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 34)
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Memphis 901
Number 8
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Evansville Purple Aces 55 (7)
2005 Maryland Terrapins 21 (4)
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)
2014–2017 Colorado Rapids 61 (1)
2017–2018 Minnesota United 21 (0)
2019– Memphis 901 0 (0)
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 November 4, 2018

Marc Burch (born May 7, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Memphis 901 in the USL Championship.

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.[2] Burch was traded again on April 4, 2007 to D.C. United for a third-round 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft pick. There he was converted from a striker to a left back.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

On November 10, 2012 MLS Commissioner Don Garber suspended Burch for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive language toward Will Johnson in a playoff game against Real Salt Lake. Burch had been caught on camera appearing to use homophobic language towards Johnson. 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.[6] Burch quickly issued an apology through Facebook as well as the official Seattle Sounders site.[7]

Following the 2013 season Seattle cut ties with Burch. In December 2013, he was selected by Colorado Rapids in stage one of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Draft.[8]

On March 31, 2017 Burch and Sam Cronin were traded by Colorado to Minnesota United FC for Josh Gatt, Mohammed Saeid and an international roster spot.[9]

Burch was released by Minnesota at the end of their 2018 season.[10]

On January 30, 2019, Burch joined USL Championship side Memphis 901 ahead of their inaugural season. He was also named as the club captain.[11]

Honors[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of October 13, 2018[12][13]
Club Season League Playoffs[a] Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cleveland Internationals 2004 PDL 7 0 7 0
LA Galaxy 2006 MLS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Columbus Crew 2006 MLS 7 0 0 0 7 0
D.C. United 2007 MLS 18 1 2 0 0 0 3[b] 0 23 1
2008 28 0 3 2 6[c] 0 37 2
2009 26 1 3 0 3[c] 0 32 1
2010 4 0 1 0 5 0
2011 17 1 0 0 17 1
Total 93 3 2 0 7 2 12 0 114 5
Seattle Sounders FC 2012 MLS 29 0 2 0 4 0 5[c] 0 40 0
2013 20 0 3 0 1 0 2[c] 0 26 0
Total 49 0 5 0 5 0 7 0 66 0
Colorado Rapids 2014 MLS 22 1 2 0 24 1
2015 8 0 1 0 9 0
2016 28 0 4 0 1 0 33 0
2017 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 61 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 69 1
Minnesota United 2017 MLS 15 0 1 0 16 0
2018 6 0 0 0 6 0
Total 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
Career total 241 4 11 0 17 2 19 0 288 6
  1. ^ All appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs
  2. ^ Appearances in the North American SuperLiga
  3. ^ a b c d Appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D.C. United: Roster: Player Bio". Archived from the original on 24 April 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2007.
  2. ^ "L.A. trades Burch to Crew for Supplemental Draft pick". MLS. January 22, 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2014-12-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ United blank Rhinos in USOC
  5. ^ "Sounders FC Signs Defender Marc Burch". MLS. January 3, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2012-11-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Statement from Marc Burch". MLS. November 9, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "2014 MLS Transactions". MLS. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "MNUFC Adds Veteran Talent". MLS. March 31, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "MNUFC Season-End Roster Update". MLS. November 26, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.uslchampionship.com/news_article/show/990210
  12. ^ Marc Burch at Major League Soccer
  13. ^ Marc Burch at Soccerway

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