Date of Birth3.29.1975 (46)
BirthplaceAtlanta, GA USA
The Revs’ standout goalkeeper has been widely considered one of the league’s top ‘keepers for much of the last decade … has spent much of the last nine seasons as the team’s primary netminder, but missed a large portions of the 2010 and 2011 seasons while recovering from various surgeries (shoulder, knee, ankle) and injuries … re-signed with the Revolution in the 2011-12 off-season … positionally sound, brave in traffic and excellent with the ball at his feet, Reis is also a strong organizer and communicator … a fantastic shot-stopper, especially on penalty kicks, and among the top choices to take PKs when needed … is the club’s active leader in appearances (242), starts (241) and minutes played (21,702) .... holds every New England career goalkeeping record, including games played in goal (242), games started in goal (241), minutes played in goal (21,702), goals against average (1.34), wins (86), saves (960), shutouts (61) and save percentage (.721) ... recorded his 70th career shutout in the 2-0 win against Columbus on September 5, 2012 ... recorded his 1,000th career save in a 1-0 shutout in the 2012 home opener against Portland on March 24, 2012 and his 100th career win on May 2, 2012 against Colorado ... became the first goalkeeper in Revolution history to start 150 matches for the club in the 2009 season opener against San Jose, while he became the seventh goalkeeper in MLS history to record 60 career shutouts with a 0-0 draw against Colorado on May 7, 2011 ... recorded his 50th shutout as a member of the Revolution on Aug. 14, 2010, with a 1-0 victory over Houston ... established a new club record shutout streak by going 386 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal from July 4 to Aug. 1, 2009 … voted to the 2007 and 2008 MLS All-Star Games as a “First XI” (top vote-getter) selection … a four-time MLS All-Star and a four-time finalist for MLS goalkeeper of the year (2005-08) … launched the Matt Reis Charity Golf Challenge in 2011 and held the second-annual event on Sept. 17 ... has raised more than $125,000 - in conjunction with the Johnny Damon Foundation - for Boston’s Children’s Hospital (2011-12), Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (2011-12), Grassroot Soccer (2011), and various local charities (2012).
2012: Named the 2012 Revolution Humanitarian of the Year. Made 27 appearances, all starts. Compiled a 6-14-7 record and posted a 1.44 goals against average with six shutouts. Started the first 16 matches of the season. Recorded three saves -- and MLS career save No. 1,000 -- in a 1-0 shutout win against Portland (March 24). Made six saves in the 2-1 win -- his 100th regular-season win -- against Colorado (May 2). Recorded three saves in the 2-0 shutout against Chicago (June 2). Made three saves against Columbus (June 16) in his second shutout in a row. Made one save in the 2-2 draw against Seattle (June 30) and set an MLS record – with Shalrie Joseph – for number of games two players started together (206). Returned to the goal at Montreal (July 18) after sitting two matches, and then started the next 11 games. Posted his fourth shutout of the year – while making six saves – at Kansas City (July 21). Recorded a season-high seven saves against Philadelphia (Sept. 1) to earn his fifth shutout of the season. Recorded his second consecutive shutout -- and 70th career shutout -- in the 2-0 win against Columbus (Sept. 5). Backed up Bobby Shuttleworth in each of the final five games of the year.
2011: Voted the 2011 Revolution MVP by the fans. Co-winner of the team’s Humanitarian of the Year award. Started 27 matches and posted a 1.59 goals against average with five shutouts. Also recorded one assist. Made five or more saves 13 times and finished the year ranked second in MLS in saves (111). Missed a total of seven games, six because of injury: April 6 at Vancouver and April 9 vs. Real Salt Lake with a right adductor strain; April 30 at Chivas USA with a left shoulder sprain; August 20 vs. New York while serving a red card suspension and the final three games of the year (Oct. 8 vs. San Jose, Oct. 15 vs. Columbus and Oct. 22 at Toronto) with a right hamstring strain. Recorded his first shutout of the season on May 7 – and first since Aug. 14, 2010 (1-0 win over Houston) - with a one-save effort over Colorado. Made six saves against Vancouver (May 14) to record his second consecutive shutout. Saw his 271-minute scoreless streak snapped at San Jose (May 21) by Ellis McLoughlin’s 71st-minute goal. Posted his third shutout of the season with a three-save effort against Toronto (June 15), a match which was also his 200th appearance as a member of the Revs. His 200th career start with the Revs came one match later against Chicago (June 18), when he made five saves in a 1-1 draw. Faced 12 shots (second-most in MLS in 2011) and made a season-high nine saves (tied for second most in a single game in MLS in 2011) against Real Salt Lake (July 4). Started and made two saves - including a diving, one-handed sprawl to his left on Dimitar Berbatov - against Manchester United (July 13). Made six saves en route to his fourth shutout of the season in a 1-0 win at D.C. (July 20), snapping the team’s nine-game winless streak in an effort the team dedicated to Myra Kraft, wife of Investor/Operator Robert Kraft, who passed away earlier that morning. Assisted Rajko Lekic on the Revs’ only goal at Kansas City (July 30), his first assist since 2007. Made seven saves against Houston (Aug. 17) and received a 94th minute red-card for a fracas that happened just before the final whistle. Made seven saves against Philadelphia (Sept. 7) and followed it up with an eight-save performance and a shutout against Dallas (Sept. 10).
