Date of Birth6.17.1986 (35)
BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec Canada
OUTLOOK: Promising Canadian defender who stepped in as a starter on the back line in his first two seasons with the Dynamo in 2009-10 and earned Dynamo of the Year award in 2011
2012 MLS: Appeared in 25 games (24 starts) with two goals and three assists (career high) ... Secondary assist on Calen Carr's 19th minute goal vs. Kansas City on 7/18; first time in MLS career with assists in back-to-back games ... Assisted Garcia's goal vs. D.C. on 7/15; right-footed cross in the 62nd minute ... Missed 3-1 loss at Vancouver on 6/10 while on international duty with Canada ... Headed home game-winning goal in 57th minute from Brad Davis' corner kick in 2-1 win vs. LA on 5/26 ... Name to MLS Team of the Week for Week 12 ... Assisted Brad Davis' game-winning goal vs. D.C. United on 5/12 ... Named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 10 ... Start at Columbus on 4/21 was his 100th appearance in all competitions ... Scored dramatic game-winning goal in the second minute of stoppage time for 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11/12 ... 2012 Playoffs: Came on for injured Jermaine Taylor and played final 35 minutes of 2-0 home win over SKC (11/4) ... Started in place of injured Taylor and played 90 minutes in 1-0 road loss to SKC (11/11) ... Played full-time and scored team's first goal in 3-1 home win over D.C. United in first leg of Conference Championship series (11/11) ... 2012-13 CCL: Started three group stage matches ... Scored game-tying goal against Olimpia (10/23) that put Dynamo through to quarterfinal stage ... 2012 Open Cup: Did not feature ...
2011 MLS: Defensive stalwart who has played 31 games, playing almost every minute when not on national team duty, and scored one goal ... Dynamo Defender of the Year ... After opening season as starting left back, started much of the season at center back before moving to right back in September ... Played every minute of the first 13 games of the season, in the process setting a club record for most consecutive minutes by a field player with 2,925 ... Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for standout performance in 0-0 tie at RSL on 5/14 ... Rested on 9/14 at CLB, his first start missed when available for the Dynamo since 5/29/10, ending a streak of 4,095 minutes played when available ... Returned to lineup at right back in 2-1 win vs. SJ on 9/17 and stayed on the outside the rest of the season ... Scored first goal of the season by heading in a free kick to help Dynamo clinch playoff spot with 2-0 win at POR on 10/14 ... Went entire season without receiving yellow card until finale vs. LA on 10/23 ... Playoffs: Played every minute of four playoff games and scored team-high two goals to lead Houston to MLS Cup final ... Started and scored opening goal, his first career playoff goal, with header in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30 ... Netted game-winning goal on rebound in 2-0 Eastern Conference final victory at KC on 11/6 while helping defense to second straight shutout ... Played all 90 minutes in his first MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20 ... Open Cup: Did not appear.
2010 MLS: Appeared in 28 of 30 games, including 26 starts, mostly at right back, scoring two goals and notching one assist ... Almost ubiquitous presence in the lineup, missing starts only due to squad rotation (5/8, 5/13) and national team duty (5/22) ... Led team in MLS minutes to earn Dynamo Ironman of the Year honors ... First assist of the season was a crucial one, serving an inch-perfect cross to Brian Mullan for a last-minute goal in 2-2 tie vs. NY on 7/31 ... Switched to left back for first time in 2010 in 1-0 loss at NE on 8/14 ... Played on both flanks of the back line in 4-3 win vs. CHI on 8/21 ... Notched first goal of season by firing in rebound in 1-1 tie at PHI on 10/2 ... Scored again two weeks later, heading in corner kick for only goal in 1-0 win at SJ on 10/16 ... Open Cup: Did not appear ... SuperLiga: One of only two Dynamo field players to play all 360 minutes of the tournament as Houston reached the semifinals ... Other: Played final 15 minutes of 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi ... Played second half of 4-0 Dynamo Charities Cup win vs. Aguila on 6/19.
