Chris Tierney

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Not to be confused with stunt performer Christopher Tierney, hurt in a preview performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Chris Tierney (ice hockey).
Chris Tierney
Personal information
Full name Christopher Wheeler Tierney
Date of birth (1986-01-09) January 9, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Club information
Current team
New England Revolution
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2007 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– New England Revolution 155 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 25, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Wheeler Tierney (born January 9, 1986 in Wellesley, Massachusetts) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

After playing high school soccer at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, Tierney played college soccer at the University of Virginia, appearing in 79 games with the Cavaliers, starting 38, and scoring 11 goals and adding 16 assists in his four-year career. As a senior he scored a career-high seven goals, and assisted on seven more, helping his team to advance to the NCAA College Cup in 2006 for the first time since 1997. Tierney also played club soccer in the Boston Bolts youth program, under New England assistant coach Paul Mariner.

Professional[edit]

Tierney was drafted in the first round (13th overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. He made his full professional debut for Revolution on 1 July 2008, registering two assists in a US Open Cup third round game against Richmond Kickers.[1] He also played in the final of the 2008 SuperLiga, in which Revolution beat Houston Dynamo on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie; Tierney scored one of the shootout goals.[2]

Tierney became a regular starter for the Revolution during the 2010 season, starting in a variety of positions across the Revs' midfield and back line. He scored his first professional goal on September 4, 2010 in a match against the Seattle Sounders. The goal tied the game at 1, and New England went on to win 3-1.[3] He scored the goal to tie it 1-1 in the 2014 MLS Cup Final. Tierney is known for his whipping crosses and fast paced free kicks.

Honors[edit]

New England Revolution

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