2010: Missed the first three-and-a-half months of the regular season recovering from off-season shoulder and knee surgeries, and had a stint on the disabled list (April 30-June 1) and then saw his season end prematurely when he underwent season-ending ankle surgery on Oct. 13. Made just 14 appearances, all starts, going 4-7-3 with a 1.79 goals against average and three shutouts. His 1,260 minutes played marked his lowest season total since his first season in New England (2002, 458 minutes). Made his first regular-season appearance of the year in the team’s 1-0 loss to Chicago (June 27), making three saves. Picked up his first shutout and win of the season in the Revs 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy (July 10), making five saves. Made three saves in the Revs 1-1 draw with Philadelphia (July 31). Was in net when the club set a team-record 390-minute shutout streak in all competitions from July 2 - July 31. Picked up his second shutout of 2010 and made a season-high six saves in the Revs 1-0 win over D.C. (Aug. 7). Posted his third shutout in league games with another six-save performance against Houston (Aug. 14). Did not play against Philly (Aug. 28) because of lower back pain, but returned to the lineup on Sept. 4 against Seattle, making two saves in his 75th career win as a member of the Revolution. Did not play at Houston (Oct. 10) and underwent debridement surgery on his right ankle on Oct. 13, forcing him to miss the rest of the season. Made four SuperLiga appearances, all starts. Went 2-1-1 in the tournament. Posted a three-save shutout to earn the 1-0 win at Chicago (July 17) in group play, and recorded another shutout and made three saves in the win over Monarcas Morelia (July 20). Made four saves, converted a penalty kick and stopped a Puebla penalty kick attempt in the Revs 5-3 shootout win in the semifinal round. Made six saves in the final against Morelia (Sept. 1), allowing two goals in the loss.
2009: Made 24 regular-season starts, going 10-8-6 with a career-best 0.96 goals against average and eight shutouts. Overall, appeared in 30 matches, including SuperLiga and MLS Cup Playoffs. Led the league in both saves (114) and save percentage (.814), while his GAA (0.96) was fourth best in the league. Established a new club record shutout streak by going 386 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal from July 4 - Aug. 1, 2009. Missed six games because of injury, including four games (March 28 - April 25) with inflammation in his right knee, one game (May 16) with a concussion, and one game (Sept. 5) with a right leg contusion. Earned a four-save shutout in the season-opening, 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes (March 21). Made three saves to earn his 50th career shutout in the 4-0 win over the New York Red Bulls (June 7). Made a career-high 11 saves in the 0-0 draw with Kansas City (July 11). Recorded another clean sheet with three saves in the 2-0 win over Chivas USA (July 19), while he earned his third straight shutout with an eight-save performance in the 1-0 win over Houston (July 25). Finally allowed a goal in the 34th minute of the 1-1 draw with Toronto FC (Aug. 1), ending the longest shutout streak in Revolution history at 386 minutes. Was not forced to make a save while earning a shutout in the 1-0 win over Seattle (Aug. 20). Made his 200th career start in the 2-1 win over San Jose (Aug. 29). Became the fifth player in Revolution history to play 15,000 minutes for the club in the 1-1 draw with New York (Sept. 18). Made four saves to earn a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Chicago (Oct. 17) after passing a late fitness test for a sprained left ankle. Stopped two shots to record his second consecutive shutout - and his eighth of the season - in the playoff-clinching, 1-0 win over Columbus (Oct. 25). Started all four matches in SuperLiga, going 2-1-1 with a 1.25 goals against average and one shutout. Played in both matches of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series against Chicago in the MLS Cup Playoffs, going 1-1-0 with a 1.50 goals against average. Earned his ninth career postseason victory (and his eighth with the Revs) in the 2-1 victory in Game 1 (Nov. 1). Matched his postseason career-high with 10 saves in the 2-0 loss in Game 2 (Nov. 7).
