in 2008, started in four of six appearances and posted one assist.

2016: Played in 28 games, starting 27, and scored two goals with three assists…Voted the club’s Defender of the Year by local media…Led all MLS defenders with 43 chances created and in combined crosses and corners with 174…Started the first eight games of the year before being sidelined with a hamstring injury…Made two substitute appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, playing 11 minutes against the Carolina RailHawks on June 15 and 44 minutes against the Philadelphia Union on July 20…Started in the Open Cup Semifinal win over the Chicago Fire on Aug. 9…(3/26) at NYC: Scored New England’s only goal in the 1-1 draw…(4/17) at ORL: Recorded first assist of the year in the 2-2 road draw…(4/23) at DC: Exited the game after 29 minutes with a hamstring injury…(5/21) vs. DAL: Returned to the lineup and played 67 minutes…(5/28) vs. SEA: Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 victory…(6/18) at VAN: Started and played 90 minutes in the 2-1 win…(7/2) at MTL: Started and played 90 minutes…Registered second assist of the season…(7/23) vs. CHI: Started and played 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory…Recorded 35th career assist to tie Joe-Max Moore for second most assists in club history…Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week bench…(9/3) vs. COL: Scored second goal of the season and earned an AT&T MLS Goal of the Week nomination.

2014: Scored one goal and tallied five assists in 24 appearances for the Revolution…Made 21 starts…Five assists tied for second most on the team…Played every minute of the postseason in the Revs’ run to MLS Cup and tallied two goals with two assists…Missed seven games over a two-month stretch with a knee injury suffered in late July…Made one appearance in the U.S. Open Cup, starting in the Fourth Round at Richmond on June 18…(5/11) vs. SEA: Played all 90 minutes and tallied first assist of the season in the 5-0 rout…(5/17) at PHI: Scored only goal of the season on a second-half free kick for the game-winning goal…Also tallied an assist in a second straight game…(7/4) at RSL: Earned an assist, setting up the Revs’ only goal of the game…(10/4) vs. CLB: Tallied a game-winning assist in the 2-1 victory…(10/25) vs. TOR: Set up the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win, the regular season finale…Finished season with two game-winning helpers on the year, which tied for the team lead…Postseason: (11/1) at CLB: Played all 90 minutes and scored one goal, the first postseason goal of MLS career…Goal came on a free kick…(11/29) vs. NY: Became the first Revolution player with two assists in a single postseason game since Jose Cancela in 2003…Set up both goals in the 2-2 draw in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals…(12/7) at LA: Scored second goal of the postseason in the 79th minute, becoming the second player in Revolution history to score in MLS Cup.

2013: Set then-career highs with 29 appearances and 26 starts…Made 24 starts at left back and two at left midfield…Scored one goal and added five assists, including two game-winning helpers…Missed the postseason with a right ankle injury suffered in late October…Made two substitute appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, both at left midfield…Scored one Open Cup goal in a 20-minute substitute appearance against New York in the Fourth Round…(3/16) at PHI: Made season debut as a substitute and played 11 minutes…(4/13) at SEA: Earned first start of the season at left back, holding that role for much of the remainder of the season…(4/20) at NY: Started and served as team captain…(5/11) vs. NY: Recorded first assist of the season to move into sole possession of 10th place on the club’s career assist chart…The assist came on a cross to Diego Fagundez…(5/25) vs. TOR: Assisted Diego Fagundez’s game-winning goal for his ninth career game-winning assist…Moved into third place in club history in game-winning assists…(6/15) at VAN: Tallied an assist in the 4-3 loss, helping Juan Agudelo find the net…(7/13) vs. HOU: Made 117th career appearance to move into 10th place on the club’s all-time list…(7/27) at DC: Assisted Dimitry Imbongo’s goal…(8/17) vs. CHI: Registered fifth assist of the year…Crossed the ball into Juan Agudelo, who hammered home a bicycle kick…The goal went on to finish third in MLS Goal of the Year voting and won the club’s goal of the year honors…(10/19) vs. CLB: Scored from the penalty spot for first goal of the season and first career penalty kick goal…Suffered an ankle injury in the game, which ultimately ended his 2013 campaign.

2012: Played in 28 games and earned 26 starts…Made 24 appearances at left back and four at left midfield…Scored two goals and added five assists, which tied Kelyn Rowe for the most assists on the team…Three game-winning assists led the Revs…Made one reserve league appearance, a start at left midfield, and captained the squad against Toronto’s reserves on Sept. 7…(3/17) at SKC: Made season debut, starting and playing the full 90 minutes…(3/24) vs. POR: Assisted Saer Sene’s goal in the first minute for sixth career game-winning assist…(3/31) at LA: Scored first goal of the season, a game-winner in the 13th minute…(5/12) vs. VAN: Tallied an assist, his second of the season, after throwing the ball into space on Lee Nguyen’s turnaround half-volley from distance…Nguyen’s goal went on to reach the final four of MLS’ AT&T Goal of the Year voting…(5/26) at DC: Recorded third assist of the year when corner kick led to an A.J. Soares goal…(6/2) vs. CHI: Recorded his 121st corner kick in the match, moving into fifth place on the club’s all-time list…(6/23) at TOR: Scored second goal of the season, a 94th minute equalizer…(7/8) vs. NY: Set up Lee Nguyen’s goal for 15th career assist, a game-winner…(9/5) vs. CLB: Made 100th career appearance, coming on as a substitute at left midfield in the second half…Became the 18th player in team history to reach 100 appearances for the club…(10/27) at MTL: Recorded fifth assist of the season and third game-winning helper of the year…Free kick led to an A.J. Soares goal in the 88th minute.

