Player Details


Anthony Arena


5' 11"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

8.3.1990 (33)


Kenmore, WA USA


Career Summary

OUTLOOK: Versatile defender selected by the Dynamo in the 2013 Supplemental Draft out of Wake Forest University. 

2014: Named Pittsburgh Riverhounds Defender of the Year after appearing in 16 games on loan with the USL PRO club ...Loaned to Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USL Pro from March 24 to September 6, with occasional returns to Dynamo during loan spell ... Made first appearance with Dynamo in 2014 on 7/26 vs. Aston Villa in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup ... Named to USL PRO Team of the Week on April 2 after playing 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Orlando City in season opener on March 30 ... Open Cup: Did not feature. 

2013 MLS: Made MLS debut at Columbus on 6/1, entering as a substitute for Eric Brunner … PLAYOFFS: Did not feature … 13-14 Champions League: Did not feature ... Open Cup: Made professional debut, playing 90 minutes in 2-0 win over FC Tucson on 5/29 … 12-13 Champions League: Did not feature.  

INTERNATIONAL: Played for the U-18 and U-20 U.S. National Teams ... Attended a U.S. Under-20 camp in Florida and another in Madrid, Spain.

COLLEGE: Mainstay in the Demon Deacon lineup since he arrived on campus in 2009 ... In four years, he played in 79 games and made 74 starts ... Finished his career with six goals, one assist and 13 points ... Was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2009 and then earned Second Team All-ACC Honors in 2010 as a sophomore ... Started all 19 games during sophomore season and ran consecutive starts streak to 43 straight games ... Started all 24 games of freshman season and scored three goals, all game-winning goals ... Member of defense that recorded 10 shutouts during 2009 ... Earned All-Freshman team honors from Soccer America ... 

AMATEUR: Played high school soccer (Inglemoor High School) for one season and was named 1st team all Kingco ... The Puget Sound native played for the Seattle Sounders' Under-23s ... Won eight straight state championships with club team Crossfire from 2000-07.

PERSONAL: Born on August 3, 1990 ... Son of Kristi and Chris Arena ... Dad played football for UNLV, while grandfather played football at Notre Dame.