2008: Started 28 regular-season games, missing two in August with a right adductor (groin) injury - his first missed starts since 2005. Overall, made 36 appearances, including regular season, playoffs, CONCACAF Champions League and SuperLiga. Recorded six shutouts and posted a 1.38 goals against average. Became MLS’ all-time leader in consecutive minutes played (regular-season games only) against Colorado (April 12), passing Houston’s Pat Onstad (6,648 minutes) although that mark has since been passed by Kevin Hartman. Posted 10 saves in the 2-1 win against Dallas (June 6), including eight - which would have tied his previous season-high - in the second half. Earned a shutout in the 2-0 win at Houston (June 12), making five saves, including a stop on Stuart Holden’s 82nd-minute penalty kick. Suffered a right adductor (groin) strain in the 4-0 loss at San Jose (Aug. 16) and was removed in the 55th minute, ending his consecutive minutes played streak at a then-record 7,975 minutes. Earned his 48th career shutout in the 4-0 win over Chivas USA (Sept. 11), making three saves. Started both of the Revs’ MLS Cup Playoff matches against Chicago, posting a shutout in Game 1 of the team’s semifinal series. Started all five of the team’s SuperLiga 2008 matches. Finished first in the competition in shutouts (3), goals against average (0.56), save percentage (.848) and saves (28) en route to being named the State Farm Portero Supremo (Supreme Goalkeeper). Stopped back-to-back penalty kicks from Dwayne De Rosario and Brian Ching in the shootout as the Revs defeated Houston in penalties, 6-5, to claim the SuperLiga title (Aug. 5).
2007: Started all 30 games and played 90 minutes in every contest for 2,700 total minutes in the season - tied for the second-highest mark in MLS. His 14 wins were his second-highest career total and ranked him second in MLS, two shy of his career-best 16, which he registered in 2005 with the Revs. Posted 10 shutouts in the regular season, his third straight year reaching the 10-shutout mark. Made 120 saves, the second-highest season total in his career, to rank second in MLS. Made five or more saves 11 times during the season. Matched his single-game career high (regular-season) with nine saves at D.C. on May 3, including a diving save of the potential game-winning goal in the final minute of stoppage time. Recorded three shutouts in the postseason, blanking the Red Bulls in both games of the teams’ Eastern Conference Semifinal Series (away on Oct. 28 and home on Nov. 3) and then Chicago in the Eastern Conference Championship on Nov. 8. Posted 10 saves in the Eastern Conference Championship against the Fire. Had an 0.50 goals against average with a league-high 24 saves in the postseason. Made his third consecutive start in the MLS Cup championship match. Started the MLS All-Star Game against Celtic FC, and played 45 minutes to back the squad to the 2-0 victory over the Scottish giants.
2006: Established himself as arguably MLS’ top goalkeeper as he was voted 2006 Revolution Honda MVP. Backed the league’s best defense, which allowed just 35 goals in 32 games for a team-record 1.09 goals against average. Led MLS in shutouts (10) and his 141 saves outpaced the next closest goalkeeper by 33, matching and setting New England records, respectively. One of two players in MLS to play every minute of every game, tying the MLS and Revolution records and setting new personal single-season marks in both categories. His 1.09 GAA was the best among all full-time MLS goalkeepers and established a new Revolution single-season club record. Stopped two of the three penalty-kick attempts against him during the season to further entrench his reputation as the league’s best in PK situations. Made five or more saves 15 times during the season, including two games with eight. Went 5-0-2 with an 0.57 GAA in the final seven games of the regular season, leading the Revs annual charge into the postseason. Started all four postseason games, earning a 2-1-1 record and 0.64 GAA as he led the Revs to MLS Cup 2006 for the second consecutive season. Was voted to Soccer America’s 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs Best XI and was the publication’s top goalkeeper in MLS for the 2006 season
2005: Reis’ second season as the Revs number one goalkeeper was his best yet as a professional. Reis was named to the league All-Star team for the first time in his career and set all-time single-season club marks for wins, saves, shutouts, minutes played in goal and starts in goal. He was also the MLS Select Team’s starting goalkeeper for the prestigious Trofeo Santiago Bernabeau match against Real Madrid on Aug. 23. Led MLS in saves with 115, and his 1.13 GAA was tied for second-best in MLS. Ranked second in MLS in wins with 16. His 10 shutouts in 2005 placed him third in MLS in that category. Posted a league-leading 384-minute shutout streak in six matches between April 23 and May 21. On Sept. 10 against Columbus, Reis set a new Revs all-time career mark for wins by a goalkeeper with 22. Also, by playing the full 90 minutes in goal, he took over the top spot for minutes played in goal with 4,817, and also broke the Revs’ all-time club mark for saves by tallying his 207th stop. With his start at Colorado on Aug. 20, Reis recorded his 51st start, putting him tops for all-time Revs starts in goal. Voted the 2005 U.S. Soccer Revolution Humanitarian of the Year.
