Brandon Barklage

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Brandon Barklage
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Personal information
Full name Brandon Barklage
Date of birth (1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 26
Youth career
2005–2006 New Mexico Lobos
2007–2008 St. Louis Billikens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Chicago Fire Premier 12 (3)
2009–2011 D.C. United 11 (0)
2012–2013 New York Red Bulls 45 (2)
2014– San Jose Earthquakes 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:37, 6 October 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Brandon Barklage (born November 2, 1986) is an American soccer player who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

During Barklage's youth career he primarily played for Lou Fusz S.C. In 2004 he led Scott Gallagher to a USYSA national championship. Barklage also attended Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) in St. Louis. Barklage played college soccer at the University of New Mexico and at St. Louis University. He earned first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors and was named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region third team in his second year at New Mexico in 2006, and was named to the TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Season, the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team and the Second-team All A-10 Conference in his second year at St. Louis in 2008. During his college years he also played with Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

Barklage was drafted in the third round (36th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United. He made his professional debut on 28 March 2009, coming on as a late substitute for Christian Gomez in DC's game against Chicago Fire.[1] After struggling for playing time due to serious injury, D.C. United opted not to renew his contract at the end of the 2010 MLS season.

He went on trial with United during the 2011 pre-season to earn a contract with the club.[2] His trial was successful and United signed Barklage on 25 March 2011.[3] However, at season's end the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Barklage was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.

On March 5, 2012 it was announced that Barklage had agreed to terms with New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.[4] Barklage quickly acclimated into his new role at right back with New York, helping the club to three consecutive clean sheets during May 2012.[5] On June 24, 2012 Barklage scored two goals to help New York to a 3-2 victory over his former club D.C. United.[6] At season's end, New York signed Barklage to a new contract for 2013.[7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

New York Red Bulls

Club career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season USL PDL Playoffs Open Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Chicago Fire Premier
(USL PDL)
2008 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Club Total 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Club Season MLS Playoffs Open Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
DC United
(MLS)
2009 4 0 - - 4 2 - - 8 2
2010 3 0 - - 1 0 - - 4 0
2011 4 0 - - 2 0 - - 6 0
Club Total 11 0 - - 7 2 - - 18 2
New York Red Bulls
(MLS)
2012 19 2 - - 2 0 - - 21 2
2013 26 0 2 0 2 0 - - 30 0
Club Total 45 2 2 0 4 0 - - 51 2
San Jose Earthquakes
(MLS)
2014 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Club Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career totals 68 5 3 0 11 2 1 0 83 7
Last updated 28 June 2014[8]

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