Darrius Barnes

Darrius Barnes
Darrius Barnes
Darrius Barnes
New England Revolution
Real Name: Darrius Barnes
HT: 6' 1" WT: 175
Age: 29 (12/24/1986)
Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
Hometown: Raleigh, NC


  • One of the Revolution’s longest-tenured members joined the club as a third-round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
  • Has played in more than 130 all-competition games at left back, right back, and in central defense.
  • Returned to action in 2016 and made four starts after missing most of 2015 campaign with a serious knee injury.
  • Became the second MLS rookie to play every minute of his first regular season in 2009, joining Michael Parkhurst (2005).
  • Played four years at Duke, making 76 appearances and earning second-team All-ACC honors as a senior.

MLS CAREER: Versatile defender has featured at left back, right back, and in central defense in eight MLS seasons…Joined the club as a third-round selection (40th overall) in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft …Career totals include 129 games played, 111 starts, 10,450 minutes played, two goals, four assists, 13 shots, and five shots on goal…Has started four out of five postseason appearances for the Revs…Made four starts in 2016 and totaled 345 minutes…Played in five games in 2015 before suffering a serious knee injury…Started 16 of 22 matches in 2014, scoring one goal and adding two assists…Totaled six games and 416 minutes played in the 2013 season…In 2012, started 11 of 13 games played and scored first career goal …Registered 2,153 minutes played in 2011, making 22 starts in 28 games played…As a rookie in 2009, was the only MLS field player, and one of four players overall, to play every minute (2,700) of all 30 regular season MLS matches.

2016: Started four games for the Revolution in eighth MLS campaign…Selected as a member of 18-man matchday roster in 16 consecutive MLS matches to close the season...(7/9) vs. CLB: Made 18-man matchday roster for first time in 2016...(8/6) at TOR: Started and played 90 minutes at right back in 2016 debut...Marked first appearance since suffering knee injury on April 23, 2015…(9/25) at CLB: Played all 90 minutes in return to starting lineup…(10/1) vs. SKC: Started in the 3-1 win…(10/16) at CHI: Made third consecutive start and recorded one shot on goal in 75 minutes of action.

2015: Made five appearances and started four times for the Revs before suffering a torn patellar tendon in left knee…Earned one assist in 391 minutes played before undergoing knee surgery on April 23…Spent the remainder of most of the season on the Disabled List…(3/15) at NYC: Made season debut, coming on as a second-half substitute…(3/21) vs. MTL: Earned first start of the season and played 90 minutes…(3/28) vs. SJ: Started and notched one assist, helping Kelyn Rowe slot home the game-winner, and added one shot in the Revs’ 2-1 victory…(4/11) vs. CLB: Made final appearance of the season, starting and playing 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie.

2014: Made 22 appearances, starting at both outside back positions, while also coming off the bench six times…Also played in all three of the team’s U.S. Open Cup games, starting at right back…Finished the year with one goal and two game-winning assists…Started six straight games from Aug. 23 to Sept. 20, helping the team go 5-1-0 and allow only four goals in those contests…(3/15) at PHI: Made first start of the season and his 100th MLS appearance…(4/26) vs. SKC: Started and recorded an assist in the Revs’ 2-0 win, setting up Teal Bunbury’s late game-winner…(7/4) at RSL: Scored lone goal of the season, tying the score at 1-1 with a header late in the first half…(9/7) vs. CHI: Made the 100th start of MLS career, recording one shot on goal…(10/16) at HOU: Set up a late game-winning goal for Lee Nguyen in the comeback victory…Postseason: (11/9) vs. CLB: Played eight minutes as a sub in the Revs’ 3-1 win.  

2013: Made only six appearances, starting four times at left back…Also started all three U.S. Open Cup games, recording first assist as a professional in a Third Round win against Rochester on May 28…Produced another assist in the Fourth Round against New York…(5/2) at POR: Made first start of the season, playing all 90 minutes…(6/15) at VAN: Notched the first assist of MLS career, setting up Dimitry Imbongo’s late goal in the 4-3 loss…(10/27) at CLB: Made first appearance since July 20, playing 16 minutes in the playoff-clinching 1-0 victory…Postseason: (11/2) vs. SKC: Started in place of an injured Kevin Alston and played all 90 minutes in the 2-1 win…(11/6) at SKC: Totaled 115 minutes and committed one foul in the 3-1 Eastern Conference Semifinal loss.

2012: Limited to 13 regular season appearances, with 11 starts…Nine of starts came in central defense…Also made starts at right back and left back…Captained the squad in the U.S. Open Cup Third Round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders on May 29…(5/2) vs. COL: Played in first game of the season as a substitute, totaling 48 minutes…(7/18) at MTL: Played 90 minutes for the first time in 2012…(9/22) vs. NY: Started and scored the first goal of MLS career, finding the net late in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw.

2011: Appeared in 28 games with 22 starts, playing all three positions across the backline…Made 14 starts at left back, seven in central defense, and one start at right back...Played all 90 minutes in 10 straight matches from July 23 to Sept. 25…Also started at right back in the team’s MLS U.S. Open Cup Play-In match at D.C. United on April 26…(4/17) at HOU: Made first career start at left back in a four-man backline.

2010: Played 21 games in second season as a pro, starting 20 times…Played all 90 minutes in 19 of 20 starts, playing 89 minutes in the other one…A right hip flexor strain forced to miss the beginning of the season…Also started all five SuperLiga matches in central defense…(4/3) at DC: Made season debut, coming on as a late second-half sub…(4/17) at SJ: Earned first start of the year, playing 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss.

2009: Started all 30 regular season matches, becoming the second MLS rookie to play every minute in the regular season, joining Michael Parkhurst (2005)…Was the only MLS field player, and one of four players overall, to see all 2,700 minutes of action…Helped the team post three straight clean sheets from July 11 to July 25 en route to a club-record 386-minute shutout streak…Started both postseason games and played all 180 minutes…Also started all five games the Revs played in the U.S. Open Cup and SuperLiga…(5/23) at TOR: Committed first foul of the season after nine games played…Postseason: (11/1) vs. CHI: Started in the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series opener, helping the team secure a 2-1 win…(11/7) at CHI: Started in the second leg of the semifinal series.

COLLEGE (DUKE): Made 76 appearances during a four-year career at Duke, playing primarily in central defense…Finished college career with one goal and nine assists…Helped lead the Blue Devils to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a quarterfinal appearance as a sophomore in 2006…Won the ACC Championship in each of first two years…A second-team All-ACC selection during senior year…Scored only goal of college career as a senior, tallying in an ACC Tournament loss to Virginia.

PERSONAL: Attended Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in Raleigh, N.C. …Outstanding defender at the
youth and high school levels…Member of the NSCAA Youth All-American Team…Three-time all-conference pick in high school…Twice named to the all-region and all-state teams…Named MVP for high school team that won the Triangle Alliance Athletic Conference 4-A boys soccer championships…Led Triangle Futbol Club team to the championship of the Tampa Bay Sun Bowl in December 2004…Also a member of the Super-Y Regional Olympic Development Program in 2004, participating in the prestigious Adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2003 and 2004…Participant in the North Carolina Olympic Development Program…Earned National Honor Roll recognition…Lettered one year each in basketball and track.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2016New England Revolution4403450115000
2015New England Revolution5403911102000
2014New England Revolution22161162826229040
2013New England Revolution6404161103000
2012New England Revolution1311110170218030
2011New England Revolution28220215302114110
2010New England Revolution2120018000008030
2009New England Revolution30300270000018030
Career Totals-1291112104504135871140
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