From Sporting Kansas City in exchange for $200,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on January 3, 2018.
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champion: 2015, 2017
Sporting KC Offensive Player of the Year: 2016
MLS All-Star: 2015
MLS MVP Finalist: 2015
Sporting KC MVP: 2015
MLS Cup Champion: 2013
Sporting KC Goal of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2015
U.S. National FIFA World Cup Team: 2010
U.S. National U23 Team at Beijing Olympic Games: 2008
- Was a member of the U.S.’ 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.
- Has scored two goals for the national team, including the game-winning goal in the final of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico in Chicago.
- Made three appearances in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, and three appearances at the 2008 Olympics.
- Former member of the U.S. Under-20 squad.
- Earned his first senior team cap on March 25, 2007, against Ecuador.
- Married wife Michelle in December 2012 and the couple had their first child in July 2014.
- Born in Rio de Janeiro to Brazilian parents, he moved to the United States when he was six years old.
- Lists Brazil’s legendary Garrincha as the player he most admires.
- Favorite club team is Botafogo (Brazil).
- Favorite professional team to watch is the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Has a tattoo that reads Per ardua ad astra, Latin for “through adversity to the stars.”
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