Marc Burch

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Marc Burch
Marc Burch (cropped).jpg
Burch in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marc Burch
Date of birth (1984-05-07) May 7, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids
Number 4
Youth career
2002–2004 Evansville Purple Aces
2005 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Cleveland Internationals 7 (0)
2006 LA Galaxy 3 (0)
2006 Columbus Crew 7 (0)
2007–2011 D.C. United 93 (3)
2012–2013 Seattle Sounders FC 49 (0)
2014– Colorado Rapids 15 (1)
National team
2003 United States U18 4 (0)
2003 United States U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 22, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 1, 2012

Marc Burch (born May 7, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Burch played college soccer at the University of Evansville for three seasons from 2002–2004, scoring seven goals and assisting on 22 along the way, and spent the summer months playing for the Cleveland Internationals in the USL Premier Development League. After the 2004 season he transferred to the University of Maryland, where he would become a crucial member of the Terrapin squad that won the College Cup, even scoring the game-winning goal in the championship against New Mexico.[1]

Professional[edit]

Burch was drafted in the second round, 24th overall, by Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. On July 11, 2006, Burch was traded from Galaxy after appearing in only 3 games. He was sent to Columbus Crew for a second round pick in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft. Burch was traded again on April 4, 2007 to D.C. United for a 3rd round 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft pick. There he was converted from a striker to a left back.

Burch as a DC United player in 2011.

He scored his first professional goal against Toronto FC on September 29, 2007 in a 4-1 win for D.C. In 2008 he scored both goals from 2 free kicks in a 2-0 win for D.C. over Rochester Raging Rhinos in the 2008 U.S. Open Cup third round.[2] It has been pointed out by D.C. United broadcaster Thomas Rongen that Marc Burch "serves great balls" from his position as a left back/left midfielder in D.C. United's formation.

Burch remained with D.C. through the 2011 season. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. On December 12, 2011, Seattle Sounders FC selected Burch with the first pick of stage two of the Re-Entry Draft. On January 3, 2012, he signed with the Sounders.[3]

In a 2012 playoff game Marc Burch was caught on camera appearing to use homophobic language towards another player. MLS Commissioner Don Garber suspended Seattle Sounders defender Marc Burch for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount November 10, 2012 for using unacceptable and offensive language toward Will Johnson in a playoff game against Real Salt Lake. Garber also ordered Burch to attend diversity and sensitivity training. Burch sat out the two-game Western Conference finals games against the Los Angeles Galaxy.[4] Marc Burch quickly issued an apology through Facebook as well as the official Seattle Sounders site.[5]

Burch was selected by Colorado Rapids in the MLS Re-Entry Draft 2013 - Stage One.[6]

Honors[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2004 Cleveland Internationals USL Premier Development League 7 0 7 0
2006 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Columbus Crew 7 0 0 0 7 0
2007 D.C. United 18 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 20 1
2008 28 0 3 2 6 0 37 2
2009 26 1 3 0 4 0 33 1
2010 4 0 1 0 5 0
2011 16 1 16 1
2012 Seattle Sounders FC 29 0 4 0 2 0 6 0 41 0
2013 20 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 24 0
Total USA 159 3 12 2 7 0 16 0 194 5
Career total 159 3 12 2 7 0 16 0 194 5

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