2011: Made 27 regular season appearances, which tied previous season’s total…Made 25 starts, with 13 coming at left midfield and 12 at left back…Played six different positions in all competitions, making appearances at left midfield, center midfield, defensive center midfield, left back, right back, and center back…Scored two goals and finished second on the team with four assists…Both goals came on free kicks…Missed two games with injuries and one due to suspension…Made one appearance in the reserve league and served as captain…Picked up one assist and one start in the U.S. Open Cup…Started at left back and played the first half in a friendly against Manchester United on July 13…(3/20) at LA: Made season debut…Started and played the full 90 minutes…(5/7) vs. COL: Started at left back, but moved into defensive center midfield in the 75th minute to help the team post its first shutout of the season…(5/21) at SJ: Scored first goal of the season and first ever goal on a free kick…(6/10) at NY: Tallied first assist of the year on Zak Boggs’ goal…(7/4) at RSL: Scored second goal of the year on a long-range free kick…Played three positions in the game, starting at left midfield before moving to left back at halftime, and then to right back in the 86th minute…(7/20) at DC: Recorded the game-winning assist on Stephen McCarthy’s headed goal to snap the team’s nine-game winless streak…(7/23) at COL: Issued first career straight red card after 64 minutes of action…(9/7) at PHI: Tallied a career-best two assists first ever multi-assist effort.

2010:  Made a then-career-high 27 appearances, with 26 starts…Started 13 games at left midfield, three at central midfield, seven at left back, and three at right back…Recorded one goal and four assists, the second most on the team…Led the club and tied for seventh in MLS with three game-winning assists…Played 2,238 minutes, good for second on the team…Played seven different positions, most in the League in 2010: left midfield, left back, right back, center back, central midfield, defensive central midfield, and attacking central midfield…Played center back in the team’s U.S. Open Cup play-in match against New York on May 12…Made five appearances, with four starts, in SuperLiga…(4/3) at DC: Picked up the game-winning assist in the 80th minute with a cross from the left corner to Kenny Mansally…(5/5) vs. CHV: Made first career start at central midfield…(8/7) vs. DC: Recorded second game-winning assist of the season when Pat Phelan converted his free kick…(8/14) vs. HOU: Made first career start at right back…(9/4) vs. SEA: Scored first career MLS goal, slotting in the game-tying goal in the second half…(9/22) at DAL: Set up the game’s first goal when angled pass out of the backfield connected with Shalrie Joseph on the attack…(10/2) vs. RSL: Started at right back and played 75 minutes before moving to left back in a three-man backline for the final 15 minutes…(10/16) vs. SKC: Picked up the game-winning assist on Joseph’s first-half goal, the only score of the match.

2009: Made 14 regular season appearances, including 13 starts…Split time as a left-sided defender and left midfielder…Recorded two assists…Made five appearances in the U.S. Open Cup and SuperLiga…Played in all four SuperLiga matches and recorded one assist…In the group stage, entered all three matches as a late substitute at left midfield…(5/23) at TOR: Earned first assist of the season, setting up Shalrie Joseph’s 12th minute goal with a cross from the left wing…(7/19) vs. CHV: Returned to the lineup after missing action due to an injury…Assisted on Kheli Dube’s game-winning goal in the 61st minute…(10/25) at CLB: Made only substitute appearance of the season in the playoff-clinching win, a 1-0 victory…Entered the match in stoppage time.

2008: Made six regular season appearances, including four starts at left back, in first MLS campaign…Recorded one assist in MLS action…Added one start in the MLS Cup Playoffs…Played in the U.S. Open Cup, SuperLiga, and CONCACAF Champions league…In SuperLiga, made three appearances and two starts…Played in eight reserve matches, with seven starts, and scored one goal…Made first professional start at Gillette Stadium in a SuperLiga match against Pachuca on July 16…Was the only member of the Revs to play all 180 minutes in the two-leg series against Joe Public in the CONCACAF Champions League…Also made two starts at left midfield in the U.S. Open Cup, notching two assists in a single game against Richmond on July 1…(6/21) at RSL: Made MLS and Revolution debuts…Entered in the 77th minute and slotted into a left midfield position…(8/9) vs. CHI: Made first MLS start and played on the left side in a four-man backline…(8/23) at TOR: Started the game and recorded first career MLS assist on Taylor Twellman’s 35th minute goal…Postseason: (10/30) vs. CHI: Started Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series before suffering a sprained knee in training the following week, eventually missing the second leg.

COLLEGE (VIRGINIA): Played four years at Virginia, appearing in 79 games and starting 38…Scored 11 goals and added 16 assists with the Cavaliers…As a senior, recorded career highs with seven goals and seven assists…Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 2007…Part of the Virginia team that reached the 2006 College Cup semifinals, the school’s first appearance at that level since 1997…As a freshman, helped lead Virginia to the 2004 ACC Championship.

PERSONAL: A native of Wellesley, Mass., attended high school at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Mass. …Lettered four times as a midfielder…Named a first-team All-Independent School League (ISL) choice in 2003 and 2004…Served as co-captain in 2004…Set the school’s single-season record for goals scored in 2003…Also played club soccer for FC Greater Boston Bolts from 1996-2004…Helped guide the club to the Massachusetts State Championship five times and the 2004 Region I Championship title…Also lettered four times in skiing, earning an All-New England pick in 2003 and 2004, and a first-team All-ISL selection in four straight years…Has a brother, Alexander, and a sister, Caitlin…Has spent time working in an orphanage in Romania.  


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016New England Revolution28272232131966010
2015New England Revolution3129226136251316331
2014New England Revolution242111930521911040
2013New England Revolution292612352519315020
2012New England Revolution2826223795221015040
2011New England Revolution272522184432813032
2010New England Revolution2726122384221312100
2009New England Revolution1413010442748000
2008New England Revolution6403401002010
Career Totals-21419711174013516766984183
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