Salinas in 2015
|Full name||Robert O'Shea Salinas|
|Date of birth||June 24, 1986|
|Place of birth||Lubbock, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Position(s)||Winger, Full back|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|2008–2009||San Jose Earthquakes||46||(2)|
|2008||→ Charleston Battery (loan)||1||(0)|
|2010||→ Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)||1||(0)|
|2011||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||26||(1)|
|2012–||San Jose Earthquakes||247||(17)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 16, 2021|
Youth and college
After attending Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas, Salinas played college soccer at Furman University, where he was named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team and the NSCAA All-South Region First Team in 2007, and the NSCAA All-South Region Third Team in 2006, as well as receiving First Team All Southern Conference honors in both 2007 and 2006. During his days at Furman University, Salinas was a brother in the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During his college years, Salinas played with both the DFW Tornados and Carolina Dynamo in the USL Premier Development League.
Salinas was drafted 15th overall by the expansion San Jose Earthquakes in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. He made his MLS debut in the Quakes' season opener against Los Angeles Galaxy on April 3, 2008. He scored his first Quakes goal during a 3-2 loss against Kansas City Wizards on October 18, 2008. He also spent part of the 2008 season on loan with Charleston Battery in the USL First Division. He also holds the career assist record for the San Jose Earthquakes.
On November 24, 2010, Salinas was selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft. Salinas scored his first goal in a Whitecaps jersey on August 27, in a game against the Houston Dynamo.
On November 30, 2011, Salinas was sent from the Vancouver Whitecaps to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money.
- As of December 4, 2020
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