Player Details


Lee Nguyen




5' 8"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

10.7.1986 (37)


Richardson, Texas USA


Career Summary

Updated September 16, 2020


  • Attacking midfielder in his ninth MLS season owns 245 appearances, 216 starts, 54 goals, 58 assists and 178 shots on goal over 19,231 minutes played.
  • Ranks in the top 10 in club history in several categories, including goals (3rd), penalty kick goals (1st), game-winning goals (2nd), assists (2nd), shots (3rd), and shots on goal (3rd).
  • One of only three players (Steve Ralston, Diego Fagundez) to record at least 40 goals and 40 assists as a Revolution player; one assist shy of becoming the first to 50-50.
  • Played at least 30 games in each of six seasons with the Revolution from 2012-17.
  • Finalist for the 2014 MLS MVP award after posting a career-high 18 goals, the most ever by a Revs midfielder and the most in a season for the club since 2002.
  • Made debut with the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2007 and has been capped nine times.

MLS CAREER: Attacking midfielder with nine seasons of MLS experience… Spent six seasons (2012-2017) with New England… Currently ranks in the top 10 in club history in goals, game-winning goals, assists, shots, shots on goal, games played, games started, minutes played, and several other categories…Ranks first in club history with 16 penalty kick goals…Career totals include 245 games played, 216 starts, 54 goals, 58 assists, 440 shots, and 178 shots on goal…In postseason play, amassed two goals and seven assists in 10 starts…Re-joined the Revolution via trade with Inter Miami CF on Sept. 8, 2020….In 2020, played 92 minutes over five appearances with Inter Miami FC… Joined Inter Miami CF on Nov. 19, 2019 via the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft…In 2019, logged five assists over 23 appearances, 11 of them starts, and played 1,170 minutes…Helped guide Los Angeles FC to its first Supporters’ Shield in club history and an appearance in the Western Conference Finals of the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs…In 2018, made 25 appearances, including 20 starts, recording three goals and five assists over 1,833 minutes played…Helped Los Angeles FC reach the MLS Cup Playoffs… Joined Los Angeles FC via trade from New England on May 1, 2018…In 2017, made 31 appearances, including  30 starts, recording 11 goals, and a team-high 15 assists…In 2016, started 33 games and scored six goals with a team-high 10 assists…Started 31 of 32 regular season games in 2015…Scored seven goals and added a career-high 10 assists…In 2014, 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 2014 Eastern Conference Championship and return to MLS Cup for the first time since 2007…Started 32 of 33 appearances in 2013 and posted four goals with seven assists…Saw action in 30 games, starting 27, in first year with the Revolution…Netted five goals and added two assists in first MLS campaign.

2020 (with Inter Miami CF and New England): Re-joined the Revolution via trade from Inter Miami CF on Sept. 8…With Inter Miami, played 92 minutes over five appearances, including appearances in all three of the club’s matches in the MLS is Back Tournament(3/1) at LAFC: Played 22 minutes as a substitute in the club’s inaugural match…Registered one shot… (7/20) vs. NYC: Made his third consecutive appearance, a 22-minute shift in 1-0 defeat…(8/30) at NSH: Registered a season-high two shots over 15 minutes of action…(9/12) at PHI: Made first Revolution appearance since 2017…Played 14 minutes and completed all 11 passes.

2019 (with Los Angeles CF): Made 23 appearances, including 11 starts, and recorded four assists over 1,170 minutes of action… Made an additional two appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs and dished three assists over 150 minutes of action…(3/3) vs. SKC: Started and played 72 minutes in 2-1 win in season-opener…(3/10) vs. POR: Logged his first 90-minute shift of the season in club’s second consecutive win…(5/19) at DAL: Returned to the Starting X1 and played 56 minutes…(7/3) at SKC: Distributed his first assist of the season…Played 24 minutes as a substitute…(7/12) at HOU: Registered two assists in 3-1 win…Logged his second consecutive 90-minute shift…(8/17) at RSL: Recorded his fourth assist of the season in 2-0 win…Played 22 minutes as a substitute… (10/6) vs. COL: Closed the regular season with a 27-minute shift off the bench in 3-1 win.

2018 (with Los Angeles FC): Traded by New England to LAFC on May 1…Made 25 appearances, including 20 starts, registering three goals and five assists in 1,833 minutes of action…(5/5) vs. DAL: Made his club debut and played 17 minutes as a substitute…(6/2) at DAL: Made his first start with the club and played 55 minutes…(6/9) at SJ: Registered his first 90-minute shift and assist with the club in 4-3 win…(6/23) vs. CLB: Recorded one assist in his second consecutive 90-minute shift…(7/30) at HOU: Registered one assist over 89 minutes of action…(7/7) vs. ORL: Played the full 90 minutes in 4-1 win…(7/26) vs. LA: Started, played 77 minutes and scored his first goal with the club in 2-2 draw…(8/19) vs. COL: Scored one goal in his fourth consecutive 90-minute performance…(9/1) at TOR: Scored one goal and made his sixth consecutive 90-minute performance…(9/29) at CHI: Logged one assist in 45-minute shift as a substitute…(10/6) at COL: Registered one assist for the second consecutive match.

