Bobby Burling

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Bobby Burling
Bobby Burling.jpg
Burling in July 2010
Personal information
Full name Robert Charles Burling
Date of birth (1984-10-15) October 15, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Clear Lake City, Texas, United States
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chivas USA
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2006 Loyola Marymount Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Colorado Springs Blizzard 14 (1)
2007–2009 Chivas USA 23 (0)
2009–2011 San Jose Earthquakes 48 (1)
2012– Chivas USA 39 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 7, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert Charles "Bobby" Burling (born October 15, 1984 in Clear Lake City, Texas) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Chivas USA in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Burling played college soccer at Loyola Marymount University and with Colorado Springs Blizzard in the USL Premier Development League before being drafted in the 4th round (45th overall) by Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2007 MLS Superdraft.[1]

Professional[edit]

Burling was not offered a contract by Galaxy, and instead signed for Chivas USA three months later.[2] He made over twenty appearances for Chivas, but did not score a goal.[3] Burling was traded to San Jose Earthquakes on September 11, 2009 in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.[4] In three seasons with San Jose Burling made 48 league appearances for the club scoring one goal.

Burling was left exposed by San Jose in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft and was selected by expansion side Montreal Impact.[5] He never signed with Montreal and his rights were traded to Chivas USA for one season's use of an international roster slot on July 6, 2012.[6] Burling officially signed with Chivas USA on August 17, 2012.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobby Burling Drafted by Los Angeles Galaxy". Loyola Marymount University. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Chivas USA acquire French forward Merlin". Chivas USA. Retrieved December 5, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Player bio: Bobby Burling". Chivas USA. Retrieved May 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Earthquakes Acquire Defender Bobby Burling From Chivas USA". San Jose Earthquakes. September 11, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Greg Lalas (November 23, 2011). "Ching, Mapp headline Montreal expansion draft picks". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ Press Release (July 6, 2012). "The Impact trades Bobby Burling to Chivas USA | Montreal Impact". Impactmontreal.com. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Chivas USA Communications. "Chivas USA sign defender Bobby Burling | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 

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