Player Details


Eric Alexander


6' 1"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

4.14.1988 (35)


Portage, MI United States


Career Summary

Experienced and versatile midfielder who appeared in 80 consecutive games from 2012-15 and has made two appearances for the U.S. Men's National Team. Acquired in a trade with the Montreal Impact on July 22, 2016.

2018 MLS: Played in 21 games with 20 starts this season ... Returned to the Starting XI for the Dynamo in a 3-0 win against Minnesota United FC on July 7 after missing a 2-2 draw against LAFC on July 3 due to a red card suspension ... Made his 150th career start and 200th appearance was in a 3-2 win at Chicago Fire on May 20 ... Scored his first goal with the Dynamo in a 5-1 win against Toronto FC on April 21 ... Started and picked up a secondary assist on FW Alberth Elis' goal in a 2-1 loss vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 10 ... Started and recorded an assist in his season debut in a 4-0 win against Atlanta United on March 3

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: 2018: played in two games with one start to help the Dynamo win the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... 2014: started in a 3-0 loss at NY Cosmos on June 14 playing for New York Red Bulls ... 2013: played in two games with one start for New York Red Bulls ... 2012: started one game in 1-0 loss against Cal FC on May 30 playing for the Portland Timbers ... 2011: played in two games and started in one FC Dallas, while re- cording one assist in the quarterfinals in a 2-0 win against Real Salt Lake

2017 MLS:  Started in four games and played five games during the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs ... Started his tenth postseason game in a 3-0 loss at Seattle Sounders on November 30 ... Started his ninth postseason game in a 2-0 loss vs. Seattle Sounders on November 21 ... Dished his first postseason assist in a 2-1 win at Portland Timbers during the Second Leg of the Western Conference Semifinals on November 5 ... Played in his 10th playoff in a 1-0 win vs. Sporting Kansas City during the Knockout Round of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs ... Started in 11 games during the regular season and played in 12 ... Returned to the Starting XI for first since May after being injured in a 2-1 win vs. Minnesota United FC on September 30 ... Returned to the field for the first time after being injured for four months in a 1-1 draw at New York City FC on September 23 ... Returned to the 18-men roster for the first time after being injured for four months due to a Grade 3 MCL sprain in his right knee in a 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on August 19 ... Got injured in a 4-0 win vs. Orlando City SC on May 6, missing four months due to a Grade 3 MCL sprain in his right knee ... Dished his first assist of the season to FW Alberth Elis' goal in a 2-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Apr. 22... Started in seven games this season and played 599 minutes... Has led the team in passing accuracy twice... Did not dress at Portland Timbers on March 18 due to illness

2016 MLS: Made Dynamo debut on 7/31 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, playing final 30 minutes … Acquired by the Dynamo from the Montreal Impact on 7/22 in exchange for general and targeted allocation money … Made 12 appearances, all starts, with Montreal before being traded to Houston

INTERNATIONAL: Alexander has played two games with the United States national team, playing his first match on January 22, 2011 against Chile, also faced South Korea in a friendly game on February 1, 2014.

COLLEGE: Played a total of 91 career games with Indiana University, including 80 starts, recording 12 goals and 13 assists. He was selected twice to the second team All-Big Ten selection, and once to the first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2007. He was a unanimous pick for the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2006. Alexander was also a standout in the classroom as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.