2017: Made 31 appearances, including 30 starts, and recorded 11 goals and  a team-high 15 assists in 2,542 minutes of action…Set a single-season career high with 15 assists on the year…Became second member of the Revolution's 40 goal/40 assist club in May…(3/4) at COL: Started in the season opener and played 57 minutes…(3/18) at DAL: Scored Revs’ first goal of 2017 on a penalty kick…(3/25) vs. MIN: Scored another penalty and added an assist in the home opener, a 5-2 win…Earned Team of the Week selection for Week 4…(4/2) at POR: Scored for the third consecutive game on an equalizer in the 84th minute of 1-1 draw…Moved into second place on club's all-time goal scoring chart…(4/22) vs. DC: Netted second quickest goal of the season, a header in the fifth minute of play…(4/29) at SEA: Notched second assist of the season and 36th of career…Tied Chris Tierney for second most assists in club history…(5/13) vs. RSL: Recorded a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win…(5/21) vs. CLB: Registered fourth assist in four-game span in a 2-1 win…(5/27) at NY: Converted third penalty kick of the season in a 2-1 loss…(5/31) at NYC: Tallied sixth assist of the season and joined Steve Ralston as the only players in Revolution history with both 40 goals and 40 assists…(6/3) vs. TOR: Distributed an assist from a corner kick for the second straight match in a 3-0 win…named to's Team of the Week…(7/2) at PHI: Became the seventh player in club history to eclipse 15,000 career minutes played…(7/5) vs. NY: Scored seventh goal of the season…(7/22) vs. LA: Tallied the game's opening goal in the 16th minute…(7/29) vs. PHI: Contributed assists on the team's second and third goals of the match in second multi-assist outing of season…(7/29) at CHI: Reached 10 assists for third straight season in 4-1 loss…(9/2) vs. ORL: Became fifth player in MLS history with four assists in one game…Four assists tied the league record and set a new club mark…Surpassed previous season high of 10 assists…Named to's Team of the Week…(9/9) vs. MTL: Scored ninth goal of the season, the game-winning goal in 1-0 win…Nominated for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week…(9/23) vs. TOR: Scored tenth goal of the season and 50th of MLS career in 2-1 win…registered the game-winning assist…Became first MLS player with 10 goals and 10 assists in 2017…(9/27) at ORL: Scored on a free kick in 6-1 loss…recorded 100th combined regular season goal and assist of regular season career.

2016: Led the team and set career highs in both games started (33) and minutes played (2,900)…Scored six goals and led Revolution in assists for second straight year with 10…Finished third in MLS in chances created with 83…Ended the season tied for 11th in MLS in assists…Donned the captain’s armband 23 times in the regular season…Registered a goal and an assist in three straight games from May 14 through May 28, and notched one assist in a career-best four straight games from May 14 through June 18…Appeared in all four U.S. Open Cup wins…(3/6) at HOU: Made season debut in the opener…Played 90 minutes and put two of 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 conceded earlier in stoppage time…(4/30) vs. ORL: Started, played 80 minutes, and notched two assists…Marked first multi-assist effort since Sept. 5, 2015 vs. Orlando…(5/14) vs. CHI: Recorded one goal and one assist in the 2-0 victory…Named the Santander Man of the Match…(5/21) vs. DAL: Notched a goal and an assist for a second straight game…Scored on a penalty in the 26th minute for a club-record 13th career penalty kick goal…Earned Santander Man of the Match honors for a second straight game…Also named to’s Team of the Week…(5/28) vs. SEA: Involved in both Revolution goals, scoring one and contributing an assist in the 2-1 win…(6/18) at VAN: Extended assist streak to a career-best four games with a helper in the 2-1 road win…Became fourth player in Revs history to reach 30 goals and 30 assists with the club…(7/9) vs. CLB: Notched a goal and an assist for fourth time in 2016…Scored in the 3rd minute with a strike that Won AT&T Goal of the Week honors…(8/13) vs. PHI: Made 150th MLS appearance…(9/3) vs. COL: Made first career start at striker and recorded eighth assist of season…(9/10) vs. NYC: Made 150th career MLS start…Scored sixth goal of season and became fourth player in club history to reach 40 goals…(10/1) vs. SKC: Tallied ninth assist of season…(10/23) vs. MTL: Tied career best with 10th assist of the season.

2015: Appeared in 32 games and started 31 times…Scored seven goals, tied for second most on the team…Marked 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 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 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 season total to eight assists, surpassing previous career high…Named to’s Team of the Week for his efforts… 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 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…The 18 goals were the most ever by a Revolution midfielder and the most in MLS history by a player who played predominantly at midfield…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 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 scoring onslaught…Marked 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 third straight game finding the net…(10/4) vs. CLB: Scored 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 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 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 four goals came from the penalty spot…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 2013 scoring account…Posted one goal and set up another score in the team’s 2-0 win…(6/2) vs. LA: Posted second goal of the season in the Revs’ dominant 5-0 victory...(7/6) vs. SJ: Notched the first multi-assist game of 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 debut MLS season…Started 27 of 30 games played before season-ending shoulder surgery cut 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 MLS career and played 90 minutes…Recorded three shot attempts…(4/14) vs. DC: Registered first MLS assist, setting up Jose Moreno’s goal…(5/12) vs. VAN: Scored the first two goals of 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 fourth goal of the year in the road loss…(8/25) at CLB: Subbed on in the second half and scored final goal of the season.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Began professional career with Dutch power PSV Eindhoven in January 2006, when he signed with the club after one season at Indiana…Made debut for PSV a month later 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 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 nine 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 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 seventh cap at Red Bull Arena on Oct. 13, 2015 in a friendly against Costa Rica.

COLLEGE (INDIANA): 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 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.