Player Details


Ryan Hollingshead




6' 2"


185 lbs

Date of Birth

4.16.1991 (33)


Sacramento, CA, USA



Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side




Roster Category

Career Summary


  • MLS Cup Champion (2022)
  • Supporters’ Shield winner (2016, 2022)
  • MLS Western Conference Champion (2022, 2023)
  • CONCACAF Champions League runner-up (2023) 
  • MLS All Star (2023) 
  • MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year (2017) 
  • 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Cup Champion
  • 10-time MLS Team of the Week selection (2020-23) 


  • following his MLS SuperDraft selection in 2013, he opted to miss the season to fulfill a promise to his brother (Scott) to build a church in Sacramento, Calif.(Harvest Bible Chapel)
  • has four children with wife Taylor
  • owns and operates a real estate company, FOM Capital Group 
  • has an arm tattoo of the eighth chapter of the New Testament book Romans, written in his wife’s handwriting
Scouting Report


2023 (Los Angeles Football Club):

  • made 32 regular-season appearances (25 starts) and scored four goals with one assist
  • named to MLS Team of the Week for Weeks 25 and 32 
  • named to the 2023 MLS All Star Team
  • helped LAFC capture its second consecutive Western Conference title by scoring the first goal in the club’s 2-0 win over Houston in the WC final 12/2/23
  • made his 50th regular-season appearance in Black & Gold 7/1/23 vs.FC Dallas
  • made his 85th appearance across all competitions for LAFC during the 2023 MLS Cup final vs.Columbus 12/9/23 
  • made 48 appearances (39 starts) across all competitions, including six CCL appearances, three Leagues Cup appearances, and five MLS Cup playoff appearances, including the MLS Cup final.
  • registered two assists in the CCL Leg 1 match vs.Alajuelense 3/10/23.

2022 (Los Angeles Football Club):

  • started 22 of 30 regular-season appearances with 1,928 minutes played
  • scored six goals with one assist on 23 shots in the regular season
  • named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 4)
  • started all three postseason matches, posting one assist 
  • his start in the MLS Cup final marked his 11th career postseason start
  • his six regular-season goals were tied for first among MLS defenders in 2022
  • became the second-highest goal-scoring defender (24 goals) in MLS since 2010 (Graham Zusi)

2021 (FC Dallas):

  • started all 30 of his appearances, marking the third time in his career he appeared in 30+ games in a season
  • scored three goals and posted five assists in 2,671 minutes played
  • led Dallas in minutes played and tackles (35)
  • named to MLS Team of the Week four times (Weeks 3, 6, 8 and 18)

2020 (FC Dallas):

  • appeared in 20 games (19 starts), contributing four goals and one assist in 1,731 minutes
  • first goal of the season came on 10/14/20 vs.Sporting KC 
  • scored game-winning goal 10/28/20 vs.Inter Miami
  • selected to MLS Team of the Week three times (Weeks 15, 21 and 23)

2019 (FC Dallas):

  • scored a career-high six goals, which led all MLS defenders in '19
  • scored game-winning goal 3/23/19 vs.Colorado
  • made a career-high 34 appearances (33 starts) and registered three assists in a career-high 2,961 minutes played 
  • led MLS in duels won (326) and ground duels won (165); ranked 8th in MLS with 55 interceptions 
  • voted Team MVP by FC Dallas fans

2018 (FC Dallas):

  • appeared in 18 games (seven starts), posting one goal and three assists in 766 minutes played
  • made his 100th MLS regular-season appearance 6/29/18 vs.Minnesota
  • completed 80 percent of passes
  • 10 of his 12 appearances off the bench came within the game’s final 20 minutes

2017 (FC Dallas):

  • suffered off-field injuries 1/6/17 while providing roadside assistance to another driver, resulting in three fractures to his cervical vertebrae 
  • returned to the pitch 4/23/17 vs.SKC 
  • made 18 appearances (9 starts); recorded 820 minutes played
  • scored a goal and posted one assist in two matches during Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Cup 
  • named MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year

2016 (FC Dallas):

  • made 29 appearances (22 starts), registering two goals in 2,024 minutes played
  • made three CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) appearances and one playoff appearance
  • logged one assist during CCL
  • 2016 Supporters’ Shield winner
  • 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Champion

2015 (FC Dallas):

  • made 33 appearances (25 starts), registering two goals and three assists in 2,172 minutes played
  • Scored his first professional goal 3/15/15 ss.Philadelphia

2014 (FC Dallas):

  • made 11 appearances (four starts) in his rookie season
  • made MLS debut 5/31/14 vs.San Jose 

2013 (FC Dallas):

  • selected 20th overall by FC Dallas in 2013 MLS SuperDraft


2009-12 (UCLA):

  • made 81 appearances (69 starts) and scored 14 goals with 20 assists
  • named Bruins team captain in 2012
  • named NSCAA second-team All-America, PAC-12 Player of the Year and first-team All-PAC-12 (2012)
  • earned second-team All-Pac-12, first team CoSIDA Academic All-District, and second-team PAC-12 All-Academic honors as a junior (2011) 
  • as a sophomore, was one of four players to appear in every match
  • named to All-tournament team at 2010 Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic; received UCLA’s Coaches’ Award for a second time
  • as a freshman, ranked third on the squad and 10th in the PAC-10 in goals scored (4)co-recipient of the team's Coaches' Award