Adam Braz

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Adam Braz
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Personal information
Full name Adam Braz
Date of birth (1981-06-07) June 7, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Number 3
Youth career
1999–2001 Fairfield Stags
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Montreal Impact 20 (0)
2003 Västerås SK 26 (0)
2004–2006 Montreal Impact 62 (0)
2007 Toronto FC 13 (0)
2008–2010 Montreal Impact 63 (0)
National team
2004–2007 Canada 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 3, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 13, 2009

Adam Braz (born June 7, 1981) is the Team Manager of the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer.[1] Braz was a Canadian soccer player for nine years including stints with the Toronto FC of Major League Soccer and the Montreal Impact in the USSF Division 2 Professional League.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Braz played college soccer at Fairfield University for the Fairfield Stags men's soccer team from 1999 to 2001. In 2000, Braz was a first team all-MAAC defender and helped the Stags earn a No. 15 national ranking.[2] Braz received a bachelors degree from the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business in 2001.

Professional[edit]

A tall defender, Braz signed for the Montreal Impact in 2002 and played an important role in the Impact defense helping the team make the playoffs. In 2003, Braz signed for Västerås SK of the Swedish Second Division, where he failed to earn a regular spot. Braz returned to Montreal in 2004 and helped the Impact win the USL First Division Championship. A year later, Braz continued to be strong in the Montreal defense.

Braz was one of the first players to sign with MLS expansion franchise Toronto FC in the 2006–07 soccer offseason and made his MLS debut in Toronto FC's first game, a 2–0 loss to Chivas USA. Braz was transferred back to the Montreal Impact at the end of the 2007 season. During the 2009 USL season Braz contributed by helping the Impact clinch a playoff spot under new head coach Marc Dos Santos. He helped the Impact reach the finals where Montreal would face the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, this marking the first time in USL history where the final match would consist of two Canadian clubs. In the final Braz helped the Impact win the series 6–3 on aggregate. The victory gave the Impact their third USL Championship and also the victory marked Braz's second USL Championship. On October 6, 2009 Braz received Unsung Hero Award during the team’s 2009 awards banquet.[3] On November 26, 2009 Braz signed a new two-year deal with the club.[4]

Braz announced his retirement on March 14, 2011 to become a team manager for the Impact.[5]

International[edit]

Braz made his debut for Canada in a January 2004 friendly match against Barbados and, by December 2009, has earned a total of 12 caps, scoring no goals. In July 2005, Braz's hard work paid off when he was invited to play for Canada in the Gold Cup, where he played in all three games. After the Gold Cup, Braz become a mainstay in the Canadian defense.

He has not played an international game since June 2007.

Honors[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

Career stats[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Montreal Impact 2002 USL-1 20 0 0 4 0 0 - - - - - - 24 0 0
Västerås SK 2003 Superettan 26 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 26 0 0
Montreal Impact 2004 USL-1 18 0 0 4 0 0 - - - - - - 22 0 0
2005 USL-1 20 0 2 2 0 1 - - - - - - 22 0 3
2006 USL-1 24 0 1 2 0 0 - - - - - - 26 0 1
Toronto FC 2007 MLS 13 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 13 0 0
Montreal Impact 2008 USL-1 19 0 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 7 0 0 33 0 1
2009 USL-1 22 0 1 5 0 1 3 0 0 - - - 30 0 2
2010 USSF D2 22 0 1 4 0 0 3 0 0 - - - 29 0 1
Total Superettan 26 0 0 26 0 0
Total MLS 13 0 0 13 0 0
Total USSF D2 145 0 6 24 0 2 10 0 0 7 0 0 186 0 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Braz retires, instantly becomes team manager, accessed February 8, 2012
  2. ^ Six Fairfield University men's soccer players earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honors – Fairfield Stags
  3. ^ "David Testo Receives The Giuseppe-Saputo Trophy". Montrealimpact.com. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Adam Braz And Rocco Placentino Back For Two Seasons". Montrealimpact.com. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4166223

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