Updated Dec. 18, 2018
AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: Acquired via trade with Colorado Rapids on Dec. 18, 2018 in exchange for midfielder Kelyn Rowe…Played one season with Colorado Rapids on loan from Liga MX side C.F. Monterrey…Started 28 matches and recorded three goals with five assists.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Excelled over an 11-year career in Liga MX that included championships with Santos Laguna (2007/08) and Tijuana (2012/13)…Across all competitions, played in more than 370 games with 13 goals and 16 assists across 29,000 minutes…In domestic league play, totaled 249 appearances, 19,625 minutes played and nine goals with eight different clubs…Began professional career in 2006 with Liga MX side Santos Laguna, where he played 1,671 minutes and scored three goals in two seasons after playing at the club’s U-20 level…Won the 2007/08 Clausura with Santos…Transferred to Mexican giant Club América ahead of the 2009 Clausura, tallying 13 appearances and 1,009 minutes played with Las Águilas…Loaned to Tigres in 2010, where he scored two goals in 26 appearances with the club…Loaned to San Luis FC later in 2010, where he scored a goal in 346 minutes played…Acquired by Puebla on loan in 2011, scoring one goal in 290 minutes played…Briefly returned to América for start of 2012 season before being sent on loan to Tijuana, where he totaled 94 appearances and more than 7,800 minutes across all competitions…Helped the club win 2012/13 Apertura title…Transferred to Atlas in 2014, scoring one goal in 37 appearances with the Guadalajara-based club…Transferred to Monterrey ahead of the 2015 season and wen to play just over two seasons for Los Rayados…Scored a goal in 43 appearances and 6,498 minutes played for Monterrey...Transferred to MLS and Colorado Rapids in 2018.
NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Made one-time switch to represent United States in 2009 after beginning international career with Mexico…Capped a total of 18 times by the United States National Team…One of two players ever to earn senior caps for both nations in the historic USA-Mexico rivalry, along with Martin Vasquez…Made U.S. debut as a second-half substitute on Nov. 18, 2009 in a friendly against Denmark…Started at left back against former national team, Mexico, on Aug. 11, 2011…Played 90 minutes against Costa Rica on Sept. 3, 2011…Helped the USMNT win the 2013 Concacaf Gold Cup, making one appearance in the group stage…Made four appearances in friendlies in 2012, including starts against Scotland, Brazil, and Mexico…Played 34 minutes against Germany on June 2, 2013…Has played in a total of six World Cup Qualifiers across the 2014 and 2018 campaigns, including a 4-0 win over Guatemala in 2016…First appearances in qualifiers came in 2013 against Jamaica on June 8 and Honduras on June 19…Also started against Panama on Oct. 16, 2013…In March 2016, started in both World Cup qualifying matches against Guatemala…Was on the bench for six matches during Copa America Centenario in 2016.
NATIONAL TEAM (MEXIC0): Capped three times by the Mexico National Team before committing to play for the United States in 2009…Made eight appearances and scored one goal at the U-23 level before earning first senior call-up during a string of friendlies in August 2007…Made senior debut in 53rd minute of a friendly with Colombia in 2007…Played in a 3-2 loss to Guatemala in 2007…Appeared in a 2008 friendly against Ecuador, resulting in a 2-1 win.
Personal: Fluent in English and Spanish…Attended Mayfield High School and helped the team to two New Mexico State Championships…Named NSCAA/adidas High School State Player of the Year in 2002.