2009 MLS: Started every game for which he was eligible after breaking into the lineup … Dynamo Young Player of the Year … Joined Dynamo on trial in February but was unable to complete transfer from Czech club SIAD Most until early April … Made Houston debut as substitute and contributed to shutout defensive effort in 2-0 win at NE on 5/3… Made first Dynamo start in 1-0 win vs. FCD on 5/9 … Remained in starting lineup as an outside back for most of the season … Earned first Dynamo assist in 1-0 win at CHI on 6/5 when his long ball led to Stuart Holden's goal … Also assisted on Cam Weaver's first goal in 3-1 win at FCD on 6/13 … Made first MLS start after missing time due to national team duty vs. NE on 7/25 … Was ejected for first time in Dynamo career in 0-0 tie at RSL on 8/15 after picking up two yellow cards in the first half … Scored first Dynamo and MLS goal with first-half header to spark 3-2 win at CHV on 10/25 … Playoffs: Played all 210 minutes of series vs. SEA and narrowly missed scoring with header in 0-0 tie at SEA on 10/29 … Had goal controversially waved off in 80th minute of overtime loss at LA on 11/13 … Open Cup: Did not appear in first two games due to Gold Cup duty … Started and played all 120 minutes in 2-1 overtime semifinal loss at SEA on 7/21 … 09-10 Champions League: Started in four of six games … Ejected for second time in four total team games after picking up two yellow cards in 1-1 tie at Árabe Unido on 8/26.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Made professional debut with Montreal Impact of the USL First Division in 2004-05, playing in three league games … Transferred to FK SIAD Most in the Czech Republic, where he played from 2006-08 … Headed game-winning goal for Most in the 88th minute of his debut on 3/2/06 at the age of 19 … Loaned to Czech powerhouse Sparta Prague in March 2008 and appeared in two league games before returning to Most.
INTERNATIONAL: Canada international (32 caps, 2 goals) … 2012: Started and played 90 minutes in 8-1 loss to Honduras eliminating Canada from WC qualifying ... Started and played 90 minutes, picking up a yellow card in 3-0 win over Cuba (10/12) ... Started and played 90 minutes in 1-0 WC qualifier win over Panama on 9/7 and 2-0 loss to Panama on 9/11 ... Started and played 90 minutes in 2-0 friendly win over Trinidad & Tobago on 8/15 ... Earned call-up for Canada's Centenary match and World Cup Qualifiers ... Played 90 minutes in matches against the U.S. (6/3), Cuba (6/8) and Honduras (6/12) ... 2011: Earned first call-up in almost one year and scored game's only goal in 1-0 win vs. Belarus in Turkey on 3/29 ... Named to Canadian roster for 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Played majority of match as substitute in 2-2 tie vs. Ecuador on 6/1, the final friendly before the Gold Cup ... Played 90 minutes in all three games of tournament, 2-0 loss at USA on 6/7, a 1-0 win vs. Guadeloupe on 6/11, and a 1-1 tie vs. Panama on 6/14 ... Played all 90 minutes in first two World Cup qualifier, a 4-1 win vs. St. Lucia on 9/2 and a 3-0 win at Puerto Rico on 9/6 ... 2010: Started at center back at Argentina on 5/24 … Started at center back in 1-0 loss at Jamaica on 1/31 ... 2009: Named to Canada roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup … Started in 2-2 tie vs. Costa Rica that clinched first place in group … 2008: Played in five matches, including three World Cup qualifiers … Scored first international goal in 3-1 loss at Honduras on 10/11 … 2007: Played in eight matches and was a vital part of Canada's run to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals … Made international debut in friendly at Hungary on 11/15 at the age of 20 … Youth: Played four matches for U-23 national team in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying in March … Played against the Dynamo's Stuart Holden and Patrick Ianni in Canada's 3-0 semifinal loss to the United States … Made 18 appearances for the Canadian U-20 national team from 2003-05 … Helped Canada qualify for 2005 U-20 World Cup with 3-0 record in pool play in Honduras in January 2005 … Played every minute of Canada's 0-2-1 run at the 2005 U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands … Appeared in 14 youth internationals with the Canadian U-17 national team in 2002-03.
YOUTH: Hudson Hawks, Lakers.
PERSONAL: Given name is Andre, but parents and teammates call him Andrew … Close to his family, including his parents and three brothers … Attended Vaudreuil County High School in Saint-Lazare, Québec … Admires Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, a fellow redhead … If not playing soccer, would be a teacher … Enjoys cooking, eating, and other sports … Lists favorite movie as “Forrest Gump” … Speaks English, French, and Czech.
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