Signed as a free agent on January 24, 2018.
MLS Cup Champion: 2017
MLS Supporters Shield: 2012, 2017
Canadian Championship: 2015, 2017
Iranian National FIFA World Cup Team: 2014
MLS All-Star: 2012
2018 (Los Angeles Football Club):
Started in all 34 appearances, scoring two goals and notching four assists across all competitions.
Scored first goal since 2013 in 1-1 draw vs. FC Dallas on May 5.
Made his 200th start in the 2-0 win against the Columbus Crew on June 23, becoming the 100th MLS player in league history to reach the mark.
Started in all 30 of MLS Regular Season appearances, his sixth season surpassing the 2000 minute mark.
2017 (Toronto FC):
Appeared in 22 matches (17 starts), suffered a lacerated pancreas on July 27 against the Montreal Impact in Canadian Championship play.
Recorded five assists in 1,589 minutes played, supporting the team as it won the MLS Supporter Shield with an MLS record 69 points.
Started both matches in the final leg of the Canadian Championship, beating the Montreal Impact 3-2.
Started all five of the club’s MLS Cup playoff matches including the MLS Cup final, totaling 424 minutes.
Winner of the MLS Supporters Shield, MLS Cup and Canadian Championship.
2016 (Toronto FC):
Acquired in the offseason from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for the club’s second highest 2016 second round MLS SuperDraft selection
Started 29 of Toronto FC’s 34 matches, contributing one assist in 2,563 minutes played.
Started all six of Toronto FC’s playoff matches including the MLS Cup final, totaling 574 minutes.
Assisted Benoît Cheyrou’s Eastern Conference clinching goal vs Montreal on Nov. 30.
2015 (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Appeared in 27 matches (all starts), with five assists in 2,424 minutes played.
Started both of Vancouver’s MLS Cup playoff games vs. Portland on Nov. 1 and 8.
2014 (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Acquired by the Vancouver Whitecaps for Targeted Allocation Money on Jan 27.
Made 27 starts while contributing three assists in 2,371 minutes of play.
2013 (San Jose Earthquakes):
Registered his second MLS goal on August 25 vs. FC Dallas
Contributed three assists while appearing in 27 matches (all starts).
Made one start for San Jose in the CONCACAF Champions League.
In three full seasons with San Jose (2011-2013), led all MLS defenders in assists with 15.
2012 (San Jose Earthquakes):
Played a key role in San Jose’s Supporter Shield run, starting a career high 33 matches, contributing six assists and a career high 2,955 minutes.
Named to the MLS All-Star game, playing the full 90 minutes beating Chelsea 3-2.
Led MLS with 110 crosses.
Started both games of the Western Conference Semifinals vs LA Galaxy on Nov. 4 and 8.
2011 (San Jose Earthquakes):
Appeared in 19 matches (started all), for a total of 1,654 minutes.
Contributed a career high seven assists, second among all MLS defenders.
2010 (San Jose Earthquakes):
Drafted in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft (30th overall).
Appeared in eight matches.
Scored first career goal on April 25 vs. Chivas USA.
Holds Iranian citizenship and was selected to the Iranian national team in 2013, earned six caps.
Member of Iran’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.
Notched his first international assist November 15th, 2013 in a 3-0 win against Thailand.
COLLEGE (San Diego State)
Made 17 appearances.
Recorded three assists.
Saw action in four matches (one start).
Finished season with two shots.
Made 18 appearances (16 starts) and recorded three assists.
Saw action in 18 matches (10 starts).
Recorded two assists.
Redshirt, did not play.
Has a wife, Karlie, and son, Brayden.
Favorite musical artist is Avicii.
Favorite video game is FIFA.
Favorite vacation spot: Thailand.
Favorite sports teams: Lakers, SF Giants, San Jose Sharks, 49ers.
Parents both moved to the United States from Iran in the 1960's, holds both Iranian and United States citizenship.
Served as a San Jose Earthquake ball boy before being drafted by the team in 2010.