|Full name||Daniel Paladini|
|Date of birth||November 11, 1984|
|Place of birth||Northridge, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Current club||Chicago Fire|
|2006||Los Angeles Galaxy||0||(0)|
|2007||San Fernando Valley Quakes||14||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 14, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Youth and college
Paladini was twice named an all-state selection as a high schooler at St. Francis High School in 2000 and 2001, and played club soccer for Real SoCal for many years. At Cal State Northridge he was a first team All-Big West selection in 2004 and 2005, and scored seven goals and added four assists in 2005 en route to Big West Conference midfielder of the year honors.
Paladini was signed to Los Angeles Galaxy's developmental roster in May 2006, having been the club's last selection of the second round (24th overall) of the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft. He played for both Galaxy and C.D. Chivas USA's reserves during the 2006 season, and was a named substitute on several occasions for Galaxy, but never appeared for either first team, and was waived by the Galaxy at the end of the season.
Paladini played for the San Fernando Valley Quakes in the USL Premier Development League in 2007, scoring 3 goals in 14 appearances and helping the team reach the PDL playoffs, before being picked up by Chivas USA on March 26, 2008, and signed to the developmental roster for the 2008 season. He made his MLS debut on May 11, 2008, coming on as a 68th minute substitute for Jesse Marsch in a 2-1 defeat to New England Revolution.
On February 9, 2009, Paladini joined Carolina RailHawks for the 2009 season. He went on to play a major part in Carolina's 2009 and 2010 campaigns, featuring in 57 games and scoring 10 goals while being named to the League's Best XI both years, as well as being named the club's MVP in 2009 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2010.