2004: Voted the 2004 Revolution Defensive Player of the Year. Posted a 7-10-7 record with a 1.36 GAA and three shutouts. His 24 appearances and 23 starts were both career highs. Was a huge presence between the pipes in the MLS Cup Playoffs, saving two penalty kicks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Columbus, before saving one attempt and scoring on one of his own attempts in the penalty shootout at D.C. in the Eastern Conference Championship game.
2003: Was traded from Los Angeles to the Revolution on Jan. 17, 2003, in exchange for Alex Pineda Chicon. Started all five games in which he appeared in his first season with the Revs, posting a 1.97 GAA.
2002: Played 11 games for the Galaxy, posting a 1.26 GAA. Started nine of the team’s first 10 games of the season, going 4-3-2 in that span. Posted two shutouts and had a 3-0-2 record in overtime games. Won an MLS Cup championship with the Galaxy with a 1-0, overtime victory over the Revolution at Gillette Stadium.
2001: Posted an 8-3-4 record while making 16 appearances, including 15 starts. Started 15 of the team’s first 20 games. Recorded a 1.41 GAA and added six shutouts. Made 52 saves. Again a member of an LA team that played in the league’s championship game, MLS Cup 2001.
2000: Played six games, posting a 1.61 GAA in Los Angeles. Had a 2-3-1 record in his starts. Earned his first MLS overtime victory on Aug. 16 with a 1-0 victory against Colorado. The 1-0 victory against the Rapids was also his first career shutout, during which he made four saves. Made one postseason appearance for the Galaxy, seeing 51 minutes of action on Sept. 14, earning the win in LA’s 1-0 victory at Tampa Bay.
1999: Saw the least action of any backup goalkeeper in MLS as starter Kevin Hartman played in all 32 MLS games, coming out for only 10 minutes in one game. Reis was the starting keeper in every U.S. Open Cup game the team played. A member of the Galaxy team that played in MLS Cup 1999.
1998: Originally drafted by Los Angeles in the third round (26th overall) of the 1998 MLS College Draft. Recorded a 1.34 GAA in the five games he played during his MLS rookie season with Los Angeles. Earned his first career victory - a 2-1 triumph - on April 18 at Kansas City.
COLLEGE: Finished his college career at UCLA with an NCAA Championship in 1997 … named 1997 NCAA College Cup Defensive MVP after recording 20 saves - including a school-record 11 in the semifinals - and posting 221 shutout minutes on the way to the title … named a 1997 All-American by Soccer America and Soccer Times … posted an 0.64 GAA as a senior starter for the Bruins, his only season as the No. 1 keeper … also added nine shutouts in 19 appearances while posting a 17-2 overall record.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Selected as an alternate for the 2006 U.S. World Cup squad … as of January 1, 2013, has earned two caps ... is 1-0-1 for the Nats, including a shutout in his first-ever U.S. National Team start, a 0-0 draw with Canada on Jan. 22, 2006, in San Diego ... started against Denmark on Jan. 20, 2007, in Carson, Calif., earning the win in the 3-1 victory in honor of former Revolution and UCLA goalkeepers coach David Vanole, who had passed unexpectedly a few weeks prior … was most recently called up for the U.S.’ World Cup Qualifier against Barbados (June 15, 2008), but did not see game action.
PERSONAL: Reis and his wife Nicole (Odom) have three sons, Jacob (5) and identical twins, Christian and Weston (3)… son of J.T. and Kathy Reis of Mission Viejo, Calif., and has one older brother, Mike ... started playing soccer at the age of five with the Rowdies ... was a striker until age fifteen ... enjoys playing sports, going to the beach and spending time with friends and loved ones ... his favorite actor is Will Ferrell and his favorite actress is Ashley Judd ... a fan of Clive Cussler’s novels ... named the top practical joker in MLS by 90:00 Magazine … his wife was an All-America softball shortstop at UCLA (1995-98) … launched the Matt Reis Charity Golf Challenge in 2011, raising money in conjunction with the Johnny Damon Foundation for Children’s Hospital Boston, Grassroot Soccer and Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.