AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: One of the top attacking midfielders in MLS in his fifth season with New England…Through April 2016, totaled 136 games played, with 131 starts, 35 goals, 26 assists, 303 shots, and 119 shots on goal…In postseason play, amassed two goals and four assists in eight starts…Currently ranks in the top 10 in club history in goals, assists, shots, shots on goal, games started, minutes played, and several other categories…Through the first two months of 2016, started nine games and scored one goal with two assists…Started 31-of-32 regular season games in 2015…Scored seven goals and added a career-high 10 assists…Enjoyed one of the best offensive campaigns in League history in 2014, when he started 32 games and scored 20 times in all competitions, including a team-high 18 goals in regular season play…Helped the Revs win the Eastern Conference Championship and return to MLS Cup for the first time since 2007…Started 32 of his 33 appearances in 2013 and posted four goals with seven assists…Saw action in 30 games, starting 27, in his first year with the Revolution…Netted five goals and added two assists.
2016: Made nine starts through the month of April…Scored one goal and added two assists…(3/6) at HOU: Made his season debut in the opener…Played 90 minutes and put two of his four shots on target…(4/17) at ORL: Scored first goal of the season on a penalty kick in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time…Converted the penalty to tie the game at 2-2 and secure one point after the Revs had conceded earlier in stoppage time…(4/30) vs. ORL: Started, played 80 minutes, and notched two assists…His two assists moved him into a tie with Jay Heaps for eighth place on the club’s all-time list with 25…Marked his first multi-assist effort since Sept. 5, 2015 vs. Orlando.
2015: Appeared in 32 games and started 31 times…Scored seven goals, tied for second most on the team…Marked his third consecutive campaign with at least 30 starts in regular season play…Added a team- and career-best 10 assists, tied for seventh most in MLS…Led the team in shots (82), shots on goal (30), and fouls suffered (80)…Team posted a 10-3-2 record when he got on the scoresheet with either a goal or an assist…Scored in three consecutive games from July 18 to Aug. 1, a streak in which the Revs posted a 2-0-1 mark…Earned MLS Player of the Month nomination after he scored one goal and posted five assists in September…(4/4) at COL: Made 100th career appearance for the club and scored his first goal of the season…Converted a second-half penalty kick in a 2-0 road win…(5/16) vs. TOR: Made 100th career MLS start…(6/24) at CLB: Started and scored one goal in the 2-1 defeat…The goal came just 31 seconds into the game, marking the Revs’ fastest goal of the season and the fifth fastest in club history…(7/18) vs. NYC: Started and scored the game’s lone goal…Posted four shots…(7/25) at CHI: Slotted home a goal in a second straight game, converting a penalty kick…(8/1) vs. TOR: Put away another penalty kick, giving him a goal in three straight games…(8/15) vs. HOU: Tallied one assist in the 2-0 win…Extended his streak of games with either a goal or an assist to five, tying the second longest streak in MLS in 2015…(9/5) vs. ORL: Became the first player in team history to record three assists in a game after he set up every goal in the Revs’ 3-0 win…Raised his season total to eight assists, surpassing his previous career high…Named to MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week for his efforts…His first assist in the game was the 20th of his career, making him the sixth player in club history with 20 goals and 20 assists…(9/26) vs. PHI: Converted his third penalty of the season, giving him one goal and five assists in the month of September...(10/25) at NYC: Found the net for the seventh time in 2015 when he scored just two minutes into the season finale…Postseason: (10/28) at DC: Started in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round loss…Played the full 90 minutes.
2014: Enjoyed one of the best offensive seasons in club history…Scored a career-high 18 goals with five assists in 32 starts…Added two goals and three assists in five postseason starts…Voted the Santander Revolution MVP and named a finalist for the MLS MVP award…Also named to the MLS Best XI list…Named an MLS All-Star, but was not on the gameday roster…His 18 goals were the most ever by a Revolution midfielder and the most in MLS history by a player who played predominantly at midfield…His goal total, the highest by an American in 2014, was also the most by a Revolution player since Taylor Twellman (23) in 2002…Notched a club-record nine game-winning goals…Named the Etihad Airways Player of the Month for October after he scored five goals, including at least one in each of the final four games of the season…Posted four goals and one assist in a five-game stretch from April 19 to May 17, helping the Revs go 4-0-1…Scored 12 goals with four assists in the final 14 games of the season, a stretch in which the Revs went 10-2-2…Registered the game-winning goal or assist in eight of those 10 wins…Had goal streaks of at least three straight games at three different points in the season…Also started all three U.S. Open Cup matches and recorded one assist in the Fifth Round…(3/29) at SJ: Opened his 2014 scoring account with the game-winning goal…(5/3) at TOR: Posted a goal in a third straight match…Tallied five shots and put two shots on goal in the 2-1 victory…(5/17) at PHI: Started and played 90 minutes in the team’s 5-3 road win…Posted one goal and one assist…(7/16) at LA: Returned to the starting lineup after a one-game suspension for an off-the-ball incident against Real Salt Lake on July 4…Converted a second-half penalty kick to continue his scoring onslaught…Marked his only goal or assist in a Revs’ loss in 2014…(7/30) vs. COL: Scored two goals and added one assist in a 3-0 victory…(9/3) vs. SKC: Scored two goals, marking his third straight game finding the net…(10/4) vs. CLB: Scored his 14th goal of the season to set a single-season club record for goals by a midfielder…(10/16) at HOU: Recorded a brace…Led the Revs to a 2-1 comeback win…(10/25) vs. TOR: Scored another game-winner in the Revs’ 1-0 victory in the season finale…Postseason: (11/1) at CLB: Started and found the back of the net in the team’s 4-2 win…(11/9) vs. CLB: Notched one goal and one assist in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series…(11/23) at NY: Helped set up Jermaine Jones’ game-winning goal in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship Series…(11/29) vs NY: Helped Charlie Davies score his first goal of the match in the second leg of the conference title series....(12/7) at LA: Started and played 89 minutes in the MLS Cup final, a 2-1 loss.
2013: Started 32 of his 33 appearances for the club…Tallied four goals and seven assists…Helped lead the Revs back to the MLS CUP Playoffs for the first time since 2009…Two of his four goals came from the penalty spot…His seven assists marked a then-career high and four of them set up game-winning goals…Made one appearance in the U.S. Open Cup when he came on as a second-half substitute in the Quarterfinal defeat to D.C. United…(4/27) vs. PHI: Opened his 2013 scoring account…Posted one goal and set up another score in the team’s 2-0 win…(6/2) vs. LA: Posted his second goal of the season in the Revs’ dominant 5-0 victory...(7/6) vs. SJ: Notched the first multi-assist game of his career, setting up both goals in the 2-0 win…(7/20) at CLB: Set up two stoppage-time goals despite playing only 32 minutes as a second-half sub…(9/21) vs. DC: Converted a penalty kick to give the Revs a 2-1 win…(10/5) at NY: Slotted home a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time, drawing the game level at 2-2…(10/27) at CLB: Assisted Juan Agudelo’s game-winning goal as the Revs clinched a postseason berth in the season finale…Postseason: (11/2) vs. SKC: Made MLS Cup Playoffs debut and assisted Kelyn Rowe’s game-winning goal in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series…(11/6) at SKC: Played all 120 minutes in the team’s 3-1 loss.
2012: Joined the Revolution as the second-overall pick in the MLS Waiver Draft…Voted the 2012 Revolution MVP by fans after he scored five goals with two assists in his debut MLS season…Started 27 of his 30 games played before season-ending shoulder surgery cut his campaign short with four games left in the season…Played all 120 minutes in the team’s Third Round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders in the U.S. Open Cup…Tallied one goal and one assist in the first half, and converted a penalty in the shootout…(3/10) at SJ: Made Revolution and MLS debuts, coming on as a second-half sub…(3/17) at SKC: Made first start of his MLS career and played 90 minutes…Recorded three shot attempts…(4/14) vs. DC: Registered his first MLS assist, setting up Jose Moreno’s goal…(5/12) vs. VAN: Scored the first two goals of his MLS career in a 4-1 win, the second of which was a finalist for MLS AT&T goal of the Year…Added one assist in the game…Earned MLS Player of the Week honors…(7/8) vs. NY: Scored the game-winning goal in the first half…(7/18) at MTL: Notched his fourth goal of the year in the road loss…(8/25) at CLB: Subbed on in the second half and scored his final goal of the season.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Began his professional career with Dutch power PSV Eindhoven in January 2006, when he signed with the club after one season at Indiana…Made his debut for PSV a month later when he came on as a substitute in a 1-0 road win at Heracles Almelo on Feb. 11, 2006…Made one more first-team appearance for PSV ahead of the 2006-07 Eredivisie season…Spent most of his time with the club’s reserves before moving to Randers FC of the Danish Superliga in January 2008…Debuted for the club on March 20, 2008 against Aarhus GF…Played in 23 total games with the club…Scored only goal for Aarhus GF in a Danish Cup game against AC Horsens on Oct. 29, 2008…In January 2009, signed with Hoang Anh Gia of the Vietnamese Super League…Scored 13 goals and added 16 assists in 24 appearances in all competitions…The following year, signed with fellow Vietnamese side Becamex Binh Duong FC and spent more than a year with the Thu Dau Mot-based club before leaving the team in June 2011.
NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Has been capped seven times by the U.S. National Team…A member of the U.S. squad that reached the Round of 16 at the 2005 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Netherlands…Also played for the U.S. Under-18 and Under-23 national teams…Made his senior international debut on June 2, 2007 in a friendly against China…Made two appearances in the 2007 Copa America tournament in Venezuela, coming off the bench against Paraguay and Colombia…Returned to the U.S. squad in 2014 after a seven-year absence…Came off the bench in the second half of a friendly against Colombia in London on Nov. 14, 2014…Recalled for the annual training camp in January 2015…Played in friendlies against Chile and Panama…Collected his seventh cap at Red Bull Arena on Oct. 13, 2015 in a friendly against Costa Rica.
COLLEGE: Spent one season at Indiana in 2005…Tallied five goals and a team-best 12 assists in 22 games with the Hoosiers…Selected as the National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America…Also named the Big Ten Freshmen of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection…Helped Indiana advance to the Big Ten Tournament Final and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
PERSONAL: Graduated from Plano East Senior High School in his native Texas…Named the National Gatorade Boys Soccer High School Player of the Year in 2005…Named one of The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians in 2012…The child of Vietnamese parents…Is a citizen of both the United States and Vietnam.